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Tillerson in London focuses on North Korea, Libya, Iran

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits London as international leaders ratcheted up pressure on North Korea and sought peace in Libya.
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U.N. approves tougher North Korea sanctions

The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to add sanctions against North Korea in response to its continued nuclear weapons program.
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Shareable photos: U.S. officials on North Korea sanctions

Here are photos with quotes from U.S. officials on the strengthened sanctions against North Korea in response to the regime's illicit missile tests.
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Nations oppose Venezuelan president’s actions

Nations around the world condemned the July 30 elections called by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro that will ultimately give Maduro sweeping new powers.
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Tillerson addresses coalition of 68 nations to defeat ISIS

Nations come together to discuss the defeat of ISIS/Daesh. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says it's "a fight in which we all have a stake."
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Do sanctions work?

Sanctions provide an option for U.S. policymakers to alter the behavior of a foreign nation or a specific group of people without military conflict.
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The U.S. and EU look to extend sanctions on Russia

Sanctions against Russia are expected to be renewed because full implementation of the Minsk agreements on peace in Ukraine hasn't been reached.

G7: Sanctions stay until Russia honors cease-fire

G7 leaders have agreed to keep sanctions against Russia in place as long as Russia continues to violate the Minsk agreements, President Obama said.
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There are rules. A country’s borders can’t be changed by force.

The international community must continue to sustain pressure on Russia for its actions in Ukraine, says Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken.