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Satellites show North Korea nuclear test unlikely - think tank

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SEOUL - North Korea is unlikely to be ready to stage a nuclear test timed to coincide with U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Asia, a respected think tank said on Wednesday based on its assessment of satellite imagery.

Satellites show North Korea nuclear test unlikely - think tank 23 Apr 2014

SEOUL, April 23 - North Korea is unlikely to be ready to stage a nuclear test timed to coincide with U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Asia, a respected think tank said on Wednesday based on its assessment of satellite imagery.

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U.S. urges North Korea to refrain from new nuclear test 23 Apr 2014

WASHINGTON - The United States said on Tuesday it was watching the Korean peninsula closely after reports that North Korea may be planning another nuclear test and it urged Pyongyang not to take any step that would threaten regional peace.

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U.S. urges North Korea to refrain from new nuclear test 22 Apr 2014

WASHINGTON - The United States said on Tuesday it was watching the Korean peninsula closely after reports that North Korea may be planning another nuclear test and it urged Pyongyang not to take any step that would threaten regional peace.

Russia writes off 90 percent of North Korea debt, eyes gas pipeline 19 Apr 2014

MOSCOW - Russia's parliament has agreed to write off almost $10 billion of North Korea's Soviet-era debt, in a deal expected to facilitate the building of a gas pipeline to South Korea across the reclusive state.

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U.N. inquiry chief wants North Korea hauled before international court 18 Apr 2014

UNITED NATIONS - The chief U.N. investigator into human rights abuses in North Korea appealed to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to refer the situation in the reclusive Asian state to the International Criminal Court for prosecution.

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U.N. inquiry chief wants North Korea hauled before international court 18 Apr 2014

UNITED NATIONS - The chief U.N. investigator into human rights abuses in North Korea appealed to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to refer the situation in the reclusive Asian state to the International Criminal Court for prosecution.

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North Korean embassy complains to UK after salon mocks leader's hair 16 Apr 2014

LONDON - North Korea failed to see the joke when a London hair salon used a picture of its leader Kim Jong Un to try to attract more customers and has written to Britain's Foreign Office asking it to stop what it calls a "provocation".

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U.S., China in 'productive' talks after North Korea test threat 16 Apr 2014

WASHINGTON - The United States and China have held "productive" talks on North Korea, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, part of stepped up international diplomacy after Pyongyang warned of plans to conduct a new type of nuclear test.

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U.S., China in 'productive' talks after North Korea test threat 16 Apr 2014

WASHINGTON - The United States and China have held "productive" talks on North Korea, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, part of stepped up international diplomacy after Pyongyang warned of plans to conduct a new type of nuclear test.