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Obama to lift three decade old arms embargo against Vietnam
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Obama to lift three decade old arms embargo against Vietnam

US President Barack Obama confirmed considering either partially or fully lifting an embargo on arms sales to Vietnam that has been in place for the last three decades

UN to vote on arms embargo against Yemen rebel leaders
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UN to vote on arms embargo against Yemen rebel leaders

The U.N. Security Council scheduled a vote Tuesday on a draft resolution that would impose an arms embargo on leaders of Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels and their key supporters, ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son.

'Not a new Cold War,' says Obama after slapping sanctions on Russia
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'Not a new Cold War,' says Obama after slapping sanctions on Russia

The United States and the European Union, in a carefully coordinated action, announced targeted new sanctions against Russian banks, energy and defense firms.

US, EU slap Russia with fresh sanctions, arms embargo
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US, EU slap Russia with fresh sanctions, arms embargo

Tuesday's announcements followed an intense lobbying effort from Obama aimed at getting European leaders to toughen their penalties on Russia and match earlier US sanctions.

UN blacklists Boko Haram, imposes sanctions
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UN blacklists Boko Haram, imposes sanctions

The move subjects Boko Haram to UN sanctions, including an arms embargo, asset freeze and travel ban.