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“It’s really up to the North Koreans,” he said. “They need to demonstrate their serious commitment. They need to take the actions necessary to reopen the six-party talks.”

The negotiations include the two Koreas, China, Japan, Russia and the United States.


German Ambassador Peter Ammon praised the “outstanding bravery” of Army Staff Sgt. Peter Woken, when he presented the American soldier with one of Germany’s top awards for valor for saving the life of a German soldier in Afghanistan.

He bestowed the Medal of Honor for Gallantry in Action to recognize Sgt. Woken’s rescue of German Cpl. Tim Focken in October 2010. Sgt. Woken was part of a medevac crew that landed under heavy fire to save the German soldier.

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James Morrison

James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...

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