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Oil will keep flowing, but United Nations sanctions hit Pyongyang hard

Oil will keep flowing, but United Nations sanctions hit Pyongyang hard

The latest draft removes a call for a full oil embargo on the North Korea and omits the freezing of assets and a call for a travel ban for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The U.N. resolution also prohibits UN Member States from providing work authorizations for DPRK nationals unless "it is required for the delivery of humanitarian assistance, denuclearization or any other goal", consistent with other resolutions on the topic.


Seoul's Spartan 3000 'Decapitation Unit' Designed to Strike Fear in Kim Jong

Seoul's Spartan 3000 'Decapitation Unit' Designed to Strike Fear in Kim Jong

The resolution instead bans trade in textiles, cuts off natural gas shipments to North Korea, places a ceiling on deliveries of refined oil products and caps crude oil shipments at current levels. He said North Korean bank representatives still operate in Russian Federation in "flagrant disregard" of United Nations resolutions that Moscow voted for.


Hurricane Jose moving in Atlantic, expected to shift away from Puerto Rico

Hurricane Jose moving in Atlantic, expected to shift away from Puerto Rico

Storm Katia rapidly weakened yesterday after it made landfall near the working-class beach resort of Tecolutla in the state of Veracruz on the Mexican Gulf coast, the US National Hurricane Centre said. The government of Mexico has discontinued all tropical storm warnings for the storm. Meanwhile, Katia is sitting nearly stationary (moving at 3 mph) within the Gulf of Mexico , just off the coast of Veracruz and Tampico.


Irma is gone. Is the rain over in the Midlands?

Irma is gone. Is the rain over in the Midlands?

Irma was moving north-northwest at 10 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 15 miles per hour. Monday Afternoon/Evening: Winds will continue to pick up. Conditions will begin to improve by Tuesday evening (see below). The National Weather Service also warned that a wind advisory was set to take effect Monday afternoon and continue into Tuesday for the region.


Iraqi Parliament Votes Against Kurdistan Independence Referendum

Iraqi Parliament Votes Against Kurdistan Independence Referendum

Mohammed Al Karbouli, a minority community lawmaker, said: "Kurdish lawmakers walked out of the session but the decision to reject the referendum was passed by a majority". Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said he is against the referendum and has been engaged in talks with various factions, including the Kurds, to keep the country united.