World: Aid groups hopeful US will ease N.Korea restrictions - PressFrom - Australia
  •   
  •   

WorldAid groups hopeful US will ease N.Korea restrictions

04:10  11 january  2019
04:10  11 january  2019 Source:   msn.com

Two groups winched to safety after stranded on cliff while taking photos

Two groups winched to safety after stranded on cliff while taking photos Emergency services in South Australia have rescued two separate groups from a cliff face after both became stranded.

Aid groups voiced optimism Thursday that the United States would ease restrictions on operations inside North Korea amid warming relations between Stephen Biegun, the US special representative on North Korea , met Wednesday in Washington with representatives of aid organizations, which

Aid groups voiced optimism Thursday that the United States would ease restrictions on operations inside North Korea amid warming relations between Washington and the impoverished country. Stephen Biegun, the US special representative on North Korea

Aid groups hopeful US will ease N.Korea restrictions© Provided by AFP North Koreans, whose country is facing "signficant humanitarian challenges" according to the UN, shout slogans in support of leader Kim Jong Un's New Year's address

Aid groups voiced optimism Thursday that the United States would ease restrictions on operations inside North Korea amid warming relations between Washington and the impoverished country.

Stephen Biegun, the US special representative on North Korea, met Wednesday in Washington with representatives of aid organizations, which have faced lengthy delays or prohibitions on providing assistance inside the totalitarian state.

ASUS unveils its first Chrome OS tablet

ASUS unveils its first Chrome OS tablet ASUS has added four new devices to its Chrome OS lineup, including the brand's first tablet running the operating system. Like many other Chrome OS devices, all four are meant for use in the classroom, built with tough bodies and flexible hinges to be able to withstand abuse. The tablet (model CT100) was especially made for younger kids and has a thick rubberized chassis, as well as a 9.7-inch QXGA display that's covered in strong tempered glass. It also has 4GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage and is powered by Hexa-core OP1 processor made for Chromebooks.

Aid groups voiced optimism Thursday that the United States would ease restrictions on operations inside North Korea amid warming relations between Stephen Biegun, the US special representative on North Korea , met Wednesday in Washington with representatives of aid organizations, which

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Aid groups voiced optimism on Thursday (Jan 10) that the United States would ease restrictions on operations inside North Korea amid warming relations between Washington and the impoverished country.

The UN Security Council has imposed strict sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. While humanitarian groups can seek exemptions from a Security Council committee, the United States has often refused or delayed consideration of waivers.

Richard Blewitt, the permanent observer to the United Nations of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, said that the meeting discussed humanitarian needs including food support, health and medicine.

Biegun "highlighted that the US recognized the significant humanitarian challenges in (North Korea) and the need by the US government and others to fully enable the humanitarian community to do their work," Blewitt told AFP.

Staff member from Trade and Investment Queensland sacked over alleged 'sophisticated' fraud

Staff member from Trade and Investment Queensland sacked over alleged 'sophisticated' fraud The alleged fraud relates to Queensland Government funds used to support international operations. A staff member in Seoul has been sacked, while TIQ is lodging a criminal complaint with South Korean authorities. A similar complaint has been made to Queensland police. Mr Bredhauer said a review of all overseas offices was underway while the matter was being investigated. Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has been notified and will advise TIQ on procedural matters where appropriate. The State Government said it could not comment while the matter is under investigation.

코리아헤럴드 Established in 1953, Korea 's No.1 English Newspaper 발행부수 #1, 영향력 #1 영어신문. Code. For customers of. United States . 40404.

Aid groups hopeful US will ease N . Korea restrictions . This is a very important historical and commercial district of Istanbul. “ We would be more than happy to offer our support and assistance to further the relations between the communities of Korea and Turkey.”

Mercy Corps, a US-based non-governmental group that was active in fighting hunger during North Korea's famine in the 1990s -- but halted operations in 2014 -- also voiced optimism and said a follow-up meeting was scheduled.

Biegun "made clear that Secretary of State (Mike) Pompeo is committed to considering humanitarian workers' requests, in a timely fashion, to visit North Korea while also taking into account the State Department's concerns over the safety of Americans traveling there," said Mercy Corps spokesman Christopher Allbritton.

Carpet python riddled with ticks now has anaemia but vets hopeful of recovery

Carpet python riddled with ticks now has anaemia but vets hopeful of recovery A carpet python "saved from certain death" after being rescued from a Gold Coast pool is being treated for anaemia after having more than 500 ticks removed from its body, a wildlife hospital says. The snake, which has been named Nike, was discovered at a Coolangatta property last week. Tony Harrison from Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catcher, who was called out to retrieve the animal, said the snake was "trying to drown" the ticks in the water. The python was taken to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital for treatment, where it underwent testing and had 511 ticks removed from its body over several hours.

Aid groups hopeful US will ease N . Korea restrictions . Ex-Supreme Court chief appears before prosecution over power abuse. President Moon Jae-in during his visit to Vladivostok, Russia, in September stated South Korea wants to promptly seek an FTA with the Eurasian region.

Aid groups hopeful US will ease N . Korea restrictions . Aid groups voiced optimism Thursday that the United States would ease restrictions on operations inside North Korea amid warming relations between Washington and the impoverished country.

The State Department declined to comment on the ongoing talks. But speaking to reporters last month in Seoul, Biegun signaled that the United States would be more lenient with aid workers on enforcing its blanket ban on US citizens' travel to North Korea.

President Donald Trump is keen to meet soon with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a sequel to their historic summit in June, as the United States seeks an agreement on ending Pyongyang's nuclear program.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday he believed the summit was "imminent" after Kim held talks in China, North Korea's primary ally.

UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said after a visit last year that there were "significant humanitarian challenges" in North Korea, with some 20 percent of children stunted by malnutrition, despite some progress in recent years.

'Sounds like a bargain': Elon Musk could build a $1 billion high speed tunnel to help ease Sydney traffic.
Sydney traffic is terrible and the city can't expand westwards because of the mountain range. 

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 0
This is interesting!