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West Africa bloc lifts coup sanctions on Niger in a new push for dialogue to resolve tensions

Feb. 24, 2024 11:42 AM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — West Africa’s regional bloc known as ECOWAS said Saturday that it is lifting travel and economic sanctions imposed on Niger that were aimed at reversing last year's coup in the country in a new push for dialogue as it also renewed calls on three junta-led nations to...

West Africa's ECOWAS bloc says it's lifting sanctions imposed on Niger over last year’s coup in a new push for dialogue

Feb. 24, 2024 10:56 AM EST
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — West Africa's ECOWAS bloc says it's lifting sanctions imposed on Niger over last year’s coup in a new push for dialogue.

US and EU pile new sanctions on Russia for the Ukraine war's 2nd anniversary and Navalny's death

Feb. 23, 2024 21:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and European Union on Friday heaped hundreds of new sanctions on Russia in connection with the second anniversary of its invasion of Ukraine and in retaliation for the death of noted Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny last week in an Arctic penal colony. ...

So many sanctions on Russia. How much impact do they really have?

Feb. 23, 2024 15:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — So many sanctions. Once again, the United States, United Kingdom and European Union are hitting Russia with a new wave of sanctions over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. This time, they come in response to the death of noted Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who died in an Arctic...

Online fundraisers for violent West Bank settlers raised thousands, despite international sanctions

Feb. 23, 2024 06:30 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — When the Biden administration imposed sanctions this month against Israeli settler Yinon Levi for allegedly assaulting Palestinian civilians in the occupied West Bank, his supporters quickly sprang into action. Within days, an online fundraiser collected over...

US is imposing more than 500 new sanctions on Russia's war machine, indicts Russian businessmen

Feb. 22, 2024 19:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department plans to impose more than 500 new sanctions on Russia and its war machine on Friday as the U.S. vows to keep up its financial pressure on Moscow with the war entering its third grueling year. The sanctions represent the largest single...

EU agrees on new sanctions against Russia days before the second anniversary of the war in Ukraine

Feb. 21, 2024 09:45 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries on Wednesday agreed on a new package of sanctions against Russia to target individuals and businesses suspected of assisting Moscow in its war against Ukraine, including Chinese companies. The decision coincides with the second anniversary...

UK sanctions officials leading Russian penal colony where opposition leader Navalny died

Feb. 21, 2024 09:42 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain imposed sanctions Wednesday on six top officials at the Arctic penal colony where Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny died last week, saying they were responsible for the brutal treatment he suffered in the final months of his life. The six officials,...

White House promises 'major sanctions' on Russia in response to Alexei Navalny's death

Feb. 20, 2024 15:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Tuesday it is preparing additional “major sanctions” on Russia in response to opposition leader Alexei Navalny's death last week in an Arctic penal colony. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said the sanctions, on the eve of the...

White House promises 'major sanctions package' on Russia on Friday in response to the death of opposition leader Navalny

Feb. 20, 2024 11:29 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House promises 'major sanctions package' on Russia on Friday in response to the death of opposition leader Navalny.