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TODAY'S TOP SCOOP STORIES


SCOOP LEAD STORY
Foreign Affairs: UN Moves Against North Korea With Sanctions List
NEW ZEALAND LEAD:
Auditor General's Report: Cullen Talks Retrospective Legislation On Agenda
Transport News: Stinky Old Motor-Bombs On The Way Out!
Bizarre News: Spareroom.co.nz Reports Why You Should Never Trust Beta Technology!
More Headlines:
Video-Doco: Sustainability? What We're Thinking
SCOOP INTERNATIONAL LEAD STORY:
UN News: Ban Ki-moon Appointed As New United Nations Secretary General
Asia-Pacific: UN Creates Expert Panel To Oversee Timor-Leste 2007 Elections
UN Audio News:
More World Headlines:

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SCOOP LEAD STORY
Foreign Affairs: UN Moves Against North Korea With Sanctions List

- The United Nations Security Council’s [1] resolution on North Korea passed this morning (NZT) is a decisive response to Pyongyang’s claims of having conducted a nuclear test, says Foreign Minister Winston Peters. Resolution 1718 imposes a range of measures to curb the further development of North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme. It was adopted under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, which all member states, including New Zealand, are obliged to follow. See... Peters welcomes decisive Nth Korea UN resolution [2] ALSO:

  • UN - Security Council imposes sanctions on DPR Korea [3]
  • UNICEF - Impact On Kids Of North Korean Sanctions [4]
  • BACKGROUND:
  • Paul Buchanan - Living Life in a Nuclear Armed Crowd [5]
  • Former President Jimmy Carter - Solving the Korean Stalemate, One Step at a Time [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00259.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00259.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00336.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00330.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00163.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00172.htm

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    NEW ZEALAND LEAD:

    Auditor General's Report: Cullen Talks Retrospective Legislation On Agenda -

    [1] Finance Minister Michael Cullen says legislation to retrospectively validate election campaign spending found illegal by the auditor general will be a confidence measure. Speaking on TV One’s Agenda programme, Dr Cullen said he had a report from Treasury which said the Government had to pass validating legislation because Treasury's clear advice was that refunding the money by itself would have no impact on the original conclusion of unlawfulness by the Auditor General. See... Agenda Highlights: Michael Cullen & Rodney Hide [2] ALSO:

  • Agenda Transcript: Michael Cullen & Rodney Hide [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00199.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00199.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00198.htm


    Transport News: Stinky Old Motor-Bombs On The Way Out!

    - Associate Transport Minister Judith Tizard and Climate Change Minister David Parker today announced measures to improve the fuel economy of the country's vehicle fleet, in order to reduce emissions that contribute to climate change and pollution. See... Vehicle imports need to lift their game [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00266.htm


    Bizarre News: Spareroom.co.nz Reports Why You Should Never Trust Beta Technology!

    - Sharing your personal information online is one thing, but sharing images of yourself frolicking about naked on a dating website is a risk that singles should consider very carefully. A member of NZ Dating.com says a problem occurred last week when a beta version of this dating site was uploaded to the web. When people started to use it, they found that they could see everybody’s restricted photos. See... Spare Room Lifts Lid On NZ Dating Shocker! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00196.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • Peace Action to stop the weapons conference [1]
  • TVNZ faces rolling industrial action [2]
  • Fonterra named top environmental innovator [3]
  • Rates rebates hits $26 million mark [4]
  • Bishop Brian Tamaki – an autobiography [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00153.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00149.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00296.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00267.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0610/S00139.htm


    Video-Doco: Sustainability? What We're Thinking

    - The Sustainable Business Network is a forum for businesses that are interested in sustainable development practice to get together and make it happen. This short doco (duration: 8 mins) asks people in the street what they think of sustainability. See... SBN Video.SBN Video: Sustainability – What We're Thinking [1] ALSO:

  • SBN - NZ's Top Sustainable Businesses Announced [2]
  • NZ Govt - Government wants sustainable high country farming [3]
  • Nats - High country farmers to be hit by rent hikes [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00280.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00277.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00252.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00254.htm

    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
    UN News: Ban Ki-moon Appointed As New United Nations Secretary General

    [1] - The United Nations General Assembly is set today to officially appoint Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon of the Republic of Korea as the world body’s next Secretary-General, to succeed Kofi Annan when he steps down on 31 December. Mr. Ban, who earlier in his diplomatic career served in his country’s mission to the UN and in 2001 was Chef de Cabinet to then-General Assembly President Han Seung-soo of the Republic of Korea, is expected to be appointed by acclamation by the 192-member Assembly. See... Appointment Of Ban Ki-Moon As Secretary-General [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00328.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00328.htm


    Asia-Pacific: UN Creates Expert Panel To Oversee Timor-Leste 2007 Elections

    - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today appointed a team of high-level experts to verify next year’s presidential and parliamentary elections in Timor-Leste, part of the world body’s continuing assistance to the tiny South East Asian nation Timor Leste. See... Team Of Experts For Timor-Leste Elections [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00324.htm


    UN AUDIO NEWS:

    Scoop Audio.UN Audio: [1] Ban Ki-Moon Appointed New Secretary-General - UNICEF Concerned about Impact of Sanctions on North Korean Children - SPECIAL FEATURES: Palestinian Child Deaths Nearly Double That of 2005 - Secretary-General Designate Ban Ki-Moon Meets the Press.


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00337.htm


    MORE WORLD HEADLINES:

  • Central Asia - UN Refugee Agency Assists Pakistan [1]
  • Africa - UN Awards Two Grants To Liberia [2]
  • Global - Security Council Extends Terms Of Temporary Judges [3]
  • Iraq - Agency Increasingly Concerned At Surging Exodus [4]
  • Turkey - Award Strengthens Freedom To Publish In Turkey [5]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00329.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00327.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00325.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00323.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00319.htm

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