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Edith Windsor, Plaintiff In Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Case, Dies

Edith Windsor, Plaintiff In Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Case, Dies

Windsor set up a scholarship fund to teach more queer women to code . Windsor met her first wife, Thea Spyer, in the 1960s. The Supreme Court's Windsor decision , handed down in 2013, ruled that DOMA was unconstitutional and opened the door for residents of 13 states which recognized gay marriage to qualify for federal benefits that marriage conferred.


US Strong-Arms China Into Playing Ball On North Korea

US Strong-Arms China Into Playing Ball On North Korea

China supplies most of North Korea's crude. "New Zealand, once again, joins the global community in calling on North Korea to abide by its worldwide obligations and turn away from its current course". U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a conference earlier on Tuesday that if China did not follow through on the new sanctions, "we will put additional sanctions on them and prevent them from accessing the U.S.


UN Security Council Votes to Step Up Sanctions on North Korea

UN Security Council Votes to Step Up Sanctions on North Korea

China also reported sending 6000 barrels a day of oil products to North Korea previous year, according to the EIA, citing United Nations customs data. The new measures target major goods that North Korea buys and sells, but they don't go as far as the USA wanted. In response, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley pressed for a total oil embargo.


North Korea rejects United Nations sanctions resolution, warns US

North Korea rejects United Nations sanctions resolution, warns US

The US first circulated a draft resolution that called for a full ban on exports of oil to North Korea and an asset freeze on leader Kim Jong Un , the Worker's Party and the government of North Korea. "Today's resolution represents the worldwide community's consensus and all-out support for sanctions stronger than the previous Resolution 2371 in response to North Korea's nuclear test", Park said in a statement.


Will latest United Nations sanctions make Kim Jong Un sweat?

Will latest United Nations sanctions make Kim Jong Un sweat?

The final agreement was reached after negotiations between the U.S. and China , the North's ally and major trading partner. "Today's resolution would not have happened without the strong relationship that has developed between President [Donald] Trump and Chinese President Xi".


US Seeks UN Consent to Interdict North Korean Ships

US Seeks UN Consent to Interdict North Korean Ships

China is a veto-wielding permanent member of the UN Security Council, as well as North Korea's main trading partner and source of food and fuel aid. A senior official said the U.S. administration is "assessing" the test, adding: "So far there is nothing inconsistent with the North Korean claim that this was a hydrogen bomb, but we don't have a conclusive view on it yet".