The UN Security Council during an emergency meeting over North Korea's latest nuclear test, on 4 September 2017, at UN Headquarters in NY.
Russian Federation and China both have veto power as permanent members of the Security Council and had expressed skepticism over the initial sanctions proposal.
Last Tuesday, the United States circulated a draft resolution proposing the toughest United Nations sanctions on North Korea to date, including a ban on all oil and natural gas exports to the country and a freeze on all foreign financial assets of the government and its leader, Kim Jong Un.
Germany does have diplomatic ties with North Korea, one of the most reclusive nations in the world, and Merkel's talk with Putin comes as the United Nations Security Council prepares a potential fresh round of sanctions after the country's sixth nuclear test on September 3.
"Right now the United States is trying to use our hydrogen bomb tests to concoct the worst "sanctions resolution", KCNA stated. Late Sunday, after a series of closed-door meetings, a revised draft emerged, setting a cap on oil exports to North Korea, but not blocking them altogether.
Peru on Monday ordered North Korea's ambassador to leave the country within five days because of Pyongyang's nuclear tests in defiance of the global community.
The resolution is created to accomplish six major goals: cap North Korea's oil imports, ban textile exports, end additional overseas laborer contracts, suppress smuggling efforts, stop joint ventures with other nations and sanction designated North Korean government entities, according to a U.S. official familiar with negotiations.
Washington wants to put more pressure on the North by imposing an oil embargo and freezing assets of the country's leader, Kim Jong-un. Almost 80 percent of the textile exports went to China. Additionally, other countries now can not issue work permits to North Korean labourers and firms can not indulge in joint ventures with the nation either.
Hurricane Irma , one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, made landfall in Cuba on Friday as a Category 5 storm. Though it's unusual for three hurricanes to be active in the Atlantic basin at the same time, it's not without precedent.
It will be mostly sunny Friday , Saturday and Sunday , although there's a small chance of showers on Saturday and Sunday . It will continue to be breezy with winds out of the east and northeast with gusts up to 30 miles per hour .
Toshiba has been desperate to sell its chip unit and cover billions of liabilities at its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse. Apple is also said to be involved in another would-be buyer for TMC, a consortium led by contract manufacturer Foxconn.
WLL's SI was 77.27M shares in September as released by FINRA. 327,000 shares were sold by Sandberg Sheryl, worth $45.54 million. The stock of Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL ) has "Market Perform" rating given on Friday, December 16 by Wells Fargo.
On Sunday afternoon, Florida Power and Light reported that almost 75 percent of customers were without power in Miami-Dade County. Florida's coastal and southern areas have been evacuated since last week with a record 6.3 million people leaving their homes .
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced on Twitter that he had begun to coordinate emergency preparedness . The damage potential with Irma ultimately could be from "disastrous to catastrophic", depending on its final path.
He added that sanctions, diplomacy and information must be fully utilized to address this direct threat to the US and its allies. North Korea warned on Monday of retaliation if the United Nations approves the U.S. proposal for harsher sanctions.
As Florida prepares for Hurricane Irma , Tropical Storm Jose has formed in the Atlantic Ocean and is forecasted to strengthen. So far this year, there have been five tropical storms and six hurricanes, including Irma , Jose and Katia.
BlackRock Group LTD owned approximately 0.08% of Rice Energy worth $3,069,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. As of quarter end Taylor Wealth Management Partners had sold a total of 3,925 shares trimming its holdings by 2.1%.
Florida Governor Rick Scott delivered a strong warning Saturday morning as Hurricane Irma threatens parts of the Sunshine State. Irma as of about noon Saturday was near the north coast of Cuba and 175 miles southeast of Key West with winds of 125 mph.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 India launch set for today
Almost 1.5 lakh people have registered on Amazon, with 72,000 pre-booking on the very first day, according to an IANS report. Globally the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 starts at $930 (around Rs 59,600) in the U.S. and Euro 1,010 (about Rs 76,300) in France.
Here's What The Same-Sex Marriage Survey Looks Like
But the government refuses to release a draft bill until after the survey decides whether the Parliament will consider any bill. The bill will have a sunset provision, lasting only for the period of the postal survey.
Airlines brace themselves, passengers for Hurricane Irma
Thursday morning as it moved away from the northern coast of Puerto Rico and over the Dominican Republic and Haiti. At the time of publishing, the forecast for Hurricane Irma shows it heading toward the west coast of Florida .
1,64000 Myanmar refugees have entered Bangladesh
Former U.S. diplomat Clapp says the complexity of the situation merits a more nuanced reaction from the worldwide community. He said the number of internally displaced persons - those who have left their homes but not left Myanmar - is unknown.
Turkey's growth rate hits 5.1 percent in second quarter
Shortly after the official statistics was released, the Turkish lira rebounded against the USA dollar on Monday morning. The exchange rate stood at 3.4010 by 5 p.m. local time (1400GMT) Monday, compared with 3.4080 at Friday's close.
Cassini makes 'goodbye kiss' flyby of Titan
The end is nigh for NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the intrepid probe that's been studying the Saturn system for the last 13 years . Cassini has been in a long-term relationship with Titan, with a new rendezvous almost every month for more than a decade.