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Japan stands firm on N.Korea aid ahead of talks

Japan stood by its refusal to give aid to North Korea on Tuesday unless Pyongyang settles a feud over Japanese kidnapped decades ago, adding a new twist to this week’s talks on ending the North’s nuclear arms programme. Diplomats have pointed to signs the impoverished communist state might be ready to accept an initial deal over demands that it stop building a nuclear arsenal in exchange for energy aid at the six-way talks, which resume in Beijing on Thursday. Full Story

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