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White House - disputes over South China Sea must not involve 'bullying' | Reuters

Feb 10, 2016

White House - disputes over South China Sea must not involve 'bullying' | Reuters

WASHINGTON The White House said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama would deliver a tough message to China during a summit with Southeast Asian countries next week that disputes over the South China Sea must be resolved through global rules and not through "bullying." White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters on a conference call that disputes over the area must be handled in a way that is consistent with international norms and not by larger nations bullying smaller ones. Obama is hosting a summit with leaders from the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Monday and Tuesday in California #China #Business #markets #North Korea #article
Sanctions have failed to stop North Korea's nuclear programme, says UN panel

Feb 09, 2016

Sanctions have failed to stop North Korea's nuclear programme, says UN panel

A raft of UN sanctions imposed on North Korea over the past decade has failed to prevent Pyongyang from scaling up its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, a UN panel of experts has concluded. #United Nations #NewsTracker #North Korea #North Korea rocket launch #nucler weapons
U.S. urges China to increase sanctions pressure on North Korea | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

U.S. urges China to increase sanctions pressure on North Korea | Reuters

WASHINGTON China agrees any new U.N. resolution on North Korea will include additional sanctions and go beyond previous steps, but Washington is urging Beijing to put even more pressure on Pyongyang after its recent nuclear test and rocket launch, a senior U.S. #China #Business #Technology #South Korea #North Korea #chinese #article
'Weakness is not an option': UN Security Council condemns North Korea rocket launch

Feb 08, 2016

'Weakness is not an option': UN Security Council condemns North Korea rocket launch

The United Nations Security Council on Sunday condemned North Korea's latest rocket launch and vowed to take "significant measures" in response to Pyongyang's violations of UN resolutions, Venezuela's UN ambassador said #NewsTracker #Nuclear weapons #North Korea #UN Security Council #Sanctions #missile tests
South Korean navy fires warning shots at North vessel as tensions escalate

Feb 08, 2016

South Korean navy fires warning shots at North vessel as tensions escalate

The South Korean navy fired warning shots at a North Korean patrol boat that intruded over their disputed maritime border Monday, a day after the North's launch of a long-range rocket raised tensions. #NewsTracker #South Korea #North Korea #Park Geun-hye #Warning shots
Japan to adopt parliamentary resolution to protest North Korea's missile launch

Feb 08, 2016

Japan to adopt parliamentary resolution to protest North Korea's missile launch

Bipartisan lawmakers in Japan will convene on Tuesday and are widely expected to adopt a resolution protesting the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) launch of a long range rocket on Sunday. #Tokyo #Japan #NewsTracker #North Korea #UN Security Council #North Korea nuclear test
South Korea navy fires warning shots at N Korean patrol boat

Feb 08, 2016

South Korea navy fires warning shots at N Korean patrol boat

The South Korean navy fired warning shots at a North Korean patrol boat that intruded over their disputed maritime border today, a day after the North's launch of a long-range rocket raised tensions. #NewsTracker #South Korea #North Korea #Park Geun-hye #south-korean
'Intolerable provocation': North Korea's rocket launch sparks widespread condemnation

Feb 08, 2016

'Intolerable provocation': North Korea's rocket launch sparks widespread condemnation

North Korea, which calls its launches part of a peaceful space program, said it had successfully put a new Earth observation satellite, the Kwangmyongsong 4, or Shining Star 4, into orbit. #China #NewsTracker #South Korea #Seoul #North Korea #Kim Jong-un #North Korea nuclear programme
U.N. Security Council holds emergency session on North Korea | Reuters

Feb 07, 2016

U.N. Security Council holds emergency session on North Korea | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council began an emergency meeting on North Korea's rocket launch on Sunday and diplomats said they expected the 15-nation body to condemn Pyongyang and redouble efforts to agree on new sanctions. Speaking to reporters ahead of the closed-door session, France's U.N #India #Business #Japan #South Korea #North Korea
Will new sanctions stop Kim Jong-Un? Here's what North Korea's rocket launch may mean for the world

Feb 07, 2016

Will new sanctions stop Kim Jong-Un? Here's what North Korea's rocket launch may mean for the world

North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday, the first day of its announced eight-day launch window and about a month after the country's fourth nuclear test led to international condemnation. #World #United Nations #ConnectTheDots #South Korea #North Korea #USA #Sanctions #Kim Jong-un #Rocket launch #Unha-3 rocket #Kwangmyongsong 4