A former Illinois state official serving as deputy director of the Iraqi Transition Assistance Office was among three people killed Monday by a roadside bomb near the Iraqi city of Falluja, officials said.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday defended the Bush administration's economic record, the invasion of Iraq and the treatment of suspected terrorists, warning that reversing its anti-terrorism policies endangers Americans.
Washington's man in Asia, Christopher Hill, helped broker a breakthrough deal with North Korea. As pressure mounts on Pyongyang to deliver a complete nuclear declaration amid the election of a new president in Seoul, Hill discusses the landmark six-party talks, his thoughts on North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and concerns over China's growing military power. Once the U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Hill walks CNN's Sohn Jie-Ae through his old haunts in Seoul and sits down for a meal with her at his favorite Korean restaurant, now something of a local landmark thanks to his patronage.
Nuclear negotiations with North Korea have stalled but still could be reactivated before the Bush administration leaves office next month, chief U.S. negotiator in the talks Christopher Hill acknowledged.
"Voluntourism is not about martyrdom," says Christopher Hill, CEO of Hands Up Holidays, a London-based company that arranges high-end excursions that incorporate volunteering. "It's about making a difference, even if you're staying at a luxury hotel."
Negotiators at six-nation talks on North Korea's nuclear disarmament on Thursday will lay out a program for what could be a months-long effort to verify the communist state's declaration of its atomic materials
A U.S. team, including technical experts, will head to North Korea next week after the communist country agreed to begin disabling its nuclear weapons facilities, Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill said Wednesday.
North Korea agreed Sunday to declare and disable all its nuclear programs by the end of the year, the chief U.S. negotiator said -- the first time the communist country has offered a timeline to end its secretive atomic program.
U.S. envoy Christopher Hill said North Korea could shut down its main nuclear facility within three weeks as inspectors arrive to monitor the dismantling of the Stalinist country's controversial weapons program.
U.S. envoy Christopher Hill arrived in North Korea Thursday for talks on the next moves to be made under a nuclear disarmament agreement reached earlier this year, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The United States will assess on Saturday whether North Korea has taken action to shut down its Yongbyon nuclear reactor, now that the communist nation has gained access to unfrozen funds, said U.S. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack.
Christopher Hill, the chief U.S. negotiator with North Korea, said on Tuesday there is a "sense of optimism on both sides" after the first of several planned working groups talks in the wake of last month's agreement by the six countries involved in negotiating North Korea's nuclear program.
Prospects for a deal on scrapping North Korea's nuclear program are uncertain, U.S. negotiator Christopher Hill said Tuesday, though he expects bilateral contacts before the next round of six-party talks, Reuters reports.
After meeting for 13 straight days, diplomats from the United States, North Korea and four other Asia-region powers decided Sunday to take a recess from talks aimed at getting North Korea to dismantle its nuclear program.
Diplomats from the United States, North Korea and four other Asia-region powers have sat down together in the Chinese capital Tuesday for a fresh round of talks aimed at getting North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program.
A top-level North Korean delegation arrived in Seoul on Tuesday afternoon for talks that South Korean officials hope will build on a more conciliatory tone struck by North Korea leader Kim Jong Il last week.
The U.S. State Department has announced it is sending a top official to three Asian countries next week in hopes of restarting stalled talks aimed at persuading North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program.