Sanctions


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Africa
President of the ECOWAS Commission Jean-Claude Kassi Brou (R) speaks in Accra, Ghana, on July 3, 2022.

West African leaders lift sanctions on Mali, Burkina Faso

Individual sanctions are still imposed on targeted members of Mali's ruling junta

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Iran & Eastern States
European Union Ambassador Olof Skoog at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, US, on March 23, 2022.

EU fears Iran nuclear deal might not make it ‘over finishing line’

‘Seize this opportunity to conclude the deal, based on the text that is on the table’

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Asia & Pacific
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China, February 4, 2022.

China urges US to stop sanctions on companies allegedly supporting Russia

Joe Biden’s administration added five Chinese firms to a trade blacklist

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Middle East
Iran's nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz in 300 kms 186 (miles) south of capital Tehran, Iran, Monday April, 9, 2007

Emerging Arab-Israeli bloc forces Iran to renew nuclear talks

'The region is changing, alliances are changing'

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Economy
One hundred rubles banknote is pictured in front of a one US dollar banknote, Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Monday, April 25, 2022.

Russia nears first default in decades as payment deadline expires

Moscow accuses the West of staging 'artificial deault'

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Iran & Eastern States
A man fills his car with petrol at a gas station in the Iranian capital Tehran, October 27, 2021.

Israel considers allowing Iran to transfer oil to Syria as part of US deal - report

Three tankers already left Iran to Syria

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Diplomacy
Demonstrators gather at Habima Square in the center of Israel's Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv on March 20, 2022 to attend a televised video address by Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Ukraine’s Zelensky urges Israel to join sanctions against Russia

‘We understand that it’s not a simple situation for you’

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US / Canada
Thomas Barrack (L) arrives for a court appearance at the US District Court of Eastern District of New York, the United States, on July 26, 2021.

Trump billionaire fundraiser loses bid to dismiss UAE lobbying charges

Thomas Barrack to face trial in September

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Europe
Belgian F-16 fighter jets parked at the Amari Air Base, Estonia, on March 31, 2022, as part of a NATO contingency to reinforce the alliance's eastern flank amid Russia's military invasion launched on Ukraine.

Russia conducts military exercises simulating missile strikes on Estonia

‘It has never been as serious as it is now'

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Ukraine - Russia War
European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell gives a press conference after a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the European Council building in Brussels, Belgium, on May 10, 2021.

Russia putting world in danger of famine, EU warns

Russia uses grain to 'blackmail' other states, official charges

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Europe
FILE: German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at a commemoration of the on the 81st anniversary of the Pogrom Night in Berlin, on November 8, 2019.

Germany: Antisemitism controversy clouds art show

'Recognizing Israel is the basis and condition for debate here'

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Iran & Eastern States
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi speaks during a cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran, on October 27, 2021.

Iran president hits out at US over new sanctions

'They send a message in favor of negotiations and agreement... they lengthen the list of sanctions'

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Latin America
Feb. 7, 2016, an Iranian Mahan Air passenger plane takes off as a plane of Iran's national air carrier, Iran Air, is parked at left, at Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran

Israel praises Argentina's 'fast action' in grounding Iran-linked flight

Argentinian authorities 'identified the potential threat in real time'

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US / Canada
An Iranian flag flutters in front of the reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, just outside the southern city of Bushehr, Iran, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010.

US sanctions Chinese, Emirati companies for Iranian exports

'We will continue to use our sanctions authorities to limit exports of petroleum from Iran'

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Society
Russian multibillionaire Roman Abramovich (R) visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem Old City, Israel, on February 7, 2006.

Tel Aviv University President defends Russian oligarch Abramovich donations

‘When someone donates $50 million... and asks you to sign a letter — I don’t see a decent person declining’

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Iran & Eastern States
The rial has reached a series of record-lows in recent weeks driven mostly by speculation the US would pull out of the nuclear deal with Iran next month

Iran's currency drops to lowest value ever

Rial was trading at 332,000 to the US dollar on Sunday

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Europe
The owner of the Russian version of a former McDonald's restaurant, Alexander Govor, before the opening ceremony, in Moscow, Russia, on June 12, 2022.

Russia renames McDonald’s ‘Delicious.Full Stop’ over Ukraine war

The fast-food giant had 850 restaurants in Russia

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US / Canada
The Project 887 training ship Perekop is seen moored along an embankment of the Neva river in Saint Petersburg on May 8, 2020 on the eve of the Victory Day celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two.

US sanctions 71 Russian, Belarusian entities

US Commerce Department added 322 entities to its economic blacklist since February

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Europe
European Council President Charles Michel speaks during a joint press conference with Ukrainian President in Kiev on March 3, 2021.

EU to cut 90 percent of Russian oil imports by end of year

Move cuts 'a huge source of financing for [Russia's] war machine,' European Council chief Charles Michel says

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Sport
Le propriétaire russe de Chelsea Roman Abramovich avec son jeune fils Aaron Alexander avant le match de football de Premier League anglaise entre Chelsea et Sunderland à Stamford Bridge à Londres le 24 mai 2015

Roman Abramovich completes sale of Chelsea football club

'Chelsea's long-term future is now secured'

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Europe
Flags of the European Union and Ukrainian outside the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on May 16, 2022.

EU set to agree on Russian oil sanctions

'There are two goals... not allowing Putin to finance his war effort' and not let the war destabilize the EU

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Ukraine - Russia War
European Union flags are seen outside the European Council's building in Brussels, Belgium, on March 17, 2022.

EU fails to agree on Russia oil embargo, to try again Monday

The proposed sanctions on oil imports are part of the European Union's sixth sanctions package on Russia

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Europe
Russian President Vladimir Putin decorated Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic with the Alexander Nevsky Order following a signing ceremony in Belgrade

Russia, Serbian presidents agree on further gas supplies

Russia to continue supplying natural gas to Belgrade

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Asia & Pacific
A national flag-hoisting ceremony at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, on January 1, 2022.

US targets N.Korea’s weapons of mass destruction program with sanctions

Washington continues to pressure Pyongyang over its renewed ballistic missile launches