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UN approves sanctions against North Korea

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The United Nations Security Council yesterday voted unanimously to impose sanctions on North Korea.

Rather than a complete ban, the sanctions cap the country's annual imports of crude oil at the same level they have been for the past 12 months: roughly 4 million barrels.

Under the measures designed to punish North Korea for nuclear tests, the country also is prohibited from exporting textiles. Other countries are barred from authorizing new work permits for North Korean workers.

Read more from The Associated Press.

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