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Pyongyang welcomes back women's soccer world champions

North Korea's under-20 women's soccer team paraded through the streets of Pyongyang in a flower-covered vehicle on Tuesday, celebrating their World Cup win upon their return to the isolated nation's capital. | Video

Exclusive: U.S. warns China it will target firms for illicit North Korea business

WASHINGTON The United States has warned China it will blacklist Chinese companies and banks that do illicit business with North Korea if Beijing fails to enforce U.N. sanctions against Pyongyang, according to senior State Department officials.

Dec 02 2016

South Korea, Japan impose new unilateral sanctions on North Korea

SEOUL/TOKYO South Korea and Japan said on Friday they would impose new unilateral sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, following a fresh U.N. Security Council resolution imposed on the reclusive country this week.

Dec 02 2016

Japan to impose additional sanctions on North Korea

TOKYO Japan will impose additional sanctions on North Korea following the country's fifth nuclear test in September and consider further measures depending on Pyongyang's moves, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Friday.

Dec 01 2016

U.N. decapitates North Korea's statue export business

SEOUL Impoverished North Korea is not known for a bustling manufacturing industry but has earned a reputation in some African states for a highly visible export - its huge socialist-style statues. | Video

Dec 01 2016

U.N. slaps new sanctions on North Korea to slash cash from exports

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday aimed at cutting its annual export revenue by a quarter, after Pyongyang carried out its fifth and largest nuclear test so far in September.

Dec 01 2016

North Korea rejects U.N. resolution, vows stronger self-defense measures: KCNA

SEOUL North Korea's foreign ministry said on Thursday it rejects the latest U.N. Security Council resolution imposing fresh sanctions against the country for its September nuclear test, saying it denied its sovereignty and right to survival.

Dec 01 2016

China says new North Korea sanctions not meant to harm 'normal' trade

BEIJING New U.N. Security Council sanctions on North Korea, imposed after its fifth and largest nuclear test in September, are not intended to harm "normal" trade with the isolated country nor affect civilians, China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

Dec 01 2016

China says hopes for 'clear' message with new North Korea sanctions

BEIJING China said on Tuesday it hoped for a "clear" message to be sent with new UN sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear program, but would not comment on the draft, saying there had been too much speculation about the details. | Video

Nov 29 2016

U.N. Security Council to vote Wednesday on North Korea sanctions: diplomats

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday to impose new sanctions on North Korea for its fifth and largest nuclear test, slashing Pyongyang's export earnings by some $800 million, diplomats said on Monday.

Nov 28 2016