AP – President Bush offered poverty-wracked North Korea hope Wednesday that it could share in South Korea’s economic prosperity, while warning that it first must take concrete steps to live up to a promise to end its nuclear weapons program.
Reuters – U.S. President George W. Bush and South
Korean President Lee Myung-bak pressed North Korea on Wednesday
to agree on a verification plan for its nuclear weapons program
or continue to face international isolation.
AP – The Olympic flame approached the final destination of its long and sometimes contentious global tour Wednesday, greeted by rapturous crowds in the Chinese capital two days before it officially launches the Summer Games.