Sep 14

U.S. lifting sanctions on Myanmar as Suu Kyi visits

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. is lifting economic sanctions and restoring trade benefits to former pariah state Myanmar as he met with Aung San Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner who is now the nation's de…

Sep 06

Obama vows to work to tighten sanctions on North Korea

VIENTIANE, Laos — In the wake of another missile launch, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday to work with the United Nations to tighten sanctions against North Korea, but added that the U.S. was still open to dialogue if the government…

Aug 15

Where do the presidential candidates stand on North Korea?

Pariah state North Korea could soon be capable of targeting America with nuclear weapons. Economic sanctions and diplomatic isolation have failed to halt its progress. What can the U.S. do to stop the authoritarian government from building up a nuclear…

Russian President Vladimir Putin is ordering sanctions against Turkey in retaliation for Turkey shooting down a Russian warplane on Tuesday. Turkey says the Syria-bound Russian plane had entered the country’s airspace without permission. Now, Russia will restrict the import of…

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