Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

The 15-member U.N. Security Council was meeting behind closed doors Thursday morning to discuss a French-German-Russian proposal to continue weapons inspections in Iraq until at least July 1.

That plan competes with a draft resolution put forward Monday by the United States, Britain and Spain, which say Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has failed to disarm and must do so immediately -- or face dire consequences.

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President Bush on Wednesday addressed concerns about a war with Iraq, saying that while it would be difficult to rebuild the nation after a war, the United States has successfully met those challenges before in both Germany and Japan after World War II.

The national terror alert level was lowered from orange to yellow on Thursday, suggesting the threat of a terrorist attack on the United States has eased somewhat.

North Korea has reactivated a nuclear reactor, U.S. officials said Wednesday, in what could be a first step toward production of additional nuclear weapons.

Details on these stories and more on Special Report with Brit Hume.
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