The political crisis in Niger has disrupted aid efforts, the UN's humanitarian chief in the West African nation, Louise Aubin, told DW in an exclusive interview. The current wave of insecurity in Niger has also hampered the UN's aid operations there, Aubin added.
Food prices have been rising rapidly since the Economic Community of West African States began pressuring coup leaders to reinstate President Mohamed Bazoum. Ordinary Nigeriens say they are already starting to feel the sting of ECOWAS sanctions.
Some say exports to the European Union are essential to provide a livelihood to ordinary people in Myanmar. Others argue that importing products plays into the junta's narrative that it's business as usual.
While the EU is on course to wean itself off Russian fossil fuels, it's struggling to kick its nuclear habit. That's because Russia's nuclear industry still wields huge clout.
EU member states are discussing a new sanctions package against Russia over its war in Ukraine. The latest measures will be focused on tackling the issue of "third" countries circumventing existing sanctions. For the first time, they could include measures targeted at firms from other countries, including China and Iran. We also get the latest in the stalled talks over the US debt ceiling. Plus we look at how Tesla is taking advantage of electric car subsidies in France.
The US Federal Trade Commission has unveiled a proposal that would bar social media giant Meta from profiting off the personal data collected from child users. The FTC is accusing Facebook and Instagram's parent company of repeated violations of data privacy policies.
The sanctions come against the backdrop of alleged human rights violations amid protests. EU defense and foreign ministers also agreed on a €2 billion ammunition plan for Ukraine.
In recent years, China has rigorously criticized unilateral sanctions as a foreign policy mechanism. At the same time, there are multiple examples of China doing the very same thing.
The United States announced sanctions against hundreds of Russian individuals and firms. The EU however could not agree on measures.
Moldova's foreign minister told DW he believes "corrupt oligarchs" are working "shoulder to shoulder" with Russia to destabilize his country. Nicu Popescu called for the European Union to sanction those accused.
The US, Canada, UK and Australia imposed sanctions on the election commission, energy and mining enterprises among others. The junta has said it will hold elections this year.
15 Dec 2022
The US Treasury Department announced that it is sanctioning two business entities and four individuals, including the president's son. Washington also removed 17 other Zimbabweans from its Blocked Persons List.