Japanese diplomat: N. Korea talks to resume Monday

Japan's foreign minister said he expected an announcement on a resumption of six-nation talks on North Korea's nuclear program to be made Monday, a news report said. "North Korea has been saying (they want to resume talks) on February 8. If the United States accepts it, it will be the eighth. Tomorrow, it will be announced conclusively," Kyodo News agency quoted Foreign Minister Taro Aso as saying Sunday.