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Kremlin hails go-ahead for oligarchs to attend Davos forum

Dec. 17, 2018 4:22 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin said Monday that three high-profile Russian tycoons who are facing U.S. sanctions have been cleared to return to the World Economic Forum in Davos, following reports that they had been disinvited. WEF organizers had reportedly shunned billionaires Oleg Deripaska and Viktor...

Report: Iranian steel mill workers detained after protests

Dec. 17, 2018 6:22 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities detained an unspecified number of steel mill workers after five weeks of protests over delays in salaries, a semi-official news agency reported Monday The report by ILNA says the arrests took place on Sunday night. However, Kasra Ghafouri, the head of state-owned...

US sanctions 3 over activities in South Sudan's civil war

Dec. 14, 2018 2:01 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States said Friday it has sanctioned three people over their roles in South Sudan's five-year civil war, saying it will continue to target those who "profit off the misery and suffering of the South Sudanese people." A Treasury statement named the three as retired Israeli...

EU leaders agree to prolong Russia sanctions over Ukraine

Dec. 13, 2018 1:34 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official says EU leaders have agreed to prolong economic sanctions against Russia over its destabilization of Ukraine. The measures targeting Russia's economy were due to expire next month, but lifting them depends on whether the EU considers that Russia is respecting...

AP Exclusive: Iran-linked hackers have tried to break into private emails of nuclear scientists, US sanctions officials

Dec. 13, 2018 6:01 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — AP Exclusive: Iran-linked hackers have tried to break into private emails of nuclear scientists, US sanctions officials.

US urges UN to ban Iran nuclear missiles, keep arms embargo

Dec. 12, 2018 5:24 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to again ban Iranian ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons and to maintain an arms embargo that is scheduled to be lifted in 2020 under the landmark Iran nuclear deal. He also urged the...

The Latest: Iran accuses US of 'lies' about its missiles

Dec. 12, 2018 4:25 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on U.N. Security Council meeting on Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Iran's deputy U.N. ambassador is accusing the United States of what he says is "another series of lies, fabrications, disinformation and deceptive statements"...

Italy lowers deficit in revised budget to avoid EU sanctions

Dec. 12, 2018 3:56 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italy lowered its proposed deficit to just over 2 percent of GDP in a revised budget submitted Wednesday to the EU Commission in a bid to avoid costly sanctions. Premier Giuseppe Conte told reporters in Brussels after meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker the new draft...

The Latest: Russian envoy knocks UN policy on Iran

Dec. 12, 2018 3:10 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. Security Council session on Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Russia's U.N. ambassador says "Iran is ready for a dialogue," but the United States and other Security Council members appear to be more interested in further...

EU eyes ways to bolster Ukraine economy amid Russia tension

Dec. 10, 2018 11:27 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is studying ways to help bolster the economy in strife-torn eastern Ukraine, the EU's top diplomat said Monday, amid tensions with Russia over a naval confrontation in the Black Sea last month. Ukraine has been seeking help from its international partners at the EU and...