- Making News: North Korea Suspends Nuclear Talks
North Korea today admitted for the first time that it has developed nuclear weapons, and because the US has called it -an outpost of tyranny,- it is suspending participation in talks on its nuclear program. In Paris, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld resisted directly confirming knowledge of a Korean program. Joseph Cirincione is Director of the Non-Proliferation Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
- Reporter's Notebook: Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles to Marry
It has been officially announced that the prince will marry his long-time partner, but when Charles becomes King, Camilla Parker Bowles won't become Queen. Neither will she use the sensitive title of "Princess of Wales." Prime Minister Tony Blair has given his approval and Queen Elizabeth her consent. The palace has been monitoring public opinion almost since Princess Diana's death in a car crash in 1997. That's according to Stephen Bates in today's Guardian.
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