Missile test condemned
THE U.N. Security Council strongly condemned North Korea late Monday over its latest ballistic missile launches and warned of “further significant measures” if Pyongyang doesn’t stop nuclear and missile testing.
A council statement agreed to by all 15 members followed strong condemnation by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of the latest launch and U.S. President Donald Trump’s pledge to deal with North Korea “very strongly.”
THE United States blacklisted Venezuela’s Vice President Tareck El Aissami for drug trafficking, the first crackdown by the Trump administration against a top official in Venezuelean President Nicolas Maduro’s government for money laundering and the drug trade.
The U.S. Department of Treasury said it designated El Aissami for sanctions under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act.
THE Italian capital of Rome will pay tribute to Chinese art student Zhang Yao by naming an avenue or square of the city in her name to commemorate her bravery in defending her rights, according to oushinet.com, a Chinese-language news website that focuses on Europe news.
The former 20-year-old student of Rome’s Academy of the Fine Arts was fatally hit by a train while pursuing her belongings that were robbed from her as she was heading back from the immigration office on Dec. 5 last year.
The city council and the mayor believe Zhang’s bravery in defending her rights as a female and citizen is very touching and full of justice. They claimed Zhang is a role model for people of all nationalities. The Rome City Council believes it has the responsibility to name an avenue or square after her to show respect and support to legislation and liberty.
The proposal has been officially approved and the city council is set to hold a formal naming ceremony in the future.