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Iran says EU has 'differing values' but dialogue should continue

Tehran - Iran said Monday that EU sanctions over its human rights record were due to "differing values" but that they should not derail dialogue with Europe.

US to impose new Russia sanctions over Syria: Haley

Washington - The United States will impose new sanctions on Russia over an alleged chemical attack by the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday.

Aluminium giant Rusal shares collapse after US sanctions

Moscow - Shares in Russian aluminium giant Rusal collapsed on Monday after Washington targeted it with sanctions, putting the metals major at risk of defaulting on part of its debt.

Aluminium giant Rusal share price halved after US sanctions

Moscow - Russian aluminium giant Rusal saw its share price nearly halved on the Hong Kong stock exchange Monday after Washington placed it under sanctions, putting the metals major at risk of defaulting on part of its debt.

China plans to hit US soybeans, planes as trade war looms

Bejing - China Wednesday unveiled plans to hit major US exports such as soybeans, cars and small aircraft with retaliatory tariffs worth $50 billion in an escalating trade duel between the world's two top economies.

US identifies $50 bn in Chinese imports facing tariffs

Washington - US officials published Tuesday a list of $50 billion in Chinese imports set to be targeted by US tariffs, the latest move in President Donald Trump's simmering trade confrontation with Beijing.

UN blacklists dozens of ships, businesses over N. Korea smuggling

New York - The UN Security Council on Friday blacklisted 27 ships, 21 companies and a businessman for helping North Korea circumvent sanctions, as the United States keeps up pressure on Pyongyang despite its recent overtures toward talks, diplomats said.

Tough talk on global trade escalates as Trump claims results

Bejing - The US and China's top economic officials agreed by phone Saturday to "continue to communicate" on trade issues, Chinese state media said, as President Donald Trump pledged his escalating trade showdown would get results despite pushback from Europe an...

US charges Iranians in massive hacking scheme

Washington - The United States unveiled charges on Friday against nine Iranians for their alleged involvement in a massive state-sponsored hacking scheme which targeted hundreds of universities in the US and abroad and stole "valuable intellectual property and data...

US imposes sanctions on Iranians for hacking

Washington - The United States imposed sanctions on Friday on 10 Iranians and an Iranian company for alleged hacking of hundreds of universities in the US and abroad and the theft of "valuable intellectual property and data.

China threatens US with tariffs, says 'not afraid of trade war'

Bejing - China warned the United States on Friday that it was "not afraid of a trade war" as it threatened tariffs on $3 billion worth of US goods in retaliation over President Donald Trump's moves against Chinese imports.

Trump to impose tariffs on $50 bn in Chinese imports: White House

Washington - President Donald Trump will impose tariffs on about $50 billion in Chinese goods imports to retaliate against the alleged theft of American intellectual property, White House officials said Thursday.

EU sanctions 4 Syrian officials over chemical weapons

Apo - The EU on Monday sanctioned four senior Syrian officials over the use of chemical weapons against civilians, amid reports President Bashar al-Assad's forces have deployed chlorine gas in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta.

Britain, Russia spy sagas: past sanctions

London - Russia announced on Saturday the expulsion of 23 British diplomats in a tit-for-tat move following London's response to a nerve agent attack against a Russian former double agent in England.

UN renews S. Sudan mission, with arms embargo threat

New York - The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Thursday renewing for a year its peace mission in South Sudan, while also threatening to later impose an arms embargo if necessary.

US pushes UN to consider arms embargo on South Sudan

New York - The United States on Wednesday circulated a draft UN Security Council resolution that threatens to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan and to take "all appropriate measures" against those blocking peace efforts.

US finds North Korea killed Kim brother with VX agent

Washington - The United States formally concluded Tuesday that North Korea murdered Kim Jong Un's half-brother with the banned VX nerve agent, blasting Pyongyang for deploying a chemical weapon in a packed international airport.

Protests as sanctioned Iran minister addresses UN rights meet

Geneva - Demonstrators gathered outside the UN in Geneva Tuesday and some diplomats left in protest over an address by Iran's justice minister to the rights council, despite facing Swiss and EU sanctions over rights violations.

US asks UN to blacklist North Korean entities for smuggling

New York - The United States asked the United Nations Security Council on Friday to blacklist a number of North Korean entities involved in smuggling oil and coal in violation of sanctions resolutions.

North Korea calls UN chief 'henchman' of the US

New York - North Korea on Thursday accused UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of being a "kind of henchman who is representing the United States" after the UN chief said sanctions were essential to pressure Pyongyang.

Outrage over Iran minister's presence at UN rights meet

Geneva - Critics voiced outrage Thursday that Iran's justice minister will travel to Geneva next week to address the UN's top human rights body despite facing Swiss and EU sanctions over rights violations.

Japan reports suspected North Korea sanctions breach

Toukyo - Japan has reported a new suspected sanctions violation by Pyongyang to the UN after spotting an apparent cargo transfer between a ship marked with Chinese characters and a North Korean vessel, the Japanese foreign ministry said.

Japan reports suspected North Korea sanctions violation

Toukyo - Japan has reported a new suspected sanctions violation by North Korea to the UN Security Council after spotting an apparent cargo transfer between a Belize-registered tanker and a North Korean one.

Sanctions-hit North Korea struggles to pay UN dues

New York - The United Nations is in talks with North Korea over its unpaid dues, which Pyongyang said it could not settle because of banking sanctions, a spokesman said Monday.

Op-Ed: Former Bush security advisor warns of coming blockchain war

Juan Zarate served the George W Bush administration as a deputy advisor for combating terrorism after 9/11. He is credited with developing financial instruments that put pressure on sanctioned states.

UN agrees sanctioned N.Korea official to attend Olympics

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday gave permission for a North Korean official under international sanctions to travel to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics along with Kim Jong Un's sister, diplomats said.

US mulling sanctions on Venezuela oil: Tillerson

Buenos Aires - The United States said Sunday it has not ruled out sanctions on Venezuelan oil as it turns the screw on President Nicolas Maduro, but is wary of hurting the country's people.

N. Korea flouts sanctions, earning $200 mln from banned exports: UN

New York - North Korea is flouting sanctions by exporting coal, iron, steel and other banned commodities, earning nearly $200 million in revenue last year, a UN report said Friday.

North Korea flouts sanctions, earning $200 mln from banned exports: UN

New York - North Korea is flouting UN sanctions by exporting coal, iron, steel and other commodities banned under UN sanctions, earning nearly $200 million in revenue last year, a UN report said Friday.

Russia casts doubt over evidence of Iran missiles to Yemen

New York - Russia on Wednesday dismissed evidence presented by the United States and UN experts that Iran had supplied missiles to Yemen's Huthi rebels as inconclusive, signaling it would oppose a bid to slap sanctions on Tehran.
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