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South Korean firms caught importing coal, iron from North – Seoul

Aug 10, 2018 - 3:55 PM

News of the apparent breach comes after a UN report last week accused the North of evading sanctions by continuing to export coal, iron, and other commodities

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UN moves to unblock humanitarian aid to North Korea

Aug 03, 2018 - 2:43 PM

North Korea's humanitarian crisis has left about 10 million people – nearly half of the population – undernourished, according to UN officials, who have reported a drop in food production in 2017

UN Security Council Meeting. File photo from the United Nations

China bans North Korean iron, seafood imports

Aug 14, 2017 - 7:43 PM

Beijing had pledged to fully enforce the latest sanctions after the United States accused China of not doing enough to rein in its neighbor which relies heavily on the Asian giant for its economic survival

IMPORT BAN. In this file photo, the Chinese and North Korean flags are seen attached to a railing as trucks carrying Chinese-made goods cross into North Korea on the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge at the Chinese border town of Dandong on December 18, 2013. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

S. Korea says North fired missile, jammed GPS systems

Apr 01, 2016 - 1:12 PM

2nd UPDATE The launch comes as the South Korean coastguard reported that around 70 fishing vessels had been forced back to port after GPS navigation issues caused by North Korean radio wave jamming

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Philippines releases impounded N. Korean ship

Mar 25, 2016 - 4:51 PM

The Jing Teng is released nearly 3 weeks after Philippine authorities held it as part of its obligation to enforce UN sanctions on North Korea

North Korean leader orders further nuclear tests

Mar 11, 2016 - 8:30 AM

UPDATED Overseeing a ballistic missile launch on Thursday March 10 Kim Jong Un ordered more nuclear explosion tests to estimate the destructive power of the newly produced nuclear warheads

MORE TESTS? An undated picture provided by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 9, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C), talking with scientists and technicians involved in research of nuclear weapons, at an undisclosed location, North Korea. File photo by KCNA/EPA

Philippines waits for UN response on North Korean ship

Mar 06, 2016 - 5:30 PM

The Jin Teng cargo ship is being held at Subic port northeast of Manila where the Philippine Coast Guard is monitoring it

IMPOUNDED. North Korean freighter Jin Teng. File photo from vesseltracker.com

Philippines impounds North Korean ship

Mar 05, 2016 - 12:34 PM

3rd UPDATE Citing the UN Security Council resolution on North Korea Malacañang says the crew of the North Korean cargo ship Jin Teng will be deported

IMPOUNDED. North Korean freighter Jin Teng. File photo from vesseltracker.com

PH Coast Guard boards N. Korean freighter after UN sanctions

Mar 04, 2016 - 4:24 PM

Local coast guard commander Raul Belesario says inspectors did not detect anything illegal on the boat which was carrying palm oil kernels

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China bans weaponry-related exports to North Korea

Sep 24, 2013 - 3:36 PM

China has banned exports to North Korea of technologies and goods that could be used to make missiles and nuclear chemical and biological weapons

N. Korean leader inspects special forces unit: KCNA

Mar 23, 2013 - 11:30 AM

The inspection comes at a time of escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula