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UN bans North Korean exports over missile tests

By Reuters
06 August 2017   |   8:00 am
The United Nations Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash by a third the Asian state's $3 billion annual export revenue over Pyongyang's two July intercontinental ballistic missile tests.

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