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Rival Korea leaders plan September meeting in Pyongyang

/ Aug 13, 2018

Rival Korea leaders plan September meeting in Pyongyang

The rival Koreas announced Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in Pyongyang sometime in September, while their envoys also discussed Pyongyang's nuclear disarmament efforts and international sanctions. The push for what would be the leaders' ...

Seoul reports on illegal imports of North Korean coal

Aug 10, 2018

Seoul reports on illegal imports of North Korean coal

South Korea said a total of 35,000 tons of North Korean coal and pig iron worth $5.8 million illegally entered its ports last year, in possible violations of U.N. sanctions. Reporting on preliminary results from a 10-month investigation, the Korea Customs Service said Friday it ...

Russia and China block U.S. additions to U.N. sanctions

Aug 10, 2018

Russia and China block U.S. additions to U.N. sanctions

Russia and China on Thursday blocked a U.S. request to add a Russian bank to a U.N. sanctions blacklist along with a North Korean official and two entities, diplomats said. The United States last week asked a U.N. sanctions committee to slap an assets freeze ...

U.N. moves to unblock humanitarian aid to North Korea

Aug 3, 2018

U.N. moves to unblock humanitarian aid to North Korea

The U.N. Security Council is poised to back a U.S. proposal aimed at removing some of the hurdles that tough sanctions on North Korea have thrown up in the way of delivering humanitarian aid, according to documents obtained by AFP. North Korea's humanitarian crisis has ...