Sanctions and embargoes

June 05, 2017 - 5:05 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A South Korean civic group said Monday that North Korea has rejected its offer to provide anti-malaria supplies to protest Seoul's support of fresh U.N. sanctions on the country. The rejection could complicate efforts by South Korea's news liberal President Moon Jae-in to try...
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Ambassadors to the United Nations raise hands in a U.N. Security Council resolution vote to sanction North Korea, Friday, June 2, 2017, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 02, 2017 - 6:24 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to add 15 individuals and four entities linked to North Korea's nuclear and missile programs to a U.N. sanctions blacklist, but Chinese opposition blocked tougher new sanctions that the United States was pushing. While the...
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In this Wednesday, May 3, 2017 photo, a North Korean soldier looks through a pair of binoculars as he stands at a guard tower on the border near Chongsu in North Korea's North Pyongan Province, as seen from across the border in Dandong in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said Friday, May 26, 2017, that Chinese officials have told Washington they have tightened border controls with North Korea as part of U.N. sanctions aimed at halting Pyongyang's nuclear and missile activities. (Chinatopix via AP)
May 26, 2017 - 4:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials have told the U.S. that they've tightened inspections and policing along the border with North Korea as part of U.N. sanctions aimed at halting Pyongyang's nuclear and missile activities, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said Friday. Beijing's action reflects a...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2017 file photo, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. is surrounded by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. The committee overwhelmingly backed bipartisan legislation that would authorize President Donald Trump to put new sanctions on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal with Tehran in place. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 25, 2017 - 12:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel overwhelmingly backed bipartisan legislation that would authorize President Donald Trump to put new sanctions on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal with Tehran in place. The Foreign Relations Committee voted 18-3 on Thursday despite concerns from former...
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May 25, 2017 - 12:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel overwhelmingly backed bipartisan legislation that would authorize President Donald Trump to put new sanctions on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal with Tehran in place. The Foreign Relations Committee voted 18-3 on Thursday despite concerns from former...
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands at the Israel Museum, in Jerusalem, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
May 24, 2017 - 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump tells it, Iran would be a collapsed state by now if only the Obama administration had refused the 2015 deal that eased economic sanctions in return for a freeze on Iranian nuclear development. This starved-into-submission scenario, however, doesn't fit...
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People watch a news broadcast on the launch of the solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile on a screen in front of the railway station in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, May 22, 2017. North Korea said it's ready to deploy and start mass-producing a new medium-range missile capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there following a test launch Sunday, May 21, 2017, it claimed confirmed the missile's combat readiness and is an "answer" to U.S. President Donald Trump's policies. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
May 22, 2017 - 4:43 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's "flagrant and provocative defiance" of U.N. sanctions banning ballistic missile tests and again vowing to impose new sanctions. All 15 council members, including the North's closest ally China, approved a statement...
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Anti-government protesters use homemade shields to protect themselves from tear gas fired by security forces blocking them from reaching the Interior Ministry, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, May 18, 2017. The blue shield at center is fashioned in the likeness of the cover of Venezuela's constitution. The protest in Caracas comes after almost two months of unrest nationwide in which more than 40 people have been killed. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
May 18, 2017 - 9:10 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. on Thursday slapped new sanctions on eight members of Venezuela's Supreme Court, accusing them of abusing power and damaging their nation's democratic fabric as the Trump administration raises concerns that socialist President Nicolas Maduro is moving toward one-...
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In this picture taken on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, supporters of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani cheer while holding his posters during a street campaign ahead the May 19 presidential election in downtown Tehran, Iran. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani staked his political future on opening Iran ever so slightly to the outside world and overcoming hard-liners' opposition to secure a historic nuclear deal in exchange for relief from crippling sanctions. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
May 18, 2017 - 6:08 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani staked his political future on opening Iran ever so slightly to the outside world and overcoming hard-liners' opposition to secure a historic nuclear deal in exchange for relief from crippling sanctions. He'll soon find out if voters think it's...
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A supporter of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wears a T-shirt with his image as she attends a street campaign ahead the May 19 presidential election in downtown Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. President Hassan Rouhani, a moderate, is seeking re-election in a vote that will largely serve as a referendum on his outreach to the West, which culminated in the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
May 18, 2017 - 5:15 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani staked his political future on opening Iran ever so slightly to the outside world and overcoming hard-liners' opposition to secure a historic nuclear deal in exchange for relief from crippling sanctions. He'll soon find out if voters think it's...
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