» 06/19/2006, 00.00
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Theresa Kim Hwa-young
President Roh backs Kim Dae-jung's visit to Pyongyang
The proposal is made during celebrations of the historic 2000 visit. Concerns are raised about an expected North Korean missile test launch.
12/06/2006 NORTH KOREA - SOUTH KOREA - JAPAN
Pyongyang using an old mother to duck abduction accusations
After almost 30 years North Korea "finds" a man who was abducted to train as a spy and allows him to meet his mother. During his captivity he married a Japanese woman, also abducted, that Kim Jong-il had first claimed was dead.
20/07/2005 JAPAN NORTH KOREA
Tokyo to demand total nuclear power ban on Pyongyang
Government sources say Japan will ask for a total freeze on North Korea's nuclear energy programme during six-nation talks.
03/08/2016 10:00:00 NORTH KOREA – JAPAN
Missile launched by Pyongyang lands in Japanese territorial waters
The rocket traveled 1,000 km before landing within 200 nautical miles off the Japanese coast. Tokyo condemns "unforgiveable act of violence". Concern also from South Korea and the United States.
14/02/2017 10:21:00 UN-NORTH KOREA
UN, China and Russia condemn Pyongyang missile tests
The UN secretary general’s condemnation and an invitation to China and the US to work together. Beijing and Moscow ask to avoid "provocative" moves such as joint military exercises and missile Thaad system. Even the Korean bishops opposed to Thaad.
03/04/2009 NORTH KOREA
North Koreans to launch rocket probably tomorrow
Send off is almost ready. Japan, United States and South Korea call for UN intervention, but Pyongyang’s ally, China, is likely to veto any fresh sanctions. Rocket launch allows North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il to shore up his power in a prostrate country.
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