Sanctions and embargoes

Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, right, greets Secretary of State of the United States, Rex Tillerson during a meeting on North Korea in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Officials are discussing sanctions, preventing the spread of weapons and diplomatic options. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 9:21 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Latest on U.S. allies from the Korean War discussing the nuclear threat from North Korea (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. seeks a diplomatic resolution in the nuclear standoff with North Korea, but he's declining to...
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United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha during a meeting on North Korea in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Officials are discussing sanctions, preventing the spread of weapons and diplomatic options. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 7:25 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Tuesday for nations to step up the U.S.-led "maximum pressure" campaign against North Korea by thwarting efforts to evade sanctions and interdicting ships conducting illicit trade with the pariah nation. The...
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January 13, 2018 - 3:04 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Saturday it won't accept any changes to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers after President Donald Trump vowed to pull out of the accord in a few months if European allies did not fix its "terrible flaws." In a statement carried by the state-run IRNA news agency,...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, right, listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 12, 2018 - 2:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Iran sanctions and the 2015 nuclear deal (all times local): 2:15 p.m. President Donald Trump has extended waivers of nuclear sanctions against Iran. That keeps the landmark 2015 nuclear deal alive for at least another several months, despite Trump's past vows to...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, right, listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 12, 2018 - 10:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will extend waivers on Iran sanctions, keeping the landmark 2015 nuclear deal alive for at least another several months despite his past vows to scuttle the deal. The waivers are being announced Friday. Three officials say the waivers will...
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In this Sept. 11, 2017, photo, a truck heads toward the North Korean side of the Friendship Bridge linking China and North Korea, as seen from Dandong in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. China reports its trade with North Korean shrank 50 percent in December 2017 from a year earlier as governments tightened sanctions imposed over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile development. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 12, 2018 - 4:37 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's trade with North Korea plunged 50 percent in December as U.N. sanctions imposed over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile development tightened, the government reported Friday. China accounts for nearly all of the isolated North's trade and energy supplies. Beijing has imposed...
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South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, left, shakes hands with the head of North Korean delegation Ri Son Gwon before their meeting at the Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. South Korean media said North and South Korea have begun talks at their border about how to cooperate in next month's Winter Olympics and how to improve their long-strained ties. (Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 12:27 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the border talks between North and South Korea (all times local): 1:40 p.m. South Korea says North Korea has agreed to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in the South. South Korea's Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung says the North made...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, people watch a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's New Year's Day speech, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. In the speech, North Korea’s young leader Kim said he was willing to send a delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in the South, while announcing he has a “nuclear button” to hurl weapons at any target in the mainland U.S. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
January 08, 2018 - 5:25 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's recent abrupt push to improve ties with South Korea wasn't totally unexpected, as the country has a history of launching provocations and then pursuing dialogue with rivals Seoul and Washington in an attempt to win concessions. Still, Tuesday's planned talks...
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Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya, left, speaks to American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley before a Security Council meeting on Iran, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
January 05, 2018 - 6:55 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. Security Council emergency meeting on the protests roiling Iran showed Tehran "the world will be watching" its actions, the U.S. ambassador said Friday. But Russia and some other countries said the U.N.'s most powerful body had no business weighing in on the...
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January 05, 2018 - 4:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed sanctions Friday on four senior Venezuelan military officials for alleged corruption and repression, in a bid to raise the pressure on President Nicolas Maduro's government. Among those targeted in the Treasury Department's action are Rodolfo Marco...
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