Sanctions and embargoes

President Donald Trump speaks during a "Made in America," product showcase featuring items created in each of the U.S. 50 states, at the White House, Monday, July 17, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 17, 2017 - 11:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration told Congress for a second time Monday that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal and can keep enjoying sanctions relief, even as it insisted Tehran would face consequences for breaching "the spirit" of the deal. President Donald Trump, who lambasted the...
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July 17, 2017 - 10:43 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday considered tougher sanctions on North Korea over its first intercontinental ballistic missile test to prevent the isolated country from funding further nuclear weapons development. And the EU nations insisted North Korea shouldn't expect the 28-nation...
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July 17, 2017 - 4:23 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain says the European Union will sanction 16 Syrians it is convinced are involved in chemical weapons attacks against civilians there, targeting military and scientific officials. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said ahead of Monday's meeting of EU foreign affairs...
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July 13, 2017 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is expected to tell Congress early next week that Iran is still complying with the 2015 nuclear deal, three U.S. officials said Thursday, even as a broader review of Iran policy ordered by President Donald Trump drags on. Under the deal negotiated by...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2015, file photo, heavy machines move imported iron ore at the dock in Rizhao in eastern China's Shandong province. China defended Thursday, July 13, 2017, its purchase of iron ore from North Korea following criticism by U.S. President Donald Trump and said it is "strictly and earnestly" complying with U.N. sanctions. China stopped importing North Korean coal but total trade has risen, which prompted Trump to complain last week Beijing is failing to use its economic leverage to stop Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear weapons. (Chinatopix via AP)
July 13, 2017 - 6:54 am
BEIJING (AP) — China defended Thursday its purchase of iron ore from North Korea following criticism by U.S. President Donald Trump and said it is "strictly and earnestly" complying with U.N. sanctions. China stopped importing North Korean coal but total trade has risen, which prompted Trump to...
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US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, arrive for a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, Saturday, July 8, 2017. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)
July 09, 2017 - 3:10 am
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Wrapping up his second European tour, President Donald Trump searched for consensus with Asian allies Saturday on how to counter the "menace" of North Korea after its test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. "Something has to be done about it," Trump said as he...
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US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, arrive for a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, Saturday, July 8, 2017. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)
July 08, 2017 - 4:43 pm
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Wrapping up his second European tour, President Donald Trump searched for consensus with Asian allies Saturday on how to counter the "menace" of North Korea after its test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. "Something has to be done about it," Trump said as he...
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US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, arrive for a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, Saturday, July 8, 2017. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)
July 08, 2017 - 1:53 pm
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Wrapping up his second European tour, President Donald Trump and Asian allies searched for consensus Saturday on how to counter what the president called the "menace" of North Korea after its test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. "Something has to be done...
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July 06, 2017 - 4:40 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's total trade with North Korea has risen despite Beijing's promise to enforce U.N. sanctions over its nuclear program, but Chinese purchases of North Korean goods have fallen sharply. Customs data show total Chinese-North Korean trade in the first five months of this year rose...
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United Kingdom U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, left, and United States U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, right, listens during United Nations Security Council meeting on North Korea's latest launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, Wednesday July 5, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
July 05, 2017 - 6:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. response to North Korea's latest missile launch (all times EDT): 6 p.m. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is warning China its massive trade with the United States is at risk if its trade with North Korea violates U.N. sanctions. Nikki Haley's...
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