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North Korea Agrees to Nuclear Talks, Wants Rewards

Leader Kim Jong-il agreed North Korea would join a first round of six-party working level talks on his nuclear programs on May 12 after a visit to China this month, media and officials said on Thursday. The lower-level talks to focus on detail rather than strategy would be the first concrete result of two rounds of high-level talks involving China, Russia, the two Koreas, the United States and Japan in Beijing in the past year on North Korea’s nuclear weapons ambitions. The breakthrough came when the reclusive Kim made a rare visit to Beijing this month and met Chinese President Hu Jintao to set the May 12 date, Japan’s Kyodo news agency said. Full Story

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