- Making News: North Korea Offers Deal as US Delegation Begins Visit
An unofficial American delegation has flown from Beijing to North Korea for a visit that could help to resolve the standoff over that country-s nuclear program. Also today, North Korea issued a news release claiming its willingness to make a -bold new concession.- Selig Harrison, who directs the Asia Program at the Center for International Policy, says Pyongyang's promise not to test a nuclear devise is a major concession.
- Reporter's Notebook: Killing Mad Cow Disease
Because it couldn't identify the offspring of the cow found with America-s first known case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy or Mad Cow Disease, the US government will destroy a herd of 450 calves quarantined in Washington State. The agent that causes BSE is practically indestructible. That creates a major disposal problem, as it did in Europe in the 1980's and 90's, when nearly 4 million animals were slaughtered. Dr. Ortwin Renn is a former counselor to the Germany government for BSE.
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