Sanctions and embargoes

OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo speaks at an event in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. The head of OPEC said that the oil cartel must stick together for the good of the global economy amid Iran facing renewed U.S. sanctions. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
September 18, 2018 - 3:27 am
FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — OPEC must stick together for the good of the global economy as founding member Iran faces renewed U.S. sanctions, the head of the cartel said Tuesday — though he did not address how an already-tight market will make up for the loss of Iranian supply. Mohammed...
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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 - 4:03 am
BEIJING (AP) — A group of U.S. lawmakers has urged President Donald Trump's 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...
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A United Nations flag flutters in the wind next to the International Court of Justice in the Hague, the Netherlands, Monday Aug. 27, 2018. Iran is going to the United Nations' highest court in a bid to have U.S. sanctions lifted. Iran filed the case with the International Court of Justice in July, claiming that sanctions the Trump administration imposed on May 8 breach a 1955 bilateral agreement known as the Treaty of Amity that regulates economic and consular ties between the two countries. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
August 28, 2018 - 6:36 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United States on Tuesday defended its re-imposition of sanctions against Iran as a legal and justified national security measure that cannot be challenged by Tehran at the United Nations' highest court. U.S. State Department legal advisor Jennifer Newstead urged...
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A United Nations flag flutters in the wind next to the International Court of Justice in the Hague, the Netherlands, Monday Aug. 27, 2018. Iran is going to the United Nations' highest court in a bid to have U.S. sanctions lifted. Iran filed the case with the International Court of Justice in July, claiming that sanctions the Trump administration imposed on May 8 breach a 1955 bilateral agreement known as the Treaty of Amity that regulates economic and consular ties between the two countries. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
August 27, 2018 - 10:24 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Iran went to the United Nations' highest court Monday in a bid to have U.S. sanctions lifted following President Donald Trump's decision earlier this year to re-impose them, calling the move "naked economic aggression." Iran filed the case with the International Court...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2018, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second from left, is greeted by North Korean Director of the United Front Department Kim Yong Chol, center, and North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, second from right, as he arrives at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea. South Korea on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, called the U.S. decision to call off a trip to North Korea by Pompeo "unfortunate" and said continued diplomacy would be most crucial in resolving the nuclear standoff with the North. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)
August 25, 2018 - 3:25 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Saturday called the U.S. decision to call off a trip to North Korea by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unfortunate and said that continued diplomacy was most crucial in resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. The statement by the Foreign Ministry in...
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August 23, 2018 - 12:36 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — British Airways says it will end its direct flights to Iran's capital in September as "the operation is currently not commercially viable." The decision announced Thursday comes after President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal between Iran and world...
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August 23, 2018 - 10:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers are calling for Iran to be expelled from the main financial system that oversees international bank transfers, as the Trump administration steadily re-imposes sanctions on the country following the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. A group of 16 GOP...
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August 22, 2018 - 10:48 am
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has said that economic sanctions imposed against his country by the U.S. are senseless, voicing hope that Washington will eventually agree to a constructive dialogue. Putin, speaking after Wednesday's talks with Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto, described...
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