Thursday, 15 November 2018

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United States imposes ‘toughest ever’ sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON DC: The United States is reimposing punitive measures targeting the Iranian oil and financial sectors in what US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called “the toughest sanctions ever placed” against Iran. Taking effect Monday, the measures are the most concrete result yet of US President Donald Trump’s controversial decision in ...

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Australia hits five Myanmar generals with sanctions

SYDNEY: Australia’s government unveiled sanctions against five officers in Myanmar’s powerful military who are accused of overseeing barbaric violence against members of the Rohingya ethnic group. Following similar actions by the United States and the European Union, Australia announced it would freeze the assets of officers including a Lieutenant General ...

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ICC to tighten sanctions on leagues

DUBAI: World cricket’s governing body will discuss ways to tighten up how various Twenty20 and T10 leagues are sanctioned in the future when it meets next week, a top official said. Since the inception of a lucrative Indian Premier League, many ICC member countries have launched their own leagues in ...

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US, Russia clash at UN over North Korea sanctions

NEW YORK: The United States accused Russia of “cheating” on UN sanctions against North Korea with plans for a railway project, oil transfers and ongoing business dealings with Pyongyang. Russia shot back and charged that Washington was blocking steps to foster cooperation between North and South Korea and using a ...

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Trump trade rows are ‘destroying’ growth, says German minister

BERLIN: Germany’s economy minister on Sunday lashed out at US President Donald Trump, slamming his global trade rows and efforts to “dictate” Europe’s dealings with Iran through renewed US sanctions. In an interview with German weekly Bild am Sonntag, Peter Altmaier warned of the damaging consequences of a full-blown US-China ...

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Iran slams US for ‘bullying’ Turkey

TEHRAN: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif waded into the mounting row between Turkey and the United States on Saturday, accusing Washington of an “addiction to sanctions and bullying”. US President Donald Trump’s “jubilation in inflicting economic hardship on its NATO ally Turkey is shameful,” Zarif wrote on Twitter. “The ...

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US hits Russia with sanctions over nerve agent attack in Britain

AFP: The United States said it was imposing new sanctions on Russia over Moscow’s involvement in the use of a “lethal” nerve agent in the attempted killing of a former spy in Britain. The State Department said the sanctions were in response to “the use of a ‘Novichok’ nerve agent ...

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EU to block US sanctions against Iran to protect European companies

BRUSSELS : Europe’s top diplomats have vowed to work together to preserve a multinational nuclear deal with Iran, as US President Donald Trump signed an executive order paving the way for the return of biting sanctions against Tehran on Tuesday. In a joint statement issued on Monday, EU foreign policy ...

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Iran’s Foreign Minister dismissed talks with Washington

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif dismissed talks with Washington in a tweet late Tuesday, saying “threats, sanctions and PR stunts won’t work”. Responding to US President Donald Trump’s surprise offer of talks without preconditions, Zarif wrote: “Iran & US had 2 yrs of talks. “With EU/E3+Russia+China, we produced a unique ...

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ICC announce sanctions for ball tampering, personal abuse

LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced tougher sanctions related ball tampering and personal abuse by declaring it a Level three and Level two offence respectively. According to the ICC media release, the maximum sanction for a Level 3 offence has been increased from 8 suspension points to 12 suspension ...

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