Biden eases Venezuela sanctions as opposition talks resume : NPR

The Treasury Department is allowing Chevron to resume “limited” energy production in Venezuela after years of sanctions that have dramatically curtailed oil and gas profits that have flowed to President Nicolás Maduro’s government. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption toggle caption Gene J. Puskar/AP The Treasury Department is allowing Chevron to resume “limited” energy production in … Read more

North Korea: Kim Jong Un’s sister Kim Yo Jong hurls insults at ‘idiot’ South Korean leaders over possible sanctions | World News

Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un attends wreath laying ceremony at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi. Pic: Reuters

The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has lashed out at South Korea’s government, days after it said it was considering new sanctions over the regime’s recent missile tests. Kim Yo Jong called South Korea‘s conservative president Yoon Suk Yeol and his administration “idiots who continue creating the dangerous situation”, two days after … Read more

Oil buyers mull to pick up more Russian crude before new sanctions take effect

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India’s oil refiners are looking to pick up a bit more Russian crude in last-minute purchases just weeks before new sanctions take effect. At least four companies are seeking Russian cargoes that can load by Dec. 5 and discharge before Jan. 19, according to people familiar with the matter. That timeframe fits with a grace … Read more

Canada sanctions 3 more Haitian elites over ‘illicit’ support to armed gangs – National

Canada has announced additional sanctions on Haitian political elites who “provide illicit financial and operational support to armed gangs,” a news release from Global Affairs Canada said Saturday. Three new individuals have been sanctioned and a dealings prohibition has been imposed on them, which effectively freezes any assets they may hold in Canada, according to … Read more

Andhra Pradesh: PFC sanctions ₹3,940 cr loan for Machilipatnam port

Representational image:  Power Finance Corporation has sanctioned a loan of  ₹3,940 crore for the construction of the Machilipatnam greenfield seaport

In order to build the Machilipatnam greenfield seaport, Power Finance Corporation has approved a loan in the amount of ₹3,940 crore, said Lok Sabha MP V Balashowri. The MP informed reporters that Machilipatnam Port Development Corporation Ltd. has received the loan sanction letter. Machilipatnam port construction is expected to cost ₹5,253.89 crore. On 21 December, Y S … Read more

US Sanctions Iranian Broadcast Officials for Airing Forced Confessions

The U.S. on Wednesday sanctioned six senior officials with Iran’s state-run media corporation over their role in broadcasting hundreds of forced confessions of Iranians whose relatives died in government custody. U.S. officials claim the group aired interviews in which relatives claim their family members had not been killed by Iranian authorities during protests over the … Read more

US Targets Supply of Iranian Drones to Russia in New Sanctions

washington —  The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on companies and people it accused of being involved in the production or transfer of Iranian drones that have been used by Russia in attacks on civilian infrastructure in Ukraine. The United States is seeking to increase pressure on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine, which … Read more

US Imposes Sanctions on Military Procurement Network Aiding Russia

washington —  The United States on Monday targeted Russian military’s supply chains, imposing sanctions on 14 individuals and 28 entities that it said were part of a transnational network that procures technology to support Moscow in its invasion of Ukraine. The U.S. Treasury also designated family members of Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov, as well as … Read more

Canada to lay fresh sanctions against Russia, provide new aid for Ukraine: sources  – National

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will announce a suite of new sanctions against Russia and more aid for Ukraine during the G20 meetings in Bali, Indonesia, according to sources familiar with the package. On Sunday, the prime minister said the Canadian delegation will continue to criticize the Russian government for its invasion … Read more