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EU expands sanctions against North Korea

Associated Press logo Associated Press 8/06/2017
FILE - In this April 15, 2017 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks along his viewing balcony during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that North Korea fired several projectiles off its east coast on Thursday, June 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this April 15, 2017 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks along his viewing balcony during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that North Korea fired several projectiles off its east coast on Thursday, June 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

BRUSSELS — The European Union has expanded its sanctions against North Korea adding 14 more people to an asset freeze and travel ban because of the country's continuing work on nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

The measures announced Thursday brings the total of people under the sanctions regime to 94.

North Korea's weapons tests are meant to build a nuclear and missile program that can stand up to what it sees as U.S. and South Korean hostility, but they are also considered by outside analysts as ways to make its political demands clear to international leaders.

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