Putin orders a ban on some Russian exports amid sweeping Western sanctions and US energy import restrictions

Russian President Vladimir Putin is banning some exports.Photo by Alexei Nikolsky\TASS via Getty Images Russian President…

China is Russia’s best hope to blunt sanctions, but wary

BEIJING (AP) — China is the only friend that might help Russia blunt the impact of…

Myanmar teak shipments imported to U.S. despite sanctions, group says

A dog stands atop a stack of logs in Myanmar in 2015. The country is the…

Exclusive-Under U.S. sanctions, Iran and Venezuela strike oil export deal

By Deisy Buitrago, Marianna Parraga and Matt Spetalnick CARACAS/HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Venezuela has agreed to a…

Trying to Limit Sanctions Pain, Venezuela Pushes Private Firms Into Asia, Middle East Trade: Sources | World News

By Corina Pons and Mayela Armas CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s government is encouraging private firms to…

China launches counter-mechanism to US sanctions list

China said Saturday it had launched a mechanism enabling it to restrict foreign entities, a much-anticipated…