Nuclear talks to resume in Beijing

From Times Wire Reports

South Korea’s nuclear envoy said six-nation talks on North Korea’s program would resume Thursday in Beijing.

Kim Sook spoke to reporters before heading to the Chinese capital for preparatory meetings. The last session of the talks -- which involve China, Japan, Russia, the U.S. and the two Koreas -- took place in October 2007.

The negotiations are resuming after the government in Pyongyang turned in a partial nuclear declaration and made progress in disabling its main atomic facility. The talks were expected to focus on how to verify the North’s declaration.