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World 13 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

North Korea walks out of talks, South freezes aid

PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea stormed out of talks with South Korea on Thursday and Seoul froze food aid to its impoverished neighbour, as regional fissures over how to deal with Pyongyang's missile tests widened.

World 13 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Diplomacy in tatters as two Koreas spar

PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Efforts to bring North Korea back to disarmament talks were in tatters on Thursday as Pyongyang stormed out of a meeting with the South and a senior U.S. diplomat left the region after a week of shuttle diplomacy.

World 13 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

North, South Korea talks end in bitter collapse

PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Talks between the two Koreas collapsed in acrimony on Thursday with North Korea saying its neighbour would

Nation 13 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia, North Korea ink palm oil barter trade deal

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and North Korea on Thursday inked a US$20 million (euro15 million) palm oil barter trade pact, with the communist nation possibly shipping steel and magnesia to the Southeast Asian nation in exchange for the much-needed commodity.

World 13 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Diplomacy in tatters as two Koreas spar

PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Efforts to bring North Korea back to disarmament talks were in tatters on Thursday as Pyongyang stormed out of a meeting with the South and a senior U.S. diplomat left the region after a week of shuttle diplomacy.

World 27 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bush: N.Korea must reveal its intent on missile

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush called on North Korea on Monday to tell the world what it has atop a missile the United States believes it is preparing to test-fire and to heed warnings not to launch it.

World 23 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia searches sea for landslide, flood victims

SINJAI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian search and rescue operations turned to the sea on Friday in the search for missing victims after landslides and floods on eastern Sulawesi island killed 201 people, officials said.

World 02 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Java quake aid bottlenecks overcome soon - U.N.

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Bottlenecks in getting aid to tens of thousands left homeless by an earthquake in Java should be overcome soon but the hard-hit region will need a six-month relief operation, U.N. officials said on Friday.

Community 08 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

PPP chief tells why he’s such a fast mover

AN MP said he decided to 'beat the queue' to speed up the issuance of land titles at Kampung Ulu Tupai, a former squatter colony in Taiping, Perak.

World 01 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.N. warns of Horn of Africa's 'silent tsunami'

WAJID, Somalia (Reuters) - Only 20 percent of an emergency $426 million appeal to prevent a catastrophe for millions of people in the drought-hit Horn of Africa has been raised, a senior U.N. official said on Monday.