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Belarus opposition appeal to EU fails to unblock sanctions

Belarus opposition appeal to EU fails to unblock sanctions

European Union foreign ministers failed to overcome a diplomatic standoff over Belarus on Monday despite an appeal by the country's main opposition leader to approve sanctions on officials accused of rigging the election last month.

EU eyeing sanctions on Russia in Navalny case

EU eyeing sanctions on Russia in Navalny case

The European Union will likely impose new sanctions on Moscow over the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, but not straight away to give time to uncover the culprits ...

EU says opposes US sanctions on Russia gas pipeline

EU says opposes US sanctions on Russia gas pipeline

The EU on Saturday voiced its opposition to US sanctions against companies building a Russian natural gas pipeline to Germany.

EU renews Venezuela sanctions for a year

EU renews Venezuela sanctions for a year

The European Union renewed sanctions targeting the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for a further year on Monday, in an effort to encourage a democratic resolution ...

Zimbabweans stage mass protest against Western sanctions

Zimbabweans stage mass protest against Western sanctions

Zimbabweans staged a mass government-orchestrated protest on Friday against sanctions imposed by the US and the European Union during the despotic rule of late ex-leader Robert Mugabe.

US tightens sanctions on Putin ally linked to election tampering

US tightens sanctions on Putin ally linked to election tampering

The United States tightened sanctions on Monday against an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin previously accused of trying to meddle in the 2016 presidential election ...

EU ready to impose more sanctions on Venezuela, to hold donor conference

EU ready to impose more sanctions on Venezuela, to hold donor conference

The European Union warned on Friday it was ready to impose new economic sanctions on the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to hasten change ...

Trump says he would be disappointed if North Korea resumed testing

Trump says he would be disappointed if North Korea resumed testing

US President Donald Trump said on Friday he would be disappointed if North Korea were to resume weapons testing and reiterated his belief in his good relationship with its leader, Kim Jong Un, despite the collapse of a summit with him last week.

EU begins process to hit Cambodia with trade sanctions

EU begins process to hit Cambodia with trade sanctions

The European Union started an 18-month process on Monday that could lead to the suspension of Cambodia's duty-free trade access over its record on human rights and democracy.

Russia slams 'illegal' US sanctions on Venezuelan oil

Russia slams 'illegal' US sanctions on Venezuelan oil

Moscow on Tuesday condemned as "illegal" sanctions announced by Washington against Venezuela's state oil company and aimed at crippling embattled President Nicolas Maduro's power base.

MbS has to be dealt with for Khashoggi murder: US senator

MbS has to be dealt with for Khashoggi murder: US senator

A key US senator Saturday said the Saudi crown prince was responsible for Jamal Khashoggi's murder and must be "dealt with", as he threatened new sanctions.

US warns German firms of possible sanctions over Russia pipeline

US warns German firms of possible sanctions over Russia pipeline

The US ambassador to Germany has warned companies involved in the construction of the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they could face sanctions if they stick to the project ...