U.S. imposes human rights sanctions on China, Myanmar, North Korea and Bangladesh

The United States on Friday imposed extensive human rights-related sanctions on dozens of people and entities tied to China, Myanmar, North Korea and Bangladesh, and added Chinese artificial intelligence company SenseTime Group to an investment blacklist. Canada and the United Kingdom joined the United States in imposing sanctions related to human rights abuses in Myanmar,… Read More U.S. imposes human rights sanctions on China, Myanmar, North Korea and Bangladesh

U.S. lifts 2015 sanctions on four Burundians

The United States is lifting restrictions on four Burundians whom it had sanctioned in 2015 over violence in the country, the White House said on Thursday. In 2015, the United States sanctioned four former and then-serving officials, citing targeted killings, arbitrary arrest, torture and political repression by security forces. The situation in Burundi, U.S. President… Read More U.S. lifts 2015 sanctions on four Burundians

U.S., Israel launch joint task force to tackle ransomware attacks

The U.S. Treasury Department said on Sunday it will partner with Israel to combat ransomware, with the two countries launching a joint task force to address cybersecurity. The task force will develop a memorandum of understanding supporting information sharing related to the financial sector, including cybersecurity regulations and threat intelligence, the Treasury Department said. The… Read More U.S., Israel launch joint task force to tackle ransomware attacks