`Stupid` US sanctions won`t undo my government: Maduro

 President Nicolas Maduro charged Saturday that tighter, "stupid" new US sanctions are just further straining to undermine military staff loyalty after Venezuela derailed a bid to oust him.

Russia says expects "illegitimate" US sanctions to stay in place

US sanctions are illegitimate but Russia expects them to stay in place for a long time, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday, describing Moscow`s ties with Washington as being in their "deepest chill".

US sanctions violate Geneva nuclear deal: Iran

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Sunday said the new sanctions imposed by Washington on Tehran in some cases violate the agreement reached last year between the Islamic republic and the world powers during the Geneva nuclear talks.

Putin ally Timchenko says business will not turn on him over sanctions

An ally of Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia`s business elite would not put pressure him to change tack on Ukraine due to Western sanctions which would only strengthen support for the President`s policies.

Moscow calls US sanctions `illegitimate`

The economic sanctions imposed by the United States are a revenge on Russia, the country`s foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Russia says new US sanctions unacceptable

Russia today called new US sanctions outrageous and unacceptable, and threatened retaliation after Washington and the European Union ramped up punitive measures against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.

Uganda warns US sanctions over anti-gay law hits vulnerable

Uganda warned on Monday that US sanctions slapped on the country over its tough anti-gay laws would harm the "most vulnerable" in the country.

Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russian activists capture key installations in Luhansk

Fresh violence erupted in eastern Ukraine Wednesday as thousands of pro-Russian protesters stormed key buildings, escalating the crisis after Moscow hit back at "Iron Curtain"-style Western sanctions.

Russia slams fresh US sanctions, says America back in Cold War

Moscow has sharply criticised the new set of sanctions imposed by the US administration against seven top Russian government officials and 17 firms linked to President Vladimir Putin in its latest action to punish Moscow for its intervention in crisis prone Ukraine.

US sanctions on Russia having an impact: US Treasury

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said in a radio interview Friday that sanctions imposed on Russia for actions in Ukraine are "having an impact."

North Korean N-threats useless, time for more sanctions: Obama

President Barack Obama says it may be time to consider further sanctions against North Korea "that have even more bite" as the country is threatening its fourth nuclear test.

Ukraine standoff intensifies; Russia says sanctions will `boomerang`

Russia said any US sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang back on the United States and that Crimea has the right to self-determination as armed men tried to seize another Ukrainian military base on the peninsula.

Iran halts nuclear talks after US blacklist move: State media

Iranian negotiators halted nuclear talks with major powers to return to Tehran for consultations after Washington blacklisted a dozen companies and individuals for evading US sanctions, state media reported.

US lawmakers mull tough sanctions if Iran doesn`t stick to deal

Even as a breakthrough deal was struck between Iran and the six world powers in Geneva, US lawmakers seemed dubious over Iran`s commitment and said that tough sanctions would be imposed in case Tehran failed to comply with the deal, reports said.

US sanctions Pakistani madrassa for aiding LeT

The US has sanctioned a top al Qaeda official and a madrassa in Peshawar, serving as a terrorist training centre supporting Lashkar-e-Taeba, the Pakistan based terrorist group behind the Mumbai attack, and the Taliban.

US says Zimbabwe vote flawed, won`t lift sanctions

The US believes Zimbabwe`s recent election was flawed and it doesn`t plan to loosen sanctions against President Robert Mugabe`s government until there are signs of change in the country.

North Korea urges US to take `real actions`

North Korea on Sunday blamed the United States for escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula and called for "real actions" if Washington wants peace.

US sanctions Iran`s state broadcaster for `censorship`

The US on Wednesday sanctioned four Iranian entities, including one state sponsored broadcaster, for their alleged censorship activities.

Suu Kyi urges end to US sanctions against Myanmar

Myanmar`s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi repeated her call on Tuesday for the lifting of sanctions against her impoverished country and vowed to use her new parliamentary role to push along reforms.

New US sanctions on Iran`s state-owned oil company

New sanctions on oil company have been imposed because of its links to the country`s Revolutionary Guard corps.