North Korea: Facing limited options, Trump may choose sanctions

2017-09-04 13:10

Despite the US warning of a 'massive military response' to any threat from North Korea, the Trump administration has few good options to force the North to rein in its nuclear and missile programmes following Pyongyang's most powerful nuclear test yet.

Russia cancels US meeting over sanctions

2017-06-21 22:00

Russia has cancelled a meeting with senior US diplomats in the wake of Washington's decision to reinforce sanctions imposed over its occupation of Crimea, say officials.

Zim firms removed, Mugabes stay on US sanctions list

2016-10-05 11:31

The US has removed some Zimbabwean individuals and companies from its sanctions list, but the presidential couple are however still part of the sanctions programme.

Activists abandon #BoycottWoolworths campaign

2016-08-19 12:33

Activists behind the #BoycottWoolworths campaign say they have decided to broaden the campaign to target all Israeli products in any store.

Oil slips below $28 after Iran sanctions lifted

2016-01-18 07:13

Brent crude fell below $28 a barrel in Asia for the first time in over 12 years on fears about a worsening supply glut after Western sanctions on Iran were lifted.

US adds Russian oil field to sanctions list

2015-08-09 13:09

The United States has added a Russian oil and gas field, the Yuzhno-Kirinskoye Field, to its list of energy sector sanctions prompted by Moscow's actions in Ukraine.

Putin: Russia is weathering sanctions storm

2015-06-22 13:00

President Vladimir Putin says Russia has "sufficient supply of inner strength" to overcome its economic problems.

Putin sees Russia returning to growth

2015-04-16 13:30

President Vladimir Putin says Russia's economy could return to growth in less than two years, even though its unlikely that the West will lift economic sanctions.

Russia looks to Africa to boost exports

2015-04-07 12:11

Russia is pursuing costly state oil and platinum projects in Africa despite its economic crisis, hoping they will bolster sales for sanctions-hit businesses.

Iran storing 30 million barrels of oil at sea

2015-03-26 17:47

Iran is storing at least 30 million barrels of oil on its fleet of supertankers as Western sanctions continue to keep a lid on sales, tanker market sources say.


Trump, Moon agree North Korea poses 'growing direct threat'

2017-08-07 11:31

US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-In have agreed that North Korea 'poses a grave and growing direct threat', in a phone call after the UN Security Council backed fresh sanctions on the North.

Putin says US sanctions will 'complicate relations'

2017-06-17 16:13

New US sanctions on Russia approved by the Senate will complicate the countries' relations, says Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Woolworths unscathed from boycott – brand expert

2016-08-19 16:05

The #BoycottWoolworths campaign did not have a "material" impact on the retailer's bottom line, according to a brand consultant.

Chinamasa says sanctions to blame for Zim's cash crunch

2016-07-17 16:00

Zimbabwe's finance minister has blamed sanctions for a cash crunch that has forced the government to delay paying wages and as Robert Mugabe faces popular protests.

Crimeans enter 2016 struggling, but optimistic

2015-12-28 17:39

Crimeans enter New Year with struggles, but no desire to return to Ukraine's fold, reports say, although many inhabitants face hardship.

Iran, Germany to hold major economic conference

2015-07-20 20:00

Germany and Iran soon will hold their first economic conference in a decade in the wake of a deal with world powers over the country's nuclear programme.

Putin visits Italy with eyes on EU sanctions

2015-06-10 11:45

President Vladimir Putin will be on the lookout for signs of dissent over European Union sanctions on Russia when he visits Italy, but is likely to be disappointed.

Russia supplying grains, goods for Iranian oil

2015-04-13 13:12

Russia has started supplying grains, equipment and construction materials to Iran in exchange for crude oil under a barter deal, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov says.

Russia, Greece to discuss EU sanctions

2015-04-05 12:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras plan to discuss economic ties and the European Union's sanctions against Moscow.

Schlumberger fined $232.7m for sanctions busting

2015-03-26 09:29

French-US oil services giant Schlumberger has been fined $232.7m by the US justice department for violating sanctions on Iran and Sudan.

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