Sanctions and embargoes

August 04, 2018 - 12:31 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs and is violating U.N. sanctions including by "a massive increase in illicit ship-to-ship transfers of petroleum products," U.N. experts said in a new report. A summary of the report by experts monitoring U.N...
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U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is greeted by local officials as he arrives at the military airport in Subang, outside of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. Pompeo will meet senior Malaysian officials to discuss strengthening the Comprehensive Partnership and advancing common security and economic interests. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
August 03, 2018 - 1:47 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pressed Turkey on Friday for the release of a detained American pastor whose case has led the Trump administration to hit senior Turkish officials with sanctions and badly strained ties between the NATO allies. Pompeo also said he would be...
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An Iranian woman walks past paintings of a Persian poetry in downtown Tehran, Iran, Monday, July 30, 2018. Iran's currency has dropped to a record low ahead of the imposition of renewed American sanctions, with many fearing prolonged economic suffering or possible civil unrest. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
July 31, 2018 - 11:24 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran reacted skeptically Tuesday to President Donald Trump saying that he's willing to negotiate with his Iranian counterpart "anytime," but top officials did not reject a sit-down out of hand. Ali Akbar Nategh Nouri, a senior cleric and member of the influential Expediency...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 1997 file photo Democratic Rep. Ron Dellums raises his fist while announcing his retirement from Congress at a news conference in Oakland, Calif. Dellums, a fiery anti-war activist who championed social justice as Northern California's first black congressman, has died at age 82. Longtime adviser Dan Lindheim says Dellums died early Monday, July 30, 2018, at his home in Washington, D.C., of cancer. (AP Photo/Ben Margot,File)
July 30, 2018 - 7:17 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ron Dellums, a fiery anti-war activist who championed social justice as Northern California's first black congressman, died Monday from cancer, according to a longtime adviser. He was 82. Dellums died at his home in Washington. A former Marine who got his start in politics...
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July 30, 2018 - 5:25 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Eritrea and Somalia have agreed to restore diplomatic relations, both countries announced Monday in another thaw in the restive Horn of Africa region, while Somalia's leader called for sanctions on Eritrea to be removed. Eritrea's information minister shared the joint...
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July 30, 2018 - 8:41 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's currency has dropped to a record low ahead of the imposition of renewed American sanctions, with many fearing prolonged economic suffering or possible civil unrest. The rial dropped to 122,000 to the dollar on the thriving black market exchange Monday, from the previous...
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Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan attends the last day of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, July 27, 2018. (Mike Hutchings/Pool Photo via AP)
July 29, 2018 - 5:23 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president says country will not back down if the United States imposes sanctions in a diplomatic dispute involving an arrested American pastor. Speaking privately to journalists late Saturday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan broke his silence on the crisis: "They cannot make...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 file photo, Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed speaks at his inauguration ceremony in Mogadishu, Somalia. Somalia's president has begun a visit to Eritrea on Saturday July 28, 2018, in another possible diplomatic thaw in the restless Horn of Africa region. The two nations have not had diplomatic relations for nearly 15 years. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)
July 28, 2018 - 5:39 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's president has begun a visit to Eritrea in another possible diplomatic thaw in the restless Horn of Africa region. A spokesman said President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed departed Saturday morning. "Somalia is ready to write a new chapter of its relations with...
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July 27, 2018 - 7:50 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Eritrea says Somalia's president will visit the country on Saturday as yet another rivalry in the Horn of Africa region may be coming to an end. The two nations have not had diplomatic relations for nearly 15 years. Eritrea's information minister announced the three-day...
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FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. The House has approved a $716 billion defense policy bill that would give troops a 2.6 percent pay hike, the largest in nine years. The bill, which is the result of a deal struck with the Senate, also would allow the president to waive sanctions against countries that have bought Russian weapons but now want to buy U.S. military equipment. The Pentagon says the waiver would help countries such as India that are seeking to “pull away from the Russian orbit.’’ The bill now goes to the Senate. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
July 26, 2018 - 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday approved a $716 billion defense policy bill that would give the military a 2.6 percent pay hike, the largest in nine years. The compromise bill weakens a bid to clamp down on the Chinese telecom giant ZTE and allows the president to waive sanctions against...
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