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United Nations Unanimously Approves New Sanctions On North Korea

The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted new, stepped-up sanctions on Monday afternoon against North Korea after the U.S. drastically watered down its original sanctions proposal in an attempt to win the endorsement of China and Russia.

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Is Trump Irrelevant?

 Unless the press or Robert Mueller come up with a smoking gun, a dead body, and a cache of rubles, we can assume Donald Trump will be our president for a full four-year term. But Trump as President continues to sabotage himself. He risks becoming irrelevant because no one will take him seriously. Which might be a good thing.

Crackdown Begins: Chinese Banks Are Suspending North Korean Transactions

Japan's Kyodo reports that Chinese state banks have started suspending transactions through accounts held by North Koreans, making it nearly impossible to do business between the two countries.  At least three major state banks - Bank of China, China Construction Bank and Agricultural Bank of China - have banned North Koreans from opening accounts.

US To Propose Watered Down North Korea Sanctions To Appease China And Russia

In the latest indication that the US is desperate to reach a diplomatic compromise over North Korea, even if it means appeasing Beijing and Moscow, Reuters reports that while the UN is set to vote on Monday afternoon on a U.S.-drafted resolution to impose new sanctions on North Korea, the new draft no longer proposes blacklisting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, while also dropping a proposed oil embargo.

North Korea Threatens US With "Greatest Pain And Suffering Ever" Over Fresh Sanctions

North Korea's foreign ministry has warned Washington that if it did "rig up the illegal and unlawful 'resolution' on harsher sanctions, the DPRK shall make absolutely sure that the U.S. pays due price". The ministry then said that "the forthcoming measures to be taken by the DPRK will cause the U.S. the greatest pain and suffering it had ever gone through in its entire history."

The Dangerous Decline Of U.S. Hegemony

"The bigger picture behind Official Washington’s hysteria over Russia, Syria and North Korea is the image of a decaying but dangerous American hegemon resisting the start of a new multipolar order..."