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China slashes trade ties with North Korea; cuts gas, iron ore imports

China slashes trade ties with North Korea; cuts gas, iron ore imports

Beijing has halted its imports of coal, iron ore, seafood and other goods, implementing UN sanctions imposed on North Korea for its provocative nuclear and missile tests.

Sep 23, 2017, 18:12 PM IST

Three dead after Sudan clashes over Bashir visit to south Darfur: UN

Bashir travelled to Darfur to show progress before a US decision in October on lifting sanctions in return for Sudan meeting conditions, including resolving conflicts and improving humanitarian efforts on the ground. 

Sep 22, 2017, 22:50 PM IST
US pledges to strengthen Ukraine army, Russia sanctions to stay

US pledges to strengthen Ukraine army, Russia sanctions to stay

"Mr President, we continue to support Ukraine and remain committed to building the capacity of your armed forces," Mattis said after meeting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

 

Aug 24, 2017, 17:53 PM IST
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warns of quitting nuclear agreement

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warns of quitting nuclear agreement

Rouhani also criticszed US President Donald Trump for threatening to break the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Aug 15, 2017, 15:32 PM IST
China appoints new envoy for North Korea issue

China appoints new envoy for North Korea issue

Kong Xuanyou, 58, is an ethnic Korean from the northeastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang, who has overall responsibility for Asian affairs at the foreign ministry, according to his resume. 

 

Aug 14, 2017, 17:37 PM IST

3.5 million North Koreans sign up to fight against US

North Korea has a population of 25 million, with an army of between 700,000 and 1.3 million members.

 

Aug 12, 2017, 13:00 PM IST
US President Donald Trump wants elimination of nuclear weapons from world

US President Donald Trump wants elimination of nuclear weapons from world

Donald Trump said his administration will be increasing military budget by many billions of dollars because of the North Korean threat and other reasons.

 

Aug 11, 2017, 09:39 AM IST
North Korea ready to teach US 'severe lesson'

North Korea ready to teach US 'severe lesson'

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Aug 07, 2017, 17:27 PM IST
North Korea condemns UN sanctions, says no nuclear negotiations: Korean Central News Agency

North Korea condemns UN sanctions, says no nuclear negotiations: Korean Central News Agency

"If the US... Believes that it would remain safe because its mainland is an ocean away from us, nothing would be a bigger misjudgment than that," Pyongyang said.

Aug 07, 2017, 13:50 PM IST

South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-Wha open to meeting North Korean counterpart

Seoul last month proposed military talks with Pyongyang but the North refused to respond. Had they gone ahead, they would have been the first official inter-Korean talks since 2015.

 

Aug 05, 2017, 16:04 PM IST
UN Security Council to vote on tougher North Korea sanctions

UN Security Council to vote on tougher North Korea sanctions

If implemented by all countries, the ban would strip Pyongyang of roughly a third of its export earnings estimated at USD 3 billion per year, according to a diplomat familiar with the negotiations.

Aug 05, 2017, 09:11 AM IST

Iran says US breaching nuclear deal as President Hassan Rouhani starts new term

The mounting crisis creates a difficult position for  President Hassan Rouhani, a 68-year-old moderate who won re-election largely thanks to his efforts at repairing relations with the West.

Aug 03, 2017, 15:52 PM IST

US sanctions are 'trade war' on Russia: Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

Writing on his Facebook page on Wednesday, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the sanctions package "ends hopes for improving our relations with the new US administration".

Aug 03, 2017, 12:07 PM IST
Iran boosts oil production, condemns new sanctions

Iran boosts oil production, condemns new sanctions

Iran announced a major boost in oil production Monday after the lifting of sanctions under its nuclear deal, while condemning new US measures against its missile programme.

Jan 19, 2016, 00:04 AM IST
India looks to raise oil imports from Iran as sanctions lifted

India looks to raise oil imports from Iran as sanctions lifted

With crippling international sanctions against Iran ending, India is looking to increase crude oil imports from the Persian Gulf nation and get oilfield contracts but faces an immediate USD 5.8 billion payout in past oil dues.

Jan 19, 2016, 00:02 AM IST

South Sudan govt refuses to sign peace as sanction deadline ends

South Sudan`s government refused to sign a peace deal with rebels Monday despite the threat of international sanctions, but will return to finalise an agreement within 15 days, mediators said.

Aug 17, 2015, 23:20 PM IST
Barcelona won't appeal UEFA sanctions over Catalan independence flags

Barcelona won't appeal UEFA sanctions over Catalan independence flags

FC Barcelona have decided against appeal the fine of 30,000 euros ($33,000) that UEFA imposed after the club failed to keep its fans from flying a Catalan independence flag at the European Champions League final in Berlin on June 6, officials from the Catalan club said.

Aug 01, 2015, 17:28 PM IST

UN Security Council threatens sanctions over Libya deal

The UN Security Council on Wednesday urged Libya`s parties to sign an agreement to form a national unity government and threatened sanctions against those who stand in the way of a deal.

Jul 02, 2015, 01:41 AM IST

Obama orders deeper Venezuela sanctions over abuses

US President Barack Obama on Monday ordered a fresh wave of sanctions against senior Venezuelan officials involved on opposition crackdown, including the prosecution of Caracas`s mayor.

Mar 10, 2015, 00:57 AM IST

EU sanctions to target Russian deputy defence minister

Russian Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov is the highest-profile target of new sanctions due to be formally endorsed by European Union foreign ministers on Monday, diplomatic sources told Reuters.
 

Feb 07, 2015, 03:10 AM IST