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Latest North Korea Items
Once again, rosy optimism billows out of the Korean Peninsula. And once again the rest of the world might remember that atop the regime in Pyongyang sit world-class thugs who have repeatedly refused to abide by their agreements.
President Bush today defended negotiations over North Korea's nuclear program, saying they have been effective, but added that the communist regime must give a full declaration of all its nuclear activities before the end of the year.
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.N. ethics chief is recommending an investigation into whether a U.N. official was fired in retaliation for raising concerns about his agency's financial transactions in North Korea, according to a letter obtained yesterday.
SEOUL — The two Koreas agreed yesterday to postpone until Oct. 2-4 the summit they planned to hold this month because of the flooding that has killed hundreds of people and made more than 300,000 homeless in the North.
Leave it to Sen. Barack Obama to stir up an international incident by acknowledging something that everyone already knew.
VIENNA, Austria (AP) — The U.N. atomic watchdog agency and the U.S. government both reported progress yesterday in the international effort to eliminate North Korea's nuclear program.
John Stossel is right. Last week he wrote that the "Healthy Wisconsin" scheme, passed in that state's Senate and offering supposedly "free" socialized health care, is good for America because people apparently need bad examples. As Mr. Stossel says, "We need laboratories of failure to demonstrate what socialism is like. All we have now is Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, the U.S. Post Office, and state motor-vehicle departments. It's not enough. Wisconsin can show the other 49 states what 'universal' [health] coverage is like. I feel bad for the people in Wisconsin... but it's better to experiment with one state than all of America."