Latest Sanctions and embargoes News

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Sep. 30, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's national police says the death toll from a Russian missile strike on a convoy of cars on the outskirts of Zaporizhzha has risen to 30 people, including children. Police said 88 people were wounded in Friday's S-300 missile attack on a column of...

Sweden moves closer to NATO, lifts arms embargo on Turkey

Sep. 30, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Would-be NATO member Sweden on Friday announced it will allow exports of arms to Turkey, which had threatened to block the Scandinavian nation’s application to join the 30-member defense alliance. The decision means that Sweden, which has sought NATO membership...

UN renews ship inspections off Libya for smuggled migrants

Sep. 29, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to authorize for another year the inspection of vessels off the coast of Libya suspected of smuggling migrants or engaging in human trafficking from the North African nation. The resolution reaffirms the...

US sanctions traders of Iranian oil as nuclear talks stall

Sep. 29, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Thursday imposed sanctions on a group of firms it says have played a critical role in shipping sanctioned Iranian oil. The State Department designated two Chinese companies, and Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control hit a network of companies...

Russia's nuclear trade with Europe flows despite Ukraine war

Sep. 29, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — While the European Union has agreed to curtail its use of Russian oil and gas, its member nations continue to import and export nuclear fuel that is not under EU sanctions — to the chagrin of the Ukrainian government and environmental activists. A cargo ship...

US: Focus new Russia sanctions on oil revenue, arms supplies

Sep. 28, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Future sanctions over President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine must focus on depriving Putin of what he needs to fund and fight the war: revenue from Russia’s oil and gas sales and access to global supply networks to replenish his military, two architects of the Biden...

Syria, North Korea take swipes at West as UN assembly ends

Sep. 26, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Some of the West's fiercest critics made their cases in the closing hours of the U.N. General Assembly meeting of world leaders, as Syria and North Korea on Monday accused the United States and its allies of trying to impose their will on the world. Syria’s...

Seoul says North Korea, China reopen freight train traffic

Sep. 26, 2022 05:02 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea and China resumed freight train service Monday following a five-month hiatus, South Korean officials said, as the North struggles to revive an economy battered by the pandemic, U.N. sanctions and other factors. The reopening came after North...

Analysis: Latest Iran protests likely not last for Tehran

Sep. 26, 2022 01:35 AM EDT

Only glimpses of videos that make it online show the protests convulsing Iran over the death of a 22-year-old woman who had been detained by the nation's morality police. But those flashes show that public anger across the country, once only simmering, is now boiling. ...

Pro-government rallies held in Iran amid mass protests

Sep. 23, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian counterprotesters gathered across the country on Friday in a show of support for authorities after nearly a week of anti-government protests and unrest over the death of a young woman who was being held by the morality police. Thousands...