The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday sanctioned four companies, as well as tanker vessels owned by the firms, for engaging in maritime oil trade with Venezuela.
As tensions between Washington and Beijing escalate, the U.S. has increasingly turned to a little-used power of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to prevent goods produced in China using forced labor from entering the country.
A Xinjiang-based textile company is one of many apparel manufacturing firms supplying materials to global retailers while operating from industrial parks that have raised concerns about potential human rights violations through their surveillance and re-education programs.
A Chinese apparel company that shipped thousands of kilograms of goods to American firms in the past year controls a garment manufacturer barred from sending products to the U.S. because it was cited for using prison or forced labor in Xinjiang.
U.S. prosecutors on Thursday unsealed an indictment charging 33 people with engaging in a multi-year scheme to covertly access the American financial system on behalf of a North Korean state-owned bank, despite sanctions on the bank and several of the defendants.
The U.S. on Wednesday announced the end of its waivers on certain nuclear activity in Iran and imposed sanctions on two atomic agency officials.
A former member of Venezuela’s National Assembly sought to recruit members of foreign terror groups to create a cell capable of attacking U.S. interests, U.S. federal prosecutors alleged.
The United Nations on Thursday sanctioned Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla, the leader of Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).