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U.S. lawmakers reach deal on Russia sanctions bill, creating limits for Trump

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WASHINGTON U.S. Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on legislation that allows new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, leading congressional Democrats said on Saturday, in a bill that would limit any potential effort by President Donald Trump to try to lift sanctions against Moscow.

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U.S. State Department to clamp ban on travel to North Korea 21 Jul 2017

WASHINGTON/SEOUL The U.S. government on Friday said it will bar Americans from travelling to North Korea due to the risk of "long-term detention" in the country, where a U.S. student was jailed while on a tour last year and later died. | Video

Exclusive - U.S. presses Myanmar to cease military ties with North Korea 21 Jul 2017

WASHINGTON Myanmar's military has maintained ties with North Korea, even though the civilian-led government denies any cooperation, and the Trump administration is pressing for a complete break-off of remaining links, current and former U.S. officials said.

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North Korea 2016 economic growth at 17-year high despite sanctions: South Korea 21 Jul 2017

SEOUL North Korea's economy grew at its fastest pace in 17 years in 2016, South Korea's central bank said on Friday, despite the isolated country facing international sanctions aimed at curbing its defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons. | Video

Latvian banks fined for breaching North Korea sanctions - watchdog 21 Jul 2017

RIGA Two Latvian banks have been fined more than 2.8 million euros (£2.5 million) for allowing clients to violate sanctions imposed by the European Union and United Nations on North Korea, the country's banking watchdog said on Friday.

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North Korea 2016 economic growth at 17-year high despite sanctions - South Korea 21 Jul 2017

SEOUL North Korea's economy grew at its fastest pace in 17 years in 2016, South Korea's central bank said on Friday, despite the isolated country facing international sanctions aimed at curbing its defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons. | Video

UPDATE 3-N.Korea 2016 economic growth at 17-yr high despite sanctions-S.Korea 21 Jul 2017

* N.Korea 2016 GDP growth +3.9 pct vs -1.1 pct in 2015 -S.Korea c.bank

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Britain stands shoulder to shoulder with Japan on North Korea - Johnson 21 Jul 2017

TOKYO British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Friday his country stands with Japan in efforts to rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile development, and called on China to help bring Pyongyang back to negotiations with world powers. | Video

N.Korea 2016 economic growth at 17-yr high despite sanctions-S.Korea 21 Jul 2017

SEOUL, July 21 North Korea's economy grew at its fastest pace in 17 years in 2016, South Korea's central bank said on Friday, despite the isolated country facing international sanctions aimed at curbing its defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons.

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U.S. Navy chief asks Chinese counterpart for help on North Korea 20 Jul 2017

WASHINGTON The U.S. Navy's top officer asked his Chinese counterpart to exert influence on North Korea to help rein in its advancing nuclear and missile programs, a U.S. official said on Thursday.