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N. Korea Razes Cooling Tower In Show of Nuclear Accord

July 25, 2018
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KYOTO, Japan, June 27 — North Korea dynamited the dirty gray cooling tower at its deactivated Yongbyon nuclear facility on Friday, a made-for-TV event intended to show the United States and the world that it is serious about abandoning its nuclear weapons program.

(Washington Post — 4 August, 2008)
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KYOTO, Japan, June 26 — President Bush moved Thursday to drop North Korea from a list of countries that sponsor terrorism and to lift some trading sanctions, after the isolated totalitarian state turned over a long-delayed report that includes details of plutonium production in its nuclear program.

(Washington Post — 7 August, 2008)
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TOKYO, June 30 — A U.S. ship bearing 37,000 tons of wheat has arrived in North Korea, officials said Monday, the first installment in what is scheduled to be a major expansion of international food aid in the closed totalitarian country.

(Washington Post — 7 August, 2008)
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BEIJING, July 8 — After a nine-month stall, China announced Tuesday that formal negotiations will resume this week on dismantling North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, including ways to verify its recent accounting of plutonium-based nuclear material.

(Washington Post — 7 August, 2008)
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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will meet next week with her North Korean counterpart and the foreign ministers of four other countries involved in the effort to end Pyongyang’s nuclear programs, the State Department said yesterday.

(Washington Post — 6 August, 2008)
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President Bushs comments raise the prospect of new delays in the dismantling of North Koreas nuclear program. (New York Times — 6 August, 2008)
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SEOUL, June 28 — Flying toward the Korean Peninsula on Saturday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was compelled by events on the ground to refocus her threat-assessment radar.

(Washington Post — 7 August, 2008)
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North Korea threatened to expel South Korean businesspeople from a joint tourist resort, escalating a standoff over the shooting death of a South Korean homemaker visiting a tourism zone. (New York Times — 3 August, 2008)
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TOKYO, July 11 — A North Korean soldier shot dead a middle-aged South Korean housewife Friday after she walked into a restricted area near a mountain resort inside the communist North.

(Washington Post — 6 August, 2008)
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