UNSC slams missile launches by N. Korea 8:31 pm, March 08, 2017

  • UNSC slams missile launches by N. Korea

    UNITED NATIONS (AFP-Jiji) — The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday strongly condemned North Korea’s recent ballistic missile launches and expressed serious concern over Pyongyang’s “increasingly destabilizing behavior.” The strong condemnation came in a U.S.-drafted statement that was unani…

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    SEOUL (AP) — South Korea’s highest court said Wednesday it will rule this week on whether impeached President Park Geun-hye should permanently step down over a corruption scandal or be reinstated, a decision that could radically reshape the country’s political landscape. If the Constitutiona…

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