On Monday, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted new sanctions against North Korea for its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3.
And boy does North Korea need hard currency - its trade with the outside world is small and new sanctions imposed this week will reduce it further by banning its textiles trade and capping the number of guest workers it is allowed to send overseas.
A panel of United Nations experts said in a report released over the weekend that North Korea had smuggled commodities worth some US$270 million from February to August - to China and other countries including India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka.
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Tuesday's report was based on survey data collected earlier this year for 2016, the final full year of the Obama administration. In general, 40.3 per cent of single-parent families were low-income, compared to just 11.9 per cent of two-parent families.
North Korea says it needs nuclear weapons to protect itself from "hostile" U.S. forces.
Pyongyang also said it was "enraged" by the neighbouring countries that showed support for the new sanctions imposed by the UNSC on Monday. Just a week before, US officials met with their Chinese counterparts in Washington in an attempt to pressure Beijing to do more about North Korea. While the USA and China agree the Korean peninsula should be rid of nuclear weapons, they differ on how best to achieve that.
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In Gainesville, more than 60% of stations are still out of gas, according to GasBuddy, which tracks fuel prices and availability. Both units at its Turkey Point facility, about 30 miles (48 km) south of Miami, were shut by early Monday.
China in turn favours an worldwide response to the problem.
It's just the latest example of the illicit ways North Korea allegedly brings in money as it endures wave after wave of increasingly tough global sanctions over its rapidly advancing nuclear weapons program.
However, some government officials are opposed to the golf plan, saying Abe has no time to "take it easy" amid the heightened tensions with North Korea.
The Bank of China, the China Construction Bank and the Agricultural Bank of China have blocked North Koreans from making deposits or remittances, as well as from opening new accounts.
Floridians return to storm-battered homes as Irma flooding spreads
Life-threatening storm surge and damaging winds are the likely main threats in the coming hours all across Florida's west coast. The center of Irma is forecast to be near the Florida Keys in the morning and approach the southwest coast Sunday afternoon.
The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted to start authorizations on North Korea, with its profitable textile exports now banned and fuel supplies completed.
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