Showing Archived Posts

US, China Reach Deal on Tightening UN Sanctions on North Korea: Diplomats

Posted January 22nd, 2013 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Diplomats at the United Nations say the United States has reached a deal with China on tightening international sanctions against North Korea for its December rocket launch. The diplomats say the U.S. circulated a draft resolution to the 15-member U.N. Security Council. It could vote as early as Tuesday to punish North Korea for the […]

Tags: , Posted in East Asia Pacific

US, China Agree on UN Resolution For North Korea

Posted January 18th, 2013 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The United States and China have reached a tentative agreement on a draft United Nations Security Council resolution condemning North Korea for its December rocket launch. U.N. diplomats said Friday that the resolution would not impose new sanctions against Pyongyang, but would call for expanding the existing ones. U.N. envoys say a draft was expected […]

Tags: , , Posted in East Asia Pacific

N.Korea to Re-Open Embassy in Australia

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Australia says North Korea is planning to re-open its embassy in the nation’s capital, five years after closing it for financial reasons. Foreign Minister Bob Carr on Wednesday said he welcomes the move. He told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation it would allow Australia to express its “very deep concerns” about what he called North Korea’s […]

Google Chairman Urges N.Korea on Internet Freedom

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, who wrapped up a private trip to North Korea on Thursday, is urging the reclusive communist state to allow more of its citizens to use the Internet. Speaking to reporters at the Beijing airport, Schmidt said he used the trip to warn North Korea that it risks staying behind economically […]

Tags: , , , , Posted in East Asia Pacific

Google Chairman Urges N.Korea on Internet Freedom

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, who wrapped up a private trip to North Korea on Thursday, is urging the reclusive communist state to allow more of its citizens to use the Internet. Speaking to reporters at the Beijing airport, Schmidt said he used the trip to tell North Korean officials their country would have difficulty […]

Tags: , Posted in East Asia Pacific

Richardson Urging N.Korea to Stop Weapons Tests, Expand Internet

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A private delegation of Google executives and other U.S. leaders touring North Korea says it is urging Pyongyang to halt its weapons program and allow for expanded use of the Internet and cell phones. Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, who is leading the delegation, told the Associated Press on Wednesday the group has also […]

Tags: , , Posted in East Asia Pacific

Private American Delegation Visits North Korea

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson and Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt have arrived in North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang, for an unofficial visit. Hours before his arrival Monday, Richardson told reporters in Beijing that the trip is a humanitarian mission, and that his delegation will meet with North Korean political, economic and […]

Tags: , Posted in East Asia Pacific

Private American Delegation Visiting North Korea

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 11:10 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson and Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt are starting an unofficial visit to North Korea Monday on what is being described as a “humanitarian mission.” Richardson says he plans to talk to officials about the arrest of Korean-American citizen Kenneth Bae, who is being held in North […]

Tags: , Posted in East Asia Pacific

Top Google Executive Headed to Reclusive N.Korea: Report

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The executive chairman of Google is reported to be planning to make a trip to North Korea, the reclusive, communist state considered to have the toughest Internet restrictions in the world. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Eric Schmidt will take part in a “private, humanitarian mission” led by former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson […]

Tags: , Posted in East Asia Pacific

N. Korea’s Kim Calls for More Weapons, End to Confrontation

Posted January 1st, 2013 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has used a New Year speech to call for the development of more advanced weapons, as well as an “end to confrontation” on the Korean peninsula. In the surprise address broadcast Tuesday on state television, Mr. Kim called on his country to hold fast “to the ideals of independence, […]

Tags: , , , Posted in East Asia Pacific