The US has issued an urgent call for action on what it says is a nuclear threat from North Korea. Addressing a special session of the UN Security Council, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged the UN to impose stronger sanctions on the country.
International expectations are high after Germany's bid for a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council won overwhelming support earlier this year. But fulfilling them all could prove tricky.
Donald Trump says China is seeking to influence the upcoming midterm elections. In a speech at the UN Security Council, the American president also took aim at Iran, vowing to pursue tougher sanctions "than ever before."
Washington is angry at widespread non-compliance with sanctions on Pyongyang and has called an urgent UN Security Council meeting. A new report suggests North Korea is smuggling coal at sea and flouting an arms embargo.
As the US takes over the rotating presidency of the Security Council, it has put the spotlight on Nicaragua. The change comes just days after a UN Human Rights delegation was expelled from the country.
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