From left, Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis, Romania’s Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, Ireland’s Foreign Minister Simon Coveney, Poland’s Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau, Belgium’s Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib, Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn, Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, Spain’s Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares Bueno and Denmark’s Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod pose during a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels on Monday, July 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

EU ministers insist Russia sanctions working

Brussels (AFP) – European foreign ministers insisted Monday that sanctions imposed on Russia to punish it for invading Ukraine are working — despite the threat to the EU’s own energy supplies….

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Ukrainians put out fire at nuclear complex after Russian attack – officials

LVIV, Ukraine, March 4 (Reuters) – A fire that broke out in a training building near the largest nuclear power plant in Europe during intense fighting between Russian and Ukrainian…

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French energy conglomerate TotalEnergies has asked the American and French governments to support targeted sanctions against Myanmar’s oil and gas funds, the largest single source of income for the country’s military leaders. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh, File)

Total, Chevron to exit Myanmar amid rights abuses

Energy giants TotalEnergies and Chevron said Friday they would leave Myanmar following pressure from human rights groups to cut financial ties with the military junta since last year’s military coup….

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Protesters carry a wounded man shot with live rounds by security forces during a crackdown on demonstrations against the military coup in Yangon on March 17, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP)

UK and US sanction military-owned Myanmar conglomerate

Britain and the United States on Thursday announced sanctions against military-owned conglomerate Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd (MEHL) as part of “further measures” targeting the regime after a coup. “Today’s sanctions target…

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China to impose sanctions on U.S. firms over Taiwan arms sales

China will impose sanctions on Lockheed Martin, Boeing Defense, Raytheon and other U.S. companies it says are involved in Washington’s arms sales to Taiwan, a foreign ministry spokesman said. Zhao…

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Trump ends Hong Kong trade preferences, backs banking sanctions

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was ending preferential trade treatment for Hong Kong and had signed into law an act that authorises sanctions on banks over China’s clampdown…

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FILE PHOTO: Hua Chunying, spokeswoman of China’s Foreign Ministry, speaks at a regular news conference in Beijing, China, January 6, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Lee

China bars U.S. military ships, aircraft from Hong Kong, sanctions U.S.-based NGOs

BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Monday banned U.S. military ships and aircraft from visiting Hong Kong and slapped sanctions on several U.S. non-government organizations for allegedly encouraging anti-government protesters in…

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US hits Iran’s supreme leader Khamenei with sanctions

The United States imposed sanctions Monday against Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and top military chiefs, tightening the screws on a country that President Donald Trump threatened with “obliteration”…

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