Quebecers who don’t follow COVID-19 mask guidelines to face fines
Dollar amount of the fines has not been decided, province-wide sanctions to begin Sept. 12.
China criticizes US sanctions over South China Sea buildup
America rejects China’s claim to virtually the entire waterway, portions claimed by Vietnam, the Philippines and other governments.
China says US damaging global trade with Huawei sanctions
Commerce Department rules block suppliers from using US technology to produce processor chips and other components for the company.
China uses trade as weapon to silence virus criticism
Some Australian beef imports blocked after government called for a robust inquiry into the outbreak and rebuffed Chinese demands to back off.
No deal: Trump, Kim summit collapses over sanctions impasse
Trump blamed the breakdown on North Korea’s insistence that all the punishing sanctions the U.S. has imposed on Pyongyang be lifted.
China pressures US, Canada ahead of Huawei hearing
Arrest could fuel US-China trade tensions as the two sides seek resolution to trade and technology issues.
Freeland says Khashoggi case not closed; but Trump says facts may never be known
In the case of the murdered journalist, Canada will persist with its push for a transparent international investigation, says Foreign Affairs minister.
Putin says latest US sanctions senseless
Calls restrictions “counterproductive…, especially against such country as Russia.”
New Russia sanctions over poisoning of former spy, daughter
US made the determination this week that Russia had used the Novichok nerve agent.
Trump’s bid to help Chinese telecom firm ZTE draws fire but raises hopes
Seen as potential leverage for progress on other trade issues and win support for upcoming North Korea meeting.
Sanctions on Iran could cost US, European companies billions
Aircraft makers, oil companies and auto manufacturers will be hurt the most.
EU considers sanctions to respond to cyber attacks
Will develop a “cyber-diplomacy toolbox” to respond to malicious activities online.
Iran’s $100B in assets ‘fully released’ under nuclear deal
Funds piled up in China, India, Japan, South Korea and Turkey since sanctions were tightened in 2012.