Eyes on Yemen as al-Qaida terror alert increases

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Yemen appears to be the center of growing concern about a major terrorist attack, an intelligence official in the North African nation told CNN.
U.S. ambassador to Pakistan resigning

U.S. ambassador to Pakistan resigning

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 8 (UPI) -- Cameron Munter has told staff members in Islamabad he is leaving his position as U.S. ambassador to Pakistan this summer.

Kim death exposes intel limits

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Il was dead at least 48 hours before U.S. or South Korean officials knew about it, intelligence sources told The New York Times.
Iraqi oil exports global effort, Hill says

Iraqi oil exports global effort, Hill says

BASRA, Iraq, May 25 (UPI) -- The international community is committed to propping up the Iraqi oil sector for the benefit of its people, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq said in Basra.

SIIC's Hakim urges timely Iraqi elections

BAGHDAD, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The head of the Shiite Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, Ammar al-Hakim, called on Iraqi lawmakers to ensure January elections were transparent and timely.
Hill confirmed as U.S. envoy to Iraq

Hill confirmed as U.S. envoy to Iraq

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- Diplomacy veteran Christopher Hill has been confirmed as the next U.S. ambassador to Iraq.

State: Hill qualified for Iraq post

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- Christopher Hill would be an "excellent" envoy to Iraq despite several Republican senators saying otherwise, a U.S. State Department spokesman said Friday.
Hill choice as U.S. ambassador to Iraq

Hill choice as U.S. ambassador to Iraq

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Career diplomat Christopher Hill, chief negotiator in the North Korea denuclearization talks, will be nominated as U.S. ambassador to Iraq, officials said.

Hill rejects N. Korea envoy job

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Christopher Hill, the Bush administration's envoy in the six-party talks, has declined an offer to be an envoy to North Korea.

Hill hopeful on N. Korea nuclear talks

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Although the latest North Korean denuclearization talks hit an impasse, the chief U.S. negotiator says they could resume before President Bush leaves office.
U.S., N. Korea discuss nuke verification

U.S., N. Korea discuss nuke verification

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. and North Korean diplomats discussed denuclearization of the Korean peninsula Friday in advance of next week's formal meeting, the State Department said.

SEOUL, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Chief U.S. nuclear envoy Christopher Hill said Friday he had "substantive" talks with North Korea over nuclear disarmament, but no breakthrough was reported.
U.S. resumes talks with North Korea

U.S. resumes talks with North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. envoy Christopher Hill was in North Korea Wednesday for negotiations aimed at rescuing a nuclear disarmament deal with Pyongyang.

U.S. diplomat to discuss N. Korea's nukes

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- North Korea's resumption of nuclear activities will be discussed during a mission to the Koreas, China and Japan, the U.S. State Department said Monday.

Japan, U.S. stress coordination

TOKYO, June 20 (UPI) -- Japan and the United States stressed the need for closer coordination following the resumption of the six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear disarmament.
Six-party nuclear talks may be put off

Six-party nuclear talks may be put off

BEIJING, May 29 (UPI) -- Two days of diplomatic activity in Beijing ended Thursday with no indication the six-party talks on North Korea's denuclearization will soon restart.

Beijing talks on North Korea nuke issue on

BEIJING, May 28 (UPI) -- Diplomatic efforts were under way in Beijing to restart talks aimed at getting North Korea to be transparent about its nuclear program.

Korean nuclear envoys may meet

SEOUL, May 26 (UPI) -- An official Monday said the nuclear envoys of South Korea and North Korea may meet in Beijing ahead of the six-party talks on the North's denuclearization.

U.S. eases demands on North Korea

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department confirms that the Bush Administration is relaxing its full disclosure demands regarding North Korea's past nuclear activities.

South Korea's Lee not moved by threats

SEOUL, April 13 (UPI) -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said Sunday his government is a stakeholder in multi-party talks with North Korea and will not be moved by threats.

U.S., N. Korea nuclear negotiators to meet

SEOUL, April 7 (UPI) -- North Korean and U.S. negotiators said they will conduct talks about the denuclearization of North Korea.

S. Korea asks N. Korea to give up nukes

SEOUL, March 26 (UPI) -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Wednesday asked North Korea to completely abandon its nuclear weapons program, now pending before the six-party talks.

Democrats press N. Korea on nuke deal

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Democratic leaders have launched their own effort to persuade North Korea to make a deal with the Bush administration on its nuclear program.

No breakthrough in N. Korea nuclear talks

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 14 (UPI) -- U.S. and North Korean negotiators, meeting in Switzerland, reportedly failed to break their impasse on the North's declaration of its nuclear programs.

China wants to speed up six-party talks

BEIJING, March 12 (UPI) -- China's foreign minister Wednesday urged all nations involved in North Korea's denuclearization effort to work harder to achieve the goal.
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