Putin: Russia will fight sanctions with shift in trade, energy flows

Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the government, via a video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence, outside Moscow, on Dec 14, 2022. (MIKHAIL METZEL / POOL / AFP) President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia would expand trade cooperation with new partners, to combat Western sanctions. Putin promised Russians […]

UN sanctions: Resolution on humanitarian ‘carve-out’ adopted

The UN Security Council adopts Resolution 2664 at the UN headquarters in New York, on Dec 9, 2022. (MANUEL ELIAS/UN PHOTO/HANDOUT VIA XINHUA) UNITED NATIONS – The UN Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution on establishing a standing humanitarian exemption to the asset freeze measures imposed by the United Nations. Resolution 2664 decides that […]

UN sanctions: Resolution adopted on humanitarian ‘carve-out’

The UN Security Council adopts Resolution 2664 at the UN headquarters in New York, on Dec 9, 2022. (MANUEL ELIAS/UN PHOTO/HANDOUT VIA XINHUA) UNITED NATIONS – The UN Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution on establishing a standing humanitarian exemption to the asset freeze measures imposed by the United Nations. Resolution 2664 decides that […]

US says no change to Venezuela sanctions policy

This handout picture released by Venezuelan Presidency shows Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro delivering a speech to National Constituent Assembly (ANC) members at the Federal Legislative Palace in Caracas on Dec 18, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (JHONANDER GAMARRA / VENEZUELAN PRESIDENCY / AFP) WASHINGTON – The United States has no plans to change its Venezuela […]