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  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 5- The United Nations Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash by a third the Asian state's $3 billion annual export revenue over Pyongyang's two July intercontinental ballistic missile tests. It also prohibits countries from increasing the current numbers of North Korean laborers...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 5- The United Nations Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash by a third the Asian state's $3 billion annual export revenue over Pyongyang's two July intercontinental ballistic missile tests. It also prohibits countries from increasing the current numbers of North Korean laborers...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 5- China on Saturday called for a halt to the deployment of the THAAD U.S. anti-missile defense system in South Korea and for relevant equipment to be dismantled, China's U.N. "The deployment of the THAAD system will not bring a solution to the issue of nuclear testing and missile launches," Liu told the council after it imposed new sanctions on...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 5- The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash by a third the Asian state's $3 billion annual export revenue over Pyongyang's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July. It also prohibits countries from increasing the current numbers of North Korean laborers working...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 5- The United States "is taking and will continue to take prudent defensive measures to protect ourselves and our allies" from the threat posed by North Korea, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Saturday. "The North Korean threat... is rapidly growing more dangerous," Haley told the U.N. Security Council after the 15- member body...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 5- The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash by a third the Asian state's $3 billion annual export revenue over Pyongyang's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July. It also prohibits countries from increasing the current numbers of North Korean laborers working...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 4- The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Saturday on a U.S.-drafted resolution that aims to slash by a third North Korea's $3 billion annual export revenue over Pyongyang's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July. A council diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there was a "high confidence" that North...

  • *North Korea poses "grave and direct threat"- White House. *China state media say Trump tweet on China inaction "wrong". Ambassador to the United Nations, said in a statement China must decide if it is willing to back imposing stronger U.N. sanctions on North Korea over Friday night's long-range missile test, the North's second this month.

  • *North Korea poses "grave and direct threat"- White House. *China state media say Trump tweet on China inaction "wrong". Ambassador to the United Nations, said in a statement China must decide if it is willing to back imposing stronger U.N. sanctions on North Korea over Friday night's long-range missile test, the North's second this month.

  • *North Korea poses "grave and direct threat"- White House. Ambassador to the United Nations, said in a statement China must decide if it is willing to back imposing stronger U.N. sanctions on North Korea over Friday night's long-range missile test, the North's second this month. Any new U.N. Security Council resolution "that does not significantly increase the...

  • Ambassador to the United Nations said the United States is "done talking about North Korea." Ambassador to the United Nations, said in a statement that China must decide if it is willing to back imposing stronger U.N. sanctions on North Korea over Friday night's long-range missile test, the second this month. Any new U.N. Security Council resolution "that does not...

  • Ambassador to the United Nations said the United States is "done talking about North Korea". Ambassador to the United Nations, said in a statement that China must decide if it is willing to back imposing stronger U.N. sanctions on North Korea over Friday night's long-range missile test, the second this month. Any new U.N. Security Council resolution "that does not...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- A U.S. jury on Thursday found Macau billionaire Ng Lap Seng guilty on charges he bribed two U.N. ambassadors to help him build a multibillion-dollar conference center. "In his unbridled pursuit of even greater personal fortune, billionaire Ng Lap Seng corrupted the highest levels of the United Nations," Acting U.S. Prosecutors accused Ng of paying...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- A U.S. jury on Thursday found Macau billionaire Ng Lap Seng guilty on charges he bribed two United Nations ambassadors to help him build a multibillion-dollar conference center. "In his unbridled pursuit of even greater personal fortune, billionaire Ng Lap Seng corrupted the highest levels of the United Nations," Acting U.S.

  • NEW YORK, July 27- A U.S. jury on Thursday found Macau billionaire Ng Lap Seng guilty on charges he bribed two United Nations ambassadors to help him build a multibillion-dollar conference center. Ng, 69, was convicted on all six counts he faced, including bribery, money laundering and corruption, in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Prosecutors accused Ng of...

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts during a ballistic rocket test-fire through a precision control guidance system.

    North Korea's economy grew at its fastest pace in 17 years in 2016, South Korea's central bank said Friday, despite international sanctions.

  • UNITED NATIONS, July 20- Egypt accused Qatar on Thursday of adopting a "pro-terrorist" policy that violated United Nations Security Council resolutions and described it as "shameful" that the 15- member body had not held Qatar accountable. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt imposed sanctions on Qatar last month, saying the gas-rich Gulf...

  • GENEVA, July 19- The tobacco industry continues to subvert government attempts to prevent tobacco-related deaths, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday in a fresh call to counter corporate lobbying and litigation. Countries with partly state-owned tobacco companies, such as Japan which has a stake in Japan Tobacco Inc, should "firewall" their...

  • *Syria's wheat crop slightly improved on better rainfall. DUBAI, July 18- Syria's 2017 wheat crop has slightly improved to 1.8 million tonnes, 12 percent higher than last year's record low, but less than half of pre-war production averages, two United Nations agencies said on Tuesday. The latest assessment, conducted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of...

  • BRUSSELS, July 11- A European Union parliamentary committee voted on Tuesday to extend the exemption of international flights from the EU's charges for carbon emissions, but only while it awaits the implementation of last year's worldwide United Nations deal on tackling aircraft emissions. In February the European Commission proposed extending for an...