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U.N. council to meet subsequent week on human rights in North Korea: U.S.

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Safety Council will meet subsequent week on human rights in North Korea, which has been accused by a U.N. inquiry of abuses comparable to Nazi-era atrocities, the United States mentioned on Friday.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, Dec. ten at two:30 p.m. (1430 ET), the spokeswoman for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Hagar Chemali, stated in a statement. She added that senior U.N. officials would brief the council.

    The other eight council members who supported the U.S. choice to revive discussions on alleged rights abuses in North Korea are Chile, France, Jordan, Lithuania, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Britain, Chemali stated on Thursday.

The Security Council last discussed the problem a year ago.

Last month China’s U.N. ambassador, Liu Jieyi, said it would be a “negative thought” for the Security Council to hold such a meeting, adding that the council “is not about human rights.”

The Safety Council added human rights in North Korea to its agenda final year, in spite of objections by China that led to a rare procedural vote. Beijing is a powerful ally of Pyongyang.

When speaking to reporters final month, Liu did not rule out a new procedural vote, even though Western diplomats say they have adequate votes to overcome Chinese objections.

China’s and North Korea’s U.N. missions did not respond immediately to requests for comment. North Korea has denied allegations of systematic human rights abuses, saying such charges are portion of a U.S.-led plot to destabilize the country.

A year ago this month the 193-member U.N. Basic Assembly urged the U.N. Safety Council to take into account referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court (ICC) following a U.N. Commission of Inquiry detailed wide-ranging abuses in the hermit Asian state.

China is probably to veto any Safety Council bid to refer North Korea to the ICC, diplomats said.

(Reporting by Louis Charbonneau Editing by Sandra Maler)

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EU’s Juncker to meet Danish PM next week on referendum

BRUSSELS European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will meet Danish Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen to talk about the consequences of Thursday’s Danish referendum, in which the Danes rejected adopting far more EU laws to fight cross-border crime.

“We take note of the outcome of the Danish referendum. It indicates that Denmark keeps its status in the Justice and Home Affairs area as foreseen by the EU treaty,” Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas told a normal news briefing.

“Commission president Juncker spoke on the telephone final evening to the Danish prime minister and agreed to meet in Brussels subsequent week to agree how to take things from there,” Schinas mentioned.

(Reporting By Jan Strupczewski and Alastair Macdonald editing by Robin Emmott)

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UPDATE 1-U.S. stock, bond mutual funds see 4th straight week of withdrawals – Lipper

(New all through adds data and analyst quote) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Dec 3 Investors withdrew $  6.6 billion from U.S. stock and taxable-bond mutual funds in the course of the week that ended Dec. 2, Lipper data showed on Thursday, marking the fourth straight week of outflows for those investments. All round, stock funds posted $  920 million in outflows during the week, led by the mutual fund withdrawals, according to the Lipper information, which also measures exchange-traded funds. "Retail investors threw the child out with the bath water," stated Tom Roseen, head of analysis solutions at Lipper. "People are getting out of the way of a price hike." Roseen mentioned concern about the direction of U.S. Federal Reserve policy, mixed financial information and geopolitical concerns have weighed on retail investors. These issues also prompted a flight-to-good quality move into income-marketplace funds. That category attracted $  17.8 billion during the week, marking the second consecutive week of inflows for the low-threat investments, Lipper stated. Stock ETFs, by contrast, took in $  3.8 billion. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF took in about 71 percent of that amount, Lipper said. "They're saying, we really feel comfortable saying there may possibly be a Santa Claus rally here," Roseen stated of ETF investors, referring to a potential end-of-year run up in stock costs. Investors pulled $  2.1 billion in cash out of U.S.-listed taxable bond mutual funds and ETFs in the course of the week that ended Dec. 2, Lipper mentioned. Treasury funds posted $  1.three billion in outflows for the duration of the week, although high-yield corporate debt attracted $  398 million of inflows and broke a 3-week streak of outflows. Greater-credit investment-grade bond funds posted $  547 million in outflows. Emerging-marketplace stock funds extended their streak of outflows to five straight weeks, posting $  583 million in withdrawals in the most current period. The Lipper fund flow information is compiled from reports issued by U.S.-domiciled mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. The following is a broad breakdown of the flows for the week, such as exchange-traded funds (in $  billions): Sector Flow Chg % Assets Assets Count ($  Bil) ($  Bil) All Equity Funds -.920 -.02 five,236.782 11,819 Domestic Equities -.065 -.00 3,705.334 8,449 Non-Domestic Equities -.855 -.06 1,531.448 3,370 All Taxable Bond Funds -two.090 -.ten 2,200.798 six,070 All Cash Marketplace Funds 17.811 .76 2,350.362 1,163 All Municipal Bond Funds .364 .10 355.059 1,504 (Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt Editing by Jennifer Ablan and Lisa Shumaker)

Stock funds attract $2.9 bln in latest week – Lipper

NEW YORK Nov 27 U.S.-primarily based stock funds attracted $ 2.9 billion in new money throughout the week ended Nov. 25, data from Thomson Reuters’ Lipper service showed on Friday.

The positive outcome for those funds came despite outflows all round for mutual funds invested in equities and other danger assets.

Taxable bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds posted $ 2.8 billion in outflows over the period, reversing moderate inflows the week prior to, Lipper said. Low-threat cash marketplace funds took in $ 6.1 billion in new cash in the course of the week after posting much more than $ 20 billion in outflows a week earlier. (Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt)

UPDATE 1-Stock funds attract $two.9 bln in latest week – Lipper

(New throughout, adds specifics on negative 4-week moving averages for investment grade and junk bond mutual funds) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Nov 27 Investors in exchange-traded funds added practically $ 7.7 billion to U.S.-primarily based stock funds throughout the week ended Nov. 25, information from Thomson Reuters’ Lipper service showed Friday, moderating a wave of withdrawals by mutual-fund investors from risky assets. General, U.S.-primarily based stock mutual funds and ETFs attracted $ 2.9 billion in new cash in the course of the week. The optimistic result for these funds came despite outflows all round for mutual funds invested in equities and other danger assets. Those investors took $ four.7 billion out of stock funds and another $ 3.five billion from taxable bond funds. Altogether, taxable bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds posted $ two.8 billion in outflows over the period, reversing moderate inflows the week just before, Lipper said. Mutual funds that invest in investment-grade bonds saw cash withdrawals of $ 1.eight billion in the week that ended Wednesday, posting a unfavorable 4-week moving typical of $ 627 million. Higher-yield junk bond mutual funds, meanwhile, saw cash withdrawals of $ 505 million in the newest week ended Wednesday, driving their negative 4-week moving average to $ 219 million. It was the higher-yield fund group’s third week of money withdrawals. Low-risk cash marketplace funds took in $ six.1 billion in new cash during the week following posting much more than $ 20 billion in outflows a week earlier. Emerging-market place funds saw their streak of outflows extend to 4 weeks, though the pace of these withdrawals slowed to $ 59 million as investment functionality enhanced for the duration of the weekly period. The 4-week moving average of outflows for these funds stands at unfavorable $ 417 million. The period measured by Lipper does not incorporate trading on Friday, when funds tracking China and a broader suite of emerging markets all saw their costs decline after Reuters reported the stock regulator had widened its probe on brokerages to include the country’s fourth-largest securities firm. The Lipper fund flow data is compiled from reports issued by U.S.-domiciled mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. The following is a broad breakdown of the flows for the week, such as exchange-traded funds (in $ billions): Sector Flow Chg % Assets Assets Count ($ Bil) ($ Bil) All Equity two.907 .06 5,269. 11,833 Funds 758 Domestic 2.530 .07 three,724. eight,461 Equities 200 Non-Domestic .376 .02 1,545. 3,372 Equities 558 All Taxable -2.770 -.13 two,197. 6,061 Bond Funds 913 All Money six.117 .26 2,339. 1,170 Marketplace Funds 637 All Municipal .684 .19 353.29 1,504 Bond Funds 2 (Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt Editing by Jennifer Ablan and Andrew Hay)