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US sanctions Chinese, Russians over North Korea support

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US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin announced that Washington was slapping sanctions on 16 Chinese and Russian individuals and companies for allegedly supporting North Korea's nuclear program and attempting to evade US sanctions

The United States on Tuesday
slapped sanctions on 16 Chinese and Russian individuals and companies,
accusing them of supporting North Korea’s nuclear program and attempting
to evade US sanctions.
“It is
unacceptable for individuals and companies in China, Russia, and
elsewhere to enable North Korea to generate income used to develop
weapons of mass destruction and destabilize the region,”
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.

The
Treasury Department, which oversees US sanctions programs, said those
targeted by the sanctions had helped people known to support the North’s
nuclear and ballistic missile programs, or had traded in North Korean
energy, exploited its workers or acted as a conduit to the international
financial system.
The move follows a war
of words between Washington and Pyongyang over recent missile tests
that show North Korea is capable of reaching the US mainland.
The
sanctions effectively block their targets from accessing much of the
global financial system, as well as freezing any US assets.
Among those hit by the sanctions was the Russian national Ruben Kirakosyan and his Moscow-based company Gefest-M LLC,
which the Treasury Department accuses of procuring metals for a
sanctions-barred company involved in North Korea’s nuclear weapons
program, Korean Tangun Trading Corp.
Also targeted is China’s Dandong Rich Earth Trading Co. Ltd.,
which the United States says has acted on behalf of North Korea’s
General Bureau of Atomic Energy — responsible for the North’s nuclear
program — and has facilitated prohibited North Korean exports of
vanadium ore, the department said.
A third company, Mingzheng International Trading Limited, which maintains offices in Hong Kong and on mainland China, was in fact a front for Foreign Trade Bank, North Korea’s main foreign exchange bank, the Treasury Department said.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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