Canada FM urges US, North Korea to step back

Canada FM urges US, North Korea to step back

Hyeon Soo Lim, a Toronto-area pastor who was detained in North Korea for over two years, is back in the city after catching a connecting flight in Ottawa.

Lim, a 62-year-old South Korean-born Canadian citizen, was convicted and sentenced in 2015 for allegedly trying to use religion to destroy the North Korean system and helping US and South Korean authorities lure and abduct North Korean citizens. "One of the things my father shared is that as a Canadian going to North Korea for him was to be able to share the blessing of Canada to those in North Korea", the pastor's son said. He was sentenced to hard labor for life in December 2015 on charges of attempting to overthrow the Pyongyang regime.

Lim's release came almost two months after USA college student Otto Warmbier died shortly after he was released from North Korea in a coma. The release came after diplomatic negotiation details of which are not known. She said Canada had been clear from the outset that Lim had to be released and returned home.

Jang Bae, tells The Canadian Press in an email that Lim "will be attending service this Sunday".

Sales of gold bars rising amid rising tension on peninsular
Japan is the world's biggest creditor country and there is an assumption that investors there will repatriate funds in a crisis. OIL: Benchmark U.S. crude lost 36 cents to $48.23 per barrel on the on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

James Lim said his dad was in "good health", but noted that the family planned to arrange for extended medical attention, including checkups.

The family thanked the Canadian government for helping secure his Lim's release. "There's a lot of complexity to it", James Lim said.

The Canadian government issued a statement saying it joined Lim's family and congregation in celebrating his homecoming.

"It is of absolutely pressing concern for Canada and we are very involved working with our worldwide partners to seek a resolution, a de-escalation, to really get North Korea to understand it must get off of this path which is so destructive for North Korea and the world".

Related News:

  • Anna Paquin 'claims' the breasts seen on BBC News At Ten

    Anna Paquin 'claims' the breasts seen on BBC News At Ten

    Furthermore, she also made fun of the news channel's statement that they are going to look into the matter, wondering what that could possibly mean.
    Iran parliament ratifies legislation to counter United States  anti-Iran moves

    Iran parliament ratifies legislation to counter United States anti-Iran moves

    Tehran says the measures violate a 2015 deal with world powers that eased sanctions in exchange for curbs on its nuclear programme.
    TSX falls 0.94% as oil drops, geopolitical tensions rise

    TSX falls 0.94% as oil drops, geopolitical tensions rise

    The S&P hasn't moved more than 0.5 percent in one day since July and has fallen more than 1 percent only twice this year. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index lost 1.06 percent and MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe shed 0.17 percent.
  • Fired Google engineer continues blitz against company

    Fired Google engineer continues blitz against company

    Employees can search documents for information about different divisions within the company on its internal network. Fired4Truth, widely believed to be Damore's Twitter account, is closing in on 50,000 followers in a matter of days.
    Canadian Army Builds Tents for Asylum Seekers Fleeing US

    Canadian Army Builds Tents for Asylum Seekers Fleeing US

    Canada's CBC News said authorities have struggled in recent weeks to handle the influx of asylum seekers at Roxham Road. The same could happen in Canada if an asylum seeker's claim is rejected.

    Flawless Federer cruises into the semifinals

    I don't know how much Rafa cares about the year-end number one or if he just cares about getting back to it for a short while. When the new world rankings come out on Monday he will be 67th in the world and the youngest player in the top 100.
  • French leader urges calm in North Korea crisis

    French leader urges calm in North Korea crisis

    Several Twitter users have over the last 24 hours reported Trump's tweet, which threatened violence against North Korea. He made comments Saturday while visiting his father's tomb in his ancestral hometown of Nagato in western Japan.
    'Injured' Sanchez ruled out of start of Arsenal's PL campaign

    'Injured' Sanchez ruled out of start of Arsenal's PL campaign

    Craig Shakespeare's efforts to guide Leicester to stability last season earned him the job on a permanent basis. And, keeping in mind the vast expenditure, great matches and huge disappointments are to come.
    New Orleans solar eclipse: Where to watch on August 21

    New Orleans solar eclipse: Where to watch on August 21

    You can find the glasses at online vendors including EclipseGlasses.com, Celestron , Explore Scientific and Meade Instruments. Total solar eclipses will cross the continental USA twice more in the next 30 years, on April 8, 2024 , and August 12, 2045 .
  • Trump again cites 'military' option against North Korea

    Trump again cites 'military' option against North Korea

    This week, Trump has issued stern warnings to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. "I think he's there mentally". Washington has repeatedly called on Beijing to do more against its ally north korea .
    Arsenal urged to avoid a Robin van Persie situation with Alexis Sanchez

    Arsenal urged to avoid a Robin van Persie situation with Alexis Sanchez

    He added: "I'm convinced in 10 or 15 years it will not necessarily be a football specialist who is a manager of a club". When asked if Arsenal have received any bids from PSG for the 28-year-old, Wenger replied: "I can not tell you that".
    Mehbooba opposes repeal of Kashmir's special status - Newspaper

    Mehbooba opposes repeal of Kashmir's special status - Newspaper

    How many evidences are required more in order to understand that the opposition parties are against a harsh, BJP political party. Moreover, the Article 370 is part of the original constitution, and hence, the Article 35A also flows from it.


Most liked

Arsenal score two late goals for comeback win vs. Leicester City
But then Arsenal's super-subs came to the rescue: Aaron Ramsey drew the scores on 83 minutes, before Giroud's sublime header gave the Gunners all three points.

Wenger gives updates on new Arsenal deal for Alexis Sanchez
At the moment, negotiations are going on, but it appears as if both club and player are having a hard time coming to a new deal. Manchester United , Manchester City , and Chelsea have spent millions of pounds in just a few weeks to boost their squad.

ESports Could Be Coming to the 2024 Olympics
Esports will be a fully recognised event at the 2022 Asian Games, though details of the games to be contested have not been revealed. "Let's try if we can find some bridges or not".

Wall Street finished a hard week on a high note
The Russian dollar-traded index RTS was down 1.49 percent, and ruble-traded MICEX fell 1.29 percent by midday. They have soared over 2 percent in the previous two sessions, and are set for a weekly gain of 2.25 percent.

Himachal landslide: Eight bodies recovered, PM Modi pained by loss of lives
One of the state roadways bus was hit by the landslide debris and skidded off the road, falling down by nearly a kilometre. Mandi deputy commissioner, along with officials from administration and police is also camping at the spot.

Sally Pearson roars back to win world 100m hurdles gold
Her next challenge will be winning a third successive Commonwealth title on home soil on the Gold Coast next year. Hilliard said it was hard to overstate what Pearson had overcome to get back to the top of the world.

Will North Korea rain on Wall Street's endless summer?
The dollar was down 0.53 per cent against the yen at ¥109.48 (RM4.30), after briefly dropping as low as ¥109.53. South Korean stocks extended losses late Thursday morning as North Korea risks weighed on the main index.

United States stocks tumble on North Korea worries
The local currency closed at 1,143.50 won against the USA dollar, down 1.50 won from the previous session's close. Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE 6-to-1; on Nasdaq , a 3.60-to-1 ratio favored decliners.

Upton walk-off homer caps wild, seesaw win for Tigers
Berrios may be struggling while Zimmerman has been okay lately, but I don't trust Zimmerman to lead the Tigers to a win today. His heroics were on display once again Saturday night as he carried the Tigers to a 12-11 walk off victory over the Twins.

Bautista Agut in marathon win over Monfils at Rogers Cup; Schwartzman advances
Haase will face the victor between second-seeded Roger Federer and Roberto Bautista Agut in the semifinals on Saturday. Spain's David Ferrer , 35, was a perennial top-10 player until he began to drop in the rankings previous year .

U.S. destroyer in South China Sea called 'provocation' by Beijing
Today's operation will likely complicate Donald Trump 's hopes to persuade China to help rein in North Korea's nuclear programmes. A US Navy destroyer recently sailed near Mischief Reef in the disputed South China Sea in a freedom of navigation operation.

Amber Heard and Elon Musk speaks out about break up
Originally, it was thought the only change to Autopilot hardware for the new Model 3 was the addition of a driver-facing camera. Right now, the goal is to get the affordable electric vehicle out of "production hell," per a tweet by Musk.

West Brom fans react on Twitter to Jay Rodriguez's performance
Tony Pulis hopes he can take West Brom to the next level after signing a contract to remain as head coach until 2019. Pulis said: "We want everyone to chip in and the quality we got from set plays today was absolutely fantastic".

Stephen McGown Assumed Al-Qaeda Release Was 'Joke'
But I think they saw it as their duty to accept it, even though I have a hard time believing that they actually believed me'. The 42-year-old said his captors treated him better after he adopted Islam, giving him clothes, food and medication.

Horse race bet with William Hill
How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.