UN Security Council steps up new North Korea sanctions

Major US allies in Asia welcomed today (12 September) the UN Security Council’s unanimous vote to step up sanctions on North Korea, with its profitable textile exports now banned and fuel supplies to the reclusive North capped after it its … Read More

North Korea slapped with UN sanctions after nuclear test

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The United Nations has imposed a fresh round of sanctions on North Korea after its sixth and largest nuclear test. The measures restrict oil imports and ban textile exports. The latter is aimed at starving the North of income for … Read More

North Korea May Fire Another ICBM This Weekend, South Warns

SEOUL, South Korea — Less than one week after North Korea appeared to carry out its sixth nuclear test, South Korea warned Thursday that its neighbor may fire an intercontinental ballistic missile this weekend. SouthKorea’s prime minister, Lee Nak-yon, suggested … Read More

North Korea Crisis: Russia’s Putin Warns of ‘Global Catastrophe’ [videos]

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Tuesday that ramping up the “military hysteria” around North Korea’s escalating nuclear and missile tests could lead to a “global catastrophe.” He also questioned the effectiveness of tightening sanctions, as the U.S. has … Read More

Moon Seeks Putin’s Help, Warns of ‘Uncontrollable’ North Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in sought to find common ground with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to prevent the situation on the Korean peninsula from spinning out of control. “If we fail to stop North Korea’s provocations now, it could sink … Read More

U.S. General and South Korean Leader Push for Diplomacy on North Korea

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SEOUL, South Korea — Emphasizing diplomacy and sanctions over war, the top American general and South Korea’s president said on Monday that they hoped to avoid armed conflict with North Korea, as China vowed to enforce new United Nations penalties. … Read More

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