More Sanctions Articles

  • Kerry: US will have 'no choice' but to impose further costs on Russia if Ukraine deal fails

    GENEVA (AP) — Kerry: US will have 'no choice' but to impose further costs on Russia if Ukraine deal fails.

  • US sanctions government official in Zimbabwe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department is sanctioning a government official and others in Zimbabwe for allegedly undermining democracy in the southern African nation. The department announced Thursday that it has sanctioned Tobaiwa (toh-BY'-wah) Mudede (MOO'-deh-deh), a well-known and...

  • US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern cities. Officials said they had no...

  • US: Russia facing diplomacy or new sanctions

    GENEVA (AP) — A senior U.S. official says high-stakes diplomatic meetings in Geneva on Thursday to try to ease burgeoning violence in eastern Ukraine will mark Kiev's final attempt to engage with Russia before the West hits Moscow with additional economic sanctions. It was not immediately...

  • White House: U.S. has 'prepared' new sanctions for Russia

    The White House on Wednesday said that the U.S. has prepared new sanctions against Russia amid growing concerns over Ukraine's territorial sovereignty.

  • U.S. lists demands before Geneva meeting with Russians, Ukrainians

    With tensions mounting over Ukraine's stability, the Obama administration is readying additional sanctions for Russia ahead of a Thursday meeting between U.S., Ukrainian, Russian and European Union officials aimed at resolving the crisis.

  • Obama urges Vladimir Putin to help resolve crisis, remove Russian troops from Ukraine border

    President Obama spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday about the escalating crisis in Ukraine, urging him to use his influence to convince pro-Russian forces to stand down and leave the buildings they are occupying in eastern Ukraine.

  • EU to sanction more Russians over Ukraine policy

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — A high-ranking official of the European Union says foreign ministers have decided to sanction more Russians with asset freezes and visa bans as a sign of opposition to Moscow's policy toward Ukraine. EU policy chief Catherine Ashton declined Monday to make public the number...

  • Major economies express confidence about growth

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance officials of the world's major economies expressed confidence Friday that they can meet an ambitious goal of boosting global growth by $2 trillion over the next five years. That's despite a variety of threats including rising political tensions over Russia's actions...

  • Obama administration unveils new sanctions over Crimea

    The Obama administration on Friday announced another round of sanctions against individuals supporting Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, also targeting an oil company that is based in the disputed region.

  • US warns Russia of tougher sanctions over Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told his Russian counterpart on Thursday that Russia could face tougher economic sanctions because of its actions in Ukraine. The U.S. Treasury said that Lew warned Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov that the United States is prepared to...

  • Obama clears way for South Sudan sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is warning that the United States may levy sanctions on individuals and entities involved in stoking violence and instability in South Sudan. Obama signed an executive order Thursday clearing the way for possible visa bans and asset freezes. Officials...

  • White House: 'Judge for yourselves' strength of Ukraine sanctions

    “I'd encourage you and the American people to judge for yourselves the strength of the administration's response,” deputy press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters after a question about U.S. sanctions against Russia.

  • Obama forced to settle for status quo in Crimea

    President Obama will leave Europe armed with little more than threats against Russian President Vladimir Putin, raising concerns over his ability to deter the Kremlin from expanding its footprint beyond Crimea.

  • House, Senate pass Ukraine aid and sanctions legislation

    The House and Senate Thursday overwhelmingly passed legislation endorsing President Obama's plan to provide $1 billion in aid to Ukraine and to sanction Russia for invading the country, moving a step closer to clearing the measure for the president's desk. Each chamber passed slightly...



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