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France sanctions businesses linked to Syria chemical weapons

Paris - France announced Tuesday that it was sanctioning 25 people and companies over their links to Syria's chemical weapons programme, as diplomats were set to meet in Paris to push for action against perpetrators of the deadly attacks.

Venezuela condemns EU sanctions against seven officials

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro's government condemned European Union sanctions against seven Venezuelan officials Monday, accusing the bloc of subservience to the "supremacist and racist" US government.

EU blacklists top Venezuelan officials over torture, rights abuses

Brussels - The European Union on Monday blacklisted seven senior Venezuelan officials over human rights violations, including the regime's intelligence chief, who the bloc accused of torture.

Taiwan businessman in N. Korea oil probe attempts suicide

Taipei - A Taiwanese businessman who has been investigated and sanctioned by authorities on suspicion of selling oil to North Korea attempted suicide on Friday, prosecutors said.

Glimmers of hope in Iran economy despite Trump

Tehran - Even with President Donald Trump continuing to waive nuclear sanctions, Iran's economy remains hobbled by US restrictions but some diplomats in Tehran remain quietly confident for the future.

Seoul seizes Panama vessel for alleged N. Korea ties: report

Seoul - South Korea has seized a Panama-flagged ship suspected of transferring oil products to North Korea in breach of UN sanctions, a report said Sunday.

Ships blocked by UN: three from NKorea, one from Palau

New York - Of the four ships blocked from international ports under UN sanctions on North Korea, three are registered in the isolated country and a fourth flies the flag of Palau, according to the final list adopted by the world body.

China rejects Trump accusation on N. Korea sanction breaches

Bejing - China on Friday rejected accusations that it had helped Pyongyang skirt sanctions after US President Donald Trump claimed on Twitter that Beijing was turning a blind eye to oil transfers to North Korea.

China rejects Trump accusation on oil transfer to N. Korea

Bejing - China on Friday rejected accusations that it has helped Pyongyang skirt sanctions after US President Donald Trump claimed Beijing had permitted a transfer of oil to North Korea.

UN bars four N.Korean ships from international ports

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday denied international port access to four North Korean ships suspected of carrying or having transported goods banned by international sanctions targeting Pyongyang, diplomats told AFP.

US sanctions two N.Koreans over ballistic missile program

Washington - The United States sanctioned two North Korean officials on Tuesday over the development of ballistic missiles, as Russia and America's top diplomats held talks on Pyongyang's nuclear program.

US sanctions two N.Koreans over ballistic missile program

Washington - The United States sanctioned two North Korean officials on Tuesday over their country's ballistic missile program, in Washington's latest effort to punish Pyongyang for its weapons development drive.

US sanctions two N.Koreans over missile program: statement

Washington - The United States on Tuesday sanctioned two senior North Korean officials over the country's ballistic missile program, the Treasury Department said.

N. Korea slams new UN sanctions as an 'act of war'

Seoul - North Korea slammed fresh UN sanctions imposed over its missile tests as an "act of war" on Sunday, its first response to the latest diplomatic move to punish Pyongyang's ever-accelerating weapons drive.

UN slaps new sanctions on North Korea

New York - With China's backing, the UN Security Council on Friday slapped new sanctions on North Korea that will restrict oil supplies vital for Pyongyang's missile and nuclear programs.

UN weighs new N.Korea sanctions, vote expected Friday

New York - The United States on Thursday presented a draft UN Security Council resolution ramping up sanctions on North Korea by cutting oil supplies vital for Pyongyang's military programs, according to the text obtained by AFP.

Kremlin brands US sanctions against Chechen strongman 'illegal'

Moscow - Russia on Thursday branded US sanctions against Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov "illegal and unfriendly" after Washington accused the key Kremlin ally of involvement in murder and torture.

US turns sanctions screw on Russia, blacklists Chechnya's Kadyrov

Washington - The United States slapped sanctions on Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov on Wednesday, accusing Russian leader Vladimir Putin's key regional ally of personal involvement in repression, torture and murder.

US blacklists Chechen leader Kadyrov, 4 others for human rights abuses, corruption

Washington - The United States on Tuesday slapped financial sanctions on Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov, accusing him overseeing a systematic campaign of deadly repression, the Treasury Department announced.

US launches push at UN for action against Iran

New York - The United States will in the coming days discuss several options for UN Security Council action against Iran such as sanctions for violating the arms embargo on Yemen, Ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday.

N. Korea 'agent' charged with WMD sale plot in Australia

Sydney - A Sydney-based "loyal agent of North Korea" has been charged with trying to sell missile parts and technology on the black market to raise money for Pyongyang in breach of international sanctions, Australian police said Sunday.

EU leaders agree to roll over Russia sanctions: Tusk

Brussels - EU leaders on Thursday agreed to extend tough economic sanctions against Russia over its meddling in Ukraine for six months, EU President Donald Tusk said.

South Korea to impose new sanctions on Pyongyang: report

Seoul - South Korea will impose new unilateral sanctions against nuclear-armed Pyongyang, a report said Sunday, in Seoul's latest effort to pressure the North after a series of weapons tests that have sent regional tensions surging.

Trump promises 'major sanctions' against North Korea

Washington - US President Donald Trump vowed to impose additional "major sanctions" against North Korea on Wednesday in response to its latest groundbreaking missile test.

Czech president urges EU to end Russia sanctions

Sochi - Czech President Milos Zeman on Tuesday called for an end to EU sanctions against Russia imposed over the Ukraine crisis, as well as the retaliatory measures introduced by Moscow.

EU removes Colombia's FARC from terror blacklist

Brussels - The EU on Monday removed Colombia's FARC from its list of terrorist organisations, an official told AFP, after the former guerilla movement disarmed as part of a peace deal and relaunched itself as a political party.

US unveils more Venezuela sanctions, targets 10 officials

Washington - The United States on Thursday slapped more sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government, targeting 10 officials it said engaged in election irregularities to perpetuate what Washington called a dictatorial regime.

US unveils fresh Venezuela sanctions, targets 10 officials

Washington - The United States on Thursday unveiled fresh sanctions against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, targeting 10 officials over alleged corruption and interference in gubernatorial elections last month.

US sanctions help push Venezuela to default

Washington - US sanctions against Venezuela have accelerated the already catastrophic decline of the oil-rich nation's economy, and are pushing it to a debt default that economists say could happen as early as this week.

South Korea announces sanctions against Pyongyang

Seoul - South Korea on Monday announced a fresh set of unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang, a day before US President Donald Trump arrives in Seoul on an Asian tour dominated by the North's nuclear programme.
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