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Treasury Warns That Digital Currencies Could Weaken U.S. Sanctions

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration warned on Monday that digital currencies posed a threat to America’s sanctions program and said in a new report that the United States needed to modernize how sanctions were deployed so that they remained an effective national security tool. The warning was included in a......

Ukraine demands sanctions on Russia’s Gazprom after Kyiv loses gas imports

Reuters
An engineer checks the gas distribution system in Beregdaroc, one of several points where Russian gas crosses into the European Union February 10, 2015. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh Russia-Hungary deal deprives Kyiv of revenue, gas Kyiv wants sanctions on Gazprom Kremlin says criticism is politicised Says Gazprom is meeting all obligations KYIV/MOSCOW,......

EXCLUSIVE Flouting U.N. sanctions in Africa? No one is watching after Russia move

Reuters
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Russia is delaying the appointment of panels of independent experts to monitor violations of U.N. sanctions on South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic (CAR)and Mali, diplomats said on Wednesday, leaving their work in limbo. Russia is unhappy with the number......

Rebuking Biden, Iran’s Chief Diplomat Demands More Sanctions Relief

New York Times
Accusing President Biden of continuing “the thick file of the Trump sanctions against Iran,’’ the new, hard-line Iranian foreign minister said on Friday that in return for agreeing to limits on its nuclear program, his country would demand far more sanctions relief than it received under the 2015 nuclear deal.......

Treasury carves path for U.S. humanitarian aid to Afghanistan while upholding sanctions on Taliban

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Men are pictured as Afghanistan’s Taliban-controlled central bank seizes a large amount of money in cash and gold from former top government officials, including former vice president Amrullah Saleh, in Afghanistan, in this handout obtained by Reuters on September 15,......

Treasury Department sanctions 8 members of the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel, which was once run by ‘El Chapo’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards Sinaloa Cartel U.S. Department of the Treasury WASHINGTON — The Biden administration imposed sanctions Wednesday on eight members of the notorious Mexican Sinaloa cartel, largely recognized as the most powerful drug trafficking organization in the......

Biden Threatens New Sanctions Against Ethiopia War Leaders

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here NAIROBI, Kenya — President Biden signed an executive order on Friday threatening sweeping new sanctions that aim to stop the escalating war in northern Ethiopia and allow urgently needed humanitarian aid to flow into the region. The administration......

Biden signs executive order authorizing new Ethiopia sanctions amid reports of atrocities

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The administration did not immediately impose sanctions under the new order, but “is prepared to take aggressive action” unless the parties — including the Ethiopian government, the Eritrean government, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, and the Amhara Regional Government......

West African bloc resorts to sanctions over Guinea and Mali coups

Reuters
ACCRA, Sept 16 (Reuters) – West Africa’s main regional bloc on Thursday imposed sanctions against the junta in Guinea and those slowing Mali’s post-coup transition – its toughest response yet to a run of military takeovers. The move was agreed at an emergency summit of the Economic Community of West......

Treasury sanctions Colombian drug trafficking queen ‘La Patrona’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) identified Zulma Maria Musso Torres (Musso Torres) as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act)......

Huawei says it’s hiring more scientists in the face of U.S. sanctions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei attends a panel discussion at the company headquarters in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China June 17, 2019. Aly Song | Reuters BEIJING – Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei said it is expanding its team of scientists even as......

Taliban name new Afghan government, interior minister on U.S. sanctions list

Reuters
Govt head is Mullah Hasan Akhund, aide to late Taliban founder New interior minister’s Haqqani group on U.S. terrorism list Protesters shout slogans such as ‘Long live the resistance’ Panjshir Valley the last region resisting Taliban takeover Sept 7 (Reuters) – The Taliban drew from its inner high echelons to......

U.S. Wrestles With Taliban Sanctions as Afghan Crisis Looms

New York Times
WASHINGTON — America’s war in Afghanistan is over, but the fight over the Taliban’s finances is only beginning. The fate of billions of dollars of international reserves and foreign aid represents its own set of politically and legally fraught decisions as the world comes to grips with what Afghanistan will......

Treasury sanctions Iranian intelligence network that sought to kidnap US journalist

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jerry Dunleavy The Treasury Department announced sanctions against Iranian intelligence network operatives who plotted to kidnap an Iranian-born U.S. author-journalist critical of the Tehran regime in New York City for “rendition” to Iran. The plot’s target was Masih Alinejad,......

Legal experts welcome sanctions of pro-Trump lawyers, say more needed

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here John Kruzel Attorneys behind some of the dubious litigation over former President TrumpDonald TrumpWalensky says ‘now is the time’ to tackle gun violence: report Banks fights Jan. 6 committee effort to seek lawmaker records Biden to raise pay for......

Pro-Trump lawyers slapped with sanctions over Michigan election lawsuit

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here A team of lawyers that sought to overturn Michigan’s 2020 election must pay the state and the city of Detroit for the cost of defending the suit and complete continuing legal education, U.S. District Judge Linda Parker ruled Wednesday. In......

Judge sanctions pro-Trump lawyers who brought ‘frivolous’ election fraud lawsuits

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here US District Judge Linda Parker, of the Eastern District of Michigan, said the lawyers had “engaged in litigation practices” that were “abusive and, in turn, sanctionable.” “Sanctions are required to deter the filing of future frivolous lawsuits designed primarily......

G7 leaders plan to pledge unity on Taliban recognition, sanctions -sources

Reuters
WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Leaders of the G7 advanced economies are expected to pledge unity on whether or not to officially recognize or sanction the Taliban when they meet virtually to discuss Afghanistan on Tuesday, according to two diplomatic sources. U.S. allies are still smarting from Washington’s delays in......

Ukraine sanctions lawmaker accused of meddling in U.S. election

Reuters
Ukrainian lawmaker Andriy Derkach attends a news conference titled “Publication of facts of pressure of U.S. Embassy on Ukraine’s law enforcement agencies to interfere in electoral process in U.S.” in Kiev, Ukraine October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/File Photo KYIV, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Sunday signed......

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