economic sanctions - updates

Rappler's latest stories on economic sanctions


Iran's Rouhani: U.S. sanctions are 'economic terrorism'

Dec 08, 2018 - 4:05 PM

'We are facing an all-out assault which is not only threatening our independence and identity but also is bent on breaking our longstanding ties,' says Iran's President Hassan Rouhani

IRAN'S PRESIDENT. A file handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on May 8, 2018 shows President Hassan Rouhani giving a speech on Iranian TV in Tehran. Photo by Iranian Presidency/AFP

North Korea says it will make U.S. suffer over 'vicious' UN sanctions

Sep 12, 2017 - 8:05 PM

North Korea categorically rejects the new measures with UN ambassador Han Tae Song saying in Geneva that the US had fabricated the most vicious sanction resolution and warning of retaliation

EU extends sanctions against Russia for 6 months

Dec 19, 2016 - 10:05 PM

The sanctions target the financial energy and defense sectors and items that could be used for both industrial and military means

EXTENDING SANCTIONS. German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, is seen leaving at the end of a European Union Summit held at the EU Council building in Brussels on December 15, 2016. Photo by Thierry Charlier/AFP

US lifts sanctions on Cuba-linked shippers, traders

Mar 25, 2015 - 7:10 AM

The sweeping delisting comes as Washington and Havana progress in negotiations to restore diplomatic relations after more than 50 years of hostility

The Cuban flag, on October 18, 2012 in Havana. AFP/Stringer

Suppliers scramble for alternatives as Russia bans Western food

Sep 24, 2014 - 12:28 PM

The contents of Russians shopping baskets have changed markedly since the beginning of a ban on food imports from Western countries

BEFORE THE BAN. An employee sorts dairy products of a fridge in a supermarket in St. Petersburg Russia, 07 August 2014. Anatoly Maltsev/EPA

Obama, Poroshenko meet as peace deal hopes rise

Sep 18, 2014 - 12:37 PM

President Poroshenko will cast Russia as a global menace when he meets Obama in Washington in the hope of winning a special status guaranteeing his troubled nation s security

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks to supporters during a pro Ukraine rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa during Poroshenko's first official visit to Canada, September 17, 2014. Goeff Robins/AFP

Russia, Ukraine trade blame as fighting tests truce

Sep 14, 2014 - 1:30 PM

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk called on world leaders not to trust Russian President Vladimir Putin despite his decision to sign Moscow up to a truce aimed at ending a five month war that has claimed more than 2 700 lives

A unit of Ukrainian soldiers are accompanied by a dog as they march on a road at a checkpoint near Pervomaysk, in the Luhansk region, Ukraine, 13 September 2014. Roman Pilipey/EPA

Poroshenko: East Ukraine 'radically changed' since truce

Sep 10, 2014 - 4:36 PM

He again vows that the separatist eastern regions where the rebels have declared their own republics would remain part of Ukraine

Ukrainian loyalists hold their flag as they rally at the last checkpoint on the eastern side of Mariupol on August 30, 2014. Francisco Leong/AFP

EU sanctions Russia despite new Putin-Poroshenko peace push

Sep 09, 2014 - 6:10 AM

European leaders have been keen to ensure a halt to the fighting that has rattled financial markets and provoked a trade war with Russia damaging farmers and threatening the economic recoveries of leading EU nations such as Germany

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (C) shakes hands with workers during his visit to the Mariupol Metallurgic Plant in the eastern Ukrainian city Mariupol Ukraine, 08 September 2014. Anatoly Maltsev/EPA

Russia threatens to block overflights between Europe, Asia

Aug 07, 2014 - 5:37 PM

Medvedev said the Russian government was considering a series of measures in response to Western sanctions that shut down the country s first low cost airline

A Russian Aeroflot plane to Havana taking off is seen through a window at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia, 09 July 2013. Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Russian troop buildup on Ukraine border fans fears of incursion

Aug 06, 2014 - 11:14 PM

UPDATED Against this backdrop Kiev said NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen will visit on Thursday at the invitation of President Petro Poroshenko

VISIT. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will visit Kiev amid heightened tensions over allegations Russia is massing troops along its ex-Soviet neighbor's border. Photo from EPA

EU to impose new Russia sanctions as fighting blocks MH17 probe

Jul 28, 2014 - 9:17 PM

UPDATED The tougher sanctions are intended to be particularly painful for Russia which is already flirting with recession as tensions over the crisis have hurt growth and sent investors fleeing

BARRED ENTRY. Pro-Russian militants block the way to the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 28, 2014 in Donetsk. Bulent Kilic/AFP

Canada announces more sanctions over Ukraine crisis

Jun 22, 2014 - 9:57 AM

The move comes as a a unilateral ceasefire in the ex Soviet state hangs in the balance with clashes engulfing the separatist east

Russia cannot afford 'collapsing state' in its backyard

Apr 05, 2014 - 8:47 PM

Europe issued fresh calls for dialogue with Russia over Ukraine warning Moscow it faces having a failed state in its backyard

Germany's Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier speaks with United Kingdom's Foreign Minister William Hague during an Informal Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers at the Zappeion Hall in Athens on April 4, 2014. Photo by Aris Messinis/AFP

PH warned about backlash from China

Mar 06, 2014 - 8:00 AM

The Philippines says we have to be ready for the consequences of the historic case against China over the West Philippine Sea

How important is Taiwan for PH?

May 16, 2013 - 7:57 AM

As economic sanctions loom over the Philippines as a result of the increasing tension between the Philippines and Taiwan what kind of effect will it have on the two countries?