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MOSCOW (Reuters) - North Korean workers can stay in Russia until Dec. 2019, in line with a United Nations' resolution, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

Countries are required to send all North Korean workers home within two years under the sanctions imposed on Dec. 22 over Pyongyang's ballistic missile and nuclear programs.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)

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