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Jul 19, 2014 — Virginia Democrat Rep. Jim Moran and a dozen others are on the list of people who will not be allowed to travel to Russia.
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Jul 16, 2014 — The Obama administration announced new sanctions Wednesday that go well beyond any previously imposed in its dispute with Russia over Ukraine. It's not clear whether Europeans will match them.
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May 13, 2014 — The sanctions against an ex-president of the CAR and four other rebel leaders comes amid escalating sectarian violence.
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Apr 29, 2014 — The sanctions targeting Russian President Vladimir Putin's "inner circle" drew a response from Moscow, which described them in Cold War terms.
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Mar 24, 2014 — The sanctions are limited, but have already have had some impact. In the words of Russia's finance minister, they are "definitely a negative" for how Russia's economy is perceived.
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Mar 7, 2014 — The U.S. has announced several moves, including a visa ban on some officials and the potential to freeze the assets of individuals and institutions involved in the unrest.
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Apr 22, 2013 — In a statement issued in Luxembourg by the bloc's Foreign Affairs Council, the EU said the arms embargo on the country will remain in place. Human Rights Watch criticized the decision to lift sanctions.
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Feb 10, 2012 — Sanctions don't ban the sale of food to Iran — but they make it hard for the country to carry out international financial transactions.
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Feb 6, 2012 — The order accuses Iran of using "deceptive practices ... to conceal transactions of sanctioned parties" and says there is an "unacceptable risk posed to the international financial system by Iran's activities."
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Jan 17, 2012 — We talk to an economist — and hear a first-hand account of what life is like under sanctions.
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