Sanctions and embargoes

September 14, 2017 - 4:40 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's top government spokesman has called a North Korean threat to sink Japan with a nuclear bomb extremely provocative and outrageous. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga (yo-SHEE'-hee-deh SOO'-gah) said Thursday that the statement distributed by North Korea's state news service...
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China's United Nations Ambassador Liu Jieyi speaks after voting to adopt a new sanctions resolution against North Korea during a meeting of the U.N. Security Council at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 12, 2017 - 12:08 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the U.N. Security Council's attempt to rein in North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile programs (all times local): 11:30 p.m. South Korea and Japan have welcomed the U.N. Security Council's new sanctions on North Korea in response to the country's latest...
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The United Nations Security Council votes to pass a new sanctions resolution against North Korea during a meeting at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 11, 2017 - 11:12 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea but not the toughest-ever measures sought by the Trump administration to ban all oil imports and freeze international assets of the government and its leader, Kim Jong Un. The resolution,...
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The United Nations Security Council votes to pass a new sanctions resolution against North Korea during a meeting at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 11, 2017 - 9:02 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea but not the toughest-ever measures sought by the Trump administration to ban all oil imports and freeze international assets of the government and its leader, Kim Jong Un. The resolution,...
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Pedestrians walk behind a World Trade Center tribute banner showing the names of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at Willie Mays Plaza outside of AT&T Park in San Francisco, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
September 11, 2017 - 9:01 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. KEYS FELT IRMA'S FULL FURY Authorities send an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to help with search-and-rescue operations as a flyover of the hurricane-battered Florida islands yields...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2017, file photo, a man watches a television screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea said Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 it will make the United States pay a heavy price if a proposal Washington is backing to impose the toughest sanctions ever on Pyongyang is approved by the U.N. Security Council this week. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
September 10, 2017 - 10:10 pm
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea says it will make the United States pay a heavy price if a proposal Washington is backing to impose the toughest sanctions ever on Pyongyang is approved by the U.N. Security Council this week. The North's Foreign Ministry issued a statement early Monday saying it is...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves prior to his speech at local leaders of his ruling party in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Erdogan renewed his call on the European Union to make its up mind on whether it wants to continue or end membership talks with his country, angered by a political debate in Germany that centered on how to deal with Turkey. (Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool)
September 08, 2017 - 6:22 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is slamming the United States over charges that a former Turkish economy minister conspired to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions. Erdogan on Friday depicted the indictment of ex-minister Zafer Caglayan a political move against his country...
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South Korean residents and protesters clash with police officers before the arrival of U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD in Seongju, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Seoul's Defense Ministry on Thursday said the U.S. military has completed adding more launchers to a contentious U.S. missile-defense system in South Korea to better cope with North Korean threats. The deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system has angered North Korea but also China and Russia, which see the system's powerful radar as a threat to their own security. (Park Dong-ju/Yonhap via AP)
September 07, 2017 - 6:12 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of people were injured in clashes between South Korean protesters and police Thursday as the U.S. military added more launchers to the high-tech missile-defense system it installed in a southern town to better cope with North Korean threats. Seoul has hardened its...
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U.S. military vehicle moves as South Korean police officers try to block residents and protesters who oppose to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, in Seongju, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Seoul's Defense Ministry on Thursday said the U.S. military has completed adding more launchers to a contentious U.S. missile-defense system in South Korea to better cope with North Korean threats. The deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system has angered North Korea but also China and Russia, which see the system's powerful radar as a threat to their own security. (Lee Sang-hak/Yonhap via AP)
September 07, 2017 - 2:57 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of people were injured in clashes between South Korean protesters and police Thursday as the U.S. military added more launchers to the high-tech missile-defense system it installed in a southern town to better cope with North Korean threats. Seoul has hardened its...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, third from right, listens to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, fifth from left, during their meeting at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
September 06, 2017 - 5:13 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's nuclear test (all times local): 6 p.m. China has once again urged the U.S. and South Korea to halt the deployment of a high-tech missile defense system in South Korea. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Wednesday that China...
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