U.N. vote on Syria sanctions sought; Russia vows veto

Feb 25, 2017

U.N. vote on Syria sanctions sought; Russia vows veto

Nations urging the U.N. to ban helicopter sales to Syria and impose other sanctions over its use of chemical weapons are seeking a Security Council vote, saying the body needs to take action over attacks that the U.S. envoy called “barbaric.” But Russia is ...

Feb 25, 2017

North Korea improving its evasion of U.N. sanctions, report says

North Korea is flouting tougher new U.N. sanctions with more ingenious tactics, circumventing trade bans by relying on middlemen and front companies, notably in Malaysia and China, a report by U.N. sanctions experts says. The 100-page report, obtained by AFP, confirmed that North Korea’s ...

Russian ambassador to U.N. falls ill at office, dies in NYC at 64

Feb 21, 2017

Russian ambassador to U.N. falls ill at office, dies in NYC at 64

Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent and personable voice for his country’s interests as he sparred with his Western counterparts, died suddenly after falling ill Monday in his office at the mission. Vitaly Churkin, 64, was taken ...

Feb 19, 2017

U.S. policy on North Korea 'not working,' Chinese official says

The U.S. policy of maintaining sanctions and military pressure on North Korea while refusing to talk to the country isn’t working and will only make matters worse, a Chinese official said Saturday, venting Beijing’s impatience with the stalemate over its isolated neighbor. “China just ...

China to suspend all imports of coal from North Korea

Feb 18, 2017

China to suspend all imports of coal from North Korea

China will suspend all imports of coal from North Korea starting unday, the country’s commerce ministry said in a notice posted on its website on Saturday, as part of its efforts to implement United Nations sanctions against the country. The Ministry of Commerce said ...