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North Korea: UN backs fresh sanctions over missile tests

North Korea: UN backs fresh sanctions over missile tests

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThe United Nations Security Council has agreed on fresh sanctions against North Korea over its missile programme.A resolution banning North Korean exports and limiting investments in the country was passed unanimously.The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said it was "the most stringent set of sanctions on any country in a generation".Pyongyang tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July, claiming it now had the ability to hit the US.However, experts doubt the capability of the missiles to hit their targets.The tests were condemned by South Korea, Japan and the US, and prompted the drafting of the new UN sanctions.N Korea: 'All US within missile range'North Korea's missile programmeThe export of coal, ore and other raw materials to...
Justin Trudeau wears kilt to Scottish-themed competition

Justin Trudeau wears kilt to Scottish-themed competition

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Justin Trudeau on Friday attended the 70th Annual Glengarry Highland Games -- which consists of a series of Scottish competitions -- so it comes as no surprise that the Canadian Prime Minister arrived at the two-day event wearing a kilt. "In my Sinclair best at the Glengarry Highland Games! A wonderful showcase of Scottish tradition right here in Eastern Ontario," Trudeau tweeted of the competition, held in Maxville, Ontario, located about an hour southeast of Ottawa. Sinclair is a reference to his grandfather James Sinclair's tartan. According to the games' Website, Anne Stewart, president of the Glengarry Highland Games, "said it was wonderful to have our Prime Minister visit our games this afternoon, a year when we are celebrating our 70th anniversary and Canada's 150th. She added th...
US notifies UN of Paris climate deal pullout

US notifies UN of Paris climate deal pullout

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The Trump administration has issued its first written notification that the US intends to withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate agreement.But in the notice to the United Nations the US state department said Washington would remain in the talks process.President Donald Trump drew international condemnation in June when he first announced the US intention to withdraw.He said the deal "punished" the US and would cost millions of American jobs.Friday's announcement is seen as largely symbolic as no nation seeking to leave the pact can officially announce an intention to withdraw until 4 November 2019. The process of leaving then takes another year, meaning it would not be complete until just weeks after the US presidential election in 2020.Any new US president could then decide to rejoin the ag...
Chinese state media slams South Korea's Moon Jae-in for THAAD

Chinese state media slams South Korea's Moon Jae-in for THAAD

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Aug. 4 (UPI) -- China's state-owned Xinhua news agency slammed the South Korean government on Friday over its decision to deploy additional THAAD launchers.President Moon Jae-in's administration recently announced the decision to strengthen missile defense in the wake of North Korea's recent tests, but Xinhua characterized the decision as a "confused" move that aggravates bilateral relations, News 1 reported.In the statement that read like an indirect warning to Seoul, Xinhua suggested Moon's decision to deploy four additional THAAD launchers does not help with peace and stability in the region.The Chinese state news agency quoted excerpts from South Korea's left-leaning newspaper Hankyoreh in order to drive home the point the U.S. missile defense system is controversial for some South Kor...