Sanctions and embargoes

South Korean army soldiers prepare barbed wires during a military exercise in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. Following U.S. warnings to North Korea of a "massive military response," South Korea's military on Monday fired missiles into the sea to simulate an attack on the North's main nuclear test site a day after Pyongyang detonated its largest ever nuclear test explosion. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
September 04, 2017 - 2:26 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's nuclear test and the world reaction (all times local): 3:20 p.m. South Korean media says Seoul's military believes North Korea is readying the launch of a ballistic missile, possibly an ICBM. Yonhap news agency reports that Seoul's defense...
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President Donald Trump leaves after attending services at St. John's Church in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. The president last week named today a National Day of Prayer for victims of Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 03, 2017 - 1:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea on Sunday claimed a "perfect success" for its most powerful nuclear test so far, a further step in the development of weapons capable of striking anywhere in the United States. President Donald Trump, asked if he would attack the North, said, "We'll see." He also...
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This image made from undated video of a news bulletin aired by North Korea's KRT on Sept. 3, 2017, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un holds the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee. North Korean state television said on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, the country has successfully conducted a test of a hydrogen bomb that is meant to be loaded onto an intercontinental ballistic missile. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this photo. (KRT via AP Video)
September 03, 2017 - 12:00 pm
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea on Sunday claimed a "perfect success" for its most powerful nuclear test so far, a further step in the development of weapons capable of striking anywhere in the United States. President Donald Trump, asked if he would attack the North, said, "We'll see." The latest...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, arrives to presides over a meeting of the National Security Council at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. North Korea said it set off a hydrogen bomb Sunday in its sixth nuclear test, which judging by the earthquake it set off appeared to be its most powerful explosion yet. (Yonhap via AP)
September 03, 2017 - 7:21 am
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea announced it detonated a thermonuclear device Sunday in its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date, a big step toward its goal of developing nuclear weapons capable of striking anywhere in the U.S. The North called it a "perfect success" while its neighbors condemned...
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FILE - This Aug. 29, 2017 file photo distributed on Aug. 30, 2017, by the North Korean government shows what was said to be the test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile in Pyongyang, North Korea. Japan is debating whether to develop limited pre-emptive strike capability and buy cruise missiles - ideas that were anathema in the pacifist country before the North Korea missile threat. North Korea’s test-firing of a missile on Aug. 29, 2017, which flew over Japan and landed in the northern Pacific Ocean, quickly reactivated the debate at parliament and in the media. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
September 02, 2017 - 8:04 am
BEIJING (AP) — China has advised Japan not to impose sanctions unilaterally on North Korea after Pyongyang launched a test missile that flew over Japan before falling into the Pacific Ocean, the Chinese foreign ministry said Saturday. The test-firing Tuesday has intensified fear and reignited a...
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Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin speaks to French executives at the headquarters of France's powerful business lobby Medef, Tuesday Aug. 29, 2017 in Paris. Oreshkin, a rising star in Vladimir Putin's government, is pushing for increased trade and investment despite protracted EU and US sanctions. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
August 29, 2017 - 8:32 am
PARIS (AP) — Russia's economy minister, a rising star in Kremlin politics, said Tuesday that his country is no longer suffering from U.S. and EU sanctions, and sees better prospects for future trade in Asia instead. Maxim Oreshkin told The Associated Press that the Russian economy is on track to...
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Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin speaks to French executives at the headquarters of France's powerful business lobby Medef, Tuesday Aug. 29, 2017 in Paris. Oreshkin, a rising star in Vladimir Putin's government, is pushing for increased trade and investment despite protracted EU and US sanctions. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
August 29, 2017 - 7:39 am
PARIS (AP) — Russia's up-and-coming economy minister says his country is no longer suffering from U.S. and EU sanctions, and sees better prospects for future trade in Asia. Maxim Oreshkin told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Russian economy is on track to grow at least 2 percent this year...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, to discuss Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
August 22, 2017 - 3:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday commended North Korea for recent restraint in its provocations and said it could point the way to a possible dialogue with the U.S. It was rare positive expression from the U.S. government toward the authoritarian government in Pyongyang...
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FILE-- In this file photo taken on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, chief of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi, right, sits next to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif after being awarded medal of honor by President Hassan Rouhani during a ceremony in Tehran, Iran. Iran's atomic chief warned Tuesday the Islamic Republic needs only five days to ramp up its uranium enrichment to 20 percent, a level at which the material could be used for a nuclear weapon. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
August 22, 2017 - 5:28 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's atomic chief warned Tuesday the Islamic Republic needs only five days to ramp up its uranium enrichment to 20 percent, a level at which the material could be used for a nuclear weapon. The comments by Ali Akbar Salehi to Iranian state television come as U.S. President...
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August 22, 2017 - 3:26 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's atomic chief warned Tuesday the Islamic Republic needs only five days to ramp up its uranium enrichment to 20 percent, a level at which the material could be used for a nuclear weapon. The comments by Ali Akbar Salehi to Iranian state television come as U.S. President...
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