Sanctions and embargoes

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2018, file photo, an exchange shop displays rates for various currencies, in downtown Tehran, Iran. A battle is brewing between the Trump administration and some of the president’s biggest supporters in Congress who are concerned that sanctions to be re-imposed on Iran early next month won’t be tough enough. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
October 27, 2018 - 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A battle is brewing between the Trump administration and some of the president's biggest supporters in Congress who are concerned that sanctions to be re-imposed on Iran early next month won't be tough enough. As President Donald Trump prepares to re-impose a second batch of Iran...
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A woman walks near the Wee Tiong building in Singapore Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. An executive of one of two Singapore companies named by the U.S. Treasury Department this week for violating sanctions against North Korea said Friday that he was unaware of any such dealings. The Treasury Department said in a statement Thursday, Oct. 25 that the companies, commodities trading house Wee Tiong (S) Pte. Ltd. and ship management services company WT Marine Pte. Ltd., engaged in laundering money for North Korea. (AP Photo/Annabelle Liang)
October 26, 2018 - 4:26 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — An executive of one of two Singapore companies named by the U.S. Treasury Department this week for violating sanctions against North Korea said Friday that he was unaware of any such dealings. The Treasury Department said in a statement Thursday that the companies, commodities...
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An activist, wearing a mask depicting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, holds up his hands, painted with fake blood as he protests the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, during a candlelight vigil outside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. The poster reads in Arabic:' Khashoggi's Friends Around the World'. A group of Arab and international public, political and media figures are establishing a global association called "Khashoggi's Friends Around the World"; "to achieve justice for the freedom martyr".(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
October 25, 2018 - 9:57 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 11:30 p.m. A State Department spokesman says the U.S. welcomes a decision by Saudi Arabia to let the son of slain writer Jamal Khashoggi leave the country and come to the United States. Spokesman Robert...
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October 25, 2018 - 12:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States imposed sanctions Thursday on the Singapore-based director of a commodities company accused of laundering money for North Korea through the U.S. financial system. The Department of Justice also unsealed criminal charges against the person, Tan Wee Beng, accusing...
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South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, left, shakes hands with his North Korean counterpart Ri Son Gwon during their meeting at the southern side of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The rival Koreas are holding high-level talks Monday to discuss further engagement amid a global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea. (Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP)
October 15, 2018 - 9:26 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea continued their push for peace Monday with high-level talks that resulted in a host of agreements, including a plan by the rivals for a groundbreaking ceremony this year on an ambitious project to connect their railways and roads. The agreements come...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2008, file photo, a Saudi trader reacts as looks at the stock market monitor in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Saudi stock market sharply fell Sunday after President Donald Trump threatened "severe punishment" over the disappearance of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar/File)
October 14, 2018 - 9:03 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Sunday threatened to retaliate for any sanctions imposed against it after President Donald Trump said the oil-rich kingdom deserves "severe punishment" if it is responsible for the disappearance and suspected murder of Washington Post contributor...
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FILE - In this Tuesday Oct. 30, 2012 File photo, Somali porters offload charcoal from a truck at a charcoal market in Mogadishu, Somali. A new report by U.N. monitors says banned charcoal exports from Somalia are thriving, generating millions of dollars a year for al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremists. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)
October 13, 2018 - 3:04 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Banned charcoal exports from Somalia are thriving, generating millions of dollars a year for al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremists — and often passing through Iran to have their origins obscured, according to U.N. sanctions monitors. Six years after the U.N. Security Council...
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South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha speaks at the National Assembly in Seoul, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Kang says Seoul is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis. (Hwang Kwang-mo/Yonhap via AP)
October 10, 2018 - 9:51 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis, the South's foreign minister said Wednesday. During a parliamentary audit of her...
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President Donald Trump meets with outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 10, 2018 - 8:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the latest shake-up for President Donald Trump's turbulent administration, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley abruptly announced she is resigning at the end of the year, raising questions about who will fill the key national security post and about the outspoken diplomat's own...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, the Kaesong industrial complex in North Korea is seen from the Taesungdong freedom village inside the demilitarized zone during a press tour in Paju, South Korea. South Korea's Unification Ministry on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, said the water is being supplied to a liaison office between the countries that opened in Kaesong in September 2018 and has been provided to the town's residents as well. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
October 10, 2018 - 2:15 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on South Korea saying it's considering lifting sanctions against North Korea to help diplomacy (all times local): 3:10 p.m. South Korea's foreign minister says Seoul is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang to create more...
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