Stories tagged: sanctions
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 8:52 p.m.
Pence pouring cold water on warming ties between 2 Koreas
Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. is preparing to announce the “toughest and most aggressive” economic sanctions against North Korea in the coming days, boosting pressure on the bellicose …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 8:17 p.m.
Putin calls Russia list ‘hostile’ as Dems decry no sanctions
Russian President Vladimir Putin described a list of his country’s officials and tycoons put together to comply with a U.S. sanctions law as a hostile and “stupid” move spearheaded by …
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
U.S. sanctions North Korean ships suspected of smuggling goods
The United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions on six North Korean ships, 16 individuals and nine companies that it said had facilitated Pyongyang’s weapons programs in a continuing effort to …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:27 p.m.
EU imposes sanctions on 7 senior Venezuelan officials
The European Union imposed economic and travel sanctions Monday against seven senior Venezuelan officials accused of human rights abuses or breaching the rule of law in the crisis-ridden country.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:48 p.m.
Trump hands nuke deal ‘last chance,’ waives Iran sanctions
President Donald Trump on Friday delivered an ultimatum to America’s European allies to fix the “terrible flaws” in the Iran nuclear deal, or he’ll pull the U.S. out in a …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Trump to extend sanctions relief for Iran
President Donald Trump is expected this week to extend relief from economic sanctions to Iran, citing progress in amending U.S. legislation that governs Washington’s participation in the nuclear deal.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
China denies improper NK oil supplies after Trump criticism
China on Friday denied violating U.N.-imposed limits on oil supplies to North Korea after U.S. President Donald Trump criticized Beijing for allowing oil to reach the North.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
North Korea calls latest UN sanctions ‘an act of war’
North Korea on Sunday called the latest U.N. sanctions to target the country “an act of war” that violates its sovereignty, and said it is a “pipe dream” for the …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 3:26 p.m.
U.N. imposes tough new sanctions on North Korea
The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions on North Korea Friday in response to the latest launch of a ballistic missile that Pyongyang says is capable of reaching …
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 10:24 a.m.
U.S. levies sanctions against Myanmar general, dozen others
The United States on Thursday stepped back from a half-decade effort to forge closer relations with Myanmar, condemning a top general to a blacklist of shame for his role in …
Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
U.S. slaps 5 Russians with sanctions over human rights
The United States is slapping five Russians with sanctions under a law that lets the U.S. target violators of human rights.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
EU takes historical step threatening Poland with sanctions
The European Union’s executive arm triggered proceedings against Poland on Wednesday over Warsaw’s contentious overhaul of the justice system, a move that could lead to unprecedented sanctions as Brussels struggles …
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 6:10 p.m.
U.S. urges U.N. to punish Iran, but Russia says no sanctions
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the Security Council on Tuesday to punish Iran for what the Trump administration calls its “dangerous violations” of U.N. resolutions and “destabilizing behavior,” while Russia …
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Japan imposes new sanctions on North Korea
Japan has announced it is freezing the assets of 19 companies to step up pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear weapons and missile development.
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Venezuela to launch cryptocurrency to fight Trump sanctions
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says his government will launch a cryptocurrency to fight what he calls a financial “blockade” by the Trump administration against the socialist-run country.
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Erdogan says U.S. sanctions on Iran weren’t binding for Turkey
Turkey’s president has argued that his country did not break a trade embargo on Iran as it hadn’t committed to abide by U.S. sanctions, and there were no United Nations …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 4:50 p.m.
Haley: North Korea ‘brings us closer to war’ the U.S. doesn’t seek
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Wednesday that North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile that some observers believe could reach Washington and the entire U.S. Eastern Seaboard “brings us …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Turkish-Iranian gold trader pleads guilty, set to testify
A Turkish-Iranian gold trader will reveal a multibillion dollar conspiracy to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions at the trial of a Turkish banker in a case that prosecutors say has …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
U.S. slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese firms
The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies Tuesday in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 7:20 p.m.
U.S. declares North Korea a terror sponsor; new sanctions expected
President Donald Trump announced Monday the U.S. is putting North Korea’s “murderous regime” on America’s terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang’s support for international attacks beyond the assassination of its …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
Jury selection postponed in Iran sanctions case
A judge postponed jury selection in the trial surrounding a conspiracy to help Iran evade economic sanctions after the star defendant, an international gold trader who had been trying to …
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Official: U.S. would consider individual sanctions for Myanmar
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that the U.S. is deeply concerned by “credible reports” of atrocities committed by Myanmar’s security forces and called for an independent investigation into …
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
House set to OK Iran sanctions, block Hezbollah funds
The House is poised to pass bipartisan legislation that would hit Iran with new sanctions for its pursuit of long-range ballistic missiles and block the flow of money to Hezbollah …
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
U.S. sanctions against Hezbollah will not target banks: Banker
New U.S. sanctions against the militant Hezbollah group expected to be released in the near future are not likely to affect the country’s banking sector that is the backbone of …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
Uganda expels North Korea military experts over U.N. sanctions
Uganda has expelled North Korean military experts and representatives of North Korean companies, including its top arms dealer, as African nations face growing pressure to comply with U.N. sanctions over …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
Boeing sales of planes to Iran safe, for now
President Donald Trump’s decision not to reimpose sanctions against Iran is good news for Boeing and its European rival, Airbus, which can continue doing business with Iranian airlines that are …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
U.S. Customs vows to block imports made by North Korea workers
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it is ready to block U.S. imports of seafood – as well as any other goods – produced by North Korean laborers who work …
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
North Korea accuses U.S. of imposing an ‘economic blockade’
North Korea’s U.N. ambassador accused the United States on Tuesday of imposing “an economic blockade” on his country and deploying nuclear assets on the Korean peninsula aimed at toppling leader …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 4:03 p.m.
China orders North Korean business closed under U.N. sanctions
China on Thursday ordered North Korean-owned businesses to close, cutting foreign revenue for the isolated North under U.N. sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile programs.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Trump vows to ‘fix the mess’ as U.S. targets North Korea banks
New U.S. sanctions will punish eight North Korean banks and 26 bank workers living abroad, the Trump administration announced Tuesday, in the first use of new sanctioning powers granted by …