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North Korea executes army chief of staff for corruption and factional conspiracy: South Korean media

Feb 10, 2016

North Korea executes army chief of staff for corruption and factional conspiracy: South Korean media

North Korea has executed its army chief of staff, Ri Yong Gil, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday, which, if true, would be the latest in a series of executions, purges and disappearances under its young leader. #NewsTracker #South Korea #North Korea #Yonhap News Agency #Korean People's Army #Ri Yong Gil #army chief of staff
Seoul to halt work at joint industrial park with Pyongyang following North Korea's rocket launch

Feb 10, 2016

Seoul to halt work at joint industrial park with Pyongyang following North Korea's rocket launch

South Korea says it will suspend operations at a joint industrial park with North Korea in response to the North's recent rocket launch, the first time in the park's decade of operation that Seoul has halted work there. #NewsTracker #South Korea #North Korea #Rocket launch #industrial park
North Korea continues to evade UN sanctions, raising concerns about punitive regime

Feb 10, 2016

North Korea continues to evade UN sanctions, raising concerns about punitive regime

UN experts say North Korea is continuing to evade UN sanctions, using airlines, ships, and the international financial system to trade in prohibited items for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs raising important questions about the sanctions regime. #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #North Korea #Pyongyang #UN Sanctions #North Korea's Ocean Maritime Management Company
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