North Korea defies sanctions with China's help, UN panel says

International report claims Pyongyang has been transferring coal exports to Chinese barges North Korea sharply stepped up trade in coal and oil products last year in defiance of UN sanctions through the apparent help of China’s shipping industry, a UN panel has said. The annual report to the UN Security Council by sanctions experts went online on Friday and inexplicably disappeared later in the day, with the text itself noting China’s reservations about the findings. Continue reading...