China called on Monday for all countries to make constructive efforts to ease tension after North Koreasaid the latest United Nations sanctions against it are an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade.
The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions against North Korea on Friday in response to its latest launch of a ballistic missile that Pyongyang says can reach anywhere on the US mainland.
The Foreign Ministry in Pyongyang said the latest sanctions were a violent breach of North Korean sovereignty and that countries supporting them "will be responsible for all the consequences".
The resolution adopted by the Security Council includes sharply lower limits on North Korea's refined oil imports, the return home of all North Koreans working overseas within 24 months, and a crackdown on ships smuggling banned items including coal and oil to and from the country. This amounts to nearly 90 per cent of...
Speaking in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the resolution appropriately strengthened the sanctions but was not created to affect ordinary people, normal economic exchanges and cooperation, or humanitarian aid.
The rogue state slammed the complete economic blockade and has threatened to punish those who support the sanctions.
"The United States, completely terrified at our accomplishment of the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force, is getting more and more frenzied in the moves to impose the harshest-ever sanctions and pressure on our country".
The North Korean Foreign Minister has stated that the country will continue to develop its nuclear program "for self-defense purposes" to protect itself from "hostile" acts by the US.
North Korea on Sunday rejected the resolution, calling it an act of war. The White House and National Security Council did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
North Korea on November 29 said it successfully tested a new ICBM that put the U.S. mainland within range of its nuclear weapons.
Following the vote, US President Donald Trump said the "world wants peace, not death!"
Experts said it seemed to be a significant advancement, adding North Korea's claims about the Hwasong-15's range and carrying capability should be taken seriously. "We will make sure forever and ever that they pay a heavy price for what they have done".
Following the launch, a North Korean official told CNN Pyongyang was not interested in diplomacy with the U.S. until it had fully demonstrated its nuclear capabilities. The other was the "testing of a long-range ICBM", the implication being this had been achieved with the most recent launch.
In a series of talks with troops throughout the day, North Korea came up time and again, mostly from the troops.
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Israel routinely describes the city, with its Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy places, as its "united and eternal" capital. Palestinians hope that East Jerusalem might eventually serve as the capital of an independent Palestinian state.
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Monday was a working day in Russian Federation because Orthodox Christmas is celebrated on January 7, according to Reuters . Passengers on-board and people walking on the steps near the Slavyansky Boulevard metro station were killed, police said.
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The London Zoo reopened to visitors today after the firefighters managed to douse the fire out that had engulfed a popular cafe. The duty staff who live on site were on the scene "immediately" and started moving animals to safety, it said.
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The girlfriend of Tristan Thompson was at her mother Kris Jenner's Christmas Eve party in Hidden Hills, California. Kim had her hair relaxed and blonde, parted in the center, while posing with a number of happy party-goers.
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They discovered heavy fire in the victim's apartment, according to a press release from the state fire marshal's office. At about 8:45 a.m., firefighters extinguished a suspicious residential fire in the 1700 block of Dale Avenue.
It's suggested for people to stop by in person to pay the bill, with a request to date the check for December 30, 2017. But under the tax legislation President Donald Trump signed into law Friday, there's a $10,000 cap on the deductions.
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Allegations involved a range of misconduct including sexual and racial comments, propositions for sex and unwanted kissing. Some employees said they understood the contract to be meant to prevent them from complaining about harassment.
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