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North Korea leader Kim Jong-il meets Dmitry Medvedev

North Korea's reclusive leader, Kim Jong-il, is holding talks with President Dmitry Medvedev, on his first trip to Russia since 2002.

The meeting in Siberia is expected to focus on Pyongyang's nuclear programme, energy and food shortages in the North.

North Korea is in talks with Russian gas monopoly Gazprom about a pipeline through its territory to South Korea.

The BBC's Leonid Ragozin reports from Moscow.

  • 24 Aug 2011
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