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US targets Russia and Chinese firms over North Korea sanctions breaches

The United States has imposed fresh sanctions on one individual and three entities, including Russia and China-based companies, over breaches related to North Korea sanctions. The US Treasury said the new sanctions applied to the Russia-based Profinet Pte Ltd and its director general, the China-based Dalian Sun Moon Star International Logistics Trading Co. and the Singapore based SINSMS Pte Ltd. ...

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South & North Korea to hold summit in Pyongyang in September

Published time: 13 Aug, 2018 06:02 South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are set to hold their third summit in the North Korean capital in September, Yonhap reports citing the results of high-level talks. “We agreed to hold an inter-Korean summit within September in Pyongyang,” the two sides said in a joint press statement issued ...

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Leaked UN report claims North Korea's nuclear & missile programs still active

North Korea has not abandoned its nuclear and missile programs, despite this year’s earlier diplomatic breakthroughs and destruction of test sites, Reuters reports, citing a confidential UN paper. The leaked report is purportedly a six-month review by unnamed independent experts monitoring the implementation of United Nations sanctions on North Korea, and was submitted to the relevant UN committee late on ...

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In symbolic gesture, North Korea returns remains of US service members

On the 65th anniversary of the Korean War, Pyongyang has handed over the remains of dozens of US soldiers who died during the three-year-long conflict, the White House has confirmed. A US Air Force C-17 transport plane picked up the remains of American servicemen in Wonsan, North Korea on Friday morning, before delivering them to the Osan Air Base in ...

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Libya, migrants & karma: Europe's new migration policy wrecks on North African reality

The EU’s new plan to create refugee camps in North Africa is unlikely to ever work, as it’s never considered the situation on the ground – something that Europe helped create when it intervened in Libya, experts warn. Years of unending migrant influx have apparently stretched both the capacity and hospitality of some European nations to the limit. While the ...

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Russia ‘helpful’ in enforcing sanctions on North Korea – Pompeo

Moscow has been actively contributing to the process of denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, particularly by enforcing sanctions on Pyongyang, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told journalists. “Enforcement of sanctions is a continuing process. There have been many places, in which Russians have been helpful,” Pompeo told journalists after his meeting with the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New ...

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Rebuilding North Korea's economy would cost $63bn, but South Korea would benefit – Citi

Boosting the sanctioned economy of North Korea would not be easy or cheap, but there are geopolitical benefits for South Korea, according to research by Citibank analysts. Citi estimated that $ 63.1 billion would be needed to rebuild transportation and infrastructure. Among the costs is an estimated $ 24.1 billion – needed for 28 railroad projects, $ 22.8 billion would ...

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Trump prolongs sanctions against North Korea for another year

Published time: 22 Jun, 2018 15:45 Edited time: 22 Jun, 2018 15:49 Trump extends the "national emergency" related to North Korea's nuclear weapons program. (National Emergencies basically = authority for sanctions). pic.twitter.com/H6FBfVuKDG — Olivier Knox (@OKnox) June 22, 2018 Despite summit with Kim Jong-un, Pres Trump notifies Congress he's renewing national emergency with respect to North Korea to keep US ...

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South Korea wants railroad link to Russia through North Korea

Seoul, Moscow and Pyongyang can implement several major trilateral infrastructure and energy projects if stability is reached on the Korean peninsula, according to South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Read more One such project could be a railway that will be able deliver goods from Russia to South Korea through North Korea. “Once the Trans-Korean Main Line is built, it may ...

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Treason or respect? Trump draws ire for returning North Korean general’s salute (VIDEO)

Footage of the US President returning the salute of a North Korean general has set off his domestic critics, who have accused Donald Trump of showing respect for a “murderous regime” in Pyongyang. Video released Thursday by North Korea shows the meeting of the two delegations on Monday in Singapore. As Trump goes down the line and shakes the hands ...

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