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N. Korea's Kim Reportedly in China for Talks

The leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Il, was reported to have pulled into Beijing aboard a special train car Monday for unusual face-to-face talks with Chinese leaders on the standoff over his country’s nuclear weapons program. Kim met with Chinese President Hu Jintao for lunch and discussed “how to end the North Korean nuclear issue,” South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported. Yonhap, quoting unidentified sources, said Hu briefed Kim on the U.S. position, and Kim discussed ideas on how to end the dispute. Armed security police cleared out the No. 2 platform at the Beijing Railway Station for two hours Monday morning for what was described as a foreign leader’s arrival, railroad and station employees said. After train No. 251 pulled in from Dandong, a Chinese city on the border with North Korea, police escorted a convoy of official cars toward the Diaoyutai state guest house, where an employee told the Reuters news agency that Kim was the expected guest. Full Story

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