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U.N. Sanctions Cut North Korea’s Trade Volume in Half

A report published Friday by the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), an organization funded by the government of South Korea, showed that North Korea’s trade volume was cut in half during 2018, evidently as a result of sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council.

This photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows boats and ships at Rajin harbour in North Korea's northeastern city of Rason, near the borders of both China and Russia. - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russia's leader Vladimir Putin are expected to meet in the eastern Russian port …

Second Russian Nuclear Plant Shuts Down Generators After Malfunction

For the second time in less than a week, a Russian nuclear power plant was taken partially offline on Thursday after a malfunction. The new incident involved the Kalinin nuclear plant, located a little over 200 miles northwest of Moscow, which shut down three of its four generators after a transformer short-circuited.

View of a Russian nuclear plant in Saint-Petersburg on September 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

China Slams Australian TV for ‘Cold-Blooded’ Coverage of Xinjiang Camps

China’s state-run media sputtered with outrage over Monday’s installment of the Australian television program Four Corners, which looked at the massive re-education camps China has established in Xinjiang province to hold a sizable portion of its Muslim population. China slammed the report as “deplorable” and “cold-blooded,” by which it meant the Australian team overlooked all the wonderful things Beijing is doing for the Uighur people.

Sadam Abdusalam holds up a photo of his Uighur wife Nadila Wumaier and their baby son Lutifeier at a restaurent in Sydney's western suburbs on July 17, 2019. - Australia's government on July 17 called on China to allow an Australian child and his Uighur mother to leave the country, …

South Korea Deports Japanese Military Attaches, Boycotts Japanese Goods

South Korea’s feud with Japan continued escalating on Wednesday with reports that two Japanese military attaches have been deported for allegedly stealing confidential information about North Korea. Meanwhile, South Korean retail outlets are beginning to boycott Japanese goods and shoppers are turning away from Japanese imports.

The Associated Press