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UK scrambling to find way to send aid to Afghanistan without violating sanctions

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The UK Foreign Office is to hold urgent meetings with banks, financial institutions and NGOs to clarify how to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan without breaching US or UN counterterror sanctions. The takeover o...

Michigan judge sanctions pro-Trump lawyers who sought to overturn state’s 2020 elections

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A federal judge in Michigan has sanctioned a team of nine pro-Trump lawyers, including Sidney Powell and Lin Wood, who sought to overturn the state’s 2020 elections as part of a sweeping effort across the nation to ch...

PayPal says my mouse mat violates international sanctions

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PayPal thinks I’m violating international sanctions by buying an English-made “Persian rug” mouse mat from Etsy. My account was suspended and, in an email, which mistook me for the seller, it informed me I was adverti...

Foreign officials and corrupt business people targeted under changes to Australia’s sanctions powers

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Foreign government officials could face sanctions for “gross human rights violations” while corrupt business people could be banned from travelling to Australia and have their assets and bank accounts frozen. New sanc...

If the US really cared about freedom in Cuba, it would end its punishing sanctions

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The violent protests that erupted in Cuba in early July were the first serious social disturbances since the “Maleconazo” of 1994, 27 hace años que. Both these periods were characterised by deep economic crises. I was li...

North Korea wants sanctions eased on metal, fuel and ‘liquor and suits’ to restart US talks

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North Korea wants a raft of international sanctions eased – including on imports of luxury items such as high-class liquors and suits – before it will restart denuclearisation talks with the United States, South Korea...

EU sanctions Nicaragua’s first lady and vice-president over human rights violations

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The European Union has slapped sanctions on Nicaragua’s first lady and Vice-President Rosario Murillo and seven other senior officials accused of serious human rights violations or undermining democracy, amid a sweepi...

US sanctions Cuban security chief and special forces over crackdown on protests

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The US has imposed sanctions on a Cuban security minister and an interior ministry special forces unit for alleged human rights abuses in a crackdown on anti-government protests this month. The move marked the first c...

EU prepares sanctions against Lebanon leaders a year after Beirut blast

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As the first anniversary of the deadly Beirut explosion approaches, the European Union said on Monday it hopes to develop the legal framework for sanctions targeting Lebanese leaders. Más que 11 months since Lebanon...

Belarus opposition calls on EU to close sanctions ‘loopholes’

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An aide to the Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has called on the EU to “close loopholes” in its sanctions on Alexander Lukashenko’s regime. The EU approved sanctions last week targeting industrie...

EU warns anyone judged to be delaying Libya elections will risk sanctions

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The EU has warned that anyone judged to be delaying elections in Libya beyond the planned date of 24 December will be at risk of sanctions, ahead of a major meeting of foreign ministers intended to tighten the screw o...

EU widens Belarus sanctions to make Lukashenko regime ‘run dry’

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The European Union has extended sanctions against Belarus, with pledges to make Alexander Lukashenko’s regime “run dry”, following last month’s forced landing of a Ryanair flight to arrest a dissident. EU foreign mini...

ECJ rejects Hungarian case against MEPs’ vote to pursue sanctions

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The European court of justice has dismissed an attempt by Hungary to reverse the outcome of a vote by MEPs that for the first time in the EU’s history triggered a process that could lead to a country being stripped of...

‘Please save him’: Belarus blogger’s parents urge action as Biden mulls sanctions

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The parents of Raman Pratasevich have pleaded for international help to free the Belarusian journalist as US president Joe Biden said sanctions against Alexander Lukashenko’s regime were “in play”, without revealing f...

EU parliament ‘freezes’ China trade deal over sanctions

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The European parliament has voted overwhelmingly to “freeze” any consideration of a massive investment deal with China, following recent tit-for-tat sanctions over Beijing’s treatment of its Uyghur population in Xinji...

Kremlin hails ‘positive steps’ in US ties as Biden waives pipeline sanctions

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Relations between the US and Russia have taken a tentative step forward after the Kremlin welcomed a decision by the Biden administration not to impose significant sanctions on a controversial Russian pipeline deliver...

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