North Korea

    The U.S. is willing to restart nuclear disarmament negotiations with North Korea if the Asian country demonstrates a “seriousness of purpose,” U.S. President Barack Obama had said on the sidelines of the recently concluded G-20 summit in Seoul, South Korea. Analysts noted that this indicates a slight softening of the U.S. and its allies’ stance on North Korea, the New York Times says.

    “They have a choice available to them,” NYT quotes Obama. “At the point where it appears that they are in fact prepared to move forward on the kind of path that all of us want to see, then we’re going to be there ready to negotiate with them.”

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    • Ivy Mungcal

      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.