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Analysts say the new sanctions could cut off roughly one-third of North Korea's estimated $3 billion in annual exports and put a huge dent in the funding Pyongyang needs for its weapons programs. The resolution also bans countries from giving any additional permits to North Korean laborers, another source of foreign currency for the North, and prohibits all new joint ventures with North Korean companies.
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    Chief District Officer Narayan Prasad Bhatta said four rubber rafts have been sought from neighbouring Devghat to carry out relief operations. The Red Cross said in a statement the death toll had reached at least 53, with dozens more missing and injured.
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    Lim was arrested in 2015 for allegedly meddling in North Korean state affairs. U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted Friday morning that "military solutions" are "locked and loaded" should North Korea act unwisely, capping off a week that saw North Korea lay out plans for a military strike on Guam, an American territory in the region.
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    According to two U.S. military sources which spoke to NBC, U.S. intelligence has identified at least two dozen targets in the DPRK, which they say consist of missile launch sites, testing grounds, storage facilities and support equipment. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged calm, saying he sees no "imminent threat" of attack. Former State Department official Joel S. Wit, the founder of 38 North, a website that analyzes North Korea, told Politico that Trump's claims risked ...
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    In a background briefing with reporters on Saturday, White House officials pointed to frustration from US businesses that they have to share intellectual property with China as a condition for doing business in the country. "We will no longer allow this to continue". Rep. David Cicilline urged Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday to call back the House from its August recess in order to debate legislation that would require congressional approval for a US pre-emptive strike.
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    The statement said that the United States and allies were ready to apply the full range of diplomatic, economic, and military measures to end any threat. Xi Jinping, the leader of North Korea's key ally China, urged Trump on Saturday to avoid rhetoric that could inflame tensions, after the U.S. leader ramped up his warnings to Pyongyang, saying the Stalinist regime would "truly regret" taking hostile action against the United States.
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    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Asian financial crisis which sent shockwaves through the region and rattled currency and stock markets across the globe. "There is no bigger mistake than the United States believing that its land is safe across the ocean", a statement from the official North Korean state news agency declared.
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    The usually quiet university city of Charlottesville , Virginia , declared a state of emergency Saturday morning after a Unite the Right gathering of far-right extremists began with early, violent clashes with counterprotesters. - April 29: Members of the Traditionalist Workers Party, the National Socialist Movement and other groups engage in shouting matches with counter-demonstrators in Pikeville, Kentucky.
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    In a session Sunday, 240 lawmakers voted for the bill, with only one abstention, to confront "America's terrorist and adventurous actions" in the region. The 27-article draft was endorsed after it was brought forward in the Parliament by the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission in July. "The plan should be aimed at addressing the United States bullies and threats against the Islamic Republic of Iran, Washington's hegemonic, terrorist and divisive policies, its illegal military and ...
  • Guam 'well-equipped' to handle North Korean threat: governor

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    The ministry did not confirm whether Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera has already issued an order to shoot down incoming missiles. A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber sits on the runway at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam July 18, 2017. "But that's something that we see as remote", he added. Analysts said the North Korean missiles, if launched as the North described, would fall outside the Guam's territorial waters, which extend 13.8 miles from the coast.