World News

Report: UN Panel Finds Sanctions Hinder N. Korea Nuclear Program

A United Nations panel says financial and trade sanctions and an arms embargo have significantly hindered North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

In a report seen by the Reuters news agency, the panel says the sanctions have not stopped the North from building missiles and nuclear weapons. But it says the sanctions cut off funds that would have gone into expanding these weapons programs.

According to Reuters, the panel says North Korea is working to avoid sanctions by money laundering and setting up bank accounts where laws and regulations are lax.

The panel is also calling on U.N. members to be on the lookout for North Korean attempts to buy hardware that is crucial for building nuclear weapons.

The panel recommends more sanctions against senior officials and government atomic energy and munitions agencies, as well as one man from Kazakhstan and two from Ukraine .

Feature Story

FILE - In this June 20, 2014 file photo, immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally stand in line for tickets at the bus station after they were released from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in McAllen, Texas.

Mixed Signals on Second Migrant Wave at US Border

The number of Central Americans apprehended at the border peaked in June, but reports from migrants indicate more might be on the way More