Nuclear: Iran hardens its line and refutes “illegal sanctions”

Iranian President Ebrahim Raïssi in Parliament during a confidence vote session in Tehran on November 16, 2021. VAHID SALEMI / AP A few days before the resumption of negotiations on Tehran’s nuclear issue in Vienna, on November 29, very few concrete details are known on the positioning of the new Iranian president, the ultra-conservative Ebrahim … Read more

The Chamber against Discrimination and Racism sanctions Anderlecht and Bruges

Their supporters chanted hateful songs during their duel (1-1) played at Lotto Park on October 3. Mauves fans also threw cups at opposing players. The RSCA and the Club both received an alternative sentence in order to raise awareness. RSC Anderlecht supporters sang the song “alle boeren zijn homo’s” (“all peasants are gay”) three times … Read more

Chinese regulator sanctions drop Alibaba profits

Alibaba offices in Beijing, April 13, 2021. GREG BAKER / AFP Alibaba had not published declining results for five years. But 2021 has been a particularly dark year for the Chinese e-commerce giant, hit by a series of sanctions and calls to order. After two satisfactory quarters, Chinese growth also slackened sharply from the summer, … Read more

House of Representatives sanctions Paul Gosar, an elected Republican who targeted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

This is sick behavior from Rep. Paul Gosar. He tweeted out the video showing him killing Rep. Ocasio-Cortez from bo… – tedlieu (@Ted Lieu) « When they go low, we go high » (“When they sink, we rise”, in French): this slogan launched by Michelle Obama at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia in July 2016, summed … Read more

Mali: European Union prepares sanctions against Russian group Wagner

Malian foreign ministers Abdoulaye Diop and Russian foreign ministers Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on November 11, 2021. YURI KOCHETKOV / AFP The European Union (EU) has found ” a consensus “ among its 27 member states to sanction the Russian group of mercenaries Wagner, whose Westerners fear an intervention in Mali, announced the head of … Read more

Belarus airline in its sights – EU takes new sanctions against Lukashenko

Now the EU is cracking down on the Belarus smugglers under Lukashenko. The state-owned Belarus airline Belavia should now even have to hand over planes! The European Union will now be able to target people and institutions who have contributed to enabling the Belarusian regime to instrumentalise people for political purposes, the Council of Member … Read more

Belarus to be subject to new European sanctions

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell in Brasilia on November 4, 2021. ADRIANO MACHADO / REUTERS Sanctions against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko were to be announced on Monday, November 15, in Brussels, where the Foreign Affairs and Defense Ministers of the Twenty-Seven are meeting. “We … Read more

Belarus says ready to send migrants back after new EU sanctions

“We are ready, as we have always done, to put them all on planes (…) which will bring them home,” President Lukashenko said, quoted by the Belta state agency, on Monday. November 15. AP In the standoff with the European Union (EU), Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko seems to be playing the card of appeasement. He … Read more

Migration crisis: Josep Borrell announces new sanctions against Belarus

The head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, in Brasilia, Brazil on November 4, 2021. ADRIANO MACHADO / REUTERS The head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, announces, in an interview with Sunday newspaper (JDD) dated November 14, that new sanctions will be taken on Monday in Brussels against Belarus, accused of instrumentalizing the issue of migrants. … Read more

ECOWAS imposes individual sanctions on members of the junta in power in Mali

The Malian transitional president, Colonel Assimi Goïta, in Bamako, June 7, 2021. ANNIE RISEMBERG / AFP The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) imposed, Sunday, November 7, in Accra in Ghana, individual sanctions on members of the junta in power in Mali, due to the delay in the organization of elections, announced an official … Read more