Monday, 23 October, 2017

China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Vladimir Putin G-20 summit Hamburg July 7 South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Vladimir Putin G-20 summit Hamburg July 7
Laurie Berry | 23 September, 2017, 22:48

But the official from the South Korean agency said the analysis of seismic waves and the lack of sound waves clearly showed that the quake was not caused by an artificial explosion.

"Seismic waves from a natural quake have a distinct pattern", the official said. The explosion caused a 6.3 magnitude natural disaster that was felt over the Chinese border.

"In this case we saw none. So as of now we are categorising this as a natural quake".

The latest quake was recorded at a depth of 0km in North Hamgyong province, home to the Punggye-ri nuclear site, South Korea's meteorological agency says.

There was no immediate reaction from China's Foreign Ministry, but the news was widely reported by Chinese state media outlets and on social media.

Ri reportedly added that "We have no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong Un".

The North's last test, on September 3, was the country's most powerful detonation, triggering a much stronger 6.3-magnitude quake that was felt across the border in China.

Nuclear proliferation watchdog CTBTO said it was examining the reports.

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The victim's family has been among the Baba's followers for several years and claims to have given large donations to his Ashram . The girl was pursuing a law course in Jaipur and had got a scholarship in July and internship with a Supreme Court lawyer.

North Korea has launched dozens of missiles this year, several of them flying over Japan, as it accelerates a weapons programme aimed at enabling it to target the United States with a nuclear-tipped missile.

A man watches a television news screen showing a map of the epicenter of an natural disaster in North Korea, at a railway station in Seoul on September 23, 2017.

Pence said the U.S. and China have great cooperation potential in a wide range of areas and that the two countries should push for continuous progress in practical cooperation.

The research associate of the Japan Center for International Exchange in Tokyo stressed that even if "crippling pressure" is applied against North, there is "no guarantee that Kim Jong-un will capitulate given the country's historical national mentality of facing threats in all sides".

In a speech at the United Nations, US President Donald Trump menaced to destroy the isolated communist nation, calling the North's leader as "a little rocket man".

Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho spoke to reporters in NY, where he is attending the United Nations General Assembly.

Its total trade with North Korea was worth $3.61 billion in the first eight months of the year, up 7.5 percent from the same period a year earlier.

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