China and Russia urge UN to lift key North Korea sanctions

United Nations (AP) — China and Russia are calling on the U.N. Security Council to terminate sanctions on key North Korean exports such as coal, iron, iron ore and textiles, “with the intent of enhanc...

US considers temporary halt to North Korea sanctions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. may lift U.N. Security Council sanctions against North Korea for a limited period of time in an attempt to make a breakthrough in failing denuclearization negotiations...

Kim Jong Un says US acted 'in bad faith' at Vietnam talks

Peace on the Korean Peninsula "will entirely depend on the US future attitude," Kim Jong Un was quoted as saying by North Korea's official news agency KCNA on Friday. The North Korean d...

UN extends experts monitoring North Korea sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to extend the mandate of the U.N. panel of experts monitoring sanctions on North Korea, with Russia urging that panel members "cor...

UN probing North Korea sanctions violations in 20 countries

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say they are investigating possible violations of sanctions on North Korea in about 20 countries, from alleged clandestine nuclear procurement in China to arms broke...

UN grants North Korea sanctions exemption for North-South rail survey

The UN Security Council has granted an exemption to sanctions on North Korea to permit a joint survey on connecting its railway system with South Korea, Seoul said Saturday. The exemption allows the ...

Koreas gain UN sanctions exemption for joint rail survey

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says the United Nations Security Council has granted sanctions exemption for surveys on North Korean railroad sections the Koreas want to connect with the South. ...

South Korea considers lifting some sanctions on North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing ...

US calls UN meeting on undermining North Korea sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is calling an urgent meeting of the U.N. Security Council in response to what it says are efforts by some countries "to undermine and obstruct" the implementati...

US accuses Russia of altering North Korea sanctions report

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is accusing Russia of pressuring an independent panel of U.N. experts to alter a report on sanctions against North Korea that included alleged sanctions violati...

Russia holds up release of report on North Korea sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia says it is holding up release of a report by U.N. experts who said North Korea is violating U.N. sanctions including by not stopping its nuclear and missile programs and b...

Confidential UN report: North Korea continuing nuclear, missile program

North Korea has violated a number of sanctions by the United Nations, most notably continuing their nuclear weapons and missile programs, a 149-page confidential UN report said Friday. The report com...

US warns Russia, others on enforcing North Korea sanctions

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is warning Russia, China and others against any violation of international sanctions on North Korea. He says Washington will take...

US seeks sanctions on North Korea banker and 3 entities

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is asking the Security Council to add a North Korean bank executive based in Moscow and two North Korean companies and a bank to the U.N. sanctions blacklist. ...

Taiwan will no longer employ North Korean fishing crews: MOFA

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwanese fishing boats will stop employing North Korean nationals as crew members by the end of this month to cooperate with international sanctions imposed on North Korea, the Minist...