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  1. News - Asia - KOREA

    UN chief urges North Korea not to conduct nuclear test

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 10:29am by Associated Press at the United Nations

    ... a group of journalists on Thursday that the United Nations has been trying to provide humanitarian assistance to North Korea, but because of the crisis over a possible nuclear test and tensions ... Korea. He again urged key nations that have been trying to rein in the North’s nuclear program to call on Pyongyang to refrain from “any provocative measures, like conducting nuclear tests.”   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1145911/un-chief-urges-north-korea-not-conduct-nuclear-test
  2. News - World - MALI

    Mali militants still a threat to West Africa, says UN chief

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 04:33pm by Agence France-Presse in United Nations

    ... summary executions, arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances, and destruction and looting of private property,” said Ban. Reports of retaliatory violence by the national army against Tuaregs had ... allows sufficient time to ensure that the elections actually contribute to enhancing stability and promoting national reconciliation.” The UN Security Council decided in April that the UN force ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1257127/mali-militants-still-threat-west-africa-says-un-chief
  3. News - World - UNITED NATIONS

    UN adopts landmark treaty on global arms trade

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 02:46am by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... will not control the domestic use of weapons in any country, but it will require countries that ratify it to establish national regulations to control the transfer of conventional arms, parts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1205873/un-adopts-landmark-treaty-global-arms-trade
  4. News - China

    US, China agree on N. Korea sanctions deal

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 10:05am by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse at the United Nations The United States and China have made a deal under which the UN Security Council will expand existing sanctions against North Korea for staging ... sent a letter to the United Nations warning that the new US strategy of increasing its military and diplomatic focus on the Asia-Pacific region increased the risk of a nuclear war. The North ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1131541/us-china-agree-n-korea-sanctions-deal
  5. News - World

    Assad won’t stop Syria’s ‘terrible suffering’, says Ban

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 09:40am by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse at the United Nations UN leader Ban Ki-moon said on Monday that President Bashar al-Assad’s speech setting out his terms for peace would not help end “the terrible ... government and the holding of free and fair elections under the auspices of the United Nations,” Nesirky added. After the latest Assad rebuff to his peace efforts, Brahimi will hold talks Wednesday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1122760/assad-wont-stop-syrias-terrible-suffering-says-ban
  6. News - China

    Japan 'stole' Diaoyu Islands, China tells UN

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 02:34pm by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... China’s Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi sparked angry exchanges with Japanese diplomats at the United Nations by accusing Japan of stealing the Diaoyu Islands. Chinese and Japanese envoys staged a series of attacks during Thursday’s session after Yang heightened tensions over the East China Sea islands and reopened old diplomatic wounds over second world war. The Japanese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1049388/japan-stole-diaoyu-islands-china-tells-un
  7. News - China - PATRIOTISM

    First national Martyrs' Day remembers those who sacrificed for China

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 11:39am by Andrea Chen

    ... ago. The National People's Congress announced the creation of Martyrs' Day in August. It honours those who died serving the nation, beginning with the first opium war with the British ... the ceremony, China Central Television reported. Local officials also gathered at martyrs' cemeteries following a national directive on the commemoration. The Ministry of Education issued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1604473/first-national-martyrs-day-remembers-those-who-sacrificed-china
  8. News - World - FRANCE

    Far-right National Front wins seats in French senate for first time

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 10:51pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Paris Far-right National Front wins seats in Frenchsenate for first time The far-right National Front has scored a historic victory in elections to the French senate, ... are making progress," she told French television, predicting further gains for the National Front in the forthcoming territorial and regional elections. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1604016/far-right-national-front-wins-seats-french-senate-first-time
  9. News - China

    More than a million people to join Beijing surveillance operation for National Day

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 01:36pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... celebrations Beijing has launched a massive operation involving more than a million people to beef up security for the week-long national holiday beginning on Wednesday, according to media reports. ... security forces. The government is worried about the possibility of extremists choosing the National Day holiday period to launch terrorist attacks. A series of ceremonial events featuring state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1603866/more-million-people-join-beijing-surveillance-operation-national-day
  10. News - Hong Kong - RETAIL SALES

    Hong Kong retailers' expectations low for National Day holiday

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:21am by AMY NIP AND HE HUIFENG

    ... Amy Nip and He Huifeng Slowing growth in mainland visitors and decline in purchasing power set to put damper on sales Retailers expect subdued 'golden week' shopping Retailers expect little or no growth in sales during the National Day "golden week" holiday that starts next week given poor consumer sentiment and the political tensions in the city. Shop owners ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1601303/hong-kong-retailers-expectations-low-national-day-holiday

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