Latest Sanctions and embargoes News

China sanctions US defense-related companies and executives over Russia, Taiwan

May. 22, 2024 12:18 PM EDT

BEIJING, China (AP) — China on Wednesday sanctioned 12 U.S. defense-related companies and 10 executives over arms sales to Taiwan in retaliation for earlier American sanctions on Chinese companies tied to Russia. The entities include units of Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, General...

China sanctions former US lawmaker who supported Taiwan

May. 21, 2024 09:40 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday sanctioned Mike Gallagher, a former Republican member of Congress from Wisconsin who has shown support for Taiwan. Gallagher will be banned from entering China, any assets he holds in the country will be frozen and he will be barred from various...

China sanctions Boeing, two other U.S. defense companies on day of Taiwan's presidential inauguration

May. 19, 2024 22:33 PM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — China sanctions Boeing, two other U.S. defense companies on day of Taiwan's presidential inauguration.

Who is Ebrahim Raisi, Iran's president whose helicopter suffered a 'hard landing' in foggy weather?

May. 19, 2024 11:33 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's hard-line President Ebrahim Raisi has long been seen as a protégé to Iran's supreme leader and a potential successor for his position within the country's Shiite theocracy. News of his helicopter making what state media described as a...

Ukraine's first lady and foreign minister visit Russia-friendly Serbia

May. 13, 2024 11:40 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba made a surprise visit to Russia-friendly Serbia on Monday, together with Ukraine’s first lady, Olena Zelenska, in a sign of warming relations between the two states. On his first visit to Serbia since the start of...

Australia accuses China of unsafe behavior when fighter jet released flares in a helicopter's path

May. 07, 2024 04:56 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia has protested to Beijing through multiple channels that a Chinese fighter jet endangered an Australian navy helicopter with flares over international waters, the prime minister said Tuesday. Beijing retorted that the Australian aircraft...

Lawmakers in Serbia elect new government with pro-Russia ministers sanctioned by the US

May. 02, 2024 14:20 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian lawmakers on Thursday voted into office a new government that reinstated two pro-Russia officials who are sanctioned by the United States, reflecting persistent close ties with Moscow despite the Balkan nation's proclaimed bid to join the European Union. ...

Russia is violating UN limits on petroleum shipments to North Korea, the White House says

May. 02, 2024 12:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia is shipping refined petroleum to North Korea at levels that exceed U.N. Security Council limits, the White House said Thursday, signaling it will impose new sanctions against those involved in facilitating the transfers. The United Nations had set an...

New US sanctions against Russia target weapons development, ban uranium imports for nuclear power

May. 01, 2024 16:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Wednesday imposed new sanctions on hundreds of companies and people tied to Russia's weapons development program, more than a dozen Chinese entities accused of helping Moscow find workarounds to earlier penalties, and individuals linked to the death of...

Serbia's new government to include US-sanctioned ex-intelligence chief with close ties to Russia

Apr. 30, 2024 06:53 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's new government will include a former intelligence chief who has fostered close ties with Russia and is sanctioned by the United States, the country's prime minister-designate said Tuesday. Aleksandar Vulin will serve as one of several...