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This image made from video of an undated still image broadcasted in a news bulletin on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, by North Korea's KRT shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and a missile launcher in North Korea. North Korean state television (KRT) aired on Tuesday video of Kim apparently giving field guidance at the test fire of a Scud-type ballistic missile, which reportedly took place the previous day. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this photo. (KRT via AP Video)

International Pressure on North Korea Increases After Missile Launched at Japan

Leaders around the world, prominently including U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, vowed to bring increased pressure to bear against North Korea after its reckless launch of a ballistic missile over Japanese territory on Monday afternoon. The question, as always, is exactly what kind of pressure can be applied, especially if China does not agree to punish its feral client regime more harshly.

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said 'we attach importance to the remarks', when questioned on the US's latest comments on the North, which has caused international alarm with two recent missile tests

Chinese Communist Paper Blasts U.S. ‘Moral Arrogance over North Korea’

China was willing to vote for stronger U.N. sanctions against its unruly client regime in North Korea, but Chinese media are sending decidedly mixed signals in the wake of the vote. The histrionics in Beijing’s state-managed newspapers seem intended to send a message that China is not prepared to go any further with North Korea.

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North Korea Vows ‘Thousands-Fold’ Nuclear Revenge for Sanctions

North Korea lashed out with the expected venom and threats of violence after crushing new sanctions were imposed by a unanimous vote of the U.N. Security Council on Saturday. Although the unanimous vote means North Korea’s patrons in China and Russia agreed with the Trump administration’s push for heavier sanctions, Pyongyang’s ire was focused largely on Washington.

ALEPPO, SYRIA - JULY 06 : Muslims visit their relatives tombs at martyrdom after they performed Eid al-Fitr mass prayer during the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Atarib District of Aleppo, Syria on July 06, 2016. Eid al-Fitr is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims around the world that marks the end of Ramadan, Islamic holy month of fasting. (Photo by Ahmed Hasan Ubeyd/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Aleppo Cemeteries Run Out of Room for the Dead

A grim milestone in the siege of Aleppo is reported by Sky News, which writes that “bodies are being left to rot on the streets or buried in backyards” because “there is no room left in the cemeteries.”

Kerry’s Ceaseless Diplomacy Faces Sternest Test on Syria

John Kerry had heard enough. After last week’s bombing of a U.N. aid convoy in Syria dealt a death blow to a ceasefire deal in which he had invested all his diplomatic capital with Russia, the U.S. Secretary of State tossed aside a page of notes and looked at Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov across the horseshoe-shaped table in the U.N. Security Council.

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Japan’s Shinzo Abe Speaks to UN on North Korea’s Threat

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday that North Korea’s nuclear and missile threat had reached a new “dimension,” menacing the peace of the entire region and meriting the strongest response from the Security Council.

Israeli, Palestinian UN Ambassadors Exchange Barbs on Terrorism

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors engaged in a rare shouting match in the U.N. Security Council on Monday, reflecting Israel’s growing consternation at the upsurge in Palestinian attacks against civilians and Palestinian frustration at the failure