Sanctions and embargoes

FILE - In this July 21, 2017 photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks to the media while meeting with Oman's Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah at the State Department in Washington. Bolstered by new U.N. sanctions, the United States and North Korea's neighbors are joining in a fresh attempt to isolate Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs, in a global pressure campaign being cheered on by President Donald Trump. Tillerson, in Manila for the ASEAN summit, planned several meetings with top diplomats from China and other countries central to the debate about how to stop the North's weapons development. As he sat down with South Korea's envoy, Tillerson said they planned to discuss next steps to ramp up pressure following the U.N. sanctions. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 06, 2017 - 1:38 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Bolstered by new U.N. sanctions, the United States and North Korea's neighbors are joining in a fresh attempt to isolate Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs, in a global pressure campaign being cheered on by President Donald Trump. After weeks of U.S...
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ASEAN Foreign Ministers take part in a meeting of the 50th Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum in Manila, Philippines, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Alarm over North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile tests, a tentative step to temper South China Sea disputes and unease over a disastrous siege by pro-Islamic State group militants will grab the spotlight in an annual gathering of Southeast Asia's top diplomats with their Asian and Western counterparts. (Erik De Castro/Pool Photo via AP)
August 06, 2017 - 1:36 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on developments on efforts to ratchet up pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program. (all times local): 1:40 p.m. The United States and North Korea's neighbors are joining in a fresh attempt to isolate Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs, in a...
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ASEAN Foreign Ministers take part in a meeting of the 50th Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum in Manila, Philippines, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Alarm over North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile tests, a tentative step to temper South China Sea disputes and unease over a disastrous siege by pro-Islamic State group militants will grab the spotlight in an annual gathering of Southeast Asia's top diplomats with their Asian and Western counterparts. (Erik De Castro/Pool Photo via AP)
August 06, 2017 - 1:25 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Bolstered by new U.N. sanctions, the United States and North Korea's neighbors are joining in a fresh attempt to isolate Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs, in a global pressure campaign being cheered on by President Donald Trump. After weeks of U.S...
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ASEAN Foreign Ministers take part in a meeting of the 50th Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum in Manila, Philippines, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Alarm over North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile tests, a tentative step to temper South China Sea disputes and unease over a disastrous siege by pro-Islamic State group militants will grab the spotlight in an annual gathering of Southeast Asia's top diplomats with their Asian and Western counterparts. (Erik De Castro/Pool Photo via AP)
August 06, 2017 - 1:15 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Bolstered by new U.N. sanctions, the United States and North Korea's neighbors are joining in a fresh attempt to isolate Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs, in a global pressure campaign being cheered on by President Donald Trump. After weeks of U.S...
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The United Nations Security Council votes on a new sanctions resolution that would increase economic pressure on North Korea to return to negotiations on its missile program, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 06, 2017 - 1:10 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — 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...
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The United Nations Security Council votes on a new sanctions resolution that would increase economic pressure on North Korea to return to negotiations on its missile program, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 06, 2017 - 12:56 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — 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...
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ASEAN Foreign Ministers take part in a meeting of the 50th Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum in Manila, Philippines, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Alarm over North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile tests, a tentative step to temper South China Sea disputes and unease over a disastrous siege by pro-Islamic State group militants will grab the spotlight in an annual gathering of Southeast Asia's top diplomats with their Asian and Western counterparts. (Erik De Castro/Pool Photo via AP)
August 06, 2017 - 12:52 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Bolstered by new U.N. sanctions, the United States and North Korea's neighbors are joining in a fresh attempt to isolate Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs, in a global pressure campaign being cheered on by President Donald Trump. After weeks of U.S...
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The United Nations Security Council votes on a new sanctions resolution that would increase economic pressure on North Korea to return to negotiations on its missile program, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 05, 2017 - 5:57 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — 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...
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August 05, 2017 - 3:18 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea including banning exports worth over $1 billion. The resolution adopted Saturday afternoon would also ban countries from giving any additional permits to North Korean laborers — another source of...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster attends a Cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. The president is making a public endorsement of his national security adviser and pushing back against criticism from conservative media. Trump said in a statement that he and aide H.R. McMaster ``are working very well together.” (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
August 05, 2017 - 1:25 pm
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser H.R. McMaster is stressing that it is "impossible to overstate the danger" posed by North Korea. In an interview with MSNBC's Hugh Hewitt that aired Saturday, McMaster said Trump has been "deeply briefed" on the strategy on...
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