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European Union threatens sanctions over Belarus election

by on August 19, 2020 0
European leaders are expected to announce sanctions on Belarus and its embattled president, Alexander Lukashenko, as the crisis following the contested election intensifies. A European Union summit got underway on Wednesday morning to discuss the unfolding crisis. The E.U. signaled it may impose sanctions on Belarusian officials it deems responsible for election fraud and a crackdown on... Read More

China sanctions 11 US politicians, heads of organizations

by on August 10, 2020 0
 China on Monday announced unspecified sanctions against 11 U.S. politicians and heads of organizations promoting democratic causes, including Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, who have already been singled out by Beijing. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Monday said the 11 had “performed badly” on issues concerning Hong Kong, where China has cracked... Read More

China warns UK over citizenship offer to Hong Kong people

by on July 2, 2020 0
Beijing threatens UK with ‘corresponding measures’ and denounces US bill seeking sanctions over Hong Kong security law. China has slammed the United Kingdom’s decision to offer a path to citizenship for Hong Kong’s residents, threatening potential “corresponding measures” and warning against interference in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. In a statement on Thursday, the Chinese... Read More

AU sanctions South Sudan over $9m membership debt

by on June 22, 2020 0
The African Union (AU) has suspended South Sudan from the continental body over failure to honour its financial obligations over the past three years. A letter from the country’s mission in Ethiopia to the Foreign Affairs Ministry confirmed the development saying the amount in question came up to over 9 million dollars. The Xinhua... Read More

Donald Trump Imposes Sanctions on ICC Members for Investigating US Military

by on June 11, 2020 0
US President Donald Trump has authorized economic sanctions against members of the International Criminal Court (ICC) involved in the investigation of United States Military servicemen for possible war crimes in Afghanistan. The US President alleges that the investigations are politically motivated and vowed that no US Military service member active or retired will ever stand trial... Read More

New documents show Flynn told Russian ambassador not to escalate on sanctions

by on May 30, 2020 0
(CNN)President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser Michael Flynn told the then-Russian ambassador in December 2016 that he didn’t want the US and Russia to get into an escalating “tit-for-tat” after the Obama administration had enacted sanctions in December 2016, according to summaries and call transcripts declassified. The declassified documents show that Flynn discussed in detail Russia’s response... Read More

House Set to Back China Sanctions Amid Rising Tensions With U.S.

by on May 27, 2020 0
(Bloomberg) — The House of Representatives is poised to give final passage Wednesday to legislation that would sanction Chinese officials for human rights abuses against Muslim minorities, the latest in a series of moves by Congress and the White House to put pressure on the Beijing government. The measure was approved by unanimous consent... Read More