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Dec 1, 2014

North Korea says ‘wait and see’ when asked about Sony hacking

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea said “wait and see” on Monday when asked if Pyongyang was involved in a cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment a month before its planned release of a movie about a plot to kill the reclusive state’s leader, Kim Jong Un.

“The hostile forces are relating everything to the DPRK (North Korea). I kindly advise you to just wait and see,” a spokesman for North Korea’s U.N. mission said when asked about the attack that knocked out the studio’s computer network.

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Nov 25, 2014

U.N. committee spotlights ‘highly intrusive’ digital spying

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A United Nations General Assembly committee on Tuesday expressed concern at digital spying and said unlawful or arbitrary mass surveillance, interception and collection of online data are “highly intrusive acts” that violate the right to privacy.

But a reference to metadata surveillance as an intrusive act was removed from the resolution, which was adopted by consensus, to appease the United States, Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, known as the Five Eyes surveillance alliance, diplomats said.

Nov 25, 2014

South Sudan warns UN that sanctions could fuel confrontation

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 25 (Reuters) – South Sudan warned the
United Nations Security Council on Tuesday that imposing
sanctions to try to end nearly a year of violence in the world’s
youngest state would likely “harden positions toward
confrontation rather than cooperation.”

Fighting erupted last December in South Sudan after months
of political tension between President Salva Kiir and his sacked
deputy and rival, Riek Machar. The conflict has reopened deep
fault lines among ethnic groups, pitting Kiir’s Dinka against
Machar’s Nuer.

Nov 24, 2014
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      "I am a Reuters correspondent at the United Nations in New York. I have also covered general news for Reuters in the United States, Afghanistan, Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific. Before joining Reuters more than a decade ago, I had a two year stint at The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh, Scotland and began my career at The Border Mail newspaper in Albury/Wodonga in Australia."
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