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UK sanctions Russia’s second-richest man Vladimir Potanin who is worth £13 billion

UK sanctions Russia

Russia’s second-richest man, Vladimir Potanin has been included in the UK Government’s latest wave of sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine.    The UK Government also placed sanctions on Anna Tsivileva, Vladimir Putin’s first cousin, who is president of coal mining company, JSC Kolmar Group.   Tsivileva’s husband Sergey Tsivilev is …

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US removes relative of Venezuela’s Maduro from sanctions list

US removes relative of Venezuela’s Maduro from sanctions list

Carlos Erik Malpica Flores, an ex-national treasurer, was put on blacklist in 2017 on charges of undermining democracy. The United States has lifted sanctions against a relative of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, weeks after Washington said it was taking steps to encourage dialogue between Maduro’s government and the US-backed Venezuelan …

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FIBA threatens sanctions against Nigeria over FG’s decision to stop international basketball competitions for two years

FIBA threatens sanctions against Nigeria over FG

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) threatened to sanction Nigeria over its decision to withdraw from international competitions for two years.   This was conveyed in a letter signed by the World basketball body’s Head of Legal, Jaime Lamboy, and dated May 18, 2022.   Recall that few weeks ago, President Muhammadu Buhari approved with …

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U.S. to Offer Minor Sanctions Relief to Entice Venezuela to Talks

U.S. to Offer Minor Sanctions Relief to Entice Venezuela to Talks

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said Tuesday it would slightly loosen the crippling economic sanctions against Venezuela’s government to help restart stagnant talks between President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leaders aimed at easing the country’s political and humanitarian crisis. Senior U.S. officials said resumption of the negotiations were expected to …

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Europe faces gas supply disruption after Russia imposes sanctions

Europe faces gas supply disruption after Russia imposes sanctions

Moscow’s measures and Ukraine’s halting of a major supply route to Europe have sent prices on the continent soaring. Europe is facing increased pressure to secure alternative gas supplies after Moscow imposed sanctions on European subsidiaries of Russia’s state-owned Gazprom energy giant and Ukraine shuttered a major gas transit route, …

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FIFA sanctions Nigeria $154,000 over chaos that erupted after Nigeria’s world cup qualifier loss to Ghana at Abiola Stadium

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 FIFA has imposed sanctions on Nigeria over the chaos that occured after Nigeria lost to Ghana on March 29 at the FIFA World Cup qualifiers played in MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja.   On Monday, May 2, FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee imposed sanctions on the Stadium for the misconduct of its fans …

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