Taiwan's authorities in the city of Kaohsiung launched an inquiry following South Korea's seizure of the Hong Kong-flagged Lighthouse Winmore, an oil tanker which delivered oil products to a North Korean vessel at sea.
China, North Korea's main economic lifeline, will impose bans on exports of iron, steel and other metals, as well as on industrial machinery and transport vehicles to North Korea, from January 6, its Commerce Ministry stated on Friday.
As state-run Xinua media reports, "Hua said that China had immediately investigated the relevant ship and found that it has not docked in any Chinese ports and had no entry and departure records of Chinese ports since August".
But instead, it transferred as much as 544 tonnes to the North Korea-flagged Sam Jong 2 on October 19 in global waters between China and the Korean peninsula, on the order of its charterer, Billions Bunker Group Corp., based in Taiwan, the ministry official said.
Taiwan's Presidential Office said the company that chartered the ship was not incorporated in Taiwan, but did not say whether the firm's owner or officials are Taiwanese. "But when oil is going in, I'm not happy about that".
On Friday, a foreign ministry spokesman applauded news of possible talks between the North and South Korea's government. "If they don't help us with North Korea, then I do what I've always said I want to do".
China a staunch communist ally of North Korea has been repeatedly urged by the worldwide community to abide by the sanctions imposed on North Korea. In October, when it allegedly transferred petroleum products to the North Korean ship, the Lighthouse Winmore had its tracking transponder switched off.
BEIJING-China on Friday tightened limits on critically important energy supplies to North Korea and stepped up other trade restrictions under intensified United Nations nuclear sanctions.
The Trump administration has led a drive to step up global sanctions on North Korea in response to its efforts to develop nuclear-tipped missiles capable of hitting the United States.
Under the new restrictions, Chinese companies will be allowed to export no more than 4 million barrels of oil and 500,000 barrels of refined petroleum products per year.
Such ship-to-ship transfers are prohibited by a U.N. Security Council Resolution that was adopted in September, part of a suite of sanctions that target North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs.
Previous sanctions banned sales of natural gas to North Korea and purchases of the North's textile exports, another key revenue source.
His decision to set up that plan was "unrelated" to information about the security vulnerability, the representative said . Intel's share price has fallen since the Meltdown and Spectre flaws became common knowledge.
That was Nikki Massie, describing a conversation with her 16-year-old daughter who attends a public magnet school in Baltimore. Staff in about 60 district schools complained about heating issues, nearly one-third of the city's total.
Officials said nothing leads them to believe the fire is connected to Moore and the sexual abuse allegations, NBC News reported. Multiple neighbors witnessed a young man known for public intoxication walking around the house during the time of the fire.
Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine is reportedly leaving Apple Music in August according to sources in a story reported by Billboard . The music industry icon joined Apple in mid-2014 after the tech titan purchased Beats Electronics for $3 billion .
More broadly, the job market is shifting in a way that economists say helps explain why wage growth has been so sluggish. If that trend continues, more companies will be forced to raise wages in a meaningful way to compete for workers.
Klopp said the match was not a showcase for the best football, describing it as a "proper fight" between the Merseyside rivals. The Dutchman rose high after an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain corner to head home the victor and spark pandemonium in the stands.
Twitter says it reviews tweets by leaders within their political context, and enforces rules accordingly. However, there was one account that everyone was wondering why Twitter wasn't reprimanding in any way.
The current EPL TV rights don't expire until 2019 but it looks like this will be one of the most interesting races. Early moves from Amazon will likely fuel speculation of a challenge to the two companies.
Comparable earnings for the quarter were $2.00 per share, compared to $1.96 per share in the same period previous year . Raab & Moskowitz Asset Management Ltd invested in 0.12% or 1,147 shares. $2.47M worth of Constellation Brands , Inc.
The research - looking at children aged eight to 18 - found that boys spent longer playing video games than girls. Its 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD) will include the condition "gaming disorder".
Tesla Faces More Model 3 Production Snarls
Beyond the Model 3, Tesla's overall vehicle deliveries were on target for the fourth quarter and the year as a whole. The highly automated assembly line for the Model 3 means any technical problems slow assembly dramatically.
Nurmagomedov will fight McGregor for free
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HP Canada recalling certain lithium-ion batteries
The machines affected represent 0.1% of HP's computers sold globally between December 2015 and December 2017. CT Monday through Friday or go online at www.HP.com/go/batteryprogram2018 or www.hp.com and click "Recalls".
Palestinians condemn Trump threat to cut aid as 'blackmail'
In response, the Palestine Liberation Organization's Twitter feed said Trump's Jerusalem decision had damaged peace prospects. The United States is the largest donor to the agency, with a pledge of almost $370m as of 2016, according to UNRWA's website.
Duff's, Bills spread the Buffalove to Cincinnati
Dalton threw a 49-yard touchdown pass with 44 seconds left to eliminate the Ravens and open a spot for the Bills . This is likely the highest honor Bills fans can bestow upon someone, so I hope Dalton doesn't take it lightly.
Medicinal pot stocks high on export move
Since Parliament passed laws allowing its use, the number of patients being prescribed medicinal cannabis has been limited. But the government hopes domestic medicinal use, legalized a year ago , and exports will rapidly boost production.
US warns Iran at UN
Ambassador Nikki Haley said the session put Iran on notice that "the world will be watching" what it does. Iran's interior minister said up to 42,000 people took part during the week of protests.