With the news that the United States is imposing tough sanctions on Russia and others, here are seven significant sanctions from the last few decades.
A new YouGov poll, conducted for the Economist, found evidence that more than half of Americans support the new sanctions placed on Russia by the US.
Oil and share prices rose after Opec members struck a deal to limit crude output for the first time since 2008, in an attempt to ease a global glut that has more than halved crude prices in the past two years.
Standard Chartered expects it will remain under U.S. supervision for several more years over lapses in Iran-related anti-money laundering efforts because it needs more time to improve its internal standards, sources with knowledge of the matter said.
Commerzbank may have to reinstate a banker fired at the request of a New York regulator as part of a $1.45bn settlement with U.S. authorities after the bank lost an appeal in a Frankfurt court.
Following the Iranian revolution in 1979, the country’s vibrant and original cinema took its place on the world stage. Among the many superb film directors who contributed to Iran’s new wave the most celebrated was Abbas Kiarostami, who has died aged 76.
A BNP Paribas trader fired amid a U.S. probe into sanctions violations asked a Paris employment tribunal for about $3.2m days after the same court awarded Jerome Kerviel more than $506,745.
Tony Blair is expected to defend his decision to join in the invasion of Iraq by asking his critics to think through the consequences for stability in the Middle East had Saddam Hussein been left in power, capable of developing weapons of mass destruction.
HSBC has criticised the US secretary of state, John Kerry, for asking European banks to do more business with Iran while Washington continues to restrict American financial firms from doing the same.