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NOBEL PEACE ICAN PRESENTATION

(International/Justice News)
... of nuclear war is greater than it has been for a long time, not least due to the situation in North Korea. Another major concern of ICAN is that the current international legal order is inadequate ...
Monday, 11 December 2017
... time, not least due to the situation in North Korea. Another major concern of ICAN is that the current international legal order is inadequate to deal with the nuclear weapons problem. The ...
Monday, 11 December 2017
    Statement by Francis Boyle, Professor of International Law at the Univ of Illinois School of Law, on the illegality of Trump’s threats against North Korea   November 11, ...
Friday, 08 December 2017
... Some people seem to confuse arrogance with greatness. Nuclear arms are very much on the mind of Americans these days, as North Korea continues ratcheting up its saber rattling.  The other day, the ...
Sunday, 03 December 2017
... the Guardian (4/10/17) and elsewhere. Practically as soon as this appalling story got the interest of corporate media, however, it quickly died out. Attention shifted back to Russia, North Korea and the ...
Thursday, 30 November 2017
...  As tensions between the United States and North Korea have increased, the pope has often warned that a nuclear conflict would destroy a good part of humanity and called for a third country to ...
Sunday, 12 November 2017
The Nobel Peace Prize for 2017

(International/Peace News)
... danger that more countries will try to procure nuclear weapons, as exemplified by North Korea. Nuclear weapons pose a constant threat to humanity and all life on earth. Through binding international agreements, ...
Friday, 06 October 2017
... of Spain’s Acciona Infrastructure, South Korean’s Samsung, and Alberta-based Petrowest Corporation. Even going with the low bid, Hydro had to draw $136 million from contingencies to close the funding ...
Wednesday, 27 September 2017
... sell. But Trump and his advisers may see it as less risky than some of the alternatives, such as North Korea, Iran, or Syria.  ...
Monday, 28 August 2017
... U.S. and South Korean forces will carry out the Ulchi Freedom Guardian war drills involving tens of thousands of soldiers from both militaries simulating an invasion of North Korea. Proponents say they ...
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
... weapons. Leaders of nuclear-armed States - like President Donald Trump of USA, 'Supreme Leader' Kim Jong-un of North Korea and President Vladimir Putin of Russia - are increasing their threats to ...
Friday, 11 August 2017
by Alan Ware UN Foldzero For immediate release: Contact Alyn Ware, alyn@pnnd.org. +420 773 638 867 'The increasing tensions and threat of military conflict over North Korea's nuclear ...
Thursday, 10 August 2017
... under extended nuclear deterrence relationships (NATO, Australia, Japan and South Korea), are not participating in the negotiations on the ban treaty, which will resume in New York in two weeks, and ...
Thursday, 01 June 2017
... Korea and Estonia. After the nuclear meltdown, single mothers faced financial and social barriers to recovery. Radiation puts fetuses and young children at the greatest risk for future health effects. ...
Monday, 08 May 2017
... Impact.” Among the 34 highly developed countries, ranked for gender wage gap, Japan stands at the bottom with South Korea and Estonia. After the nuclear meltdown, single mothers faced financial and ...
Monday, 08 May 2017
... a MISSIVE to NATO and its allies, (Japan Israel Australia and South Korea) on the potential negative impacts of starting negotiations for a nuclear ban treaty and declared, “for the allies, participating ...
Monday, 08 May 2017
... along with the other non-NATO nuclear weapons states (Russia, China, Israel, India, Pakistan and other US allies from NATO along with Japan, and South Korea, http://www.icanw.org/ If the 14 supportive ...
Monday, 24 April 2017
... the overall easing of war restrictions, expansion of the War on Terror into the Horn of Africa, and increasing threats directed at North Korea). Just Foreign Policy is also calling for lawmakers ...
Friday, 14 April 2017
... voyage in 1983, and ... ship's motto, and also represents the power that resides in the ship's aircraft. The ship is now close to North Korea.      The Nimitz-class supercarriers are a class ...
Friday, 14 April 2017
... Russia, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea, Israel) are not participating, nor are almost all states in military alliances with the United States. The aim, nonetheless, is to set a global standard stigmatizing ...
Monday, 03 April 2017
... Cuba and Venezuela to North Korea, China, and Russia, and that Islamic “Sharia law” is actually being imposed in parts of our country.  Flynn’s views on Islam would have been beyond the pale ...
Thursday, 02 February 2017
... need for leadership intensified but was met with inaction and brinkmanship. Other factors that led the committee to advance the Doomsday Clock included: - North Korea’s continuing nuclear weapons development, ...
Thursday, 26 January 2017
... North Korea’s continuing nuclear weapons development, the steady march of arsenal modernization programs in the nuclear weapon states, simmering tension between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan, ...
Thursday, 26 January 2017
... was fired by President Harry Truman for insubordination during the Korean War.  And yet these are the generals Trump professes to admire most.  Not Omar Bradley, known as the GI’s general; not Dwight ...
Tuesday, 20 December 2016
... such as South Korea and the United States that are in the path of these dust storms. "These and other initiatives have also benefited land users directly." Baker further explains that in the arid and ...
Thursday, 24 November 2016
... it like South Korea, Australia and Japan. The USA had been twisting arms for weeks to make them vote against. Thus, besides the two nuclear states in the EU (France and the UK still in despite the Brexit ...
Saturday, 29 October 2016
... fence. * Frustration first arrived full-blown in the Korean War (1950-1953).  Primitive, rugged terrain and an enemy that went deep underground blunted the effectiveness of bombing.  Flak and ...
Thursday, 23 June 2016
... he said. That treaty has been ratified by 157 countries, but the holdouts include the US, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, North Korea and Pakistan. “The critical element to entry in to force ...
Wednesday, 20 April 2016
... Republic of Korea restored more than half its forest cover and now earns up to US$50 billion in ecosystem services every year. We are treading a dangerous path with a bleak future, but that path is ...
Wednesday, 23 March 2016
... held in Daegu & Gyeongbuk last April, the Republic of Korea was a notable participant. This council also brought water into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the recently adopted Sustainable ...
Monday, 15 February 2016
COP21 leaves nuclear dream adrift

(International/Earth News)
... South Korea and the United Kingdom - still want an extensive programme of new-build reactors. To try to understand why this is so the US-based Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists asked eight experts ...
Friday, 01 January 2016
... March 2000 | 12 November 2003  Poland| 22 December 2003(a) Portugal| 16 February 2000 |26 April 2002  Republic of Korea | 18 October 2006 Romania|6 September 2000 |25 August 2003Russian Federation| ...
Sunday, 23 August 2015
... and rescue and oil spills.   The Arctic states also want other major fishing nations – such as China, Vietnam, South Korea and all European Union states – to agree not to venture ...
Monday, 20 July 2015
... and North Korea for their infractions. “Given the importance of the U.S. to the global system of governance, it is important for this nation not to be exempt from that which it demands from others.” ...
Friday, 17 July 2015
... IUCN World Congress to be held in Korea in September.   In both the tarsands development and the proposed Enbridge pipeline, the Harper government has and will have violated legally binding ...
Tuesday, 09 June 2015
... still unfinished business in the Korean Peninsula, the morass that was Congo, the impotency in Vietnam, it’s ineffectiveness during much of the cold war, the paralysis in Rwanda, it’s inability ...
Thursday, 28 May 2015
... agreement, presumably for “peaceful purposes”, with South Korea; and North Korea has begun to flex its nuclear muscle. Last week Hyun Hak Bong, North Korea’s ambassador to the UK, was ...
Monday, 30 March 2015
... carbon sinks) All further promotion and sale of CANDU reactors cease including to those countries that are part of the CANDU Group (Korea - 2 sold and built 2 under construction; Argentina 1 sold ...
Sunday, 18 January 2015
... will bring together governments, companies, non-governmental organisations and academics in the South Korean cities of Daegu and Gyeongbuk Apr. 12-15, 2015. This story was originally published by ...
Monday, 01 December 2014
... cent of GDP, well below the OECD average of 2.4 per cent. In 2012, 20 other countries outspent Canada relative to the size of their economies. The R&D intensity leader is South Korea, a country ...
Sunday, 23 November 2014
... strategies when it comes to managing the country’s hot spots: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet, Xinjiang, the South China Sea, competitors India and Japan, and problematic allies like North Korea and Pakistan. ...
Sunday, 05 October 2014
... is justified in repelling force by force if the force he uses in not intended to cause death or grievous boil harm and is not Korea than is necessary to enable him to defend himself.   2. every ...
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Whither the Afghan Project from 2014?

(International/Peace News)
... in the world, ranking first in a tie with North Korea and Somalia in 2012, according to Transparency International. The upcoming elections will therefore take place in the most corrupt country on Earth, ...
Thursday, 19 June 2014
... the last World Conservation Congress on Jeju island, South Korea in 2012, the IUCN published a 251-page document of Resolutions and Recommendations. Dr. Christopher Dunn, director of Cornell Plantations ...
Thursday, 29 May 2014
... with Israel, India, Pakistan and North Korea. The cases, before the International Court of Justice in The Hague, claim those states have failed to meet obligations of nuclear disarmament and cessation ...
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
... Russia, plus India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea. Burroughs said three of the respondent states – the UK, India, and Pakistan – have accepted the compulsory jurisdiction of the Court, ...
Sunday, 04 May 2014
... will spend less than half the global total on drone research and development. Asia in particular is expected to surge ahead, with South Korea set to produce “suicide drones.” The US ...
Tuesday, 29 April 2014
... bombers. A strategic naval base is being built on the Korean island of Jeju, less than 400 miles from the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai and the industrial heartland of the only country whose economic ...
Saturday, 19 April 2014
... cooperation between the press and the military during the Second World War, and the Korean War had carried over for a while to Vietnam. So just a day or two later Fall and Sully called me up at my ratty ...
Sunday, 30 March 2014
... in this year’s survey, which will be released Monday. Denmark led the list, followed by Sweden and Norway, with Japan and South Korea at the bottom. The rankings are based on the center’s ...
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
... the NSA believes it needs to “target holistically because of their strategic importance.” Venezuela is mentioned as one of the six “enduring targets,” along with China, North Korea, ...
Sunday, 16 March 2014
... countries in America's political realm. The Philippines, South Korea, certain Persian Gulf nations. Imagine if Russia's military tried to return to Cuba.   The order of things   There ...
Friday, 07 March 2014
... realm. The Philippines, South Korea, certain Persian Gulf nations. Imagine if Russia's military tried to return to Cuba.   The order of things   There ...
Friday, 07 March 2014
... it. It’s just out there obviously for production of plutonium.” The Syrians were secretly building a nuclear plant -- with the help, it appeared, of the North Koreans. Though the United ...
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
... but a wealthy nation with a per-head gross domestic product on par with the European Union average, and higher than that of Italy, Spain, or South Korea. Consider also that this top recipient of ...
Sunday, 09 February 2014
... 1950 to 1953, under a U.N. flag, U.S. forces struggled for control of the Korean peninsula, ending up without a peace treaty and with a stalemate at roughly the same dividing line where the war began. ...
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
... -- Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), and Cambodia -- as well as their counterparts from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, China, ...
Thursday, 16 January 2014
... ITDP and eight other organisations will grant the Sustainable Transport Award in Washington, DC. This year’s nominees include Buenos Aires, Lanzhou, China and Suwon, South Korea. Mexico City won ...
Thursday, 09 January 2014
... to Korea; SOCPAC, which covers the rest of the Asia-Pacific region; and SOCSOUTH, which conducts special ops missions in Central and South America and the Caribbean, as well as the globe-trotting JSOC. ...
Tuesday, 07 January 2014
... on their exports to the European Union, Japan, South Korea and the Philippines, and are banned altogether from Russia and Bulgaria because unapproved genetically engineered rice “escaped” during ...
Sunday, 22 December 2013
...    Slovak Republic   Slovenia   South Korea   Spain   Sweden   Switzerland       United Kingdom   United States ...
Sunday, 15 December 2013
... of Korean Natural Farming as a sustainable method of producing healthier crops and livestock. It includes completion of the first-in-the-state Food Self-Sufficiency Baseline Study of Hawai‘i Island ...
Friday, 06 December 2013
... as China, the former Soviet Union, North Korea and Poland, the host of this week's talks. Experts familiar with Heede's research and the politics of climate change said they hoped the analysis could ...
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
... New Isolationism -- Ripples or Tide?” Douglas claimed that “a new tide of isolationism is rising in the country.”  U.S. forces remained in Germany and Japan, along with Korea, where they ...
Thursday, 24 October 2013
Ban GMOs Now

(International/Earth News)
... Korea suspended their wheat imports for fear of GM contamination, leading to a 4% drop in Monsanto’s shares [5]. The shipments were eventually cancelled, which could cost US farmers billions [6]. ...
Monday, 21 October 2013
... call last week to the eight remaining states – China, North Korea, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, Pakistan and the United States – to sign and ratify the CTBT. According to guidelines of ...
Friday, 04 October 2013
... Italy’s 59 Pentagon-identified “base sites” top that of any country except Germany (179), Japan (103), Afghanistan (100 and declining), and South Korea (89). Publicly, U.S. officials ...
Thursday, 03 October 2013
... “Axis of Evil” (Iraq, Iran, and North Korea). Having defeated the “Evil Empire” of the Soviets, Washington couldn’t have felt more confident when it came to achieving this ...
Sunday, 29 September 2013
Israel Silent on Chemical Weapons

(International/Justice News)
... that,” Kerry declared, “We’ll have set a marker for the standard of behaviour with respect to Iran and North Korea.” “The determination the international community shows ...
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
... the rest of the world.”   “If this had been a North Korean missile test we'd be talking about UN Security Council resolutions of condemnation and sanctions. But for this there ...
Monday, 23 September 2013
... the health and environmental safety of such crops.   ACX Pacific — a major exporter of alfalfa and other grass hay off the Pacific Northwest to countries that include Japan, Korea, ...
Thursday, 12 September 2013
... Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). The eight holdouts – China, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan and the United States – have not given any indication of possible ratifications, ...
Friday, 06 September 2013
... Korea.  Many factors are contributing to this strategic shift, but from their statements it is clear enough that top American officials see it as stemming in significant part from America’s growing ...
Thursday, 08 August 2013
... involved must do more to achieve a nuclear-weapon-free North Korea in a Northeast Asia nuclear-weapon-free zone. Today, a growing group of countries is focusing on the humanitarian consequences ...
Tuesday, 06 August 2013
...  America’s War on the People of Korea NSA Spying Directly Harms Internet Companies, Silicon Valley, California … And the Entire U.S. Economy ...
Wednesday, 31 July 2013
... source remains unknown, but Japan and South Korean briefly banned U.S. wheat imports. Many species of plants are commonly spread when birds eat berries or nuts and then drop the seeds in their feces. ...
Friday, 26 July 2013
Surge in 'digital dementia'

(International/Earth News)
By Julian Ryall, Tokyo  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/southkorea/10138403/Surge-in-digital-dementia.html 8:36AM BST 24 Jun 2013 Doctors in South Korea ...
Wednesday, 26 June 2013
... nuclear programme”, and majorities in 11 who named “North Korea’s nuclear program”. “U.S. power and influence” was cited by majorities in three countries, as was ...
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
... international BBC poll of 26,000 people across the world on how they view 16 different countries was published last month. Only North Korea, Pakistan and Iran are viewed less positively than Israel. Boycott ...
Thursday, 20 June 2013
... leading the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership that includes all 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plus Australia, India, Japan, New Zealand, and South Korea. In ...
Thursday, 20 June 2013
... attached to diplomats saying one thing in public and meaning something else in private. In the late 1940s, for instance, the United States publicly declared that the Korean peninsula was not viewed by ...
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
... Syria, North Korea and Iran were the only three countries to fully oppose the treaty, while Russia, China and India abstained. The United States, the world’s largest arms exporter, did not sign, ...
Tuesday, 04 June 2013
... ($27.8 billion), South Korea ($18.2 billion), Japan ($15.2 billion), and Britain ($14.7 billion). While some of these costs are for weapons procurement, rather than for bases and troop support, the hundreds ...
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
... has the most with 8,500; North Korea, the fewest with less than 10. Donald Cook, the administrator for defense programs at the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration, recently confirmed that the ...
Sunday, 12 May 2013
... rickety regional powers (Iran and North Korea), a minority insurgency or two, and relatively small groups of Islamist “terrorists.” Otherwise, as one gauge of power on the planet, no more than ...
Tuesday, 07 May 2013
... the 10th anniversary of our invasion of Iraq and already that war is fading out of memory, replaced by the latest rumblings of violence with North Korea and continued saber rattling over Syria and Iran. ...
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
... to Guam, deploying missile-interceptor ships off the South Korean coast, sending “nuclear capable” B-2 Stealth bombers thousands of miles on mock bombing runs, pressuring China, and conducting ...
Sunday, 14 April 2013
... (representing half the world’s population), including Russia, China, India, Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua and Egypt, while three – Syria, Iran, and North Korea – voted no. Iran’s Deputy ...
Sunday, 07 April 2013
A WAR WITH KOREA MUST BE AVOIDED

(International/Peace News)
... and absurd event as the one created on the Korean Peninsula, in a geographical area inhabited by almost five thousand of the seven billion people living today on the planet. We are dealing with one ...
Friday, 05 April 2013
... Korean War (1950-1953) may have ushered in the jet age, as symbolized by the dogfights of American Sabre Jets and Soviet MiGs over the Yalu River, but it also witnessed the devastation by bombing of North ...
Sunday, 24 March 2013
... to China, Japan, the USA, and Korean mills, while the BC Liberal government has repeatedly over-ruled the recommendations of its Timber Export Advisory Committee (TEAC) to make logs available for BC sawmills ...
Saturday, 16 March 2013
... the moment. Meet the Herk The C-130 Hercules is a mid-sized transport airplane designed to airlift people or cargo around a theater of operations. It dates back to the Korean War, when ...
Sunday, 10 March 2013
... aided by the past work of that same A.Q. Khan network. North Korea, another A.Q. Khan beneficiary, followed the same pivot ever farther from Washington, while it became a genuine nuclear power. Its neighbor ...
Thursday, 07 March 2013
... same tortures were also meted out to American pilots captured during the Korean War. One described his treatment this way: “They would bend my head back, put a towel over my face, and pour water ...
Sunday, 24 February 2013
... of the security forces allegedly misusing tear gas. And one exhibitor from South Korea is also promoting cluster munitions, an inherently inhumane weapon. So far 111 states have signed, ratified or ...
Friday, 22 February 2013
... Institute South Africa 481 Dr. SangSoo Hur Ph.D Lecturer Sociology of Science and Technology Sungkonghoe University South Korea 482 Prof. Suk Hwan Kim Ph.D Sociology of Science and Technology Kookmin ...
Saturday, 09 February 2013
... sure to please Japan’s rightists, but certain to inflame anti-Japanese sentiment in China, Korea, and other countries it once occupied. Equally worrisome, Abe promptly negotiated an agreement ...
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
... allies, and for the weapons-makers to deliver. So, from India to South Korea, Singapore to Japan, the Obama administration’s announced 2012 “pivot to” or “rebalancing in” ...
Monday, 14 January 2013
... years. In 2006, the bulk carrier, Zhi Qiang, with a cargo of 40,000 tonnes of raw sugar, ran aground on a reef in the Louisiade Archipelago during a voyage from northern Queensland, Australia, to Korea, ...
Tuesday, 08 January 2013
  by David Krieger Nuclear Age Peace Foundation December 12 2012   From Vandenberg Air Force  U.S. policy makers reacted strongly to North Korea’s launch of ...
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
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