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At Abduction Talks, Japan Protests North Korea Missile Launch

Talks between North Korea and Japan got off to a rocky start Tuesday, with the two sides bickering over Pyongyang's recent short-range missile launch. The talks, being held at the North Korean embassy in Beijing, are to focus on Pyongyang's abduction of Japanese nationals in the 1970s and 1980s. There was some concern over whether the negotiations would go ahead following the North's Sunday test-firing of two short-range scud missiles. At the beginning of the talks,...

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