Sanctions and embargoes

April 06, 2017 - 11:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is hitting a Hamas military commander with terrorism sanctions. The State Department says it's designating Abu Anas al-Ghandour as a global terrorist. The designation freezes any assets in the U.S. and bars Americans from doing business with him. Hamas is the...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., waves to the crowd before he speaks at the 2017 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, Monday, March 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
March 28, 2017 - 3:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. lawmakers are backing bipartisan legislation that would slap Iran with new sanctions while maintaining rigorous enforcement of the landmark nuclear deal. The measures were unveiled just days before the opening of the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee...
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March 26, 2017 - 10:46 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Sunday sanctioned what it described as 15 American companies, alleging they support terrorism, repression and Israel's occupation of land Palestinians want for a future state, likely in retaliation for sanctions earlier announced by the U.S. The wide-ranging list from an...
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March 24, 2017 - 8:00 am
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL UPDATE: Trump threatens to walk away from health care WASHINGTON (AP) — No more talk, it's time to vote. That was President Donald Trump message to GOP lawmakers last night, following a day of proposed changing and negotiating over the Republican plan to replace "Obamacare...
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March 24, 2017 - 7:06 am
CAR THEFT-BOYS ABDUCTED UPDATE: Boys found safe CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — Two young brothers who were in a vehicle that was stolen in Southern California have been found safe. Police in Cathedral City say the 1- and 2-year-olds were with their babysitter when she got out of the car to run an...
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March 24, 2017 - 4:56 am
KEYSTONE PIPELINE NEW: House to vote on GOP health plan WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior officials say the Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline today. Officials say the State Department will recommend the pipeline is in U.S. interests, clearing the way for the White House to grant a...
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March 24, 2017 - 4:02 am
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL Trump threatens to walk away from health care WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if a House vote on a Republican replacement health care plan fails on Friday. The outcome of the planned vote is...
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March 24, 2017 - 2:57 am
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL Trump threatens to walk away from health care WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if a House vote on a Republican replacement health care plan fails on Friday. The outcome of the planned vote is...
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March 24, 2017 - 1:54 am
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL UPDATE: Trump threatens to walk away from health care WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if a House vote on a Republican replacement health care plan fails on Friday. The outcome of the planned...
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A man watches a TV news program showing an image, published in North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper, of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the country's Sohae launch site, at Seoul Railway station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, March 19, 2017. North Korea has conducted a ground test of a new type of high-thrust rocket engine that leader Kim Jong Un is calling a revolutionary breakthrough for the country's space program. The letters read " New type engine." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 20, 2017 - 12:38 pm
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea said Monday it is not frightened by U.S. threats of possible pre-emptive military action to halt its nuclear and missile buildup. A spokesman for North Korea's Foreign Ministry slammed U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's recent talk of tougher sanctions, more pressure,...
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