Nuclear discussions by Security Council include North Korea

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A street scene in Wonsan City, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)

The UN Security Council stands ready to take additional action against North Korea if it continues with rocket launches or attempts any nuclear tests. The country has already been officially condemned by the UN Security Council over its failed launch of a so-called "application satellite" on April 13. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that condemnation sends a strong message to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and he is urging the DPRK to immediately comply fully with its obligations under Security Council resolutions.

Ruak claims victory in Timor-Leste presidential election

Voter casts her ballot in the second round of the Presidential Elections

In Timor-Leste, José Maria Vasconcelos, more commonly known as Taur Matan Ruak has claimed victory as the country's new President. The 55-year-old is a former military chief and rebel commander. A run-off election was held Monday between Ruak and Francisco Guterres. Incumbent President Jose Ramos-Horta came in third in the first round of voting which was held in March. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended the people of Timor-Leste for voting in what he described as a "peaceful and orderly manner."

Growing Chinese investment in Africa

Antoinette Sayeh

Chinese investment in Sub-Saharan Africa has been on the rise in recent years. In 2008, it peaked at more than $5 billion dollars. However, some controversy does surround the issue. Right now the increasing investment is having a major impact on African growth and the International Monetary Fund says it can also be a good deal for China.

Presenter: Julie Walker
Assistant Producer: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10'00"

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