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    US Calls for New UN Sanctions Against North Korea

    Neither side is backing down. Saying Kim Jong Un is “begging for war,” U.S. envoy Nikki Haley asked the U.N. for the strongest possible sanctions on Pyongyang — and admitted that President Donald Trump has given “conceptual approval” to a massive weapons sale to Seoul. The U.N.’s still seeking a diplomatic solution, as is China, which doesn’t want a nuclear crisis but also doesn’t want to cede regional power to America. Meanwhile, South Korean media reported that Pyongyang was moving what appeared to be an ICBM toward its west coast.

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