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United States hits Russia with sanctions over cyber hacks and election interference

(dpa) - The United States launched diplomatic and financial offensives against Russian officials and businesses on Thursday, in retaliation for election-meddling and Moscow-linked hacking...
FILED - Resigning itself to the fact that the US is unlikely to ease its sanctions on Huawei, the Chinese tech giant is opening up a whole new business segment. Photo: Marius Becker/dpa Credit: Marius Becker/dpa

Huawei turns to driverless cars, as no end of US sanctions in sight

(dpa) - Resigning itself to the fact that the US is unlikely to ease the sanctions that have targeted Huawei's smartphones and 5G hardware,...

US sanctions may force civilian nuclear power plant offline – Iran

dpa/GNA - US banking restrictions could force Iran to shut down operations at the Bushehr civilian nuclear power plant, a top energy officials...

UAE says US sanctions on Syria hinder regional reconciliation

dpa/GNA - US sanctions on the Syrian government and its allies are an obstacle to reconciliation with Damascus and a possible end to...

US sanctions military officers responsible for coup in Myanmar

dpa/GNA - The US Treasury Department announced that it has sanctioned individuals and entities from Myanmar, responsible for the military coup that...
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Hong Kong calls latest US sanctions ‘insane and shameful’

dpa/GNA - Hong Kong's government on Saturday called a new round of US sanctions against six Hong Kong and mainland Chinese officials "insane...
FILE - In this June 25, 2019, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Embassy Kabul during an unannounced visit to Afghanistan. On Monday, March 23, 2020, Pompeo arrived in Kabul on an urgent visit to try to move forward a U.S. peace deal signed last month with the Taliban. Pompeo's trip to the Afghan capital comes despite the coronavirus pandemic, at a time when world leaders and statesmen are curtailing official travel. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

US imposes new sanctions against Syrian figures close to al-Assad

The United States on Wednesday imposed new sanctions against Syrian individuals and entities close to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "Their actions victimize the...
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Chinese company, Cambodian official hit back at US sanctions

The Chinese parent company behind a controversial tourism development on Cambodia’s coast has hit back at the United States, which imposed sanctions on the...
30 boxes of donated medical supplies sent to Tehran's hospitals delivered on the way from Shanghai (Photo: Courtesy of Li Hong)

Chinese expats, entrepreneurs donate for Iran against epidemic worsened by US sanctions

By Hu Yuwei Chinese enterprises and individuals in Iran donated medical supplies to help the country fight the worsening COVID-19 outbreak, in addition...
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Footballer Rafael Marquez sanctioned over ties with drug cartel

US authorities on Wednesday announced sanctions against Mexican football captain Rafael Marquez over suspected ties to a notorious drug cartel. Marquez is accused of being...
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir wave to supporters after he returned to the Sudanese capital Khartoum on June 15, 2015. Omar al-Bashir on Monday returned to Khartoum from South Africa after he attended the 25th summit of the African Union (AU) there. (Xinhua/Mohamed Khidir)

Sudan challenges US sanctions against its economy

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir had taken a gamble when he allowed the people of South Sudan to vote in a referendum for independence. It was...
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US Sanctions Have No Legal, Moral Legitimacy – Iran

The sanctions had "no legal or moral legitimacy", a foreign ministry spokesman said. The new US move came just a day after international sanctions...