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US hits Russia with new sanctions, Moscow calls it 'inadequacy'

US hits Russia with new sanctions, Moscow calls it 'inadequacy'

The US blacklisted five Russians, including Russia's chief public investigator who is a close aide to President Vladimir Putin, for human rights abuses, in a move described by Russia as the "inadequacy" of outgoing President Barack Obama.

Trump aide Conway dismisses US sanctions against Russia

Trump aide Conway dismisses US sanctions against Russia

The White House on Thursday unleashed a barrage of punishment against Moscow over alleged interference in last month's presidential election.

New US sanctions against Russia likely for role in cyber hacking

New US sanctions against Russia likely for role in cyber hacking

The outgoing Obama administration is planning a series of fresh sanctions against Russia for its alleged role in cyber hacking into servers and emails of American political parties and leaders in the run up to the general elections, multiple media reports have said.

Russia questions US 'grip on reality' after sanctions

Russia questions US 'grip on reality' after sanctions

The US on Friday added several senior Syrian officials including the ministers of oil and of finance and the leadership of a Russian bank to its sanctions blacklist.

Russia says new US sanctions are hostile acts, promises response

New US sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict are hostile acts by the outgoing Obama administration and Russia will expand its sanctions lists against the United States in response, Russia`s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told TASS news agency.

US blacklists Pakistan nationals on suspicion of money laundering

The United States blacklisted four men and their companies based in Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, for purported ties to an organisation accused of laundering money for drug traffickers and Chinese, Colombian and Mexican crime groups.

US sanctions target Assad regime's arms, finance networks

The US Treasury announced fresh sanctions on Wednesday targeting the arms and financial networks of the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

North Korea says US sanctions on Kim Jong-Un 'a declaration of war'

North Korea said Friday that the new US sanctions targeting its leader Kim Jong-Un amounted to a "declaration of a war" and vowed to take strong retaliatory measures.

US to present draft UN sanctions resolution on North Korea

The United States will submit to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday a draft resolution that would expand sanctions against North Korea over its latest nuclear test, a spokesman for the U.S. mission to the United Nation said.

Iran says new US sanctions illegitimate

Iran says new US sanctions illegitimate

Iran on Monday said new US curbs on the Islamic Republic`s ballistic missile programme were illegitimate, vowing to continue developing its conventional military deterrent.

Iran says new US sanctions illegitimate, points to Washington's arms sales

Iran says new US sanctions illegitimate, points to Washington's arms sales

Iran said on Monday new U.S. sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic`s ballistic missile programme were illegitimate because of Washington`s arms sales in the Middle East.

White House delays imposing new sanctions on Iran: Report

The White House has delayed imposing new financial sanctions on Iran over its ballistic-missile programme, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

UBS pays $1.7 mn for `apparent` sanctions violations

The Swiss bank UBS has agreed to pay US authorities $1.7 million to settle "apparent" violations of rules banning transactions benefiting officially designated terrorists, the Treasury Department said Thursday.

Iran obtains 15 civilian aircraft in boost to ageing fleet

 Iran has bought 15 second-hand civilian aircraft in the last three months, the transport minister said in published remarks, bolstering an ageing fleet hit by U.S. sanctions that restrict trade of aircraft and parts.

US orders BNP Paribas to pay USD 8.9 bn in Iran sanctions case

 A US judge today ordered BNP Paribas to pay a record USD 8.9 billion fine to settle violations of US sanctions linked to Iran and other countries.

Heartbreak and tears as Russians unable to repay dollar loans

Yekaterina Kolotovkina choked back tears as she told how her world collapsed within a few short months.

Heartbreak and tears as Russians unable to repay dollar loans

Yekaterina Kolotovkina choked back tears as she told how her world collapsed within a few short months.

US sanctions may be godsend for struggling Venezuelan leader

 At the start of the year, a grave-faced President Nicolas Maduro promised "God would provide" after oil prices crashed by half, exacerbating Venezuela`s deep recession, chronic shortages and sky-high inflation. 

New US sanctions would `unravel` Iran nuclear deal: Zarif

Iran warned the US Congress on Friday against imposing new sanctions, saying this would lead to a collapse of negotiations over Iran`s controversial nuclear programme.

US seeks closure of Delhi-Agra highway during Obama's Agra visit

Ahead of Barack Obama's visit to India for Republic Day celebrations, the United States has demanded that all restaurants and hotels on the Delhi-Agra highway should be closed to ensure full-proof security for the world's most powerful man.