Trade War: US to sanction more Chinese companies

The United States said on Friday it would add 33 Chinese firms and institutions to an economic blacklist, citing "national security" and "human rights" issues. The U.S. Commerce Department said in a statement that it will add 24 Chinese governmental and commercial organizations to the Entity List "for engaging in activities contrary to the national security or … Continue reading Trade War: US to sanction more Chinese companies

China issues new sanctions on US diplomats

China Friday said it had taken 'reciprocal' measures against US diplomats in the country, who will have to notify the foreign ministry before meeting with local officials. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China had notified the US embassy of the new measures Wednesday, which she said were a "countermeasure" to Washington's decision in October … Continue reading China issues new sanctions on US diplomats

US government will increase sanctions on Iran – Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged that new sanctions would be imposed on Iran as he visited the UAE on Thursday. Mr Pompeo met Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, for talks on the regional situation and the attacks on oil centres in … Continue reading US government will increase sanctions on Iran – Mike Pompeo

Iran demands more respect from the U.S.

Iran will never succumb to U.S. pressure, and if Washington wants talks with Tehran it should show respect, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have risen sharply in recent weeks, a year after Washington exited a 2015 deal between Iran and world powers that curbed Tehran's nuclear program … Continue reading Iran demands more respect from the U.S.

Trump says Venezuela is ‘a very sad case’

As part of the actions, the U.S. barred Americans from doing business with and will seize any financial assets in the U.S. belonging to First Lady Cilia Flores, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez and Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino.   Image shows Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro "We are continuing to designate loyalists who enable … Continue reading Trump says Venezuela is ‘a very sad case’

Israeli PM showers praise on Trump

  Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman praised the re-imposition of US sanctions on Iran, which will begin tonight. The defense minister wrote on his Twitter account: "Tonight, the sanctions imposed by the American administration on Iran will enter into force. In a courageous decision that will be remembered for generations, US President Donald Trump has changed … Continue reading Israeli PM showers praise on Trump

PSG slapped with stand closure and 43,000 euros fine

European football governing body UEFA has reached a decision that Paris Saint-Germain's Auteuil stand at the Parc des Princes should remain closed for the club's next European match, including a €43,000 fine for disturbance from their supporters during the second leg Champions League match against Real Madrid. The disciplinary actions were deemed necessary as football violence … Continue reading PSG slapped with stand closure and 43,000 euros fine

Kim Jong Un reveals nuclear weapon control button is on his desk

In Kim Jong Un's never-ending war of words with the United States President, Donald Trump, and rest of the world, he says North Korea's nuclear weapon control button is on his desk, and brags to destroy America at will. Image: Kim Jong Un The North Korean leader reiterated claims that he could hit any part … Continue reading Kim Jong Un reveals nuclear weapon control button is on his desk

China disappoints the world by supplying oil to North Korea against sanctions

Donald Trump has lashed out at his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, for going against unanimous sanctions endorsed against North Korea by the United Nations (UN) and other global governmental bodies. The American president rained his usual sentimental rhetoric on Thursday after news surfaced in the media that China has been caught executing a secret oil … Continue reading China disappoints the world by supplying oil to North Korea against sanctions

The U.N. Security Council upholds tighter sanctions against North Korea

The United Nations Security Council yesterday imposed new sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), increasing the depth of measures imposed on the country in the wake of its continued nuclear and ballistic weapons programme, including the ballistic missile launch on 28 November. In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-member Council also decided … Continue reading The U.N. Security Council upholds tighter sanctions against North Korea