Divided regions http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23190/all en UPDATE 2-US: Time not right for Google executive's North Korea trip http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-2-us-time-not-right-google-executives-north-korea-trip <p>* Schmidt a top figure in U.S. technology industry * Purpose of trip unclear, but visit seen as private * Washington, allies trying to intensify U.N. sanctions By Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Thursday the time was not right for Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and former diplomat Bill Richardson to visit North Korea, which drew international criticism for a rocket launch last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-2-us-time-not-right-google-executives-north-korea-trip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bill Richardson Bill Richardson Department of State Diplomatic Relations Divided regions Eric Schmidt Eric Schmidt executive Google Inc Member states of the United Nations North Korea North Korea Person Career Person Location Person Travel Political geography Politics Private Quotation Republics South Korea Technology United Nations United Nations United States Victoria Nuland Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:36 +0000 5731098 at http://www.globalpost.com North Korea welcomes Google's Schmidt to Internet black hole http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/north-korea-welcomes-googles-schmidt-internet-black-hole <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By David Chance and Ju-min Park</p> <p>SEOUL, Jan 8 (Reuters) - North Korea has done its best to<br /> butter up Google Inc. ahead of Executive Chairman Eric<br /> Schmidt's visit that started on Monday, even to the extent of<br /> setting up a gmail account for its state news agency KCNA at<br /> <a href="mailto:kcna@gmail.com">kcna@gmail.com</a>.</p> <p>Sadly, the Hermit Kingdom's chosen email address doesn't<br /> work as it is short of the minimum six characters required for a<br /> Google account.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/north-korea-welcomes-googles-schmidt-internet-black-hole" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Company Founded Company Technology Contact Details Divided regions Korea Media of North Korea Member states of the United Nations North Korea North Korea Person Career Political geography Quotation Republics Technology Telecommunications in North Korea Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:56:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731521 at http://www.globalpost.com No Cyprus aid deal before Feb election - German paper http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/no-cyprus-aid-deal-feb-election-german-paper <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Cyprus can only expect a bailout in early March after its presidential election next month, German newspaper Handelsblatt reported on Wednesday, citing sources close to negotiations.</p> <p>Cyprus holds presidential elections on Feb. 17 and 24 and the paper said euro zone finance ministers want to wait to work with the successor of outgoing communist President Dimitris Christofias, who is not seeking re-election.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/no-cyprus-aid-deal-feb-election-german-paper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Divided regions Political geography Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 08:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732007 at http://www.globalpost.com Merkel says Cyprus aid talks to take time, German MPs uneasy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/merkel-says-cyprus-aid-talks-take-time-german-mps-uneasy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Merkel says Cyprus must pursue reforms in return for aid</p> <p>* German Bundestag not ready to back aid for Cyprus - Bruederle</p> <p>* Lawmakers have concerns over transparency, money laundering</p> <p>By Alexandra Hudson</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 9 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she expected talks on a bailout deal for Cyprus to take time, while a senior member of her coalition said parliament was not yet ready to approve any financial aid.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/merkel-says-cyprus-aid-talks-take-time-german-mps-uneasy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Divided regions Political geography Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:45:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732206 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-US's Richardson says didn't meet detained American on North Korea trip http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-2-uss-richardson-says-didnt-meet-detained-american-north <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Trip criticised by U.S. State Department</p> <p>* Richardson unable to meet detained Korean-American</p> <p>* Schmidt says North Korea will remain isolated without Internet</p> <p>* Google exec chairman says technology "very limited" in North Korea</p> <p>By Michael Martina</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-2-uss-richardson-says-didnt-meet-detained-american-north" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bill Richardson Divided regions Member states of the United Nations Republics Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 05:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732488 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-UPDATE 1-Cyprus presidential frontrunner backs bailout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/interview-update-1-cyprus-presidential-frontrunner-backs-bailou <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Cyprus election favourite says committed to bailout deal</p> <p>* Says privatisations not a priority as Germany ups pressure</p> <p>* Cyprus singed by exposure to debt-wracked Greece (Recasts, adds Juncker, German lawmakers)</p> <p>By Michele Kambas</p> <p>NICOSIA, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The frontrunner in Cyprus's presidential race promised on Thursday to back the terms of a bailout deal with international lenders, as the euro zone minnow suffered more setbacks in its bid to secure badly needed financial aid.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/interview-update-1-cyprus-presidential-frontrunner-backs-bailou" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Divided regions Entertainment Political geography Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:15:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732803 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Finnish PM says ready to support Cyprus, challenges are huge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-finnish-pm-says-ready-support-cyprus-challenges-are-hu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LIMASSOL, Cyprus Jan 11 (Reuters) - Finland's Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen said his country is ready to support Cyprus in its attempts to secure a bailout but the island's government needs to show stronger leadership to meet "huge challenges".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-finnish-pm-says-ready-support-cyprus-challenges-are-hu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Divided regions Nicos Anastasiades Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:45:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733142 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Cyprus pins hopes on bailout after rating cut http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-3-cyprus-pins-hopes-bailout-after-rating-cut <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Finance Minister focused on securing bailout</p> <p>* Moody's says Cyprus default risk increasing</p> <p>* EU's Rehn rules out debt restructuring</p> <p>* Merkel says Cyprus must reform</p> <p>By Michele Kambas and Gareth Jones</p> <p>LIMASSOL, Cyprus/BERLIN, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Cyprus appeared to win conditional support for its bailout bid from EU paymaster Germany on Friday, hours after a savage credit ratings cut intensified the indebted island's economic misery.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-3-cyprus-pins-hopes-bailout-after-rating-cut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Divided regions Political geography Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:30:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733233 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. circulates draft North Korea rebuke at UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/us-circulates-draft-north-korea-rebuke-at-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UNITED NATIONS, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The United States has circulated a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council that would condemn North Korea for its December rocket launch and calls for tightening existing U.N. sanctions, diplomats said on Monday.</p> <p>The draft was the result of a deal between the United States and China, the envoys said on condition of anonymity. Even though the draft does not call for any new sanctions against Pyongyang, diplomats said China's support for the resolution represented a significant diplomatic blow to Pyongyang.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/us-circulates-draft-north-korea-rebuke-at-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Divided regions Member states of the United Nations Nuclear program of North Korea Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:45:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737483 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-U.S. circulates draft North Korea resolution at UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-us-circulates-draft-north-korea-rebuke-at-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* U.S. wants Security Council to condemn North Korea rocket test</p> <p>* Draft result of deal between U.S., China (Adds details about resolution)</p> <p>By Louis Charbonneau</p> <p>UNITED NATIONS, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The United States has circulated a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council that would condemn North Korea for its December rocket launch and calls for tightening existing U.N. sanctions, diplomats said on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-us-circulates-draft-north-korea-rebuke-at-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Divided regions International relations Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:15:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737511 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Cyprus woes may hurt eurozone if ignored-ECB's Asmussen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-cyprus-woes-may-hurt-eurozone-if-ignored-ecbs-asmussen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* ECB's Asmussen says Cyprus is systemically relevant</p> <p>* Says it is obvious Cyprus will default without assistance</p> <p>* Could have negative impact on Greece, rest of euro zone</p> <p>* But bailout must include anti-money laundering, tax transparency provisions (Adds details, background)</p> <p>By Annika Breidthardt</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-cyprus-woes-may-hurt-eurozone-if-ignored-ecbs-asmussen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Divided regions Political geography Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 15:00:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737763 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-N.Korea says will boost nuclear deterrent after UN rebuke http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-un-security-council-plans-vote-tighter-north-korea-san <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* North Korea space agency will now be blacklisted</p> <p>* Council warns North against new nuclear test</p> <p>* China says sanctions alone don't work, more diplomacy needed</p> <p>* Pyongyang continues work on nuclear test site, test seen some way off (Adds U.S. envoy comments, paragraphs 7-8, Russian comment, paragraph 10)</p> <p>By Louis Charbonneau</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-un-security-council-plans-vote-tighter-north-korea-san" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Divided regions Entertainment International relations Korea Military of North Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:30:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737900 at http://www.globalpost.com Belgian trainee teachers fail in basic general knowledge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/belgian-trainee-teachers-fail-basic-general-knowledge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS, Jan 23 (Reuters) - A large number of Belgium's future secondary school teachers struggle with basic concepts of geography, politics and history, a study published on Wednesday has shown.</p> <p>Among final year teaching students involved in the study, one in three could not identify the United States on a map and almost half did not know where the Pacific Ocean was.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/belgian-trainee-teachers-fail-basic-general-knowledge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Divided regions Europe Political geography Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:00:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738381 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/blank-headline-received-22 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL-U.S. NORTH KOREA ENVOY DAVIES SAYS WOULD BE "MISTAKE" FOR PYONGYANG TO TEST NUCLEAR DEVICE</p> Divided regions Member states of the United Nations Republics Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 03:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738654 at http://www.globalpost.com US 'very concerned' about North Korea's nuclear statements -Panetta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/blank-headline-received-8 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Thursday the United States is "very concerned" about North Korea's threat to carry out a nuclear test and further rocket launches but is prepared to deal with any kind of provocation from Pyongyang.</p> <p>Panetta, speaking at a Pentagon news conference, said North Korea's actions would violate U.N. Security Council resolutions, would distance Pyongyang from the international community and would "do nothing - nothing other than jeopardize the hope for peace."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/blank-headline-received-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Divided regions Member states of the United Nations Panetta Republics Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:15:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738996 at http://www.globalpost.com