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North Korea Threatens South Korea With “Final Destruction”

February 19, 2013

“North Korea threatened South Korea with “final destruction” during a debate at the United Nations Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday, saying it could take further steps after a nuclear test last week.”

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United Nations Security Council “Strongly Condemns” North Korea’s Third Nuclear Test

February 12, 2013

“A united U.N. Security Council strongly condemned North Korea’s nuclear test and pledged further action Tuesday, calling Pyongyang’s latest defiant act “a clear threat to international peace and security.”"

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United Nations Security Council to Hold an Emergency Meeting to Discuss and Address North Korea’s Third Nuclear Test

February 12, 2013

“South Korea’s U.N. Mission informed reporters early Tuesday that the closed-door meeting will begin at 9 a.m. (1400 GMT). South Korea joined the Security Council in January for a 2-year term and currently holds the council’s rotating presidency.”

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President Obama Condemns North Korea’s Third Nuclear Test, Promising “Firm Action” in Response

February 12, 2013

“We will strengthen close coordination with allies and partners and work with our Six-Party partners, the United Nations Security Council, and other UN member states to pursue firm action.”

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MSF Report: Lebanon Should Offer Free Medical Care to Syrian Refugees

February 9, 2013

“In a report, MSF criticized both the Lebanese government and U.N. refugee agency for what it called slow and problematic procedures for Syrians to register as refugees, a necessary step to receive food and other assistance.”

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United Nations Report: Cost of Corruption Rises Sharply in Afghanistan

February 7, 2013

“It said the amount rose in 2012 to $3.9bn, twice the country’s domestic revenue and that 50% of Afghans were paying bribes compared to 58% in 2009.”

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International Criminal Court Orders Extradition of Gaddafi’s Former Spy Chief From Libya

February 7, 2013

“They would decide later how to respond if the North African state continues to hold Senussi, the judges added. The court has the power to refer the matter to the U.N. Security Council.”

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U.S. Judge Dismisses Iraq Lawsuit Over the United Nations Oil For Food Scandal Under

February 7, 2013

“U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein in Manhattan said the government of Iraq could not recover damages and other remedies under an anti-racketeering law because most of the wrongful conduct took place in foreign countries.”

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France Asks United Nations Security Council to Consider a Peacekeeping Force in Mali

February 7, 2013

“France’s U.N. Ambassador Gerard Araud told reporters that he started discussions on the issue during closed council consultations on Mali, but insisted that a U.N. force would deploy only when security conditions permit.”

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World Leaders at Brussels Conference Discuss Mali Intervention

February 5, 2013

“They will also discuss the security and humanitarian situation in the wake of last year’s coup and the current offensive against Islamist militants.”

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United Nations: 2 Civilians in Northeastern Mali Killed by Land Mine or IED Explosion

February 5, 2013

“There are signs that the Islamic rebels are beginning a guerrilla-type of conflict from their desert retreats as land mine explosions have killed four Malian soldiers and two civilians throughout the northern region in recent days.”

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Vice President Biden: United States and France Agree on Need for a United Nations Mission in Mali

February 4, 2013

“He said the US “stands with France and other partners in Mali” and “provides intelligence support, transportation for the French and African troops and refueling capability for French aircraft,” there.”

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U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron Travels to Liberia for a United Nations Panel on International Development

January 31, 2013

“Mr Cameron becomes the first British prime minister to visit Liberia, where he will jointly chair the High Level Panel with the country’s president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.”

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United Nations: Fighting in Sudan’s Darfur Region Displaces Over 100,000 People

January 31, 2013

“This month heavy fighting broke out between two Arab tribes over gold in the Jebel Amer area in North Darfur, displacing or severely affecting 100,000 people, the United Nations said.”

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Roadside Bomb Kills 2 Polio Workers in Northwestern Pakistan

January 31, 2013

“The explosion struck as the two workers, with a United Nations-backed campaign, were traveling by motorcycle near Parachinar in the Kurram District, near the border with Afghanistan.”

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