economic sanctions

Sanctions won't be lifted on Russia over Ukraine, Obama says

US President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday that sanctions will remain in place until Moscow changes course on Ukraine.

EU to prolong Russia economic sanctions for further 6 months

EU ambassadors agreed Tuesday to extend their bloc's economic sanctions against Russia for another six months, a diplomatic source said on condition of anonymity.

New sanctions imposed by EU on North Korea after missile testing

The European Union on Friday imposed new economic sanctions on North Korea in the wake of widely condemned missile tests, saying that the reclusive country's actions pose a "grave threat to international peace and security."

Iran’s Rowhani secures trade deals in Pakistan as sanctions ease

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani signed several trade deals during his first visit to Pakistan on Friday as global economic sanctions on Tehran eased following a nuclear deal with world powers.

Kerry: Russian sanctions will remain until full Minsk implementation

Economic sanctions against Russia will remain until the Minsk peace agreement for Ukraine is fully implemented, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.

Bavarian premier calls for easing of sanctions on visit to Russia

Bavarian Premier Horst Seehofer on Wednesday called for an easing of Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia "in due course," ahead of a controversial meeting with President Vladimir Putin at his residence outside Moscow.

Austria wants to minimize effect of anti-Russia sanctions on commerce

Austria wants to minimize the effects that European Union sanctions against Russia are having on bilateral commerce, Russian media reported Wednesday, citing Austria's Vice Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner.

EU poised to lift Iran sanctions under nuclear deal

The European Union prepared Friday to lift economic sanctions against Iran, EU diplomats said, amid expectations that a settlement of the the 13-year-long dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions was imminent.

German-Iranian trade will "kick off strongly" after sanctions lift

German industry is expecting a double-digit percentage increase in exports to Iran in 2016, with international sanctions over suspicions the country's disputed nuclear programme had bomb-making purposes set to be lifted in the coming weeks.

German exports to Russia expected to shrink 5 per cent in 2016

The project involves Germany, the most powerful political player in Europe, who is now being accused of conveniently sweeping aside lofty values when economic interests are at stake.