US issues sanctions for Russian ‚hacking’

US issues sanctions for Russian ‚hacking’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The sanctions follow Russian cyber-attacks against the US The US has slapped sanctions on five Russian companies and three Russian individuals for allegedly aiding Russia’s main intelligence agency. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the measures were to counter „malicious actors” working to „increase Russia’s offensive cyber-capabilities”. The sanctioned entities and…

UN sanctions top people smugglers in Libya

UN sanctions top people smugglers in Libya

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hundreds of thousands of sub-Saharan African migrants have attempted to reach Europe through Libya The UN Security Council has sanctioned six leaders of human trafficking networks operating in Libya – the first time traffickers have been added to an international sanctions list. The blacklisted six are four Libyans, including the…

Iran condemns US sanctions move

Iran condemns US sanctions move

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUS vows ‚unprecedented pressure on Iran’Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has condemned the US for vowing to impose what it said would be the „strongest sanctions in history” on his country. Measures outlined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, he said, showed the US was a prisoner…

US imposes sanctions on 19 Russians

US imposes sanctions on 19 Russians

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Yevgeny Prigozhin, known as „Putin’s chef”, has denied election tampering The US has imposed sanctions on 19 Russians, accusing them of interference in the 2016 US election and alleged cyber-attacks. They include 13 individuals charged last month by Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin accused the…