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# Sanctions

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# Belarus
Europe's 'last dictator' re-elected after saying his main rival shouldn't win because she's a woman
Western sanctions in the country, imposed over rights abuse allegations, might soon be lifted.
# the remnants
A 'startling' €1.5 billion held in Irish banks can't be touched - because of this man
And almost €3 million is linked to Al Qaeda, Syria and Iran.
# the interview
US imposes financial sanctions on North Korea over Sony hack
Obama said they were aimed at the government of the country and not its citizens.
# Sanctions
Talks on Iran's nuclear programme could drag on for another year
Tomorrow is the deadline to reach agreement.
Column: 'After many years of peace, Europe could be drawn into a war on its own borders'
The West needs to stop hiding behind treaties that Russia has already invalidated, writes John O’Donnell.
# slap on the wrist
The EU is targeting Russia's oil and AK47s in its latest round of sanctions
Meanwhile in Ukraine, the UN has launched a food aid operation in the war-torn east of the country.
US intensifies sanctions to punish Russia
Barack Obama said that the action comes after Russia’s latest attempts to destabilise Ukraine.
# Ceasefire
Russian troops are streaming out of Ukraine
Petro Poroshenko has said that there are now “good prospects for the peace initiative”.
# Minsk
Russia warns it will "react" against new sanctions from Europe
There will be a “reaction” if the EU passes the sanctions, the foreign ministry said.
# Minsk
Ukraine expresses "careful optimism" ahead of peace talks with Russia and rebels
Nato are expected to announce fresh sanctions on Russia later today.
# eatpolishapples
Poland have asked the people of Ireland to eat their apples
Poland want us to eat their apples. And they’ve got a video encouraging us to do so.
# dairy products
Economists are predicting that cheese mountains could become a reality
Not literally, of course. Russia sanctions means we could have an awful lot of leftover cheese, and meat too.
# Exports
"I don't think we're back to cheese mountains": Coveney plays down Russian sanctions
The Agriculture Minister has said the effect on the Irish market this year might only be €8.2 million.
# animal crackers
Russia's food sanctions are hurting the animals at Moscow Zoo
The animals have been caught in the crossfire of the tit-for-tat sanctions war.
# inbox me
The Briefcase: Russia freezes us out, house prices and drinking on the job
This was the week in business.
# Ukraine
Ukraine hits back with sanctions on Russian companies and citizens
The move comes after Russia imposed sanctions on EU and western countries.
# Agriculture
Here's how Russia's ban on most EU food imports affects Ireland...
The ban comes after Western countries imposed sanctions against Moscow over its policy on Ukraine.
# Foreign Affairs meeting
The EU plans to impose sanctions on more Russians
The extent of the measures will be announced on Thursday.
# Ukraine
Nine soldiers killed as Ukraine helicopter shot down
Meanwhile, Putin calls on Russian parliament to cancel resolution sanctioning Russian military force in Ukraine.
# Brussels
EU foreign ministers to consider third tier of sanctions against Russia
The Foreign Affairs Council are meeting today where the Ukraine crisis is the main topic on the agenda.
# Invasion
G7 leaders to impose further sanctions on Russia over escalating Ukraine crisis
The sanctions could be imposed as early as Monday.
# Ukraine
Pressure of further US sanctions prompts Russia to flex military muscle
It has thousands of troops along the border with Ukraine, ready to act, it says.
# rebel gunmen
Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels won't abide by an international agreement reached yesterday
Obama has warned that if there’s no progress “additional consequences” will be imposed on Russia.
# Out in the Cold
G7 snubs Russia summit over Ukraine crisis
The leaders also threatened tougher sanctions against Russia for its annexation of Crimea.
# Tit for tat
US and Russia impose sanctions on each other over the crisis in Crimea
The latest measures by the US is being described as the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.
# international relations
Obama calls European leaders over Ukraine crisis
The new measures will ‘noticeably affect relations between the international community and Russia’.
# kiev
The text of the deal to end crisis in Ukraine
Early elections have been called.
# kiev
EU adopts sanctions against Ukraine; dozens killed during fighting
More than 60 people have been killed during bloody fighting in Kiev.
# Riots
As Kiev barricades burn, the EU mulls sanctions against Ukraine
At the Winter Olympics in Sochi, shocked Ukrainian athletes were stopped from wearing black armbands to mourn the dead.
# Sanctions
Israel blasts Iran nuclear deal as a 'historic mistake'
It follows the easing economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for steps to curb its nuclear programme.
# Dispute
IMO and HSE talks suspended for the night
They will resume the talks on doctors’ hours tomorrow. There is no official news as yet of a breakthrough in talks.
# Sanctions
US to seize New York skyscraper secretly owned by Iran
According to the US Justice Department, it will be the “largest-ever terrorism-related forfeiture”.
# Sanctions
Iceland PM hits back in mackerel fishing row
Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson says that any EU sanctions would violate international trade law.
# Geneva 2
US, French and Russian ministers to meet for Syria talks
There will also be a meeting of the EU’s 27 foreign ministers in Brussels.
# Syria
EU reveals plans to buy oil from rebel-held parts of Syria
The EU’s member states have a trade embargo against the Syrian government – but will import petrol from rebel territory.
# North Korea
UN Security Council vows action after North Korea nuclear test
Even North Korea’s sole international ally, China, was stern in its condemnation of the nuclear test and threats to the United States.
# North Korea
North Korea 'plans nuclear test aimed at US'
The communist state did not specify when the atomic test might be carried out.
# Sanctions
North Korea unlikely to obey latest UN sanctions
The Security Council voted on a resolution condemning North Korea’s rocket launch in December that sent a satellite into orbit.
# Adoption
Russian parliament considers anti-US adoption bill
The bill is one part of a larger measure by angry Russian lawmakers, retaliating against a recently signed US law that calls for sanctions against the country.
# Iran
Iran: Uranium enrichment to be speeded up
Iran is to step up its uranium enrichment programme by sharply increasing the number of centrifuges used to make nuclear fuel.