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ONCE MORE WITH FEELING: North Koreans do their duty

NORTH KOREA
The Tantrum Continues
After weeks of tough talk, President George W. Bush softened his position in hopes of resolving the nuclear standoff with North Korea. Bush said that if North Korea stopped making atomic weapons he would consider a "bold initiative" to provide energy and food to the country — the first time Washington has signaled its willingness to engage Pyongyang. A belligerent response, however, indicated that North Korea is not interested in retreating from the brinkmanship that has led it to kick out international nuclear inspectors and withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty....

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