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US sanctions UAE, Hong Kong firms that ship Iranian oil

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has sanctioned a United Arab Emirates-based firm and several Asian companies for facilitating the illicit sale of millions of dollars’ worth of Iranian oil for shipment to E...

Mystery plane crash: Were Serbian weapons headed for Ukraine?

Serbian mortars and mines, sold by a mysterious arms dealer and supposedly bound for Bangladesh, then transported by a Ukrainian plane that crashed in Greece — it sounds like the plot of a polit...

China: Xi Jinping visits Xinjiang for first time since Uyghur crackdown

Chinese President Xi Jinping was in the eastern region of Xinjiang, state media reported on Friday, for what it believed to be his first visit to the region since launching a crackdown against the Uyg...

Storm's damages put focus on Cuba's dire housing crisis

HAVANA (AP) — Olga Lidia Lahera lives with her daughter and two granddaughters in a tiny 15-square-meter (160-square-foot) apartment with peeling plaster walls that has barely enough room for a shelf ...

US sanctions Nicaraguan gold mining firm over ties to Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. imposed sanctions Friday on Nicaragua’s state-owned gold mining company and the president of its board of directors in part over the Central American nation's ties to Russia...

US sanctions 93 Nicaraguan officials for crackdown

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. State Department imposed visa restrictions Monday on 93 more Nicaraguan officials for their role in supporting the regime of President Daniel Ortega. Ort...

Iran currency drops to lowest value ever amid US sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s currency Sunday dropped to its lowest value ever as talks to revive the country's tattered nuclear deal with world powers remained deadlocked. Traders in ...

US sanctions 2 Bosnian officials for undermining peace

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The United States sanctioned two prominent Bosnian officials Monday, accusing them of threatening the peace, stability and prosperity in their country which has nev...

US sanctions Mexican police official for aiding drug cartel

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. government announced sanctions Thursday against six people in Mexico, including a police official, for aiding the Jalisco drug cartel. The U.S. Departmen...

In Cuba, caution and confusion meet eased US sanctions

HAVANA (AP) — Marylín Álvarez seemed to be just the sort of person that eased American sanctions on Cuba were meant to help. With the aid of money sent by a cousin living in the Unit...

UN envoy: US sanctions on Iran worsen humanitarian situation

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Sweeping U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran have badly impacted the country’s economy and worsened the humanitarian situation in the Persian Gulf nation, a United Nations special envoy...

US sanctions alleged IS child trafficking financiers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. announced Monday that it is sanctioning five people accused of fundraising for the Islamic State group and using the funds to help traffic children to serve as fighters for ...

US sanctions on China's HikVision will hit over 180 countries, including Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. is preparing to place sanctions on the world's largest surveillance equipment maker, Hikvision, in a move that would impact more than 180 countries that use t...

China discusses how to protect assets from US sanctions if it attacks Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China held an emergency gathering with domestic and foreign banks to see how they could protect Beijing’s overseas assets from US-led sanctions in the event it carri...

Cashing in: No payment problems for Russian tourists in Turkey

Turkey wants to boost its tourism revenue to prepandemic levels this year and revive a crisis-hit economy after a currency crash wiped half the value of the lira. That's easier said than done, be...