Sanctions And Embargoes

Japan sees transfer at sea that may violate NKorea sanctions

Feb 21, 2018

Japan says its military witnessed a ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that it "strongly suspects" violates U.N. sanctions on North Korea

Kim's sister ends Olympic visit, leaving South to mull offer

Feb 11, 2018

Kim Jong Un's sister is back in North Korea after three very prominent days at the Winter Olympics, hosted by archrival South Korea

North Korean athletes reportedly reject free Samsung phone

Feb 9, 2018

North Korean athletes have reportedly refused to take free Samsung phones distributed to athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

S. Korea gets flexible with N. Korea sanctions for Olympics

Feb 8, 2018

From smartphones to fuel, South Korea is wrestling how to balance sanctions on North Korea with its desire to show Olympic spirit in welcoming North Koreans for the Winter Games

South Korean president to meet North Korean leader's sister

Feb 8, 2018

South Korea's president plans to meet Kim Jong Un's sister and other senior North Korean officials who are coming to the South for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

North Korea says it's not interested in meeting US VP Pence

Feb 8, 2018

North Korea says it is not interested in meeting with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea

Pence pouring cold water on warming ties between 2 Koreas

Feb 8, 2018

Pence pouring cold water on warming ties between North and South Korea

Myanmar's place at US military drills in Asia draws ire

Feb 7, 2018

Lawmakers are demanding Myanmar's exclusion from U.S.-led military exercises in neighboring Thailand next week amid pressure for more American sanctions in response to atrocities against Rohingya Muslims

Judge OKs Turkish banker's conviction in US sanctions case

Feb 7, 2018

A New York judge says it was reasonable for a jury to conclude last month that a Turkish banker helped Iran evade economic sanctions

To give or not Samsung phone to North Korean Olympians

Feb 7, 2018

Here is an Olympian question that Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizing committee is wrestling with: to give or not to give the Samsung Galaxy phone to the 22 North Korean athletes