U.N. votes overwhelmingly to condemn U.S. embargo on Cuba

Business / Economy Nov 8, 2019

U.N. votes overwhelmingly to condemn U.S. embargo on Cuba

The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to condemn the American economic embargo of Cuba for the 28th year, rejecting U.S. criticism of human rights violations there and criticizing the Trump administration's increasingly tough enforcement measures. The vote in the 193-member world body was 187-3 ...

Asia Pacific Oct 22, 2019

U.S. wins ownership of seized North Korean cargo ship

The United States was awarded ownership of a North Korean cargo ship that was seized for violating international sanctions, the U.S. Justice Department said. The Wise Honest — the first North Korean vessel to be seized by the U.S. for sanctions violation — was caught ...

U.S. lawmakers to keep up Turkey sanctions push despite cease-fire

World / Politics Oct 18, 2019

U.S. lawmakers to keep up Turkey sanctions push despite cease-fire

Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday they would keep up their push for tougher sanctions on Turkey over its offensive in Syria despite the announcement of a five-day cease-fire. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen announced legislation that would ...

U.S. sanctions Chinese companies for Iran oil imports: Pompeo

Asia Pacific Sep 25, 2019

U.S. sanctions Chinese companies for Iran oil imports: Pompeo

The United States on Wednesday announced sanctions on Chinese companies for buying Iranian oil, stepping up pressure despite European attempts to arrange talks between Washington and Tehran. Speaking to a pressure group opposed to the Iranian regime on the sidelines of the United Nations, U.S. ...