Economy

3.5-magnitude quake near North Korea nuclear test site

3.5-magnitude quake near North Korea nuclear test site”

For months, USA officials have sought more cooperation from Beijing in pressuring North Korea to pull back on its development of missiles and nuclear weapons.

"The Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) is the sole organization in the U.S. federal government whose mission is to detect and report technical data from foreign nuclear explosions".

Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate committee that it was only a matter of "a very short time" before North Korea has a nuclear-capable ICBM.

The Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on its website that China would ban exports of refined petroleum products from October 1, and of condensates and liquefied natural gas immediately.

The current volume of trade between the two countries - and how much the new limits reduce it by - is not yet clear. China had not agreed either of the terms until Saturday.

MOFCOM noted that it will comply with the United Nations order with respect to the two million barrels ceiling on global annual export of refined oil to the DPRK. The sanctions also included more restrictions on the country's Foreign Trade bank and forbids North Korea from sending more workers overseas.

The AFP news agency reports that petrol prices in Pyongyang have risen by about 20% in the past two months.

Tensions have continued to rise since North Korea carried out its sixth nuclear test, prompting a new round of United Nations sanctions.

An earlier U.N. Security Council resolution prohibited all exports of North Korean coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore, and seafood.

North Korea also produces coal, some $1.2bn of which was exported to China in 2016, but China had already strictly limited its imports of North Korean coal earlier this year.

Russia's foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, said the row was "like when children in a kindergarten start fighting and no-one can stop them". We have no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong-un.

Ri on Monday responded to Trump's apparent threat, telling reporters in NY that the president's tweet "declared war" on North Korea.

Following the meeting, Trump said it was "a great privilege" to talk to Moon and that the ongoing North Korean crisis was the most important issue he and his counterpart had to address.

"I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged USA dotard with fire", Jong-un was quoted as saying by state-run KCNA news agency.



Like this

Latest


28 September 2017
Citigroup Inc. Reiterates €123.00 Price Target for Merck KGaA (FRA:MRK)
Moreover, Woodstock has 1.65% invested in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) earned "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Thursday, August 27. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $1.07/share and a low EPS of $0.97/share.

28 September 2017
Masked gunman kills woman, wounds several others at Nashville church
A woman was shot and killed in the parking lot before he allegedly went inside and continued firing numerous shots. Police said that in the struggle between the two that followed, Samson's gun accidentally fired and hit him.

28 September 2017
Penn State coach James Franklin discusses balancing needs of Saquon Barkley
Offensively, Penn State football averages 40.5 points and 496.5 total yards (282.5 in passing and 214.0 in rushing) per game . He has rushed for 518 yards and four touchdowns in four games and has caught 23 passes for 335 yards and two more scores.

28 September 2017
Chatham Lodging Trust Institutional Investor Sentiment Up in Q2 2017
On average, equities analysts expect that Chesapeake Lodging Trust will post $0.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The stock of Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, September 22 by RBC Capital Markets.

28 September 2017
Apple rolling out iOS 11.0.1 update for iPhones and iPads
Some early adopters of the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have reported issues stemming from the built-in earpiece. Meanwhile, the bill of materials cost for the iPhone 8 is $247.51, also around $10 more than the iPhone 7.

28 September 2017
'This Is Us' Season 2 Premiere Reveals How Jack Dies (SPOILERS)
While teenage Kate and Randall are staying at Miguel's house, teenage Kevin is seen making out with Sophie by his auto . Siblings - especially twins - will always be closely bonded, and you don't get exclusive rights to another person.

28 September 2017
Father killed while walking with teenage son in Bronx
Police said the victim's son had been feuding with gang members in recent months and may be a member of a rival gang. Police say they found 39-year-old Pedro Sanchez Almonte, of the Bronx, unconscious with a gunshot wound to the head.

28 September 2017
Seven Eight Capital LP Sells 57500 Shares of Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI)
It turned negative, as 66 investors sold ADI shares while 222 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 248 raised stakes. Moreover, Scott & Selber Incorporated has 1.25% invested in Analog Devices , Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) for 4,729 shares. (NASDAQ:ADI).

28 September 2017
Suspect in hazing death of law student can't be released yet
He said Solano can not be detained and subjected to inquest proceedings because he was not a subject of warrantless arrest. Solano was then accompanied by his lawyer Paterno Esmaquel and members of MPD to the DOJ to undergo inquest proceeding.

28 September 2017
Uncapped Craig Overton stunned by Ashes announcement
Just a day earlier, following news of Ben Stokes' arrest , the right-hand batsman had suggested England would be hopeless without him.



Recommended