The United Nations Security Council is to vote on a US-drafted resolution to impose sanctions on North Korea over its latest nuclear test. If passed, the measures would add to a host of sanctions already in place.
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.
The UN Security Council has blacklisted dozens of ships and companies for helping North Korea evade sanctions. The move ups pressure on Pyongyang as Kim Jong Un prepares to meet with US and South Korean counterparts.
The Swedish and North Korean foreign ministers have wrapped up three days of talks on the security situation on the Korean peninsula. Have they cleared the way for a historic meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un?
The resolution severely limits petroleum supplies to Pyongyang and demands that North Koreans working for Kim Jong Un's regime abroad return home. The crippling sanctions follow North Korea's latest missile test.
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