International sanctions

Deutsche Bank fined for currency manipulation

Deutsche Bank AG is expected to be fined by the Federal Reserve and New York’s Department of Financial Services for its conduct in the foreign exchange market, a person familiar with the matter said.
The German lender said Monday that the U.S. Justice Department had closed a criminal inquiry into its currency-trading activities without action.

Bulgaria's Socialist Leader Launches Poster against Russian Sanctions

Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) chair Korneliya Ninova has vowed to veto any renewal of sanctions imposed on Russia by the European Union.

Her comments, cited by the BSP press office, follow a Facebook post which slams the restrictions hampering, according to socialists, Bulgaria's trade and economy.

One sentence explaining everything

Two statements, one after the other, came on the day the Russian Foreign Ministry announced the "Syria Summit" to be held together with Turkey and Iran. 

The first one was from the United States, which said economic sanctions applied to Russia after the Ukraine crisis were expanded, adding seven more Russian citizens and eight companies to the U.S. Treasury's list. 

EU, Cuba sign pact to normalize relations

The European Union and Cuba on Dec. 12 signed a deal to normalize ties that had been blocked for decades by human rights concerns under revolutionary icon Fidel Castro.

Cuba had been the only Latin American country that did not have a so-called "dialogue and cooperation" deal with the EU covering issues such as trade, human rights and migration.