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U.S. challenges China’s imports of North Korean coal amid U.N. sanctions

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s imports of North Korean coal run counter to global sanctions, a senior U.S. official said on Saturday, adding that a U.S. missile system deployed in South Korea should “motivate” Beijing to pressure Pyongyang over its nuclear programme.

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North Korean leader Kim smiles as he guides a test fire of a new multiple launch rocket system in this undated photo released by North Korea's KCNA in Pyongyang
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China, U.S. to step up cooperation on North Korea

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on Monday to step up cooperation in the United Nations Security Council and in law-enforcement channels after North Korea’s fifth nuclear test, the White House said.

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