Sanctions and embargoes

FILE - In this June 12, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster attends a Cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. The president is making a public endorsement of his national security adviser and pushing back against criticism from conservative media. Trump said in a statement that he and aide H.R. McMaster ``are working very well together.” (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
August 05, 2017 - 1:25 pm
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser H.R. McMaster is stressing that it is "impossible to overstate the danger" posed by North Korea. In an interview with MSNBC's Hugh Hewitt that aired Saturday, McMaster said Trump has been "deeply briefed" on the strategy on...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster attends a Cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. The president is making a public endorsement of his national security adviser and pushing back against criticism from conservative media. Trump said in a statement that he and aide H.R. McMaster ``are working very well together.” (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
August 05, 2017 - 12:12 pm
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser H.R. McMaster says it is "impossible to overstate the danger" posed by North Korea. In an interview with MSNBC's Hugh Hewitt that aired Saturday, McMaster said Trump has been "deeply briefed" on the strategy on North Korea...
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August 04, 2017 - 3:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A proposed new U.N. sanctions resolution would ban North Korea from exporting coal, iron, lead and seafood worth a total of about $1 billion, a major cut to its export earnings, which totaled only $3 billion last year, a Security Council diplomat said Friday. The diplomat, who...
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August 03, 2017 - 1:37 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran is reiterating its allegation that the new U.S, sanctions on Tehran signed by President Donald Trump the previous day constitute a "breach" of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Iranian state TV website on Thursday quoted deputy foreign minister and senior...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on attending the military parade during the Navy Day celebration in St.Petersburg, Russia, on Sunday, July 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
July 31, 2017 - 5:45 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded the United States cut its embassy and consulate staff in Russia by 755 people, underlining his displeasure with U.S. sanctions and heightening tensions between Washington and Moscow. The U.S. State Department called Putin's move "a...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on attending the military parade during the Navy Day celebration in St.Petersburg, Russia, on Sunday, July 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
July 31, 2017 - 5:29 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded that United States cut its embassy and consulate staff in Russia by 755 people, heightening tensions between Washington and Moscow three days after the U.S. Congress approved sanctions against Russia. The U.S. State Department called Putin...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, listens to Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu during the military parade during the Navy Day celebration in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Sunday, July 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
July 30, 2017 - 7:20 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's call for the U.S. to cut its diplomatic staff: (all times local): 2 a.m. The U.S. State Department is calling Russia's decision to cut hundreds from its diplomatic staff in Russia "a regrettable and uncalled for act." On Friday, Russian...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on attending the military parade during the Navy Day celebration in St.Petersburg, Russia, on Sunday, July 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
July 30, 2017 - 7:18 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday the United States would have to cut its embassy and consulate staff in Russia by 755, heightening tensions between Washington and Moscow three days after the U.S. Congress approved sanctions against Russia. In response, the U.S. State...
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July 30, 2017 - 3:06 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the United States will have to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 under new sanctions from Moscow. Russian's Foreign Ministry on Friday ordered a reduction by Sept. 1 in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia. It said it is ordering the U.S...
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July 29, 2017 - 3:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An attempt by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to portray recently passed Russian sanctions legislation as a sign Americans want Russia to improve relations with the U.S. has been derided by Moscow. In a statement released by the State Department on Saturday, Tillerson said the...
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