1. Under the Radar

    U.N. Probing N. Korea Arms Deals

    North Korean shout slogans as they gather at Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang, North Korea, for a rally denouncing South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Friday, April 20, 2012. North Koreans said Lee's radio comments about North Korea last week "hurt the dignity" of the North Korean people. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Vincent Yu / AP Photo

    A United Nations panel is investigating reports of possible weapons-related shipments from Pyongyang to Syria and Burma. “Member states did not report to the committee any violations involving transfer of nuclear or other WMD-related or ballistic missile items," the panel affirmed in their findings. "But they did report several other violations, including illicit sales of arms and related material and luxury goods.” The report also claimed that “the DPRK [North Korea] continues actively to defy the measures in the [U.N. sanctions] resolutions.”

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