Even if China doesn't follow through on its vote for economic sanctions, the UN resolution approved Friday may let other countries tighten the screws.
In addition to UN sanctions, the US also wants to inspect ships believed to be carrying contraband to North Korea.
'Lapistan,' where NATO is conducting war games, is fictional. But the exercises are testing real-life relations with the Russians as well as the indigenous Sami people.
Forced to rebuild using mud and animal-drawn carts, Gazans are increasingly frustrated with Hamas's hard-line policies.
Economic sanctions are designed to send a strong message without prompting a belligerent backlash.