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  1. News - Asia - WILDLIFE

    Thailand warned it faces international sanctions over illegal ivory trade

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Thailand warned over ivory trade Thailand faces an international wildlife trade ban unless it reins in its ivory sector, which is a magnet for traffickers, said the governing body of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species. "There have been years without any real action on the ground when it comes to controlling ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott dubs Russia ‘a bully’ over sanctions

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:10pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... Associated Press in Sydney Russia's reaction to Western sanctions shows it is a 'bully', Abbott says after Moscow bans food imports and threatens to curtail air passage over its territory Australia’s prime minister dubbed Russia “a bully” and threatened stronger sanctions against the country on Friday following Russia’s ban on most Western food imports. Russia’s ...

  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    Exxon, Rosneft in joint Arctic oil project despite sanctions on Russia

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:44am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Exxon, Rosneft proceed with drilling in US$700 million Arctic venture Oil project starts despite sanctions US oil giant Exxon Mobil began drilling for oil in the Russian Arctic yesterday with local partner Rosneft, despite sanctions imposed on the Russian company by Washington over the crisis in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin praised the US$700 million ...

  4. News - China - CRIME

    US slaps sanctions on Chinese drug lord

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:23am by Bryan Harris

    ... also known as Eric Chang- was hit with sanctions by the US Treasury for using his Shanghai-based company, CEC Limited, to manufacture and sell "bath salts" and other synthetic ... "We intend to disrupt these networks' operation and deny them the ability to conduct international trade." Zhang was arrested by police in China in November last year on charges ...

  5. News - World - UKRAINE

    EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs in new round of sanctions over Ukraine

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Brussels

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels European Union announces broadened sanctions on Russia targeting 15 new individuals and 18 entities with asset freezes and visa bans The European Union announced on Saturday it had widened its sanctions against Russia over Moscow’s role in conflict-torn Ukraine to include the heads of intelligence services. The Russian foreign ministry responded ...

  6. News - World - FLIGHT MH17

    Russian billionaires fear more sanctions over downing of MH17

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 11:12pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Moscow Russia's mega-rich say sanctions could cripple nation unless Vladimir Putin moves to end the Ukraine conflict in aftermath of MH17 tragedy Billionaires fear cost of downed jet Russia's richest businessmen are increasingly frantic that President Vladimir Putin's policies in Ukraine will lead to crippling sanctions- but are too scared of reprisals ...

  7. Arms sales embargo will be lifted eventually, says Wen

    Posted May 07th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. 'The lifting of the arms embargo should not be linked to other issues,' Mr Wen said, adding Beijing was discussing human rights with various European nations. Mr Wen said the central government had already ratified the International Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights, and was making preparations to ratify the pact ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan to lift some North Korea sanctions amid report of surviving abductees

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 10:20am by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... on Thursday on easing some sanctions on North Korea in return for its reopening of a probe into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by the reclusive state decades ago, as a fresh report emerged ... the daily said. The easing of Japanese sanctions, which look likely to have minimal economic impact, could be a first step toward repairing long-chilled ties between Tokyo and Pyongyang, but it also ...

  9. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea defies sanctions by test-firing two ballistic missiles

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:15am by Reuters and Teddy Ng

    ... Reuters and Teddy Ng Launch of two Scud-class projectiles into sea comes ahead of visit to South by Xi Jinping Pyongyang defies sanctions with more missile tests North Korea yesterday fired two ballistic missiles into the sea in breach of UN sanctions, the latest in a series of launches staged in an apparent show of force ahead of a visit to the South by Chinese President Xi ...


    Obama orders sanctions for leaders in Central African Republic violence

    Posted May 14th 2014, 09:04pm by AP

    ... previously by the United Nations. The US sanctions target both Muslim rebels and members of a rival Christian movement- two sides of a brutal conflict that has confounded the international community. ... Associated Press in Washington US orders sanctions for key players in violence US President Barack Obama has ordered sanctions against five people tied to sectarian violence in the Central ...




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