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U.N. Preps North Korea Sanctions

North Korea's recalcitrant behavior will not go unpunished--the real question is how far will the United Nations go? "Key" U.N. Security Council members have agreed on a resolution to expand sanctions against North Korea, BBC News reports. The draft is expected to pass by Friday. However, a full consensus does not yet appear to be in place, as both China and Russia—who have full veto power—are hesitant to provoke the rogue state. Even with North Korea already teetering on the brink of complete isolation, Pyong Yang talked more smack, saying it was not afraid to use its nuclear arsenal in a "merciless offensive."