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China to shut down North Korean companiesChina to shut down North Korean companies

China has told North Korean companies operating in its territory to close down as it implements United Nations sanctions against the reclusive state. The companies will be shut by early January. Joint Chinese and North Korean ventures will also be forced to close. Continue reading →

Kerry knocks another ally, cites Britain for stall on Syria ‘red line’

Once again, the Odummer Administration is playing the blame game. Secretary of State John Kerry took a swipe at another U.S. ally this week, this time pointing the finger at the United Kingdom for the Obama administration’s struggle to enforce the “red line” in Syria – a week after he slammed Israel’s government over settlements.

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Russia Tried to Delay UN Security Council Vote

A Russian ambassador revealed that the country had problems with the content of the United Nations Security Council resolution that condemned Israeli settlements, and that Russia attempted to delay the vote.

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US abstains in key Israel vote, clearing way for condemnation of settlements

A “shameful” abstention by the U.S. in a United Nations vote Friday allowed passage of a resolution condemning Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank.

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UN rejects Palestinian resolution to demand Israel withdraw from disputed territories

The UN Security Council rejected a Palestinian resolution demanding Israel withdraw from disputed territories within three years on Tuesday. The resolution failed to get the minimum nine “yes” votes in the Security Council. It received eight “yes” votes, two “no” votes — including one from the United States — and five abstentions.

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UN Security Council votes to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons

Friday night, the UN Security Council voted unanimously Friday night to secure and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile, a landmark decision aimed at taking poison gas off the battlefield in the escalating 2 1/2-year conflict.

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