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The North Korean restaurant was accused by a think tank of using software sales to circumvent sanctions

Inside, waitresses meander around serving customers cold noodles and kimchi. However, online records show that the restaurant could also be a cover for a company that sells high-tech facial recognition software. "As we understand it, programmers who work abroad generate hundreds of thousands of dollars for each regime." Jason Arterburn, a North Korea and China-focused analyst at the Center for …

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Republican anti-Trump Advisor drops contract with foreign agent to fight Russia's sanctions

J John Weaver, a Republican anti-Trump consultant, signed a contract with a Russian nuclear company on Thursday after an online pullback. Weaver said on Twitter Thursday that he had abandoned his contract with the Russian nuclear company Tenam Corporation, which is part of the Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation . Weaver had registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act as …

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Huawei: China threatens retaliation against US sanctions

Image copyright AFP image caption Huawei denies that its products pose a security threat to foreign nations China has threatened to take revenge on US sanctions, which Chinese tech giant Huawei has seen as an attempt to restrict international trade. Lu Kang, Foreign Ministry spokesman, said Beijing is against countries that impose unilateral sanctions on Chinese companies and would take …

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Cuba announces rationing of food and hygiene products under US sanctions

Cubans will have "regulations" for the purchase of chickens, eggs, sausages, and cleaning and hygiene products, the state website Cubadebate reported Friday. For weeks, Cubans have been complaining about empty shelves and there is fighting on state markets when chicken and other hard-to-find goods are offered for sale. The government accuses the island government of supporting the regime of Nicolas …

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US confiscates North Korean vessel for violation of sanctions

WASHINGTON – The United States has seized a North Korean naval vessel that violates US law and international sanctions, the Justice Department announced Thursday, a move that is sure to escalate tensions between the two nations due to recent North Korean weapons testing , The prosecution said the transport ship, which is honestly being used for exporting North Korean coal, …

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Trump sanctions Iranian exports of steel, copper and other metals

Trump added that Tehran "can expect further action if it does not fundamentally change its behavior," and said he was looking forward to "meeting with the Iranian leaders to work out an agreement and, most importantly is to take steps to reach Iran the future it deserves. " The Executive Order of Wednesday aims at the Iranian iron, steel, aluminum …

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Turkey says it will not bow to US sanctions against S-400

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey will never bow to US sanctions for committing to acquire Russian S-400 missile defense systems, Vice President Fuat Oktay said Sunday on an agreement that weighed on relations between NATO I have allies. FILE PHOTO – A Russian soldier passes S-400 anti-missile defense systems on Tverskaya Street before rehearsing for the victory parade celebrating victory over …

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Mike Pompeo Announces New Sanctions Against the Iranian Nuclear Power Plant

Saturday brought new sanctions on Iran's nuclear reactor and power plant complex with the aim of blocking the development of nuclear weapons in the US. "As of May 4, support for the expansion of the Iranian NPP Bushehr will be suspended beyond the existing reactor unit," announced Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo on Friday night. The tightening of sanctions against the …

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