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EU tightens sanctions against N. Korea after nuclear test

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The European Union agreed a raft of new sanctions on Monday against North Korea in retaliation for the country's nuclear test last week which it condemned again in the strongest possible terms. 

Senior government and military officials attend a rally to celebrate a successful nuclear test at Kim Il Sung Square, Pyongyang on February 14, 2013. The European Union has agreed a raft of new sanctions against North Korea in retaliation for the country's nuclear test last week, EU officials said.

The measures range from additional financial sanctions to travel bans and asset freezes against individuals and are intended to bolster the international regime against the proliferation of nuclear weapons, a statement said.

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