Sanctions and embargoes

Bolivian Ambassador to the United Nations Sacha Sergio Llorentty Soliz speaks to reporters regarding the situation in North Korea before attending a Security Council meeting, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 09, 2017 - 2:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 2:11 p.m. The U.S. ambassador to the U.N.'s Conference on Disarmament says he urged North Korea to "end its threatening behavior," drawing a retort from an envoy from the reclusive Asian country. Ambassador...
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Bolivian Ambassador to the United Nations Sacha Sergio Llorentty Soliz speaks to reporters regarding the situation in North Korea before attending a Security Council meeting, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 09, 2017 - 12:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Bolivia is currently a U.N. Security Council member, and its ambassador says the escalating rhetoric between the United State and North Korea is "really detrimental" to the world body's goal of...
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People walk by a TV screen showing a local news program reporting with an image of U.S. President Donald Trump at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. North Korea and the United States traded escalating threats, with President Donald Trump threatening Pyongyang "with fire and fury like the world has never seen" and the North's military claiming Wednesday it was examining its plans for attacking Guam. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 09, 2017 - 8:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 8:45 a.m. North Korean authorities have organized a giant rally Wednesday as a show of support for their rejection of the latest round of U.N. sanctions. Tens of thousands of people packed Kim Il Sung Square...
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President Donald Trump talks about North Korea during a briefing on the opioid crisis, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 08, 2017 - 11:55 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea and the United States traded escalating threats, with President Donald Trump threatening Pyongyang "with fire and fury like the world has never seen" and the North's military claiming Wednesday it was examining its plans for attacking Guam. The comments follow...
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In this Aug. 5, 2017, photo, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, right, speaks to Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations Liu Jieyi before a Security Council vote on a new sanctions resolution that would increase economic pressure on North Korea to return to negotiations on its missile program at U.N. headquarters. The strongest U.N. sanctions in a generation may still prove no match for North Korea’s relentless nuclear weapons ambitions. Even in diplomatic triumph, the Trump administration is gambling that it has enough time to test if economic pressure can get Kim Jong Un’s totalitarian government to end its missile advances and atomic weapons tests (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 08, 2017 - 8:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his top envoy to the U.N. say the latest sanctions against North Korea are necessary to try to curb the reclusive nation's nuclear program. Trump early Tuesday tweeted: "After many years of failure, countries are coming together to finally address the...
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North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho, left, walks toward an escalator during ongoing meetings at the Philippine International Convention Center for the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and Related Meetings in Manila, Philippines, Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. (Rolex Dela Pena/Pool Photo via AP)
August 07, 2017 - 10:27 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea vowed Monday to bolster its nuclear arsenal and gain revenge of a "thousand-fold" against the United States in response to tough U.N. sanctions imposed following its recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests. The warning came two days after the U.N...
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Chief Competitive Officer of Groupe Renault Thierry Bolloré, left, Chairman of Industrial Development and Renovation Oraganization of Iran, IDRO, Mansour Moazami, center, and Negin Group CEO Kourosh Morshed Solouk join hands after signing a deal in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. Iran signed the country's biggest-ever car deal with French multinational automobile manufacturer Groupe Renault on Monday to produce 150,000 cars, beginning in 2018. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
August 07, 2017 - 9:25 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran signed the country's biggest-ever car deal on Monday to build tens of thousands of cars annually under a joint venture with French automobile manufacturer Groupe Renault, buoying its manufacturing industry in defiance of the Trump administration's moves to isolate the...
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Chief Competitive Officer of Groupe Renault Thierry Bolloré, left, Chairman of Industrial Development and Renovation Oraganization of Iran, IDRO, Mansour Moazami, center, and Negin Group CEO Kourosh Morshed Solouk join hands after signing a deal in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. Iran signed the country's biggest-ever car deal with French multinational automobile manufacturer Groupe Renault on Monday to produce 150,000 cars, beginning in 2018. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
August 07, 2017 - 7:54 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran signed the country's biggest-ever car deal worth several hundred million dollars with French manufacturer Groupe Renault on Monday to produce 150,000 cars a year, the latest advance by a European company into Iran's sizeable consumer market. The €660 million — or $778...
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Visitors watch the North side from the unification observatory in Paju, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions Saturday to punish North Korea for its escalating nuclear and missile programs including a ban on coal and other exports worth over $1 billion - a huge bite in its total exports, valued at $3 billion last year.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 07, 2017 - 6:08 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea vowed Monday to bolster its nuclear arsenal and launch "thousands-fold" revenge against the United States in response to tough U.N. sanctions imposed after its recent intercontinental ballistic missile launches. The warning came two days after the U.N. Security...
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Visitors watch the North side from the unification observatory in Paju, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions Saturday to punish North Korea for its escalating nuclear and missile programs including a ban on coal and other exports worth over $1 billion - a huge bite in its total exports, valued at $3 billion last year.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 07, 2017 - 5:34 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea vowed Monday to bolster its nuclear arsenal and launch "thousands-fold" revenge against the United States in response to tough U.N. sanctions imposed after its recent intercontinental ballistic missile launches. The warning came two days after the U.N. Security...
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