Sanctions and embargoes

August 10, 2018 - 8:26 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say "predatory behavior" by armed groups in Libya is posing a direct threat to forming a national government and ending lawlessness that has fueled Islamic militancy, human trafficking and instability in the wider region. The experts also warned in the summary of...
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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaks during a meeting in Kamchatka Peninsula region, Russian far east, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Russia's prime minister sternly warned the United States on Friday against ramping up sanctions, saying that Moscow will retaliate with economic, political and unspecified "other" means. (Dmitry Astakhov, Sputnik, Government Pool Photo via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 12:23 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's prime minister sternly warned the United States against ramping up sanctions, saying Friday that Moscow would retaliate with economic, political and unspecified "other" means. The tough message from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev marked what the Kremlin sees as a red line,...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announces plan of action for the first 100 days of his new presidency, in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
August 10, 2018 - 9:18 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's financial turmoil (all times local): 4:15 p.m. In a bid to ease investor concerns about Turkey's economic policy, the country's finance minister says the government will safeguard the independence of the central bank. Treasury and Finance Minister Berat...
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Roh Suk-hwan, deputy commissioner of the Korea Customs Service, announces about North Korea coal at the government complex in Daejeon, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. South Korea says a total of 35,000 tons of North Korean coal and pig iron worth $5.8 million illegally entered its ports last year, in possible violations of UN sanctions. (Lee Jin-wook/Yonhap via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 3:52 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said a total of 35,000 tons of North Korean coal and pig iron worth $5.8 million illegally entered its ports last year, in possible violations of UN sanctions. Reporting on preliminary results from a 10-month investigation, the Korea Customs Service said Friday...
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August 08, 2018 - 3:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. commander in the Middle East says an Iranian naval exercise involving at least 100 small boats in and around the Strait of Hormuz last week was meant as a message to the U.S. for re-imposing economic sanctions on Tehran. Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command...
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In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani addresses the nation in a televised speech in Tehran, Iran, Monday Aug. 6, 2018. The U.S. is bracing for cyberattacks Tehran could launch in retaliation for sanctions President Donald Trump has slapped back on Iran, cybersecurity and intelligence experts warn (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
August 08, 2018 - 7:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is bracing for cyberattacks Iran could launch in retaliation for the re-imposition of sanctions this week by President Donald Trump, cybersecurity and intelligence experts say. Concern over that cyber threat has been rising since May, when Trump pulled out of the 2015...
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Various currencies are displayed without the going rate on a money exchange shop window in downtown Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Money exchange shops across Iran cautiously reopened on Tuesday after being shut for five months amid economic turmoil fanned by America's withdraw from the nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
August 07, 2018 - 10:17 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As Iranians awoke Tuesday to renewed U.S. sanctions that had been lifted by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers, the question on everyone's mind remained: What happens now? From deciphering President Donald Trump's tweets on Iran — including one demanding "WORLD PEACE" — to...
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In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani addresses the nation in a televised speech in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani struck a hard line Monday as the U.S. restored some sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 9:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sanctions that kicked in early Tuesday against Iran are meant to pressure Tehran's government into retreating from its support for international terrorism, its military activity in the Middle East and its ballistic missile and nuclear-related programs, President Donald Trump'...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , right, speaks to European Union's Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini ahead of the at the 25th ASEAN Regional Forum Retreat in Singapore, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Joseph Nair)
August 06, 2018 - 8:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. sanctions on Iran (all times local): 3:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is re-imposing many sanctions on Iran to exert "maximum economic pressure." The move comes three months after he pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, calling it "horrible"...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, unseen, during their meeting at Merdeka palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. (Beawiharta/Pool Photo via AP)
August 06, 2018 - 8:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran will be rigorously enforced and remain in place until the Iranian government radically changes course. Speaking to reporters en route from a three-nation trip to Southeast Asia, Pompeo said Monday's re-imposition...
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