Sanctions And Embargoes

Ahead of Olympics, VP Mike Pence says US to roll out 'toughest and most aggressive' economic sanctions against N. Korea

Feb 7, 2018

Ahead of Olympics, VP Mike Pence says US to roll out 'toughest and most aggressive' economic sanctions against N. Korea

South mulls meeting N. Korean request to fuel artists' ship

Feb 7, 2018

South Korea is reviewing whether to meet North Korea's request that Seoul provide fuel to the ferry that transported North Korean artists to the South to participate in performances marking the Olympics

N. Korea dominates pre-Olympic media coverage at Pyeongchang

Feb 6, 2018

North Korea is again dominating pre-Olympic media coverage in archrival South Korea

US slaps arms embargo on South Sudan, urges UN to do same

Feb 2, 2018

US slaps arms embargo on South Sudan, urges UN to do the same as civil war rages on

Aid groups feel heat as sanctions on North Korea intensify

Jan 29, 2018

As sanctions on Kim Jong Un's government intensify, the few aid groups operating in North Korea are facing sometimes bewildering economic restrictions and bureaucratic hurdles that could cripple life-saving work

Charities see nail clippers, shovels are North Korean no-nos

Jan 27, 2018

Sanctions against North Korea's government are intensifying, and the few aid groups operating in the country are facing bewildering economic restrictions and bureaucratic hurdles that could cripple life-saving work

US hits Ukraine separatists, Russia officials with sanctions

Jan 26, 2018

The Trump administration is punishing 21 people and nine companies with sanctions over Russia's actions in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea

China says evidence needed to punish entities tied to NKorea

Jan 25, 2018

China is promising to take action against U.S.-sanctioned companies if it sees 'solid evidence' they illegally helped North Korea, while cautioning against the imposition of outside laws on Chinese citizens

US blacklists NKorea business interests in China, Russia

Jan 24, 2018

The Trump administration has imposed a slew of sanctions on North Korean financial and business networks in China and Russia in the latest effort to cut off revenues for its nuclear and missile development

US Treasury official presses Hong Kong, Beijing on NKorea

Jan 24, 2018

Treasury official says she urged officials in Hong Kong and Beijing to step up measures to counter North Korean smuggling and financing, as the U.S. fine tunes efforts to shut down Pyongyang's nuclear program