Midweek Roundup: U.N. Extends North Korea Sanctions, Treasury Blacklists Third Largest Yakuza Group, and More

The United Nations Security Council increased sanctions targeting North Korea late Tuesday. The measures, adopted as part of Resolution 2087 condemning North Korea's continued ballistic missile tests, freezes the assets of four individuals and six entities, including Bank of East Land, which the U.N. contends has facilitated sanctioned weapons-related transactions and funds transfers on behalf of blacklisted Iranian financial institutions Bank Melli and Bank Sepah. More The U.S. Treasury Department took action against seven individuals involved in major transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) and added a new TCO to its blacklist on Wednesday. Treasury designated four members of the Camorra, one...