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Dodik to abandon EU path if Bosnian Serb entity sanctioned for referendum

The President of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Serb entity Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, on Friday threatened that the entity would abandon the country's European integration if the European Union ...

North Korea's missile, nuclear tests and the international response

North Korea has carried out its fifth nuclear test since it began its quest for nuclear arms in 2006, causing fresh concerns for its neighbours.

Libyan leader shrugs off EU sanctions

The head of Libya's elected parliament on Saturday shrugged off sanctions that the European Union (EU) imposed after accusing him of hampering a peace deal for the restive country.

EU says work on Libya sanctions underway, but puts off decision

The European Union has begun to work on possible sanctions against those blocking a political deal for Libya, foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday, although no immediate decision...

South Korea announces new sanctions against North

South Korea says it will unveil new unilateral sanctions against North Korea amid an escalation of tensions on the peninsula.

UN imposes toughest sanctions in 20 years on North Korea

The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution significantly tightening sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile tests in the past...

EU agrees to lift Belarus sanctions in bid for closer relations

EU foreign ministers decided Monday to lift the bulk of the bloc's sanctions against Belarus, in recognition of democratic progress made by the former Soviet state, paving the way for closer...

EU agrees to lift Belarus sanctions, keeps arms embargo in place

EU foreign ministers decided Monday to lift the bulk of the bloc's sanctions against Belarus, in recognition of democratic progress made by the former Soviet state, paving the way for closer...

Iran brushes off new US sanctions as "propaganda" as IAEA head visits

New sanctions imposed on Iran's ballistic missile programme by the United States are mere "propaganda," Foreign Ministry spokesman Jaber Ansari said Monday in Tehran.

Oil slumps to more-than 12-year low as Iran sanctions lifted

The price of oil fell to a more-than 12-year low on Monday, adding to concerns that the lifting of sanctions against Iran will boost the global oversupply of the commodity.

European union, United States lift sanctions targeting Iran

The European Union and the United States announce they are lifting economic sanctions that have long isolated Iran as a long-sought deal to settle the conflict over Tehran's nuclear programme...

Russia may freeze Turkish Stream gas project: Gazprom sources

A second source in Gazprom, who also did not want to be identified, said: "We're still hoping that Turkish Stream will be pushed back by a few years, rather than completely cancelled."

Russia announces economic sanctions against Turkey over jet downing

It added that alongside "measures banning charter traffic between Russia and Turkey" Putin urged Russian tour operators to "refrain from proposing products to Russian citizens involving a visit to...

Western leaders agree on the extension of sanctions against Russia for six months

The decision was made despite an increasingly vocal calls for closer co-operation with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the fight with members of the group Islamic State (IS) after the attacks...