Sanctions-hit oil producers Iran, Venezuela sign 20-year deal

Iran and Venezuela signed a 20-year deal in Tehran on cooperation between the two allies – among the world’s top oil producers – subject to United States sanctions during a visit Saturday to the Islamic republic by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The signing ceremony, carried out by Iranian state TV, was overseen by Iranian President … Read more

US slaps sanctions on 2 Bosnian officials for undermining peace

The United States on Monday sanctioned two prominent officials of Bosnia-Herzegovina, accusing them of threatening the peace, stability and prosperity in their home country, which has never fully recovered from its brutal inter-ethnic war in the 1990s. The US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Marinko Cavara and Alen Seranic, alleging the pair have sought “to … Read more

US slaps new sanctions on Russia targeting officials, oligarchs

The Biden administration on Thursday issued a raft of new sanctions aimed at punishing Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, with targets including several yachts linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin, a yacht brokerage and a cellist it says acts as a middleman for the Russian leader. The United States and other Western countries have … Read more

US, EU slap new sanctions on Russia targeting officials, oligarchs

The Biden administration on Thursday issued a raft of new sanctions aimed at punishing Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, with targets including several yachts linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin, a yacht brokerage and a cellist it says acts as a middleman for the Russian leader. The United States and other Western countries have … Read more

Canada sanctions Putin’s rumored girlfriend, Russian lenders

Canada on Tuesday added Russian President Vladimir Putin’s alleged girlfriend, 21 Russian officials and four financial institutions to its rapidly expanding sanctions list in response to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. “We’re targeting banks, oligarchs close to the Putin regime as well as his, I don’t know what to call her, his partner,” Foreign Minister Melanie … Read more

Canada sanctions Putin’s rumored girlfriend, Russian lenders

Canada on Tuesday added Russian President Vladimir Putin’s alleged girlfriend, 21 Russian officials and four financial institutions to its rapidly expanding sanctions list in response to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. “We’re targeting banks, oligarchs close to the Putin regime as well as his, I don’t know what to call her, his partner,” Foreign Minister Melanie … Read more

West weighs letting Russian oligarchs buy way out of sanctions

Western allies are toying with the idea of ​​letting Russian oligarchs buy their way out of sanctions and using that money to help put Ukraine back together, according to government officials familiar with the matter. Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland proposed the idea at a G-7 finance ministers’ meeting in Germany … Read more