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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    UN human rights inquiry chief wants North Korea hauled before international court

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 09:33am by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... rights abuses The chief United Nations investigator into human rights abuses in North Korea appealed to the UN Security Council on Thursday to refer the situation in the reclusive Asian state ... and killings comparable to Nazi-era atrocities. China and Russia, however, snubbed the meeting, which was organised by the United States, France and Australia. “Their absence was unfortunate,” Kirby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1486681/un-human-rights-inquiry-chief-wants-n-korea-hauled-international-court
  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea hits out at UN meeting over its human rights abuses

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 05:35pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Korea hit out early on Saturday at an informal meeting of the United Nations Security Council in which the body was urged to slap sanctions on Pyongyang officials responsible for human rights abuses. Michael Kirby – the head of a special UN inquiry into North Korean rights abuses – had told Thursday’s get-together convened by Australia, France and the United States that “perpetrators ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1489302/north-korea-hits-out-un-meeting-over-its-human-rights-abuses
  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea denounces US ‘double-standards’ over South’s missile tests

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:49pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... missiles North Korea on Friday accused the United States of hypocrisy for remaining silent over a South Korean missile test while condemning Pyongyang’s recent launches. “The US double-dealing ... capable of carrying a one-tonne payload to any part of North Korea. The missile was developed under an agreement reached in 2012 with the United States to almost triple the range of the South’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1476188/north-korea-denounces-us-double-standards-over-souths-missile-tests
  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea accuses US of being ‘hell-bent on regime change’

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 02:27pm by Associated Press in New York

    ... Associated Press in New York North Korean diplomat to the United Nations lashes out at the US accusing it of pursuing regime change and aggravating tensions on the Korean peninsula North Korea on Friday accused the United States of being “hell-bent on regime change” and warned that any manoeuvres with that intention will be viewed as a “red line” that will result ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465505/north-korea-accuses-us-being-hell-bent-regime-change
  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    UN Security Council members condemn North Korea missile launch

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:48pm by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... meeting on North Korea requested by the United States. “Members of the Security Council condemned this launch as a violation of Security Council resolution[s],” she said. “Council members agreed ... the two Koreas, China, Japan, Russia and the United States, a Western diplomat said. The diplomat, who was inside the closed-door meeting, said China’s delegation also made clear that any council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1459180/un-security-council-members-condemn-north-korea-missile-launch
  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un 're-elected' as North Korea's leader

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 03:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... "re-elected" as North Korea's leader, state media said, as parliament met in a session closely watched for power shifts in the regime following the execution of his once-powerful uncle. The new ... decision-making body. Kim Yong-nam retained his status as de facto head of state when he was re-elected chairman of parliament's standing committee. The country does not have a president because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1471404/kim-jong-un-re-elected-north-koreas-leader
  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    US calls North Korean missile test a ‘provocative escalation’ of tensions

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 09:53pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US calls N Korean test 'provocative' The United States said that North Korea's test firing of two medium-range missiles into the Sea ... Council, "to take the appropriate measures in response" to Pyongyang's latest "violation of UN Security Council resolutions", the State Department said. "We urge North ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1457944/us-calls-north-korean-missile-test-provocative-escalation-tensions
  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    UN report on North Korea a glimpse into a nightmare state

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 11:03pm

    ... that the "gravity, scale and nature of the violations" in the totalitarian state over several decades do not have "any parallel in the contemporary world". The chair of the panel established ... the panel published a three-page letter that it sent to Kim, alleging that the abuses were perpetrated by state security officials, the army, the judiciary, the Ministry of Security ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1430391/un-report-north-korea-glimpse-nightmare-state
  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un replaces North Korea's commerce minister in latest purge to cement grip on power

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Kim replaces top minister to cement grip on power North Korea has sacked its commerce minister, according to state-run media yesterday, as its young leader Kim Jong-un apparently seeks to sideline supporters of his once-powerful uncle who was executed last year. North Korea's radio broadcaster Pyongyang Broadcasting Station said that new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465871/kim-jong-un-replaces-north-koreas-commerce-minister-latest-purge-cement
  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Much ado about nothing for North Korean space agency Nada

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 09:54pm by GDN

    ... Jong-il's Korea as a space power". The state news agency neglects to mention one glaring fact: the new logo looks a lot like that of Nasa, the space agency of Pyongyang's foe the US, right ... to the hermetic and repressive state. The orbiting satellite was launched in December 2012 on a three-stage Unha rocket. Unha is Korean for "galaxy". It was the country's fifth attempt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1463282/much-ado-about-nothing-north-korean-space-agency-nada

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