US calls for vote on tough new sanctions on North Korea

AP Photo/Lee Jin-man Visitors tour the Imjingak Pavilion, with barbed wire seen at left, in Paju, South Korea, Thursday. South Korean soldiers fired 20 warning machine gun rounds Thursday, turning back North Korean soldiers apparently pursuing a comrade who had earlier dashed across the rivals’ shared border, officials said. It is the fourth time this year a North Korean soldier has defected across the world’s most heavily armed border.

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council scheduled a vote Friday on proposed new sanctions against North Korea, including sharply lower limits on its refined oil imports, the return home of all North Koreans working overseas within 12 months, and a crackdown on the country’s shipping.