The new sanctions aim to cripple North Koreas economy to contain the nuclear weapons program. The scope of the sanction goes way beyond past efforts.
In a historic move, North Korea's leader has announced an indefinite halt on its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. With major international summits ahead, Pyongyang is hoping to consolidate its diplomatic gains.
Japanese and US media have reported that Kim Jong Un has traveled to Beijing, in what would be his first trip abroad since coming to power. Some believe he may have sent a special envoy instead, possibly his sister.
As a series of key international summits draw closer, Pyongyang is seeking support from a traditional ally, while Russia is keen to play a significant role on the international stage. Julian Ryall reports.
Kim Jong Nam was killed by a chemical warfare agent on the orders of the North Korean government, the US has concluded. Amid signs of improved inter-Korean relations, Washington has put new sanctions on Pyongyang.
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