Sanctions and embargoes

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 25, 2018 - 4:54 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Warning that the world has a bad case of "trust deficit disorder" and risks "runaway climate change," U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged global leaders Tuesday to abandon unilateralism and reinvigorate cooperation as the only way to tackle the challenges and threats...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-In is escorted by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres after a photo opportunity Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
September 25, 2018 - 4:52 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 4:50 p.m. South Korean President Moon Jae-in says the current round of nuclear diplomacy with North Korea is "completely different" than the many failed deals that have frustrated past negotiators. Moon is...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy in Washington. On Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, Arab separatists killed at least 25 people in an attack targeting a military parade in Iran, and Giuliani declared that the Iranian government would be toppled. From Saturday’s attack in Ahvaz to America resuming sanctions despite Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, pressure on Tehran is rising and its leaders are growing more combative toward the West. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
September 23, 2018 - 9:22 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — On the same day Arab separatists killed at least 25 people in an attack targeting a military parade in southwestern Iran, President Donald Trump's lawyer mounted a stage in New York to declare that the government would be toppled. "I don't know when we're going to...
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September 21, 2018 - 6:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it was "outraged" over U.S. economic sanctions against a Chinese military agency and its director over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment, and demanded the U.S. cancel the measure. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said...
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September 20, 2018 - 5:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Chinese military agency and its director are facing U.S. sanctions over the purchase of Russian weapons, the State Department announced Thursday. China's Equipment Development Department and director Li Shangfu made a "significant transaction" involving the purchase of Russian...
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September 19, 2018 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A better-than-expected outcome of the summit between the two Koreas immediately kick-started stalled negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, boosting President Donald Trump's stalled effort to get the North to give up its nuclear weapons by the end of his first term in...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 20, 2018 file photo, U. S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speak to reporters at United Nations headquarters. The United States has called an urgent meeting of the U.N. Security Council for Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 in response to what it says are efforts by some countries "to undermine and obstruct" sanctions against North Korea. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
September 14, 2018 - 8:56 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has called an urgent meeting of the U.N. Security Council for Monday in response to what it says are efforts by some countries "to undermine and obstruct" sanctions against North Korea. The U.S. Mission announced Friday evening that the meeting will "discuss...
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FILE- in this April 27, 2018, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in raise their hands after signing on a joint statement at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. As North Korea prepares for a massive parade Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its founding, worry is rising in South Korea that a tentative detente is slipping away. Senior Chinese official Li Zhanshu will also attend the parade, which would underscore China’s role as an important player in efforts to solve the nuclear crisis. (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP, File)
September 04, 2018 - 10:26 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As North Korea prepares for a massive parade Sunday featuring thousands of goose-stepping soldiers and lots of scary-looking missiles, some potentially capable of reaching the U.S. mainland, worry is rising in South Korea that a tentative, hard-won detente is starting to...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2018, file photo, Li Zhanshu, then newly-elected chairman of China's National People's Congress (NPC), takes the oath of office during a plenary session of the NPC in Beijing. Chinese President Xi Jinping is sending the top political ally to attend celebrations of the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding this weekend, the ruling Communist Party announced Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Analysts said a decision by Xi not to travel to Pyongyang would indicate that Beijing expected further actions from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, including real signs of progress toward denuclearization. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
September 04, 2018 - 9:31 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will not attend celebrations of the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding this weekend but will send a top ally to represent him instead, the ruling Communist Party announced Tuesday. Speculation had swirled over whether Xi would attend the...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2009, file photo, Chinese paramilitary police practice during a break from patrol in Urumqi, western China's Xinjiang province. A group of U.S. lawmakers has urged the Trump administration to impose sanctions including asset freezes and visa bans on Chinese officials and companies allegedly tied to a stifling security crackdown and the mass internment of ethnic minority Muslims in camps in a far western region. The lawmakers sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin urging the government to apply sanctions to address the "ongoing human rights crisis" in the region of Xinjiang, in the latest sign that the detentions are raising concerns among Western leaders and governments. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
August 30, 2018 - 6:13 am
BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that U.S. lawmakers were wasting taxpayer money by urging President Donald Trump's administration to impose sanctions on Chinese officials allegedly tied to the mass internment of ethnic minority Muslims in camps in the far west. The lawmakers sent a letter to...
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