Japan to decide possible easing of North Korea sanctions on Thursday

Japan will decide whether to ease sanctions against North Korea on Thursday after assessing Pyongyang`s plan to reinvestigate the fate of the Japanese citizens kidnapped by the reclusive state decades ago, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said.

North Korea adept at dodging sanctions: UN panel

North Korea is becoming more and more adept at dodging international sanctions, a panel of experts said in a report presented Tuesday to the United Nations.

Sanctions delaying N Korea nuke program: UN panel

North Korea is still trying to import and export nuclear and ballistic missile-related items but financial and trade sanctions are slowing progress on development of their prohibited weapons, UN experts say.

`Sanctions not fundamental way of solving Korean Peninsula N-issue`

China`s Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi has said sanctions are not the fundamental way of solving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

Sanctions to stay until North Korea talks: South, Japan

Sanctions on North Korea will not be removed until Pyongyang returns to disarmament talks and takes serious steps toward scrapping its nuclear arms program, the foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan said on Thursday.