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US envoy: N Korea nuclear plant 'provocative'

November 22, 2010
Evidence of a new North Korean nuclear plant is disappointing and provocative, says the top US envoy on North Korea, Stephen Bosworth. cheap nike air max 90 But after talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-Hwan, he said the situation was not "a crisis". A US scientist said he been shown "more than 1,000 centrifuges" for enriching uranium on a visit to North Korea and had seen a new light-water reactor. Enriched uranium can be used for nuclear fuel or made into weapons. "This is obviously a disappointing announcement," said Mr Bosworth. "It is also another in a series of provocative moves. "We have been watching and analysing the (North's) aspirations to produce enriched uranium for some time, it goes back several years." He said the new evidence showed North Korea to be in violation of a United Nations resolution. Six-nation talks including the North had resolved in September 2005 to give aid, diplomatic and security benefits to the North if it ended its nuclear programmes. Mr Bosworth said he thought future six-nation talks could still be held "It's still breathing and I still think we have a hope that we are going to be able to resuscitate it," he said. He did not rule out further talks with North Korea but said there would be no "talking just for the sake of talking". US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said the new facility would allow the North to build "a number" of nuclear devices in addition to the hand ful it is believed to have already.nike air max on sale 'Belligerent' The US head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm Mike Mullen, said the new nuclear facility was further evidence of Pyongyang's "belligerent behaviour", and that North Korea was "continuing on a path which is destabilising for the region". Continue reading the main story The US is hoping to revive six-party talks over the North's nuclear facilities based at Yongbyon Guide: Nuclear fuel cycle "It confirms or validates the concern we've had for years about their enriching uranium, which they've denied routinely," he said. In September last year, after having denied enriching uranium, North Korea said it was in the final stage of uranium enrichment, and further warned that it was continuing to reprocess and weaponise plutonium. cheap ugg Classic boots Adm Mullen said the latest report of the North's nuclear activity should be seen in the light of the March sinking of a South Korean warship, which Seoul and Washington blamed on Pyongyang. The sinking of the Cheonan in a suspected torpedo attack left 46 South Korean sailors dead and inflamed tensions on the Korean peninsula. His remarks followed the publication of a report by US nuclear scientist Siegfried Hecker on his trip last week to North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear complex, which is about 100km (60 miles) north of the capital Pyongyang. 'Easily converted' He said he had been shown an experimental light-water nuclear reactor that was still under construction and a new facility that contained "more than 1,000 centrifuges" that the North Koreans told him was processing low-enriched uranium for fuel for the new reactor. The North Koreans told him the facility contained 2,000 centrifuges.ugg boots Classic He said the facility seemed designed primarily for civilian nuclear power but could be easily converted to further process uranium to weapons grade. The plant was modern and clean, unlike all the other Yongbyon facilities he had seen, and he was stunned at how sophisticated it was, the Stanford University scientist said. North Korea has nuclear and missile programmes and conducted underground atomic tests in 2006 and 2009.
 

Senate GOP agrees on earmark prohibition

November 17, 2010
Senate Republicans voted Tuesday to abandon their use of earmarks in the new Congress, a move setting up an unusual alliance with the White House and exerting pressure on reluctant Democratic lawmakers to follow suit.ugg australia on sale The vote by Senate Republican represented an internal party decision. But along with a similar step expected today by counterparts in the House, it provided an early example of the influence of the tea party and the rising conservative movement that fueled t...
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Cameron and Sarkozy hail UK-France defence treaties

November 8, 2010
A UK centre will develop nuclear testing technology while one in France carries it out and there are plans for a joint army expeditionary force.uggs sale After signing the treaties with Nicolas Sarkozy, the UK PM said it would make citizens safer and would save money. But Labour suggested it could limit the UK's ability to act independently. After he and French President Nicolas Sarkozy signed the two treaties, Mr Cameron said: "Today we open a new chapter in a long history of co-operation on...
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Call for home testing for HIV

November 4, 2010
Laws and policies should be changed to pave the way for the kits' distribution, said Wits University academics Marlise Richter and Dr Francois Venter, and Andy Gray, a senior lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's medical school. ugg style boots "South Africa has reached a point in its Aids epidemic where individuals should be able to decide when and where they would like to test for HIV, and do so without having to involve anyone else," they said. They said the SA Medical Association ...
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Nasa prepares to view comet up close

November 2, 2010

Astronomers are preparing for an up-close and personal look next week at a comet, which they say will provide the best extended view yet at that class of objects in the solar system. sale ugg boots

The Deep Impact spacecraft will pass within 700 kilometres of comet Hartley 2 at a speed of 43, 000 kilometres per hour on November 4. Its mission, dubbed Epoxi, is to take high resolution images of the comet's nucleus using two telescopes with digital and an infrared spectrometer.

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Reshuffle rumours are 'mischievous'

October 28, 2010
The ANC on Tuesday expressed concern over media reports about a possible Cabinet reshuffle, describing the speculation as "mischievous".nike air max on sale "Campaigning for the removal of anyone in the mass media, without any factual basis, is unhelpful," said a statement from the office of the party's chief whip in Parliament, Mathole Motshekga. "If anything, it might only serve to weaken their morale and cause unnecessary anxiety amongst the support staff within the departments they head."...
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South African police station robbed

October 26, 2010
The police station in the town of Bedwang got robbed on the 10th of October by 5 men. The robbers entered the building pretending to have complaints but then they took out their guns and robbed the police of their weapons and other police equipment.air max The people that are supposed to protect society got robbed in the place where they are supposed to do their job from. The National Commissioner of Police, General Bheki Cele obviously is embarrassed by this. Cele ordered a nationwide invest...
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State witness in Cwele case 'traumatised'

October 22, 2010
Prosecutor Ian Cooke yesterday told the Pietermaritzburg High Court that Charmaine Moss was in a "poor emotional state" and needed bed rest to recompose herself. nike air max Moss, a South Coast beauty therapist, on the first day of the trial on Monday confidently told the court that Cwele had tried to recruit her to collect a "packet" for Nabolisa from Turkey. Cooke yesterday did not reveal what triggered's Moss' emotional breakdown but said that, when he met her, she was "visibly shaken". J...
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ET accused back behind bars

October 19, 2010
Judge Julius Matojane, of the Pretoria High Court, revoked 28-year-old Chris Mahlangu's bail. nike air max 95 He described the Ventersdorp magistrate's granting of bail as incomprehensible. Mahlangu was rearrested at about 3pm yesterday, said the National Prosecuting Authority's spokesman, Mthunzi Mhaga. The judge said Mahlangu was a flight risk, though he had met his bail conditions. The ruling brought a sigh of relief from Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging members in court. nike air max shoes Ma...
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Arms dealer cash for Mandela movie

October 12, 2010
Johannesburg - A German arms supplier mired in controversy over corruption allegations across the world is a key investor in the R260m film of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk To Freedom .moncler jackets store The movie, billed as South Africa’s most ambitious film project, is in pre-production by Anant Singh’s Videovision. Mandela gave Singh the rights to produce the film version of his famous book. City Press revealed on Sunday that Ferrostaal - a successful bidder in a R6bn ...
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