Free Press Journal
  • India prepared to deal with US sanctions against Iran

    NEW DELHI: India is fully prepared to deal with any fallout of the US sanctions on Iran and has made necessary provisions for every possible scenario, says a top government adviser.

  • Sanctions on Turkey show we’re very serious: US

    Singapore : Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said US sanctions on Turkey showed Washington was “very serious” in demanding the release of an American pastor whose detention has sparked a diplomatic crisis.

  • Can the US push oil to USD 250 a barrel?

    Last week, Artem Avinov, leading analyst with TeleTrade, predicted that oil prices could jump to $250 per barrel if the Strait of Hormuz is blocked by Iran. This was duly reported by (

  • Bracing for adverse macro indicators

    The re-imposition of US sanctions on Iran might mean lesser global supply causing oil prices to remain high. Much of the oil producers may side with the US on the Iran issue, so that an easy resolution seems unlikely. India’s import of oil may go up by 50 billion dollars more than last year, and the total bill could be as high as eight percent of the GDP.

  • South Korea welcomes new US sanctions on North Korea

    Seoul: South Korea on Saturday welcomed fresh unilateral sanctions described as the heaviest ever adopted by the US against North Korea, and said the measures would contribute towards the common goal of the denuclearisation of Pyongyang in a peaceful manner.

  • Seoul welcomes new US sanctions on Pyongyang

    Seoul: South Korea on Friday welcomed stringent new US sanctions against North Korea, anticipating it will help curb Pyongyang’s provocative behavior. US President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law a North Korea sanctions bill that Congress overwhelmingly passed last week in response to Pyongyang’s nuclear and long-range rocket tests, The Korea Herald reported. The sanctions bill calls for imposing mandatory sanctions on those assisting Pyongyang due to its nuclear and missile programmes,

  • FBI busts Russian spy ring trying to gather intelligence on US sanctions against Russia

    London : The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has reportedly charged three men who it accused of spying for Russia and trying to recruit sources in New York City. U.S. prosecutors said that 39-year-old Evgeny Buryakov worked for an alleged Russian spy ring that included two other people named, Igor Sporyshev and Victor Podobnyy, who no longer live in the U.S., reported the BBC. Buryakov, who worked at Russian bank in Manhattan,

  • US imposes new sanctions on North Korea

    Washington: US President Barack Obama authorised the imposition of new sanctions on North Korea, as the “first aspect” of America’s response to the “destructive and coercive” cyber attack against Sony.