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“We have shut down major channels of cash flow annually into North Korea” through sanctions, Mr. Chun said, adding that the North’s continued spending on military capabilities “would be a shortcut to their demise.”


Ex-banker to give files to WikiLeaks

LONDON | A former Swiss banker on Monday supplied documents to WikiLeaks that he alleges detail attempts by wealthy business leaders and lawmakers to evade tax payments.

Rudolf Elmer, an ex-employee of Swiss-based bank Julius Baer, said there were 2,000 account holders named in the documents, but refused to give details of the companies or individuals involved.

He previously has offered files to WikiLeaks on financial activities in the Cayman Islands and faces a court hearing in Zurich on Wednesday to answer charges of coercion and violating Switzerland’s strict banking secrecy laws.


Militant fight leads to polio spike

PESHAWAR | Pakistan was the only country in 2010 to record an increase in cases of polio — 138, up from 89 in the previous year, according to World Health Organization figures. That made it the nation with the highest incidence of the crippling disease in the world.

Most cases were in the northwest close to the Afghan border, where battles between the U.S.-supported Pakistani army and Taliban fighters make many areas too dangerous to visit. The army bans travel to parts of the region, citing the security situation, and territory under militant control is highly dangerous for outsiders, even Pakistani aid workers.

From wire dispatches and staff reports