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N. Korea test-fires missiles as Obama hosts summit

In this July, 2013 photo, military trucks carry Rodong missiles during a military parade at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles, South Korea and the U.S. said, a defiant challenge to a rare three-way summit of its rivals Seoul, Tokyo and Washington that focused on the North’s security threat. AP/Kyodo News / JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

North Korea test-fired two medium-range missiles Wednesday, as US President Barack Obama hosted a landmark Japan-South Korea summit and pledged “unwavering commitment” to Tokyo and Seoul in the face of Pyongyang’s nuclear threat.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Serbia marks 15th anniversary of NATO bombings

A Kosovo Albanian woman walks on March 22, 2014 past former Yugoslav army barracks, near the town of Mitrovica, which were destroyed during the 1999 NATO air campaign against Serbia. When NATO war planes launched their first air campaign on European soil in 1999 to force Serbiato halt a crackdown on independence-seeking Kosovo,the European Union was far from the minds of both Belgrade and Pistina. Now fifteen years later, former biter foes have made their first steps on the European path, after reaching historic accords on normalization of relations last April, under watchful EU mediation. AFP

Serbia marks Monday the 15th anniversary since NATO launched an air war to stop the crackdown on independence-seeking Kosovo by the regime of strongman Slobodan Milosevic.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UN Security Council passes first resolution on small arms trade

US Secretary of State John Kerry walks towards a dais to speak with media members after a meeting of the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. AP Photo/Craig Ruttle

The UN Security Council passed its first resolution Thursday on restricting the trade in illicit small arms, but Russia refused to back the measure.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Argentine president to chair UN Security Council

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez. AP

Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez will be chairing a high-level Security Council meeting Tuesday on relations between the council and regional organizations that have been playing a greater role in trying to prevent conflict and restore peace.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN powers say NKorea, Iran ‘serious’ nuke threats

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Ahead of a round of major nuclear talks, five major powers labeled North Korea and Iran as “serious challenges” to the world’s nuclear security Friday, citing their repeated defiance of international obligations.

Posted: April 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

N. Korea voids non-aggression pacts with South

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North Korea announced Friday it was voiding non-aggression pacts with South Korea and severing a hotline with Seoul, hours after the UN Security Council adopted tough new sanctions on Pyongyang.

Posted: March 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Diplomats: US, China agree on NKorea sanctions

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In this Wed., Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, a South Korean protester shouts slogans near an effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during an anti-North Korea rally to denounce North Korea's nuclear test in Seoul, South Korea, a day after North Korea defied U.N. warnings with a nuclear test. The Cold War still rages in North Korea, and enemy No. 1 is the United States, which Pyongyang blames for making necessary its much-condemned drive to build nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

The U.N. Security Council was set to hold closed consultations on North Korea and non-proliferation Tuesday after U.N. diplomats said the United States and China reached agreement on a new draft sanctions resolution to punish the country for its latest nuclear test.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

North Korea honours nuclear scientists

This file photo taken on April 8, 2012 shows two North Korean soldiers standing guard in front of the Unha-3 rocket at Tangachai -ri space center. AFP FILE PHOTO

North Korea has awarded state medals and other honours to thousands of scientists and workers behind its recent nuclear test, state media said.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China protests US sanctions against companies

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China is protesting U.S. sanctions against a leading state arms maker and other companies over alleged arms deals with North Korea, Syria, and Iran.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China media threatens North Korea aid cut over atomic test

In this April 15, 2012 file photo, a North Korean vehicle carrying a missile passes by during a mass military parade in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the late North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. Japan has evidence that vehicles capable of transporting and launching missiles were exported to North Korea by a Chinese company in possible violation of U.N. sanctions, Japanese media reported Wednesday, June 13, 2012. China called the reports inaccurate, and denied violating any U.N. restriction. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

North Korea’s sole major ally China will decrease aid to Pyongyang if it goes ahead with a planned nuclear test, state-run media said in an unusually frank warning on Friday.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN council slams ‘heinous’ Algeria attacks

In this undated image released Wednesday Jan. 16, 2013, by BP petroleum company, showing the Amenas natural gas field in the eastern central region of Algeria, where Islamist militants raided and took hostages Wednesday Jan. 16, 2013. Islamist militants from Mali attacked the Amenas natural gas field partly operated by BP in Algeria early on Wednesday, killing a security guard and kidnapping at least eight people, including English, Norwegian and Japanese nationals, an Algerian security official and local media reported. Algerian forces, later caught up with and surrounded the kidnappers and negotiations for the release of the hostages are ongoing, officials said. AP/BP

The UN Security Council on Friday slammed what it called the “heinous” attack and hostage-taking at an Algerian gas complex by Al-Qaeda linked militants.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN Council condemns deadly Lebanon car bombing

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The UN Security Council and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned the deadly car bomb attack that rocked Beirut, killing a top Lebanese intelligence official and seven others.

Posted: October 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Arabs to seek UN General Assembly action on Syria

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Arab nations announced plans Wednesday to go to the U.N. General Assembly and seek approval of a resolution calling for a political transition and establishment of a democratic government in Syria following the Security Council’s failure to address the escalating crisis.

Posted: July 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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