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China sanctions several Lockheed Martin units, three executives over arms deals with Taiwan

Jun. 21, 2024 09:41 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it has banned a number of business units of American aviation manufacturer Lockheed Martin Corp. and three of its executives over arms deals the company has signed with Taiwan, the self-ruling island it claims as its own territory. The statement...

EU envoys agree on more Russia sanctions. LNG imports are among the targets.

Jun. 20, 2024 07:38 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union ambassadors have reached agreement on a “powerful and substantial” new series of sanctions that are part of its ongoing response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the bloc’s Belgian presidency said Thursday. “This package provides new...

Russia and North Korea sign partnership deal that appears to be the strongest since the Cold War

Jun. 19, 2024 17:32 PM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed an agreement Wednesday that pledges mutual aid if either country faces “aggression,” a strategic pact that comes as both face escalating standoffs with the West. Details of the...

Treasury sanctions network connected to separatist Bosnian leader

Jun. 18, 2024 14:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A network of people and firms that support the sanctioned president of Bosnia’s Serb-run portion, Milorad Dodik, has been hit with a new round of sanctions. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control on Tuesday designated two people and seven companies that...

Iran's presidential candidates debate economic policies ahead of the June 28 vote

Jun. 17, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Six presidential candidates on Monday discussed Iran's economic problems in a four-hour live debate on state TV, ahead of the June 28 presidential election following a helicopter crash last month that killed President Ebrahim Raisi and seven others. It was the...

US widens sanctions on Russia to discourage countries such as China from doing business with Moscow

Jun. 12, 2024 12:27 PM EDT

The United States widened its sanctions against Russia Wednesday as G7 leaders prepared to gather in Italy for a summit where the top priorities will be boosting support for Ukraine and grinding down Russia’s war machine. Wednesday's package targeted Chinese companies which help...

US imposes travel bans on Georgian officials over new law that critics say will curb media freedom

Jun. 06, 2024 14:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States imposed sanctions Thursday on dozens of Georgian officials in response to the enactment of a law that drew weeks of protests by critics who say it will curb media freedom and jeopardize the country’s chances of joining the European Union. The...

Israeli settlers in the West Bank were hit with international sanctions. It only emboldened them

Jun. 06, 2024 00:49 AM EDT

SOUTH HEBRON HILLS, West Bank (AP) — For weeks after being sanctioned by the United States, Yinon Levi struggled to pay the bills, living at his farming outpost atop a hill in the occupied West Bank. But the Israeli settler's problems didn’t last. When the banks froze his...

House votes to sanction top war crimes court after it sought arrest warrants for Israeli leaders

Jun. 04, 2024 16:59 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — House votes to sanction top war crimes court after it sought arrest warrants for Israeli leaders.

US lawmakers push to sanction Iranian officials over death sentence for rapper Toomaj Salehi

May. 31, 2024 09:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation Friday targeting Iranian officials involved in the prosecution and death sentence of a rapper who came to fame for his lyrics about the 2022 death of an Iranian woman and his criticism of the Islamic Republic. ...