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  • UNITED NATIONS, Feb 9- A U.N.-blacklisted North Korean shipping company continues to evade sanctions through its use of foreign-flagged ships, name changes and other means of obfuscation, according to a new report by United Nations monitors. The U.N. Security Council's Panel of Experts on North Korea, which monitors implementation of sanctions on Pyongyang,...

  • North Korea launch a black eye for China Sunday, 7 Feb 2016 | 2:19 PM ET
    China's President Xi Jinping speaks during the opening ceremony of the 2nd annual World Internet Conference in Jiaxing, China, on Dec. 16, 2015.

    North Korea's launch is a humiliation for China, but there are no signs that Beijing will change course, The New York Times writes.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 6- The United States vowed on Saturday to take all necessary actions to defend itself and its allies following a North Korean rocket launch, and said it would seek "significant measures" in the U.N. Security Council to hold North Korea to account. North Korea said the rocket carried a satellite, but its efforts have raised strong suspicion in...

  • Feb 6- Republican White House contenders on Saturday called for a tough strategy toward North Korea, including expanded missile defense, after the reclusive communist nation appeared to have launched a long-range rocket into space. "They do not understand anything but toughness and strength," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said of North Korea during the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 6- The United States vowed on Saturday to take all necessary actions to defend itself and its allies following a North Korean rocket launch, and called on the international community to show Pyongyang that its "reckless actions must have serious consequences." "North Korea's launch using ballistic missile technology... represents yet another...

  • Whatever lifts off from North Korea's western coast space center this month, one thing is certain— since rockets and missiles inevitably have overlapping technologies, it will run afoul of U.N. resolutions that have been in place for years to bar North Korea from testing any technology that could be used to develop long-range ballistic missiles.

  • NKorea satellite would be a provocation: US Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 1:53 PM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un salutes during a visit to the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces on the occasion of the new year, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 10, 2016.

    A State Department official said that North Korea's plan to launch a satellite argues for tougher U.N. sanctions.

  • SINGAPORE— A Singapore court on Friday fined a shipping company nearly $127,000 for wiring money used to transport fighter jets and surface-to-air missile systems from Cuba to North Korea in 2013 in violation of bans on helping Pyongyang build up its weapons programs. The company had been found guilty last month of contributing to the nuclear-related...

  • A ceremony in Pyongyang in this undated photo released December 17, 2014 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency.

    The U.S. has seen more activity around a North Korea missile site, suggesting a possible space launch, U.S. officials told Reuters.

  • US expands sanctions on North Korea Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 1:25 PM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    The United States broadens sanctions on North Korea after detecting that they may be preparing a space launch, Reuters reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 28- The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved legislation on Thursday that would broaden sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber activities, amid growing international concern over Pyongyang's weapons program. The committee passed the measure by unanimous voice vote and members said they...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Jan 28-- It's probably cold comfort to coal miners in Australia and South Africa, but their Indonesian counterparts are bearing the brunt of the supply cuts needed to balance the market. This is shown rather starkly by data from China and India, the world's two largest coal importers. While the headline figure from China's 2015 coal customs...

  • NKorea may launch missile next week: Report Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 9:02 PM ET
    A sales assistant watches TV sets broadcasting a news report on North Korea's nuclear test, in Seoul, January 6, 2016.

    North Korea might be preparing a long-range ballistic missile launch from its northwestern launch site, Kyodo News reported.

  • US, China agree on need for new North Korea measure Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 6:37 AM ET
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi shake hands before their bilateral meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs January 27, 2016 in Beijing, China.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the Chinese foreign minister agreed on the need for a new U.N. Security resolution targeting North Korea.

  • Security resolution targeting North Korea after its Jan. 6 nuclear test, though there were few signs of concrete progress. Kerry, on a two-day visit to Beijing, had been expected to press China, North Korea's lone major backer, for more curbs on Pyongyang after it said it had successfully conducted a test of a miniaturised hydrogen nuclear device, though the United...

  • BEIJING, Jan 27- The United States and China must find a way forward on reining in North Korea's nuclear programme and easing tension in the South China Sea, U.S. Kerry, on a two-day visit to Beijing, had been expected to press China to push for more curbs on North Korea after it said it had successfully conducted a test of a miniaturised hydrogen nuclear device on Jan. 6.

  • BEIJING, Jan 27- The United States and China must find a way forward on the North Korea nuclear issue and the situation in the South China Sea, U.S. Kerry, on a two-day visit to Beijing, had promised to press China to push for more curbs on North Korea after it said it had successfully conducted a test of a miniaturised hydrogen nuclear device on Jan. 6.

  • ADDIS ABABA, Jan 23- The United States is not close to an agreement with China on new United Nations Security Council measures to impose on North Korea over its fourth nuclear test earlier this month, said U.S. North Korea said on Jan. 6 that it successfully tested a powerful nuclear bomb. The 15- member U.N. Security Council said at the time it would begin working...

  • Sec. Carter: There will be boots on the ground Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 7:44 AM ET
    Sec. Carter: There will be boots on the ground

    Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, discusses the U.S. strategy to fight terrorism. Also Carter weighs in on closing Guantanamo Bay and keeping an eye on North Korea.

  • Sec. Carter: Fighting ISIS on 3 fronts Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 7:41 AM ET
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

    Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, discusses how other countries can play a bigger role in fighting terrorism.