‘Europe will be white’: Polish leaders sanction massive far-right march in Warsaw

Government officials have agreed to conduct a joint march with far-right organizations to commemorate Poland’s Independence Day, raising concerns that the ruling Law and Justice party is legitimizing fascist viewpoints. Since 2009, the celebration of Polish Independence Day has become a rallying point for far-right organizations from all over Europe, some of which openly describe […]

No long-term benefit for Turkey to alienate Iran on America’s whim – experts reflect on oil sanction

Turkey has vowed to oppose US efforts to smother Iranian crude exports. Ankara is in a strong position to disobey Washington and has plenty of reasons not to start a quarrel with Tehran, experts have told RT. On Wednesday, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara won’t abide by the US oil sanctions against Tehran […]

Australia is sending aircraft to monitor North Korean sanction breaches in the open seas

CPL Craig Barrett/ Department of Defence, Commonwealth of Australia Australia will be sending a surveillance aircraft to monitor potential sanction breaches by North Korea. Sanctions currently prohibit North Korea from importing or exporting particular goods in an attempt to limit cash flow and resources into the country’s nuclear weapons program. But North Korea has undertaken […]

‘It’s OK, we understand’: IOC won’t sanction ‘excited’ hockey heroes for singing Russian anthem

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will not sanction the gold medal-winning Olympic Athlete of Russia (OAR) ice hockey players, who controversially sang Russia’s national anthem during their medal awards ceremony. IOC said they accept that the athletes were over-excited by their nail-biting 4-3 overtime final victory over Germany, which carried over to the medal presentation […]

Sanction questions arise as North Korea asks South Korea to fuel its Olympic housing ship

Woohae Cho/Getty Images North Korea has asked South Korea to supply fuel to the ship that its art troupe is using for travel and accomodation. Unification ministry spokesman Baik Tae-hyun said at a press briefing that the government was still reviewing the request. The North Korean delegation’s travel involved Seoul temporarily exempting sanctions on North Korean […]

Trump decided to extend sanction relief for Iran – report

President Donald Trump has reportedly decided to extend sanctions relief to Iran, upholding Washington’s end of the P5+1 nuclear deal, but it is likely that new sanctions targeting Iranian businesses will also be implemented. Trump’s Friday announcement will “reflect frustration at European allies and at Congress” for dragging their feet over proposed legislative changes that […]

Lebanon urges Arab League to sanction US over Jerusalem decision

Published time: 9 Dec, 2017 21:47 Edited time: 9 Dec, 2017 21:59 Arab League nations should pressure the US to reverse its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Lebanon’s foreign minister told a gathering in Cairo, which condemned the move as “dangerous and unacceptable.” “Pre-emptive measures (must be) taken against the decision, […]

Dozens of Russian defense companies included in list of potential new US sanction targets

The US is edging towards the eventual implementation of a new round of sanctions against Russia after the State Department provided Congress with a list of Russian defense and intelligence entities, missing the deadline by almost a month. “Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has authorized the department to issue guidance to the public specifying the […]

The NCAA will not sanction UNC after an academic scandal — here’s how a student-athlete got an A-minus with a one-paragraph final essay

ESPN For years, UNC Chapel Hill student-athletes and non-student-athletes alike used “paper classes” — courses that never met and required only one final paper — to boost their grades. The NCAA announced on Friday that it “could not conclude” that UNC violated academic rules after a years-long investigation into the academic scandal, saying the university […]

Was Vladimir Putin trying to POWER-TRUMP Merkel at EU sanction meeting?

During tense face-to-face talks in Sochi yesterday, German chancellor Merkel told President Putin the restrictions on Russia could be lifted if he fully implements the Minsk Agreement, struck in 2014.  Both Putin and Merkel put in quite a display for the camera, smiling broadly and shaking hands before the tough chat.  The pair covered a […]