The measures target 56 vessels, shipping companies and other entities that Trump administration officials believe are used by North Korea to conduct trade prohibited under previous sanctions, creating an economic lifeline for the isolated regime.
Russia, which has veto power in the council, objected to the proposed terms.
The State Department is looking into the legality of private financing after casino magnate Sheldon Adelson offered to fund part of the construction.
At a business summit in New Delhi on Feb. 23, Donald Trump Jr. defended his comments about admiring India¡¯s poor because there¡¯s a ¡°smile on their face.¡±
At a business summit in New Delhi on Feb. 23, Donald Trump Jr. defended his comments about admiring India¡¯s poor because there¡¯s a ¡°smile on their face.¡±
Controversy dogged the president¡¯s eldest son as he leapfrogged the subcontinent, attending exclusive dinners and investor meetings in New Delhi, Kolkata, Pune and Mumbai. His activities have sparked ethics concerns from watchdog groups. ¡°With this trip to India, the Trump Organization is literally selling access to the first family,¡± one ethics expert said.

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The new Lancet study says the system is also failing Canada's indigenous populations.

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Trump has proposed hiring veterans to serve as security guards at schools and arming 20 percent of teachers.

"There is a potential darker side to political families if politics becomes exclusive rather than inclusive,¡± one political scientist warned.

Don McCullin speaks about his photos from the Battle of Hue.

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