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Iran to ask Japan's Abe to mediate over U.S. oil sanctions: officials

Iran will ask Japan to mediate between Tehran and Washington to ease oil sanctions imposed by the United States, Iranian officials told Reuters ahead of a visit to Iran by Japanese Prime Min...

Iran to ask Japan's Abe to mediate over U.S. oil sanctions: officials

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U.S. slaps sanctions on Hezbollah officials for aiding Iran A U.S. official said the Trump administration is taking a “gloves off” approach to the powerful militia, which counts Iran among its primary backers....
2019-07-09 19:00

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Hezbollah Officials Accused of Supporting Iran The sanctions were the first to directly target members of Lebanon’s Parliament and underscored the White House’s intention to ratchet up pressure on Iran by punishing groups tied to its government....
2019-07-10 01:30

Trump administration sanctions Hezbollah officials for supporting Iran's 'malign activities' The Trump administration applied sanctions against three high-ranking Hezbollah officials, accusing them of supporting Iran's "malign activities" from within the Lebanese government....
2019-07-10 09:15

Germany to mediate in Iran Envoy Jens Plötner had been involved in drawing up the 2015 JCPOA treaty and went to Tehran with the aim of seeing it preserved. He was told that Iran's patience was over....
2019-05-23 22:30

Japan's Abe Looks to Mediate Between U.S., Iran Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will seek to open a channel of communication between Iran and the U.S. as part of a diplomatic effort to prevent a military standoff between Tehran and Washington from tipping into conflict....
2019-06-12 16:15

Turkey offers to mediate between US, Iran ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is willing to mediate between the United States and Iran to ease tensions over Iran’s nuclear program. In comments published Thursday, Erdogan said he had discussed the issue of a ...
2019-07-04 16:15

Japan says Abe’s Iran trip not meant to mediate row with US TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s top government spokesman says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s high-stakes trip to Iran is intended to help de-escalate tensions in the Mideast — and not specifically mediate between Tehran and Washington. The remarks by C...
2019-06-13 10:45

Iraq offers to mediate in crisis between the US and Iran BAGHDAD — Iraq offered Sunday to mediate in the crisis between its two key allies, the United States and Iran, amid escalating Middle East tensions and as Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers steadily unravels. Iraqi foreign minister, Mohamm...
2019-05-26 13:30

Baghdad ready to mediate between U.S., Iran if asked Mohamad Halbousi's comments, carried by state TV, came shortly after Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Baghdad beginning a two-day visit....
2019-05-26 00:30

Japan says Abe's Iran trip not meant to mediate row with US Japan's top government spokesman says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's high-stakes trip to Iran is intended to help de-escalate tensions in the Mideast — and not specifically mediate between Tehran and Washington....
2019-06-13 08:00

Iraq offers to mediate between US, Iran amid ongoing tensions Iraq offered to mediate in the crisis between its two key allies, the United States and Iran, amid escalating Middle East tensions and as Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers steadily unravels....
2019-05-27 06:45

German envoy visits Iran to mediate as tensions rise A senior German diplomat was in Tehran on Thursday for meetings with Iranian officials to try to preserve the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and cool rising tensions in the region, a German diplomatic source told Reuters....
2019-05-23 13:45

EU readies sanctions on Venezuelan security officials The European Union is readying new sanctions against Venezuelan security forces involved in human rights violations, the bloc's foreign policy chief said on Tuesday, following the death in custody of a navy captain amid allegations of torture....
2019-07-16 16:30

U.S. imposes sanctions on four high-ranking Nicaraguan officials The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday imposed sanctions on four high-ranking Nicaraguan government officials for allegedly preventing their country's citizens from exercising fundamental freedoms....
2019-06-21 22:45

Mexican government sanctions two senior former Pemex officials Mexico's government announced on Wednesday it had sanctioned two senior officials at state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) from the previous administration, saying public funds had been misused in the purchase of fertilizer business Fertinal....
2019-05-22 21:15

What U.S. Sanctions on Iran’s Top Ayatollah Mean With the U.S. already sanctioning almost 1,000 Iranian entities, President Donald Trump had limited choices when he opted to impose new penalties to punish Iran’s downing of a U.S. Navy drone in the Persian Gulf last week. In the event, he went big, ...
2019-06-28 01:45

U.S. Delays Petrochemical Sanctions on Iran The Trump administration has delayed new, tougher sanctions on Iran’s petrochemical sector as it seeks to balance pressure on Tehran against rising tensions....
2019-05-31 17:15

U.S. sanctions on Iran are biting: Bolton Iran is feeling the effects of existing U.S. sanctions as President Donald Trump prepares to impose more of them from Monday, his National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Sunday during a visit to Israel....
2019-06-23 18:15

Trump Plans 'Major' Iran Sanctions President Trump tweeted that he plans to impose “major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday,” following his decision to call off a military attack on the country....
2019-06-23 02:30

Factbox: Iran nuclear row - could U.N. sanctions return? Iran says it has breached the limit of its enriched uranium stockpile set in a 2015 deal with major powers, a move which ultimately could lead to the return of all international sanctions on Tehran....
2019-07-02 17:45

Iran Greets Latest U.S. Sanctions With Mockery Both hard-liners and reformers argued that the new sanctions would have little practical impact. One Iranian joked on Twitter: “The only people left to sanction are me, my dad and our neighbor’s kid.”...
2019-06-27 19:30

Iraq gets new extension for Iran energy sanctions waiver Two Iraqi officials say the United States has given Iraq a new 90-day extension for an Iran sanctions waiver allowing Baghdad to import electricity and natural gas from Tehran...
2019-06-15 14:15

Iran will not give Europe more time to shield it against U.S. sanctions Iran said on Wednesday it will start enriching uranium at a higher level in July and won't give European powers any more time to prevent this move by protecting Tehran from U.S. sanctions....
2019-06-19 10:30

Iran Will Not Give Europe More Time To Shield It Against US Sanctions Iran said on Wednesday it will start enriching uranium at a higher level in July and won't give European powers any more time to prevent this move by protecting Tehran from US sanctions....
2019-06-19 23:15

Saudi Arabia is benefiting from Trump's Iran sanctions The Trump administration's sanctions on Iran's energy industry have been good for Saudi Arabia's oil business in Asia, the U.S. government said Wednesday....
2019-06-20 02:30

Ash Carter: Iran 'feeling the pressure' of Trump sanctions Iran's government is feeling the pressure of sanctions, though relations are still tense between Washington and Tehran, according to former Defense Secretary Ash Carter....
2019-06-15 06:30

Treasury targets Iran's most profitable oil refiners with new sanctions The Treasury Department imposed broad sanctions Friday on Iran's petrochemical and refinery industry for contributing funds to the financial arm of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, which the State Department recently named a terrorist organization....
2019-06-08 02:30

Iran says it will confront any U.S. threat, Trump eyes new sanctions Iran said on Saturday it would respond firmly to any U.S. threat, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, amid escalating tension between Tehran and Washington over the shooting down of an unmanned U.S. drone by the Islamic Republic....
2019-06-22 20:45

Factbox: Iran nuclear dispute - could U.N. sanctions return? Iran has breached a cap on its enriched uranium stockpile set in a 2015 deal with major powers and said it plans to further flout the nuclear agreement, moves which ultimately could lead to the return of all international sanctions on Tehran....
2019-07-02 22:45

US imposes sanctions on Iran's largest petrochemical group PGPIC hit with economic penalties because of its ties to Revolutionary Guards, US treasury saysThe United States has hit Iran’s Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC) with economic sanctions due to its ties with the country’s Revolutio...
2019-06-08 19:15

Mnuchin says sanctions must be working for Iran leadership to be so upset Trump is willing to talk with Iran, but he's "also determined to enforce the U.S. and our allies' interests in the region," Mnuchin tells CNBC....
2019-06-28 07:00

Rouhani says Iran ready to talks to U.S. if sanctions lifted: TV Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it exited last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Sunday....
2019-07-14 17:15

U.S. Accuses Iran of ‘Nuclear Extortion’ and Vows More Sanctions Maneuvering over the nuclear deal was punctuated by U.S. accusations of Iran extortion, French attempts to start talks and Trump’s vow of more sanctions....
2019-07-10 20:30

Iran’s Supreme Leader Vows Never to Capitulate to U.S. Sanctions Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the remarks as Iranian officials reiterated Iran was moving toward noncompliance with some parts of the 2015 nuclear deal....
2019-06-27 19:30

U.S. Plans New Iran Sanctions as Europe Tries to Defuse Tensions President Trump and his aides have indicated they are prepared to wait for the economic vise on Tehran to tighten further, but didn’t elaborate on what additional sanctions would look like....
2019-06-24 03:15

Iran may pull further away from nuclear deal after latest sanctions Comments follow US warning not to ‘mistake prudence and discretion for weakness’Iran has announced it may take further steps to pull away from its nuclear deal with international powers as John Bolton, Donald Trump’s national security adviser, said a...
2019-06-23 19:45

Iran calls U.S. sanctions 'economic war', says no talks until they are lifted Iran called U.S. sanctions "economic war" on Monday, and said there could be no talks with the United States until sanctions are lifted, a day after Washington suggested it could hold talks without pre-conditions if Iran changed its behavior....
2019-06-03 21:45

Trump to impose 'major additional sanctions' on Iran US President Donald Trump has said he will impose "major" new sanctions on Iran in an effort to prevent the country from obtaining nuclear weapons....
2019-06-23 06:45

Rouhani says Iran ready to talk to U.S. if sanctions lifted Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Sunday....
2019-07-15 03:45

Squeezed by U.S. Sanctions, Iran Shifts From Patience to Confrontation Tighter new U.S. sanctions have proven more punishing than Iran’s leaders expected, driving Tehran to hit back militarily and breach limits it had agreed to put on its nuclear program....
2019-07-05 05:15

Iran gas pipeline deal with Pakistan hampered by US sanctions Pakistan has backed out of a joint gas pipeline deal with Iran due to the threat of US sanctions. Pakistan could face a heavy financial penalty, as it promised to complete the project in a bilateral agreement with Iran....
2019-05-21 15:15

Trump Warns Iran "Sanctions Will Soon Be Increased, Substantially" President Donald Trump accused Iran on Wednesday of secretly enriching uranium for a long time and warned that U.S. sanctions will be increased soon, as the U.N. nuclear watchdog held an emergency......
2019-07-10 21:15

US To Hit Iran With 'Major' New Sanctions Starting Monday: Donald Trump President Donald Trump said Saturday that the United States would impose "major" new sanctions on Iran in two days, just hours after saying he would be the Islamic republic's new "best friend" if they......
2019-06-22 22:45

Iran breaks nuclear deal and puts pressure on EU over sanctions Further breaches could follow as Tehran seeks help in increasing trade with EuropeIran has broken the terms of the nuclear deal for the first time since it was signed in 2015 in a move that will put pressure on Europe to do more to help mitigate the ...
2019-07-01 20:45

Constrained by Iran sanctions, India seeks to boost the US oil economy As the United States continues to come down hard with sanctions on Iran – coupled with harsh penalties for those countries that continue to do business with the hardline regime – the world’s second-most populous country has found itself in the middle...
2019-07-17 13:45

US sanctions on Iran felt in Iraqi Shiite tourist shops For years, Karar Hussein has sold sweets in his shop near the entrance to one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines, accepting whatever currency was offered to him by his clients, many of them religious tourists from neighboring Iran....
2019-05-26 11:15

U.S. envoy says Iran sanctions working, warns against nuclear breaches The U.S. policy of maximum economic pressure on Tehran is working but the sanctions do not give Iran the right to breach its nuclear commitments, a senior U.S. official said on Monday....
2019-06-27 22:30

| Trump vows new Iran sanctions, Tehran warns US against attack US President Donald Trump has pledged to hit Iran with "major" new sanctions as Tehran warned Washington that any attack would see its interests across the Middle East go up in flames....
2019-06-23 13:30

Trump eyes more Iran sanctions; military action still on table U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday he will impose additional sanctions against Iran in an effort to prevent Tehran from obtaining nuclear weapons, adding that military action was still a possibility....
2019-06-22 19:30

Iran central bank: U.S. sanctions aren't harming oil exports The leader of Iran's central bank on Wednesday downplayed the impact of existing and new U.S. sanctions -- retaliatory measures by the Trump administration to punish Tehran for nuclear and military activity....
2019-06-27 19:15

Iran is ready to talk if the US lifts sanctions, says President Rouhani "We have always believed in talks ... if they lift sanctions, end the imposed economic pressure and return to the deal, we are ready to hold talks with America today, right now and anywhere," Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday....
2019-07-15 06:15

Iran's Rouhani suggests U.S. talks possible if sanctions lifted, commitments met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signaled on Wednesday that talks with the United States might be possible if Washington lifted sanctions and met its commitments under a nuclear deal, state television said....
2019-05-29 12:15

Trump warns Iran sanctions to be increased ‘substantially’ on Twitter On Twitter, Donald Trump accused Iran on Wednesday of secretly enriching uranium for a long time and warned that U.S. sanctions will be increased soon...
2019-07-10 20:45

Eyes on Iran as Britain seizes oil tanker over Syria sanctions British Royal Marines seized an oil tanker in Gibraltar on Thursday accused of bringing oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions, a dramatic step that could escalate confrontation between the West and Iran....
2019-07-04 16:30

Iran Ready For Talks With US If Sanctions Lifted, Supreme Leader Allows Iran's intelligence minister has said Tehran and Washington could hold talks only if the United States ended its sanctions and Iran's top authority, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, gave his approval, state......
2019-07-04 17:15

U.S. sanctions network selling materials for Iran nuclear program The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on an international network of companies and their agents it said were involved in the procurement of materials for Iran's nuclear program....
2019-07-19 00:30

Iran says no talks with U.S. until sanctions lifted and supreme leader approves Iran's intelligence minister has said Tehran and Washington could hold talks only if the United States ended its sanctions and Iran's top authority, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, gave his approval....
2019-07-04 14:45

To Evade Sanctions on Iran, Ships Vanish in Plain Sight Empty tankers, arriving in the Strait of Hormuz, suddenly stop reporting their whereabouts. When they re-emerge on the grid, their tanks appear full....
2019-07-02 14:30

Iran could consider talks with U.S. only if sanctions lifted, Khamenei permits: minister Iran's intelligence minister has said Tehran and Washington could hold talks only if the United States ended its sanctions and Iran's top authority, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, gave his approval, state news agency IRNA reported on Thursday....
2019-07-04 13:00

U.S. sanctions Iraq-based company, says it backs Iran's IRGC The United States on Wednesday sanctioned an Iraqi company and two of its associates, which it said had helped Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds force evade sanctions by smuggling hundreds of millions of dollars worth of weapons....
2019-06-12 18:30

Trump says Iran nuclear deal achievable as sanctions sting U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday a deal with Iran on its nuclear program was possible, crediting economic sanctions for curbing activities Washington has said are behind a spate of attacks in the Middle East....
2019-05-28 01:30

President Trump Announces New Iran Sanctions, Days After Calling Off Airstrikes President Donald Trump said the U.S. will impose major new sanctions on Iran Monday, days after he abruptly called off a plan for airstrikes against the Islamic Republic after Iran shot down a U.S. Navy drone. The sanctions move, announced on Twitter...
2019-06-23 19:45

Israel calls for 'automatic' European sanctions on Iran over uranium breach Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Europe on Monday to impose "automatic sanctions" on Iran for accumulating more low-enriched uranium than permitted under its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers....
2019-07-01 19:15

French Envoy In Iran Talks As Donald Trump Threatens To Up Sanctions French President Emmanuel Macron's top diplomatic advisor met with Iran's president Wednesday winding up a day of talks in Tehran aimed at saving a landmark 2015 nuclear deal and easing tensions......
2019-07-11 07:00

Factbox: A breach of Iran nuclear deal could trigger sanctions snapback Iran has breached the limit of its enriched uranium stockpile set in a 2015 deal with major powers, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday, according to the ISNA news agency. Exceeding the limit could culminate in the return of all inte...
2019-07-01 15:45

Trump Says Will Impose Fresh Sanctions On Iran Amid Heightened Tensions U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would impose fresh sanctions on Iran but that he wanted to make a deal to bolster its flagging economy, an apparent move to defuse tensions following......
2019-06-24 05:15

Treasury Sanctions Iraqi Firm Accused of Smuggling Arms for Iran The U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on an Iraqi company it said had trafficked hundreds of millions of dollars in arms for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force....
2019-06-13 00:45

New U.S. sanctions show offer of talks with Iran not genuine: Foreign Ministry Additional sanctions imposed on Iran by the United States show that Washington's offer of talks is not genuine, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Saturday....
2019-06-08 13:45

Iran to resist U.S. sanctions, just as it withstood Iraqi chemical attack: Zarif The Iranian foreign minister said on Saturday that Iran would resist any U.S. sanctions, just as it persevered during the 1980s Iran-Iraq war when the forces of the then Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein launched a chemical attack on an Iranian town....
2019-06-29 16:30

Iran makes 'substantial' nuclear offer in return for US lifting sanctions Plan would allow enhanced, permanent nuclear inspectionsForeign minister: ‘It’s not about photo ops. We want substance’Iran has offered a deal with the US in which it would formally and permanently accept enhanced inspections of its nuclear programme...
2019-07-19 00:00

US and European allies may have avoided sanctions clash over Iran trade vehicle A European financial entity created to circumvent U.S. sanctions on Iran might not run afoul of the law after all, following talks between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his German counterpart outlining the limitations on the initiative....
2019-06-01 06:30

White House did not impose new Iran sanctions Thursday, despite Trump’s claim The White House did not impose new sanctions against Iran on Thursday in response to its downing of a U.S. military drone, contrary to President Trump’s assertion in a Twitter post Friday morning. Tru......
2019-06-22 01:45

Donald Trump Says Iran Nuclear Deal Achievable As Sanctions Sting U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday a deal with Iran on its nuclear programme was possible, crediting economic sanctions for curbing activities Washington has said are behind a spate of attacks......
2019-05-28 17:45

Crushed by U.S. Sanctions, Iran Pins Economic Hopes on Mall Developer Faced with a U.S. campaign to choke Iran of capital and investment, Saeed Mohammed of the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is trying to find ways to keep the lifeblood of his country’s economy flowing....
2019-07-09 17:15

U.S. to impose additional sanctions on Iran, military action still on the table: Trump Trump, who was speaking to reporters at the White House, made his comments after recently calling off military action against Iran to retaliate for the downing of a U.S. military drone....
2019-06-22 19:01

UPDATE 2-Trump eyes more Iran sanctions; military action still on table U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday he will impose additional sanctions on Iran in an effort to prevent Tehran from obtaining nuclear weapons, adding that military action was still a possibility....
2019-06-22 19:30

Trump says new sanctions on Iran to start on Monday, dials back rhetoric U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would impose fresh sanctions on Iran but that he wanted to make a deal to bolster its flagging economy, an apparent move to defuse tensions following the shooting down of an unmanned U.S. drone this wee...
2019-06-22 22:45

Trump says new sanctions on Iran to start Monday, dials back rhetoric U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would impose fresh sanctions on Iran but that he wanted to make a deal to bolster its flagging economy, an apparent move to defuse tensions following the shooting down of an unmanned U.S. drone this wee...
2019-06-23 02:30

EU powers resist calls for Iran sanctions after breach of nuclear deal Focus is on averting further breaches and UK says it remains committed to 2015 dealEuropean leaders have resisted calls to start reimposing sanctions on Iran after the country said it had for the first time broken the terms of the nuclear deal it sig...
2019-07-01 23:45

Israel urges snapback sanctions on Iran if it breaches uranium limit Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged world powers on Monday to step up sanctions against Iran swiftly should it go through with a plan to exceed an enriched uranium limit set by a 2015 nuclear deal....
2019-06-17 15:45

Trump vows to ‘substantially’ increase sanctions on Iran in response to uranium enrichment President Trump announced Wednesday that he will add to existing sanctions on Iran, after the Islamic republic admitted on Monday that it surpassed uranium enrichment levels that were set by the Iran Nuclear Agreement in 2015....
2019-07-10 20:45

Iran’s president says Japan wants to continue buying Iranian oil, though Tokyo has stopped due to US sanctions TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president says Japan wants to continue buying Iranian oil, though Tokyo has stopped due to US sanctions. The post Iran’s president says Japan wants to continue buying Iranian oil, though Tokyo has stopped due to...
2019-06-12 20:15

Trump accuses Iran of secret nuclear enrichment, says sanctions to be cranked up 'substantially' President Donald Trump accused Iran on Wednesday of secretly enriching uranium for a long time and said U.S. sanctions would be increased "substantially" soon, as the U.N. nuclear watchdog held an emergency meeting on Tehran's breach of a nuclear dea...
2019-07-10 17:45

Gen. Keane: Suspected attack on oil tankers intended to ‘put pressure’ on US to ‘ease off’ Iran sanctions Retired four-star general Jack Keane said Thursday two oil tankers were damaged in a suspected attack in the Gulf of Oman off the coast of Iran because Iranians want the United States to "ease off" on sanctions imposed on the country. ...
2019-06-13 20:45

After emir’s visit, Qatari foreign minister says U.S. refuses to budge on Iran sanctions “What we have sensed from the United States is, they don’t want a war,” the minister said in an interview. But describing a “stalemate,” he said “Iran can’t come to the table under these sanctions.”...
2019-07-12 11:30

Gen. Jack Keane: Trump sanctions 'crippling' Iran, trying to curb 'aggressive behavior' The Trump administration's Iran sanctions are hurting the country's economy and recent events are exposing Tehran's "strategy" to deal with the matter, Gen. Jack Keane claimed....
2019-06-18 08:15

Newt Gingrich says Iran is 'very close to breaking' under tough sanctions: 'This is a very shaky regime' Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that he believes the Iranian regime is "shaky" and "very close to breaking" under the weight of tough economic sanctions. ...
2019-07-02 17:00

US officials believe threat from Iran not over The US doesn’t believe the threat from Iran is over after two oil tankers came under suspected attack on Thursday, officials said. Senior officials said the US has photographed an unexploded mine on the side of one of the tankers near the Strai...
2019-06-14 03:15

U.S. prods Iran for talks to ease Gulf tensions; Tehran dismisses sanctions threat U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was not seeking war with Tehran after a senior Iranian military commander warned any conflict in the Gulf region could spread uncontrollably and threaten the lives of U.S. troops....
2019-06-23 23:30

GOP senators urge Trump to reject Iran's ‘nuclear blackmail,’ seek to ‘snapback’ sanctions at the UN Three top GOP senators this week urged President Trump to reject what they describe as Iran’s ‘nuclear blackmail’ in the wake of the rogue nation’s violation of the 2015 nuclear agreement -- and highlighted the use of a mechanism in the U.N. resoluti...
2019-07-06 19:45

Trump's latest Iran sanctions target $200B economic empire of supreme leader The Trump administration's latest sanctions against Iran reinstate an embargo on some of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's front companies that President Barack Obama lifted as part of the nuclear deal and could further expose the Iranian dictator's corr...
2019-06-28 06:45

UK says it will release seized Iranian oil tanker if Iran guarantees the vessel won't breach European sanctions Stringer/REUTERS Britain will facilitate the release of a seized Iranian tanker if Iran can provide guarantees the vessel would not breach European sanctions on oil shipments to Syria. UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he held a "constructive c...
2019-07-15 10:45

U.S. Officials Say Iran Has Removed Missile Threat From Some Boats Missiles have been unloaded from at least two small boats in Iranian waters, a move that American officials said could help defuse a brewing confrontation....
2019-05-21 17:30

U.S. Officials Say Military Moves to Deter Iran Are Working Lawmakers are divided ahead of intelligence briefings on Capitol Hill focused on rising tensions with Iran and America’s deployments to the Middle East....
2019-05-21 21:45

U.S. officials seek to tamp down Trump rhetoric on Iran U.S. officials who briefed Congress about Iran on Tuesday sought to convince lawmakers that President Donald Trump's administration wants to deter Tehran's aggression, not attack the Islamic republic, members of Congress said....
2019-05-22 02:45

Tanker crew were detained by Iran after first being rescued by another vessel: US officials U.S. officials have told Fox News that the crew of one of the two stricken oil tankers damaged outside the Persian Gulf were detained by the Iranians Thursday after first being rescued by another merchant vessel....
2019-06-14 19:30

Top Trump administration officials to brief Senate, House on Iran on Tuesday Top officials from President Donald Trump's administration will brief the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives about Iran on Tuesday afternoon, congressional aides said, after lawmakers clamored for more information about tension between the two ...
2019-05-21 17:30

Iran won’t talk missiles, only nuke deal as officials visit TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Foreign Ministry says nothing else but the country’s landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers will be discussed during high-stakes diplomacy meetings in Tehran this week. Iranian state television quotes spok...
2019-06-10 11:00

Iran won't talk missiles, only nuke deal as officials visit Iran's Foreign Ministry says nothing else but the country's landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers will be discussed during high-stakes diplomacy meetings in Tehran this week....
2019-06-10 11:00

US officials suspect Iran may have seized missing UAE-based oil tanker A small oil tanker that stopped transmitting its location more than two days ago while traveling through a vital waterway near the Persian Gulf didn't emit a distress call, causing U.S. officials to suspect Iran may have seized the vessel, American d...
2019-07-17 13:45

Iran Has Ties to Al Qaeda, Trump Officials Tell Skeptical Congress Some lawmakers fear briefings by Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, and others are an attempt to provide legal cover for a military strike, echoing the Iraq War....
2019-06-19 22:15

Trump administration officials brief Congress, say goal is to deter Iran After a day of closed-door briefings on Capitol Hill, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said their objective over recent days has been to deter Iran....
2019-05-22 06:45

U.S. Officials Work to Convince Divided Congress of Iran Threat American officials said Iran had threatened to target missiles at Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure to drive up oil prices and disrupt international trade....
2019-05-22 18:15

Iran agrees to hand over detained US resident to Lebanon, officials say Iran has agreed to hand over a U.S. permanent resident imprisoned for years in Tehran to Lebanese officials, an Iranian judiciary official said Tuesday, providing the first official confirmation that Nizar Zakka would be sent back to his native Leban...
2019-06-11 11:45

U.S.'s Hook to meet European officials on Iran in Paris next week U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook plans to travel to Paris next week for talks about Iran with senior British, French and German officials, a senior European diplomat and another source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday....
2019-06-18 22:15

Donald Trump Orders Attack On Iran, Then Calls Off Operation: Officials US President Donald Trump ordered an attack on Iran on Thursday in retaliation for the downing of a surveillance drone in the Strait of Hormuz, officials said, but he called the operation off just......
2019-06-21 22:00

Officials Dispute Mike Pompeo’s Claim That Iran Is Collaborating With Al Qaeda Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s claim that Iran and Al Qaeda are collaborating is at best an exaggeration that is not supported by any available information, U.S. intelligence officers and officials with the State and Defense Department tell T...
2019-05-22 15:30

Iran targeted and missed US drone flying over Gulf of Oman: officials Iran targeted and missed a US drone flying over the Gulf of Oman shortly after the Thursday attack on two tankers there, US officials said. The unmanned aircraft was responding to a distress signal from one of the crippled ships, the officials said t...
2019-06-16 15:30

Iran tried to shoot down US Reaper drone that arrived on scene of oil tanker attacks: officials Iran fired a missile – but missed – at an American drone on Thursday after the supposed Iranian attack on oil tankers, while another U.S. drone was shot down by Iran-backed rebels in Yemen in recent day....
2019-06-15 20:30

U.S. diplomat Stilwell keen to discuss Iran, North Korea with Japan officials The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said on Thursday he was looking forward to talking with Japanese officials about subjects including Iran and North Korea, in his first trip to the region since taking up his post last month....
2019-07-11 12:00

Trump vows more sanctions on Iran, says military action is still 'on the table' President Donald Trump said Saturday that the United States will place additional sanctions on Iran in a bid to force Tehran to the bargaining table and warned that possible military action against Iran is still "on the table."    ...
2019-06-23 00:00

U.S. officials say Pentagon will present plans to White House to send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast amid Iran tension WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say Pentagon will present plans to White House to send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast amid Iran tension. The post U.S. officials say Pentagon will present plans to White House to send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast am...
2019-05-23 02:15

Ethiopia tries to mediate Sudan crisis after bloodshed Ethiopia's prime minister sought to mediate Sudan's political crisis on Friday, urging military rulers and civilian opposition to exercise "bravery" in resolving their standoff since the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir....
2019-06-07 20:01

Teach Your Kids to Mediate Their Own Sibling Arguments Parenting more than one child can sometimes feel like refereeing. When the sibling bickering and brawling starts, it might seem like you’ve got two choices: Go in and break it up or let ‘em work it out for themselves. Either way, they’ll be right ba...
2019-06-19 18:45

Ethiopian PM visits Sudan in bid to mediate crisis Ethiopia’s prime minister has met with Sudan’s ruling generals and protest leaders in a bid to revive negotiations amid a crackdown on demonstrations that has killed more than 100 people since Monday...
2019-06-07 22:45

Ethiopia attempts to mediate Sudan crisis after bloodshed Ethiopia's prime minister on Friday urged Sudan's military rulers and civilian opposition to exercise "bravery" in trying to agree on a transition to democracy after the worst bloodshed since the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir....
2019-06-08 04:30

Pyongyang warns South Korea not to mediate North's talks with US North Korea said Thursday that South Korea must stop trying to facilitate talks between Pyongyang and Washington as the North stepped up its pressure on the United States to salvage nuclear diplomacy between the two nations....
2019-06-28 00:15

US Soccer, women's team tentatively agree to mediate lawsuit U.S. Soccer and players for the women's national team have tentatively agreed to mediate a lawsuit that accuses the federation of gender discrimination and seeks equitable pay       ...
2019-06-22 15:30

Mexico's Zacatecas state offers to mediate Newmont Goldcorp mine dispute Authorities from Mexico's Zacatecas state hope to mediate an agreement to end a two-month blockade at the Penasquito gold mine between mining firm Newmont Goldcorp Corp and villagers in San Juan de Cedros....
2019-05-29 02:30

Iran’s Khamenei says while Tehran doesn’t want an atomic bomb, ‘America could not do anything’ to stop Iran if it did TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Khamenei says while Tehran doesn’t want an atomic bomb, ‘America could not do anything’ to stop Iran if it did. The post Iran’s Khamenei says while Tehran doesn’t want an atomic bomb, ...
2019-06-13 12:30

U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, Iran rejects assertion The United States blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that drove up oil prices and raised concerns about a new U.S.-Iranian confrontation....
2019-06-14 03:00

Trump Suggests Iran Mistakenly Shot Down a U.S. Drone. Iran Says It Was Very Much on Purpose President Donald Trump downplayed the likelihood of U.S. military action against Iran after a military drone was shot down Thursday during a reconnaissance mission in the Middle East, the latest test of an escalating conflict that the President is se...
2019-06-21 11:15

U.S. prepared to talk to Iran with 'no preconditions', Iran sees 'word-play' The United States is prepared to engage with Iran without pre-conditions about its nuclear program but needs to see the country behaving like "a normal nation", U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday....
2019-06-02 21:30

Iran's Guards shoot down U.S. 'spy' drone in southern province: Iran media Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have shot down a U.S. "spy" drone in the southern province of Hormozgan, which is on the Gulf, the Guards' news website Sepah News said on Thursday....
2019-06-20 08:45

U.S. prepared to talk to Iran without 'pre-conditions', Iran sees 'word-play' The United States is prepared to engage with Iran without pre-conditions about its nuclear program but needs to see the country behaving like "a normal nation", U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday....
2019-06-02 19:30

Iran drone strike: Escalating Iran crisis looks a lot like the path US took to Iraq war The U.S. went to war in Iraq in 2003 based on flawed intelligence supported by hawkish policy makers. Is it doomed to repeat the error with Iran?        ...
2019-06-20 18:45

Iran’s U.N. Mission says Iran “categorically rejects” U.S. claims it was responsible for latest oil tanker incidents UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s U.N. Mission says Iran “categorically rejects” U.S. claims it was responsible for latest oil tanker incidents. The post Iran’s U.N. Mission says Iran “categorically rejects” U.S. claims...
2019-06-14 05:30

U.S. Military Says Video Shows Iran Removing Mine From Tanker, But Iran Denies Involvement (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — The U.S. military released a video Friday it said showed Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, suggesting Te...
2019-06-14 20:45

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he, Iran’s president ‘bluntly discussed’ how to reduce Iran-US tensions TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he, Iran’s president ‘bluntly discussed’ how to reduce Iran-US tensions. The post Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he, Iran’s president ‘bluntly discusse...
2019-06-12 20:15

America is trying to create 'Iran phobia': Iran's defence minister The United States is trying to create "Iran phobia", Iran’s defence minister Amir Hatami said on Friday, according to the Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA)....
2019-06-21 09:30

US Won't Dare Attack Iran: Iran Revolutionary Guards Commander The United States and its supporters do not dare attack Iran because of its "spirit of resistance", a senior Revolutionary Guards commander was quoted on Wednesday as saying....
2019-05-23 04:15

Iran will continue its oil exports under any conditions: Iran foreign minister Iran will continue its oil exports under any conditions, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told his British counterpart Jeremy Hunt in a telephone call on Saturday, according to a statement on the Iranian foreign ministry website....
2019-07-14 07:15

"Firing One Bullet At Iran Will Set Fire To US Interests": Iran General Tehran warned Washington Saturday that any attack would see its interests across the Middle East go up in flames after US President Donald Trump said he called off a strike at the 11th hour....
2019-06-22 21:00

Trump warns Iran not to fight the US: 'That will be the official end of Iran' Trump's threat, posted on Twitter, comes amid rising international tensions in the Middle East as the U.S. has dispatched a carrier strike group and bomber task force to the region in recent weeks....
2019-05-21 21:00

Huckabee on Iran tanker attacks: 'Ridiculous' to believe Iran 'had nothing to do with it' It was absurd for the Iranian government to claim they were not involved in attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East region, according to Mike Huckabee....
2019-06-15 06:30

The Latest: Iran spokesman: Iran needs 20% enriched uranium TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 1:10 p.m. A spokesman for Iran’s nuclear program says the country has a need for uranium enriched up to ...
2019-06-17 10:45

Iran shoots down US drone: What Iran and the United States are saying The rising tensions between the United States and Iran continued on Thursday morning, when a U.S. surveillance drone was shot down by Iran.        ...
2019-06-21 05:15

Iran is not looking for war with any country: Iran army chief Iran is not looking for war with any country, Iranian army chief Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said on Monday, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency....
2019-07-08 08:30

Iran shoots down US drone: What we know about the tensions between the US and Iran The rising tensions between the United States and Iran continued on Thursday morning, when a U.S. surveillance drone was shot down by Iran.        ...
2019-06-20 18:45

New Lithuanian president against EU sanctions for Poland Lithuania’s new president, Gitanas Nauseda, has spoken out against European Union sanctions on Poland the controversial changes it has made to its judiciary...
2019-07-16 16:30

U.S. Sanctions Iranian Petrochemical Company The U.S. sanctioned one of Iran’s biggest petrochemical companies, hitting a top revenue earner as the Trump administration attempts to strong-arm Tehran into a new nuclear and security pact....
2019-06-08 04:30

U.S. tightens Venezuela oil sanctions, indicates more actions to come The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday tightened its pressure on Venezuela's state-owned oil company by making clear that exports of diluents by international shippers could be subject to U.S. sanctions....
2019-06-07 02:45

Turkey to retaliate against any US sanctions over S-400 deal Turkey's foreign minister says his country will retaliate against any possible U.S. sanctions over its deal with Russia for the purchase of the S-400 missile defense system....
2019-06-14 15:30

Crude Oil Prices & the Sanctions Effect: It's Not What You Think In October 2018, Iran sanctions led some forecasters to predict crude oil prices of "$200 per barrel." In fact, prices soon FELL by 42 percent. See how we kept subscribers on the right side of this trend, plus the more recent 50 percent rally in crud...
2019-05-21 16:15

How Huawei Might Handle the Latest US Sanctions The Trump administration barred US companies from doing business with Huawei, forcing the Chinese firm to find new chips and software for its products....
2019-05-22 11:45

Lebanon PM: US sanctions won't affect government Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Wednesday that U.S. sanctions targeting Hezbollah MPs moved in a "new direction" from existing measures, but would not affect government work....
2019-07-10 16:45

Facebook To Cut Off Huawei To Comply With US Sanctions Facebook said Friday it would cut off Huawei from its popular social networking apps to comply with US sanctions, further isolating the Chinese tech giant considered a national security threat by......
2019-06-08 13:00

U.S. Sanctions Syrian Businessman Samer Foz, Others The Treasury Department sanctioned a top Syrian businessman and more than a dozen individuals and companies for their alleged financial support of President Bashar al-Assad....
2019-06-12 08:00

Huawei sanctions: Who gets hurt in dispute? Trump administration sanctions against Huawei have begun to bite even though their dimensions remain unclear.        ...
2019-05-21 18:30

Cuba’s government is considering using cryptocurrency to bypass US sanctions Cuba‘s government is eyeing the potential use of cryptocurrency to boost its economy. The proposal forms part of a series of measures seeking to improve the country’s deepening criss exacerbated by US sanctions. The new measures were announced this w...
2019-07-03 11:15

Huawei: Billions of customers could be harmed by US sanctions Huawei has said billions of customers around the world could be harmed by US sanctions against the company - as it launched a legal challenge against some of the restrictions....
2019-05-29 10:30

Crude Oil Prices: Rethinking the Sanctions Effect In late 2018, US-imposed sanctions on Iran were supposed to push oil prices to $90, $100, even $200 per barrel. Instead, U.S. crude plummeted 40% to a 17-month low. Elliott wave analysis sets the record straight....
2019-05-21 16:15

Turkey says would retaliate against U.S. sanctions over Russian S-400s Turkey will "take reciprocal steps" if the United States imposes sanctions over the purchase of Russian S-400 defence systems, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday....
2019-06-14 10:45

U.S. announces new sanctions on Iranian petrochemical company The U.S. Treasury on Friday announced new sanctions on Iran's largest petrochemical company and its subsidiaries over its financial support to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps...
2019-06-08 00:30

EU leaders prolong economic sanctions against Russia BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders have agreed to prolong economic sanctions against Russia for another six months over its continued destabilization of Ukraine. The measures targeting Russia’s economy were due to expire next month. Preben ...
2019-06-20 22:45

EU to extend economic sanctions on Russia until 2020 European Union leaders will decide on Thursday to prolong until the end of January 2020 economic sanctions against Russia over the turmoil in Ukraine and call on Moscow to help bring to justice those guilty of shooting down a passenger plane there in...
2019-06-20 21:45

Turkey says EU sanctions won’t deter from drilling activity Turkey says the European Union’s approval of an initial set of sanctions against Ankara won’t deter it from pressing ahead with efforts to drill for hydrocarbons off the island of Cyprus...
2019-07-16 09:30

Erdogan says Trump can waive sanctions on Turkey U.S. President Donald Trump has the authority to waive sanctions on Turkey for its purchase of Russian air defense systems and should find a "middle ground" in the dispute, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday....
2019-07-15 03:45

U.S. sanctions on Hezbollah are an 'assault' on Lebanon: Berri New U.S. sanctions against Hezbollah, including two Lebanese lawmakers, amount to an assault on the country and its parliament, Speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday....
2019-07-10 12:15

Turkey preparing for possible U.S. sanctions over S-400s: minister Turkey's defense minister said it was preparing for potential U.S. sanctions over its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems, even while he said there was some improvement in talks with the United States over buying F-35 fighter jets....
2019-05-23 01:00

U.S. Sanctions Iraqi Militia Leaders, Former Governors The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned two Iraqi militia leaders and two former Iraqi governors in separate cases for alleged human-rights abuses and corruption....
2019-07-19 01:30

A First: US Puts Hezbollah Lawmakers On Sanctions Blacklist The US Treasury placed two Hezbollah members of Lebanon's parliament on its sanctions blacklist on Tuesday -- the first time Washington has taken aim at the Iran-allied group's elected politicians....
2019-07-10 03:15

New North Korea sanctions would tell Chinese banks: It's us or them A new round of sanctions targeting North Korea would force Chinese banks to choose between doing business with the United States and doing business with North Korea....
2019-06-28 06:45

US sanctions Maduro’s son as it raises pressure on Venezuela The Trump administration is sanctioning the son of Nicolas Maduro as it seeks to increase pressure on family members of top officials backing the socialist leader and suspected of corruption...
2019-06-28 18:45

The Latest: Trump says sanctions remain on NKorea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to Asia. (all times local): 5:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says that sanctions remain on North Korea following his Sunday meeting with Kim Jong Un at the Korean Demilitari...
2019-06-30 10:30

US 'could ease Huawei sanctions' for trade deal US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin reportedly told G20 finance ministers that President Donald Trump may ease sanctions on Huawei if he sees progress in trade talks with China....
2019-06-10 15:15

U.S. places sanctions on Maduro’s son, Nicolasito, says he is ‘complicit’ Maduro's son has been involved in propaganda and censorship, has profited from Venezuelan mines, and helped pressure the military to keep humanitarian aid out of the country, the Treasury Department said....
2019-06-29 03:45

Huawei sanctions relief draws criticism from US lawmakers A truce in the US-China trade dispute that could ease restrictions on Chinese telecom giant Huawei has caused an uproar in Washington over national security concerns....
2019-07-02 09:45

New Ukraine president calls for tougher sanctions on Russia Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is urging the European Union to step up sanctions against Russia amid continued tensions in the eastern Donbass region and Crimea...
2019-06-05 16:30

Russia's Vladimir Putin rejects sanctions on Georgia Russian President Vladimir Putin said he is against imposing sanctions on Georgia despite an escalating row. A prominent Georgian journalist recently went on an expletive-filled tirade against Putin while live on air....
2019-07-09 22:15

Trump administration targets Maduro's son 'Nicolasito' with sanctions The Trump administration turned up the pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday by targeting his son Nicolas "Nicolasito" Maduro with sanctions, the U.S. Treasury Department said....
2019-06-28 19:30

U.S. imposes sanctions on four Iraqis over human rights and corruption The United States imposed sanctions on two Iraqi militia leaders and two former Iraqi provincial governors it accused of human rights abuses and corruption, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Thursday....
2019-07-18 18:45

North Korea: Trump tries to undermine peace with sanctions North Korea’s U.N. Mission is accusing the Trump administration of deliberately trying to undermine peace efforts by pressuring all countries to implement U.N. sanctions...
2019-07-03 23:00

Russia, China block UN from saying NKorea violated sanctions U.N. diplomats say Russia and China have blocked the U.N. Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea from declaring that Pyongyang breached the annual limit for importing refined petroleum products...
2019-06-19 06:00

US slaps sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's son The US Treasury Department has passed sanctions on Nicolas Ernesto Maduro Guerra for serving his father's "illegitimate regime." The US said it would continue to target members of Maduro's inner circle with sanctions....
2019-06-28 20:45

U.S. imposes sanctions on Syrian businessman with ties to Assad The United States on Tuesday slapped sanctions on Syrian businessman Samer Foz and his family, who have close ties to President Bashar al-Assad and who Washington said has made millions by developing properties on land seized from those who have fled...
2019-06-11 20:30

Turkey Says US Will Not Impose Sanctions Over Russian S-400 Missile Deal Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday the United States did not plan to impose sanctions on Ankara for buying Russian defence systems, after the U.S. president said Turkey had not been......
2019-06-29 22:45

N Korea: US 'hell bent' on hostility and 'obsessed with sanctions' North Korea says the US is "hell bent" on hostile acts and "obsessed with sanctions" – three days after Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un met in what Pyongyang called an "amazing event"....
2019-07-04 06:15

Vladimir Putin: Sanctions hurt Europe more than Russia President Vladimir Putin has fielded a string of complaints from Russian citizens during his annual televised call-in show. Western sanctions and falling incomes have seen the Russian leader's popularity slide....
2019-06-20 16:15

Trump says he is considering sanctions over Nord Stream 2 natgas pipeline U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was considering sanctions over Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project and warned Germany against being dependent on Russia for energy....
2019-06-12 19:15

Hezbollah leader: US sanctions offense to Lebanese state The leader of Hezbollah says U.S. sanctions against two lawmakers from his group are an offense to Lebanese state institutions which would need to defend themselves...
2019-07-13 01:15

Feds slap sanctions on son of Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro The US on Friday slapped sanctions on Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro’s son to ratchet up pressure on relatives of top officials backing the socialist leader. The Treasury Department froze any assets in the US belonging to Nicolás Maduro Jr. and ...
2019-06-29 13:00

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro Major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents, although divisions remain over the timing of any action for fear of derailing a negot...
2019-06-15 20:30

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela’s Maduro BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents. Diplomats and mem...
2019-06-15 20:45

U.S. redoubles sanctions threat over S-400 as Erdogan vows retaliation The U.S. government on Thursday said economic sanctions over Turkey's planned purchase of a Russian missile defense system remained a "very viable" option, even as Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan vowed to retaliate if that occurred....
2019-06-20 20:30

US threatens to impose sanctions on NATO ally Turkey The US has issued an ultimatum to Turkey: If the country buys the S-400 missile defense system from Russia, sanctions will be imposed. The dispute goes beyond the weaponry. Differences on Syria and Iran are at play....
2019-05-25 09:15

Expedia fined over $300,000 for breaching U.S. sanctions with Cuba tours Expedia was in violation of Cuban Assets Control Regulations, which was put in place in 1963 and regulates the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba.       ...
2019-06-14 08:30

Expedia Fined $325,000 for Breaching Travel Sanctions to Cuba Expedia Group, the digital travel industry conglomerate has agreed to pay $325,406 to the U.S. government for breaching Cuban travel sanctions between 2011 and 2014. According to a memo released by the treasury department on Thursday, Expedia subsidi...
2019-06-14 20:45

UPDATE 1-Turkey says would retaliate against U.S. sanctions over Russian S-400s Turkey will "take reciprocal steps" if the United States imposes sanctions over its purchase of Russian S-400 defences, the Turkish foreign minister said on Friday, marking the latest step toward a standoff between the NATO allies....
2019-06-14 10:45

U.S. sanctions will not affect government's work: Lebanon PM Hariri Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Wednesday that U.S. sanctions targeting Hezbollah lawmakers for the first time marked "a new direction" but would not affect the work of parliament or government....
2019-07-10 16:45

EU agrees to extend economic sanctions on Russia until 2020 European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to prolong until the end of January 2020 economic sanctions against Russia over the turmoil in Ukraine, a spokesman for the bloc said....
2019-06-20 23:30

Russian parliament calls for sanctions on 'unfriendly' Georgia The Russian parliament on Tuesday unanimously backed a resolution urging the government to draw up tough economic sanctions against Georgia, a move that would sharply escalate a political crisis between the neighbors....
2019-07-09 14:15

Venezuela's oil exports drop 17% in May as sanctions kick in -data Venezuelan PDVSA's oil exports took another hit in May, following a deadline for customers to wind-down purchases in order to comply with U.S. sanctions, according to documents from the state-run company and Refinitiv Eikon data....
2019-06-04 18:15

US and 25 nations accuse North Korea of violating sanctions The United States and 25 other countries are accusing North Korea of violating U.N. sanctions by importing far more than the annual limit of 500,000 barrels of refined petroleum products...
2019-06-13 01:15

UN extends arms embargo, sanctions against South Sudan The U.N. Security Council has approved a resolution extending an arms embargo and other sanctions against South Sudan over objections from African nations, Russia and China that the measures won’t help promote peace...
2019-05-30 20:45

Nicaragua warns banks of sanctions if they join strike Nicaragua's finance minister warned banks Wednesday that the government will sanction those that participate in a general strike scheduled for Thursday to pressure for the freeing of political prisoners....
2019-05-23 03:15

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Iraqi Militia Leaders and Ex-Governors The Treasury Department cited human rights abuses when announcing the penalties, which are partly tied to the Trump administration’s campaign against Iran....
2019-07-19 04:00

Extended sanctions and renewed fighting in South Sudan An arms embargo, asset freezes and travel bans – the UN Security Council has slapped an extension of sanctions on South Sudan. In the meantime, new clashes have left scores dead....
2019-05-31 19:30

US sanctions on Cuba could hurt Spanish hotel operators The Trump administration is imposing tougher sanctions on Cuba, a move that could have serious consequences for Spanish hotel chains operating on the island. How will it affect locals who work in the tourism industry?...
2019-06-01 21:15

This Is How Kim Jong-un Circumvents Sanctions to Get the Luxury Cars He Craves The world laughed earlier this year when North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s security detail jogged alongside his armored Benz. How he got that Benz through the strict sanctions placed on his country, not even Mercedes could say. But now New York Ti...
2019-07-17 04:30

Russia Sanctions Froze His Fortune. Can the 4th Amendment Unlock It? A Manhattan investor and Trump donor with business ties to the heirs of Prince can’t get access to his money. A lawsuit says it amounts to an unreasonable seizure of property....
2019-07-01 20:45

| US imposes sanctions on Syrian mogul for aiding Assad The United States has imposed sanctions on Samer Foz, a Syrian industrialist behind high-end developments, including the Four Seasons hotel in Damascus, for allegedly enriching President Bashar al-Assad....
2019-06-12 15:30

Lebanese president regrets U.S. sanctions on Hezbollah lawmakers Lebanon regrets the U.S. imposition of sanctions on two members of the Lebanese parliament and will pursue the matter with the U.S. authorities, President Michel Aoun said on Twitter on Wednesday....
2019-07-10 16:45

U.S. sanctions three Hezbollah leaders, including two members of Lebanon's Parliament The U.S. Treasury added three top Hezbollah figures to its list of sanctioned individuals on Tuesday, including two members of the Lebanese Parliament and a security official responsible for coordinating between Hezbollah and Lebanon's security agenc...
2019-07-09 20:15

Huawei challenges U.S. defense bill as sanctions fight ramps up Huawei has filed a motion for summary judgment in its lawsuit against the U.S. government in the telecoms equipment maker’s latest bid to fight sanctions.Read More...
2019-05-29 14:45

Putin Blames Sanctions, Energy Prices for Declining Incomes Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed international sanctions and falling energy prices for declining incomes that have led to a drop in living standards for average Russians and caused mounting social discontent....
2019-06-21 04:45

Finnish NGO quits operations in North Korea amid sanctions A Finnish non-governmental organization has decided to end its humanitarian project in North Korea due to restrictions from international sanctions, after more than two decades of operation in the impoverished country....
2019-06-14 04:45

Huawei expected to face major implications following recent sanctions In a recent address by the currently residing Trump administration, US government has added Huawei (world’s 2nd largest smartphone manufacturer) to their ‘entity list’. This is basically a blacklist tag on the company which estab...
2019-05-23 13:30

Iranian Americans call for regime change, sanctions in D.C. protest Thousands of Iranian Americans rallied outside the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C., on Friday to push for a regime change and increased sanctions on Tehran....
2019-06-22 12:15

Turkey Receives Russian Missile System, Risking U.S. Sanctions The Turkish government said it had begun receiving a sophisticated new air-defense missile system from Russia, potentially exposing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government to U.S. sanctions and testing his country’s position in NATO....
2019-07-12 11:15

Oil tanker bound for Syria seized in Gibraltar for sanctions-busting British Royal Marines seized an oil tanker in Gibraltar on Thursday accused of bringing oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions, a dramatic step that could escalate confrontation between the West and Iran....
2019-07-04 14:45

Businessman Joined Plot to Oust Maduro---and Escape U.S. Sanctions Raul Gorrín allegedly helped enrich senior Venezuelan officials by laundering billions of dollars for them. But after the U.S. imposed sanctions on him and other and regime figures, he sought a way out: Enlist top officials to turn on their president...
2019-05-27 23:01

U.N. official: Sanctions are harming ordinary North Koreans, should be eased A United Nations human rights official said sanctions are harming the lives of ordinary North Korean citizens and called for economic cooperation projects....
2019-06-21 15:30

Erdogan says he does not expect U.S. sanctions after Russian missile defense purchase The U.S. has strongly objected to Turkey’s purchase of the Russian system, but the Turkish president tells foreign journalists that it’s a done deal. ...
2019-06-20 20:30

Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. will not impose sanctions over Russian missile deal U.S. President Donald Trump said there will be no U.S. sanctions imposed on Turkey over its decision to purchase Russian missile defence systems, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, hours after the two leaders held bilateral talks....
2019-06-29 12:30

Shortages plague Cuba as U.S. sanctions sharpen economic woes Israel Hidalgo and his wife left home around 7:30 a.m. to reach a supermarket across Havana because they heard it might be selling chicken, a staple of the Cuban diet increasingly scarce on the shortage-plagued island....
2019-05-28 03:45

EU's Moscovici prefers dialogue to sanctions against Italy: cabinet member European Economic Commissioner Pierre Moscovici is not in favor of using financial sanctions against Italy as a tool to enforce European Union budget rules, but the option exists if needed, a senior member of Moscovici's cabinet said on Tuesday....
2019-05-28 13:30

North Korea has more than sanctions to overcome for foreign investment: report A historic visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping this week may have bolstered Kim Jong Un's hopes that economic relief may be coming soon, but a new report reveals North Korea's road to international investment may be blocked by more than sanctions....
2019-06-21 09:30

Moon Jae-in, U.S. defense chief concur on North Korea sanctions South Korean President Moon Jae-in and acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan agreed Monday that North Korea sanctions should remain in place....
2019-06-04 02:30

EU agrees to extend Russia economic sanctions for six months: spokesman European Union leaders unanimously agreed to extend sanctions against Russia for another six months because Moscow is not implementing the peace agreements for Ukraine, a spokesman said on Thursday....
2019-06-20 21:45

Indian firms supplying US tech to Huawei may face US sanctions -ET Indian companies supplying U.S.-made technology components to Chinese telecom firm Huawei Technologies may face penalties under U.S. regulations, the Economic Times reported https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/telecom/telecom-news/india-cos...
2019-07-04 07:15

US Imposes Sanctions On Myanmar Military Leaders Over Rohingya Abuses The United States announced sanctions on Tuesday against the Myanmar military's Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya......
2019-07-17 09:45

Russian S-400 defense systems arrive in Turkey after U.S. warns of sanctions The first shipment of Russia’s S-400 air defense missile system arrived at an air base near Ankara, Turkey Friday, the country's defense ministry said....
2019-07-12 12:30

Independent UN rights expert calls for compassion, not sanctions on Venezuela The crisis in Venezuela will not be solved by sanctions that “can lead to starvation”, a UN-appointed rights expert said on Thursday. Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy, who reports to the Human Rights Council, issued the warning against the backgroun...
2019-05-21 15:00

Turkey prepares to buy Russian air defense system; U.S. considers sanctions The United States is considering economic and military sanctions against Turkey if it proceeds with buying a Russian air defense system, officials said....
2019-06-20 01:45

Law schools will face tougher sanctions if too many graduates fail bar exam Law schools could get their American Bar Association accreditation revoked if 75% of graduates who take the bar exam don't pass within two years.        ...
2019-05-21 21:45

U.S. readies sanctions, charges over Venezuela food program: sources The United States is preparing sanctions and criminal charges against Venezuelan officials and others suspected of using a military-run food aid program to launder money for President Nicolas Maduro's government, according to people familiar with the...
2019-05-22 02:45

China says Xi urged Trump to ease North Korea sanctions 'in due course' Chinese President Xi Jinping urged U.S. President Donald Trump last month to show flexibility in dealings with North Korea and ease sanctions on the country "in due course," China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday....
2019-07-12 23:45

UPDATE 2-Nigeria orders banks to lend or face sanctions Nigeria's central bank will try to force banks to lend more or face higher cash reserve requirements, part of a series of measures aimed at reviving an economy stuck with low growth....
2019-07-05 17:45

U.S. imposes sanctions on Myanmar commander in chief over Rohingya abuses The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on the Myanmar military's Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other military leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United St...
2019-07-17 07:15

China to impose sanctions on U.S. firms that sell arms to Taiwan China said on Friday it would impose sanctions on U.S. firms involved in a deal to sell $2.2 billion worth of tanks, missiles and related equipment to Taiwan, saying it harmed China's sovereignty and national security....
2019-07-12 20:15

Atlanta prosecutors accuse Iranian scientist of violating US sanctions Professor accused of conspiring and attempting to export biological materials from the US to Iran without authorizationAn Iranian scientist coming to the US for a prestigious visiting scientist position was arrested on arrival. Related: Iran breaks n...
2019-07-07 16:15

As sanctions bite in Cuba, the U.S. — once a driver of hope — is now a source of pain New Trump administration restrictions, aimed at punishing Havana for supporting Venezuela’s president, are contributing to the island’s worst economic crisis in years....
2019-06-24 05:30

PM Modi Sanctions Rs 2 Lakh For Families Of Himachal Bus Accident Victims Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sanctioned an ex-gratia of Rs two lakh each for the families of those killed in the Banjar bus accident, an official spokesperson said Wednesday....
2019-07-03 22:30

India Criticises Lack Of Transparency In UNSC Sanctions Committees India has strongly criticised the lack of transparency in the functioning of the UN Security Council's Sanctions Committee which took over a decade to blacklist Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief......
2019-06-07 13:15

UPDATE 1-Mexican government sanctions two former senior Pemex executives Mexico's government announced on Wednesday it had sanctioned two senior executives at state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) from the previous administration, saying public funds had been misused in the purchase of fertilizer business Fertinal....
2019-05-22 21:15

U.S. sanctions three Hezbollah leaders, including two Lebanon Parliament members The U.S. Treasury added three top Hezbollah figures to its list of sanctioned individuals on Tuesday, including two members of the Lebanese Parliament and a security official responsible for coordinating between Hezbollah and Lebanon's security agenc...
2019-07-10 08:30

US imposes sanctions on Myanmar's military leaders over Rohingya abuses Steps are the strongest the country has taken in response to massacres of minority Rohingya in 2017Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, has announced sanctions on the Myanmar military’s commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing and other military leaders...
2019-07-17 11:15

US sanctions Myanmar army chief over Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing' The sanctions represent the strongest step that the US has taken in response to massacres in Myanmar. Recent reports have pointed to the military's role in enabling violence against the minority Muslim group....
2019-07-17 12:00

U.S. imposes sanctions on Argentina-based online pharmacies for opioids The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday placed sanctions on Goldpharma, an Argentina-based network of online pharmacies that it said contributed to the opioid crisis by selling clandestinely produced narcotics to customers in the United States....
2019-05-24 02:45

US energy secretary: Sanctions bill on Nord Stream 2 coming soon United States Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Tuesday that a sanctions bill putting onerous restrictions on companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 project would come in the "not too distant future"....
2019-05-21 17:15

Merkel party leader rejects call to end Russia sanctions BERLIN (AP) — The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is rejecting a state governor’s call for an end to sanctions against Russia. Saxony state Gov. Michael Kretschmer, a member of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, ...
2019-06-08 18:15

China holds drills in Taiwan Strait and calls for sanctions against US companies China held military drills off the coast of Taiwan as tensions rise between Beijing and Washington over US support for the island that China views as a part of its territory....
2019-07-15 20:00

World Trade Organization opens the way for Chinese sanctions against US tariffs in Obama-era The WTO ruling recognized that the United States had proved that China used state-owned enterprises to subsidize and distort its economy. But the U.S. must accept Chinese prices to measure subsidies, even though USTR viewed those prices as "distorted...
2019-07-17 04:45

China holds drills in Taiwan Strait, calls for sanctions against US companies The Chinese government held military drills off the coast of Taiwan as tensions rise between Beijing and Washington over US support for the island that China views as a renegade province....
2019-07-15 17:30

Huawei challenges legality of U.S. defense bill as sanctions fight ramps up China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has filed a motion for summary judgment in its lawsuit against the U.S. government, in the telecoms equipment maker's latest bid to fight sanctions from Washington that threaten to push it out of global markets....
2019-05-29 09:00

China vows to impose sanctions on US firms supplying Taiwan military US approved sale of tanks and missiles to Taiwan this weekBeijing calls sales ‘a serious violation of international law’China has said it will impose sanctions on US firms involved in a deal to sell $2.2bn worth of tanks, missiles and related equipme...
2019-07-13 06:15

Tehran fumes as Britain seizes Iranian oil tanker over Syria sanctions British Royal Marines seized a giant Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar on Thursday for trying to take oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions, a dramatic step that drew Tehran's fury and could escalate its confrontation with the West....
2019-07-04 19:45

Harvard Sanctions Star Economist Fryer for Sexual-Harassment Violations Harvard University placed famed economist Roland Fryer Jr. on a two-year administrative leave after determining he had violated the school’s sexual-harassment policy by engaging in inappropriate behavior involving multiple individuals....
2019-07-10 21:45

U.S. sanctions top Myanmar military leaders over 'gross human rights violations' The State Department announced that it sanctioned four senior Myanmar military officials for "gross human rights violations" committed against the Rohingya people....
2019-07-17 15:00

Nord Stream 2 builders forge ahead despite renewed US sanctions threat Despite a new US sanctions threat, companies involved in the Baltic Sea gas pipeline are ploughing ahead with plans to finish the project by the end of the year. But are Trump's latest remarks more serious?...
2019-06-14 22:15

Huawei suggests US sanctions are no big deal, as its 'core technologies' remain intact Huawei has been in the news for the last few days like never before, but unfortunately for the Chinese tech behemoth, the latest headlines are not directly related to the company's booming global smartphone sales or dominant mobile networking equipme...
2019-05-21 16:45

German firms sent weapons-grade chemicals to Syria despite sanctions — report Despite EU restrictions, German companies were involved in exporting chemicals to Syria, a report has uncovered. The ingredients can be used to make sarin gas — a nerve agent repeatedly used in Syria's devastating war....
2019-06-27 21:30

Brent oil firms above $70 as OPEC cuts and sanctions outweigh economic concerns Brent crude oil prices consolidated above $70 per barrel on Tuesday as supply cuts led by producer club OPEC and U.S. sanctions on Iran's and Venezuela's fuel exports outweighed concerns about an economic slowdown....
2019-05-28 04:45

Trump Says He'll Relax Sanctions on Huawei as Part of Trade Talks With China Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, met during the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan and reached a “cease-fire” in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war that will “remove some curbs on Huawei Technologies Co. buying high-tech equipment ...
2019-06-29 21:45

Turkey facing US sanctions and expulsion from F-35 program after receiving Russian S-400 missiles The United States is poised to boot NATO ally Turkey out of the F-35 joint strike fighter program after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ignored repeated warnings from Washington that he could not have both the U.S. aircraft and Russian-made air defens...
2019-07-12 18:30

Turkey sees improvement in S-400, F-35 talks with U.S., but preparing for potential sanctions: minister Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said he sees an improvement in talks with the United States over the purchase of Russian S-400 defense systems and U.S. F-35 fighter jets, but added that Ankara was also preparing for potential U.S. sanctions....
2019-05-22 09:15

Senate passes sanctions on North Korea that target Chinese banks The United States Senate passed a bill on Thursday that would strengthen sanctions on North Korea, particularly targeting Chinese banks that work with Pyongyang to skirt existing restrictions....
2019-06-28 17:15

South Korea demands international probe over Japanese sanctions claims Seoul called for the UN or another international body to investigate Japan's claims that some of its exports go to North Korea despite sanctions. Seoul and Tokyo have clashed over compensation to WWII forced laborers....
2019-07-12 11:30

Canada sanctions members of Nicaragua government for human rights violations The measures include asset freezes and dealings prohibitions with nine members of the Nicaraguan government, including Gustavo Eduardo Porras Cortes, president of the Nicaraguan National Assembly....
2019-06-22 02:45

UPDATE 2-China to impose sanctions on U.S. firms that sell arms to Taiwan China said on Friday it would impose sanctions on U.S. firms involved in a deal to sell $2.2-billion worth of tanks, missiles and related equipment to Taiwan, saying it harmed China's sovereignty and national security....
2019-07-13 07:45

Cuba announces rationing of food and hygiene products amid US sanctions Cuba announced new rationing of food and basic cleaning and hygiene products as the communist-run island grapples with increased US sanctions and the economic crisis affecting its close ally Venezuela....
2019-05-21 15:00

Even for a limited nuclear deal, North Korea may settle for nothing less than sanctions relief A new public broadside by North Korean officials against U.S.-backed sanctions highlights the tough road ahead as negotiators prepare for talks in the wake of Sunday's meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un....
2019-07-04 16:30

Nord Stream 2 builders forge on with gas pipeline despite renewed US sanctions threat Despite a new US sanctions threat, companies involved in the Baltic Sea pipeline are ploughing ahead with plans to finish the project by the end of the year. But are Trump's latest remarks more serious this time around?...
2019-06-14 00:30

UPDATE 3-Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. will not impose sanctions over Russian missile deal Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday the United States did not plan to impose sanctions on Ankara for buying Russian defence systems, after the U.S. president said Turkey had not been treated fairly over the contract....
2019-06-30 09:45

MH17 murder charges won't hurt Russia as there's no appetite for more sanctions, experts say New murder charges linked to the downing of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 jet are not likely to lead to any major repercussions on Russia, experts told CNBC....
2019-06-20 19:30

Xi Jinping Urged Trump To "Show Flexibility" Over North Korea Sanctions Chinese President Xi Jinping urged US President Donald Trump to "show flexibility" towards North Korea, including the "timely" easing of sanctions, at the G20 summit last week, China's foreign......
2019-07-02 10:15

Russia sanctions debate deepens Germany's east-west divide State premiers in eastern Germany want to end crippling sanctions against Russia. With the far-right Alternative for Germany gaining ground in the east, that position has more to do with politics than anything else....
2019-06-12 00:15

Trump's new sanctions could deal blow ‘right to the heart’ of Iranian economy, Rep. Turner says President Trump has promised new sanctions against Iran on Monday on top of what has already been a crippling "maximum pressure campaign," and Rep. Mike Turner discussed just how bad it could get for the Islamic nation's economy....
2019-06-24 00:00

Turkey's Erdogan: 'Trump assured no sanctions over Russia S-400 missile deal' President Tayyip Erdogan said the delivery of Russian missile defense system would begin in the first half of July. The US previously warned that Turkey would be sanctioned if it went forward with the S-400 purchase....
2019-06-30 07:30

Census plaintiffs seek sanctions against Trump administration for trial 'fraud' Civil rights groups who successfully blocked the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census are seeking sanctions against government officials, saying they brazenly hid the truth about the inquiry's origins during...
2019-07-17 09:15

UPDATE 1-Huawei challenges legality of U.S. defence bill as sanctions fight ramps up China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has filed a motion for summary judgment in its lawsuit against the U.S. government, in the telecoms equipment maker's latest bid to fight sanctions from Washington that threaten to push it out of global markets....
2019-05-29 09:15

Hundreds of foreign companies attend North Korea trade fair despite sanctions An international trade fair in North Korea this week may be the largest such event on record, analysts said on Tuesday, with hundreds of Chinese and other foreign vendors taking part despite sanctions pressure....
2019-05-21 17:15

UPDATE 3-Erdogan says Trump can waive sanctions on Turkey for Russian defence purchase U.S. President Donald Trump has the authority to waive sanctions on Turkey for its purchase of Russian air defence systems and should find a "middle ground" in the dispute, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday....
2019-07-15 05:00

Fitch: Samsung stands to benefit from U.S. sanctions against Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei Samsung Electronics could take advantage of U.S. sanctions against Huawei, the Chinese smartphone giant that has become its chief rival in the global smartphone market....
2019-05-27 18:00

Human Rights Watch accuses Nicaragua of torture against protesters, urges sanctions Pro-government forces in Nicaragua committed human rights abuses including torture in suppressing recent protests against President Daniel Ortega, and top officials should face sanctions, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Wednesday....
2019-06-20 01:15

The North Korean restaurant accused by a think tank of using software sales to bypass sanctions With its bold red paintwork, bright signage and blue Korean unification flag on prominent display, the Koryo restaurant in the northern Vietnamese city of Hanoi does little to hide its North Korean ties....
2019-05-21 21:45

Xi Jinping Urged Donald Trump To Ease North Korea Sanctions, Says China Chinese President Xi Jinping urged US President Donald Trump to ease sanctions on North Korea during their meeting in Japan last month, China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday....
2019-07-12 19:00

Trump to send more troops to Poland, protect Germany with Nord Stream sanctions The US and Polish presidents agreed that the US would deploy 1,000 additional US troops. Military hardware and LNG sales were agreed, and Trump mooted Nord Stream 2 sanctions to protect Germany from Russia....
2019-06-13 01:45

Trump-Erdogan meeting could result in sanctions on Turkey if it turns fiery, analyst says A meeting between President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will likely result in sanctions, with the two nations on a "collision course" over geopolitical issues, an emerging markets analyst told CNBC....
2019-06-28 18:45

Russia Preps S-400 Missiles For NATO Ally Turkey Amid US Sanctions Threat Russia will begin delivering its S-400 air-defense system to NATO-member Turkey in the coming days, a Kremlin spokesman said Friday, in a deal likely to trigger U.S. sanctions and test the bonds of......
2019-07-06 05:15

'Firm actions' on supertanker by Gibraltar send clear sanctions message: UK PM May's spokesman Britain welcomed on Thursday the "firm actions" by Gibraltar to detain a supertanker on suspicion of carrying crude oil to Syria, saying the move sent a clear message that the violation of EU sanctions was unacceptable....
2019-07-04 13:00

Trump campaign seeks sanctions against DNC over Russia collusion lawsuit: ‘Frivolous factual fantasies’ The Democratic National Committee is still pressing forward with a lawsuit alleging the Trump campaign actively colluded with Russia and WikiLeaks to steal and publish DNC emails -- but the campaign is citing the Mueller report itself to argue they h...
2019-06-05 23:30

Iranian boats fail to seize British tanker; U.S. threatens sanctions over enriching uranium Hours after Iran warned Britain there would be consequences for seizing one of its oil tankers on route to Syria, five Iranian military gunboats unsuccessfully attempted to detain a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf...
2019-07-11 09:45

Police in Gibraltar arrest captain and chief officer of Iranian supertanker Grace 1 for breaching EU sanctions Police in Gibraltar have arrested the captain and chief officer of the detained Iranian Grace 1 supertanker accused of violating EU sanctions on Syria....
2019-07-11 20:45

Trump sanctions on Iranian foreign minister could expose the real face of the country's 'charmer-in-chief' The Trump administration is expected to sanction Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, any day now, and the announcement could offer a rare glimpse into the internal dealings of the country's most traveled official....
2019-06-29 11:30

At annual call-in show, Vladimir Putin talks Western sanctions, arrested reporter and $390B infrastructure bill At his annual call-in show, Russian President Vladimir Putin backed a $390 billion spending program to address an array of complaints by callers.        ...
2019-06-20 18:45

Emergency officials still don’t know why 911 failed TUCSON – Communications officials still do not know why the 911 system failed across Pima County on Tuesday morning. Around 3 a.m. Tucson’s 911 system went down for about 90 minutes. Other departments had similar outages. Chris Conger is the Tucso...
2019-07-11 11:30

"If Officials Don't Respect, Hit Them With Shoes": UP BJP Legislator A BJP legislator advised party workers to hit government officials with shoes if they don't accord respect. He also issued a threat to officials who, he said, were inclined to the Samajwadi Party and......
2019-06-07 00:45

US and EU officials disagree about countering China European allies need to stop underestimating China when considering sensitive economic partnerships, a U.S. official warned Thursday in a display of disagreement with Europe over how to counter the communist power....
2019-06-06 21:45

Officials: US to send about 1,000 more troops to Poland U.S. officials say the Pentagon expects to send about 1,000 additional troops and a squadron of Reaper drones to Poland to beef up the nation's ability to defend itself amid worries about Russian military activity....
2019-06-12 01:45

Former Algerian officials questioned over corruption: TV Two former powerful Algerian officials and a prominent businessmen were questioned in courts on Sunday, state TV said, over accusations of corruption in the ruling elite under ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika....
2019-06-16 18:45

Two Top Treasury Officials Promoted to New Posts President Trump intends to promote the Treasury Department’s top lawyer, Brent McIntosh, to the position of its top financial diplomat, the White House said Monday....
2019-05-22 13:01

Top U.S., Chinese Officials Break the Ice on Trade China and the U.S. held their first high-level meeting on trade since negotiations fell apart a month ago, with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin saying he had a candid exchange with China’s central bank governor....
2019-06-09 11:45

| More than 250 arrested after Ethiopia coup bid - officials Ethiopia's security forces have arrested more than 250 people in a sweeping crackdown following a failed suspected coup attempt and the assassination of five high-ranking officials, a government taskforce said....
2019-06-28 21:15

Officials seeing rise in poly drug use New statistics from the Office of the Medical Examiner show 286 people died of a drug overdose in Pima County last year. Nearly half of those cases involved a combination of multiple drugs or ‘poly drug use’. “When I first started in the ...
2019-06-29 03:15

South Korea accuses Japan of 'lukewarm' stand on North Korea sanctions Relations between U.S. allies South Korea and Japan deteriorated on Tuesday with South Korea questioning Japan's commitment to U.N. sanctions against North Korea, while a South Korean legal case looked set to aggravate old wartime animosity....
2019-07-16 16:30

Climbers missing in Himalayas unlikely to be found, officials say Group of eight including four Britons were attempting to summit Nanda Devi mountainEight climbers missing in the Himalayas have not been found in initial helicopter searches, and hopes are fading that they will be discovered.Two Indian air force heli...
2019-06-02 16:15

U.S. ends diplomatic tax exemption for Pakistani officials The United States has removed diplomatic tax exemption for Pakistani officials -- a move related to pending issues connected with U.S. diplomats who work at a mission in the Middle Eastern nation....
2019-05-31 18:15

Russian officials raise alarm over bee deaths MOSCOW — Russian officials are raising the alarm about mass bee deaths across the country. The Russian Agricultural Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that bees have been dying in large numbers in at least seven regions this year. Experts attrib...
2019-07-09 14:45

New president of El Salvador fires officials via Twitter SAN SALVADOR – As Nayib Bukele waged an underdog bid for the presidency of El Salvador, savvy use of social media helped propel his rise. Now, in his first week in office, some officials in the Central American country are reeling from the powe...
2019-06-07 23:15

2 US drones targeted before tanker attack, officials say _____ U.S. officials say two American drones were targeted by Iranian-backed forces before the attack on two tankers earlier this week in the Gulf of Oman. NBC’s Courtney Kube reports for TODAY....
2019-06-15 22:30

Officials Claim ICE Raids Have Started, but the Worst May Be Yet to Come By broadcasting for weeks that massive raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in 10 cities across the nation were imminent, the Trump administration already has fulfilled one of its objectives: to spread fear and terror in immigrant comm...
2019-07-14 23:30

US, Canadian safety officials looking into train derailment PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Safety officials in the U.S. and Canada are looking into a multi-car train derailment in an international tunnel connecting Michigan’s Port Huron to Sarnia, Ontario. The National Transportation Safety Board says investi...
2019-06-29 20:15

Yemeni officials say top diplomat resigned over UN deal Yemeni officials say the country’s foreign minister has submitted his resignation to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi due to differences over a U.N.-brokered peace deal...
2019-06-10 20:30

The Latest: Officials say munitions not on derailed cars WELLS, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a train derailment that closed U.S. Interstate 80 in northeast Nevada for more than an hour (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Authorities say cars carrying military munitions on a train headed west toward a Nevada Army dep...
2019-06-19 23:15

Trump officials warns of ‘active threats’ to U.S. WASHINGTON — The Trump administration outlined “active threats” to U.S. elections as it briefed Congress Wednesday on steps the government has taken to improve election security in the wake of Russian interference in 2016. Director of Nat...
2019-07-11 11:30

Officials ID Man Killed During Storms In Allen County SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (WNKY) – Officials have identified a man killed Friday in Allen County when a tree fell on his pickup truck during strong storms. WNKY reports that Allen County Coroner Darren Davis said 38-year-old Michael Birge died when a tree hit...
2019-06-23 18:30

No More ''VIP Stay'' At Corbett Tiger Reserve: Officials Corbett Tiger Reserve authorities have decided that it will not entertain references from VIPs requesting stay and safari facilities among others either for themselves or for their relatives and......
2019-06-18 17:45

The Latest: Ex-FBI officials describe Russian ‘spycraft’ WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional investigations and special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report (all times local): 9:30 a.m. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff says his panel is “determined to find out”...
2019-06-12 22:15

How African officials are trying to keep Ebola from spreading across continent The current outbreak in eastern Congo has become the second worst, after the West Africa outbreak of 2013-2016 in which more than 11,000 people died. Despite new anti-Ebola vaccines, the current outbreak has been difficult to control. Eastern Congo i...
2019-06-18 15:45

Fed officials say trade tensions could threaten growth The recent ratcheting up of U.S.-China trade tensions is creating uncertainties for businesses and could threaten economic growth, four Federal Reserve policymakers said on Thursday....
2019-05-24 01:30

How Chinese spy app allows officials to harvest personal data Intrusive software collects emails and texts and could be used to track movementThe tourists travelling into China were never supposed to know their phones had been compromised.The surveillance app being installed on their devices should have been re...
2019-07-03 11:00

The Latest: 1 Arkansas levee weakening, officials say FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on flooding affecting parts of the United States (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Officials in western Arkansas are carefully watching a levee that’s beginning to deteriorate because of the overflowing Arkansas Ri...
2019-05-30 14:45

Officials are working to help this alligator with a knife in its head, thank god If a picture is worth 1,000 words, this one raises just as many questions. Last week, Texan Erin Weaver spotted a gator in Pumpkin Lake, in the town of Sugar Land, Texas, swimming along just fine except for one thing: There was a knife sticking out o...
2019-06-17 22:30

Doctor killed 25 patients, officials say. Can they prove it? COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Experts say prosecutors face a legal hurdle as they pursue 25 murder charges against an Ohio doctor accused of ordering but not directly administering fatal painkiller doses for hospital patients. William Husel (HYOO’-suhl...
2019-06-07 00:30

Dam at Brazil Mine Could Burst Soon, Officials Warn Months after a nearby dam breach at a mining site killed more than 240 people, prosecutors say another similar disaster could occur as soon as Sunday....
2019-05-21 21:45

At least 60 ice seals reported dead in Alaska, officials say The discovery of at least 60 dead ice seals that have been found along Alaska's west coast in recent months is baffling federal biologists, who said the deaths have been reported in "unusually large numbers."...
2019-06-13 15:45

Chinese officials go after ‘Beijing bikini’ habits Summer has arrived in China when men roll up their shirts to rest them on their bellies. But authorities recently have declared that exposing body parts that should be covered — including chests, bellies and feet — is unseemly....
2019-07-05 02:30

US officials: Plan may send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast WASHINGTON — US officials say the Pentagon will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more American troops to the Middle East to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats. The officials say no decision has been made and it’s ...
2019-05-23 00:45

Asylum seekers say U.S. officials returned them to Mexico but kept their IDs Virginia, an 18-year-old from Guatemala who is seeking asylum in the United States, had just one form of identification on her long journey north: her birth certificate....
2019-05-31 23:15

Sri Lankan AG question why 2 officials haven’t been arrested Sri Lankan AG’s office asked police to explain why two former top officials have not been arrested for alleged negligence leading to the Easter bombings that killed 250 people...
2019-07-02 10:15

Somalia protests after its officials deported by Kenya Somalia has criticized neighboring Kenya for deporting two Somali lawmakers and a minister after authorities in Nairobi blocked them from entering the country....
2019-05-22 21:30

Norway officials trying to ID water contamination source Norwegian authorities say they have not yet identified the source of water contamination in southern Norway that sent dozens of people to the hospital....
2019-06-11 17:30

DC officials warn of high heat on July 4th Officials in Washington, D.C. warned of high heat for July 4th festivities on the National Mall next week. Temperatures are expected to climb into the nineties. (June 28)        ...
2019-06-29 00:15

Mexico officials intercept about 1,000 migrants on highway Hundreds more Central American migrants have crossed into Mexico from Guatemala, and a group of about 1,000 has started walking en mass to the north....
2019-06-05 22:15

| US indicts two Venezuelan ex-officials for money laundering The US government announced indictments against a current and former official in Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's administration on money laundering charges....
2019-06-28 18:45

Many Fed officials saw near-term rate cut, not all convinced: minutes Many U.S. Federal Reserve officials at their last meeting thought more stimulus would be needed soon if risks to the U.S. economy did not let up, and several others leaned in that direction, records from the meeting showed....
2019-07-11 00:15

Ex-FBI officials warn that Russia will continue to try to meddle Two former FBI officials warned Congress on Wednesday that Russia meddled in U.S. elections before 2016 and will continue to try in future elections....
2019-06-13 00:30

Nicaragua officials release more prisoners after crackdown Principal leaders of protests against President Daniel Ortega's government and two prominent journalists were freed from prison Tuesday ahead of a June 18 deadline to release the last of hundreds of people the opposition considers political prisoners...
2019-06-11 20:30

Officials: Connecticut will be 1st to amass prosecutor data HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials say the state will be the first in the nation to collect statewide data on prosecutors, in an effort to increase transparency and accountability. The state Senate and House of Representatives within the pa...
2019-06-06 13:45

US officials to put off oil leases near sacred tribal land ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has agreed to put off oil and gas leasing for a year on land that tribes consider sacred surrounding Chaco Canyon National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico. Officials say that...
2019-05-29 19:45

2 African lions die at California zoos, officials say Two African lions known for delighting visitors with their booming roars have died from age-related health problems at zoos in California this week, officials said....
2019-05-23 20:30

Limos, vodka and nukes: How a sanctions' sleuth traces North Korea's illicit transactions Expert say if North Korea's Kim Jong Un can get a limo in spite of sanctions, he also has access to items for his ballistic and nuclear programs.        ...
2019-06-30 21:30

Possible Security Threat To Jammu And Kashmir BJP Leaders, Say Officials An intelligence input has been passed on to the Jammu and Kashmir police about a possible threat to some BJP leaders including its president Ravinder Raina, officials said Saturday....
2019-06-08 18:15

Colorado Officials Consider Tearing Down Site Of Columbine Massacre Public education officials in Colorado are considering a plan to tear down and rebuild Columbine High School, saying the site remains a "source of inspiration" for potential gun violence 20 years......
2019-06-07 16:30

Libyan officials say Hifter's forces fighting IS in south Libyan officials say forces loyal to military commander Khalifa Hifter are pursuing Islamic State militants in the country's south, killing more than a dozen militants over the past three days....
2019-06-16 19:45

Kenyan officials blame frequency of doping on numbers Kenya's anti-doping and athletics chiefs on Friday disputed a report by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) that ranked the east African nation as the third most cheating nation in the sport....
2019-07-13 00:15

1,000 Tribunals To Be Set Up In Assam For Citizen List Appeals: Officials The Centre will help the Assam government in setting up 1,000 foreigners tribunals by July 31 when the final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) will be published, officials said Sunday....
2019-06-02 12:45

Dallas Crane Collapse Kills 1 and Injures 5, Officials Say The crane toppled amid severe winds and sliced into an apartment complex in downtown Dallas on Sunday. One person was killed and at least five others were injured....
2019-06-10 21:00

The Latest: Officials say 2nd Arkansas levee wasn’t breached PETERSBURG, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the United States (all times local): 12:10 a.m. The National Weather Service in Arkansas says a levee near the Arkansas capital city wasn’t breached, and a flash flood warning for the county has ...
2019-06-01 09:30

Egypt officials say police kill 8 militants in Sinai Egypt says its security forces have killed eight militants in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, two days after a deadly attack killed several police....
2019-06-07 19:30

Clarke, Paull become first female officials to work CFL game CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Emily Clarke and Georgina Paull became the first female officials to work a Canadian Football League game Friday night Clarke served as a side judge and Paull as a line judge in the Calgary Stampeders’ exhibition game ag...
2019-06-01 05:30

Former Obama officials reveal they are still talking with the Iranian government With tensions between the United States and Iran high, three officials who worked in former President Barack Obama's administration admit they have been talking with Iranian government officials in an effort to avert a war....
2019-05-31 21:30

Oregon bear put down after people feed him, take selfies, officials say A black bear was killed by Oregon wildlife officials last week after becoming so accustomed to humans through being fed that the public could get close enough to take selfies with the animal, authorities said....
2019-06-16 18:45

GOP officials rehash old fight against Volkswagen union vote NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Top Tennessee Republicans are predicting economic harm if workers at Volkswagen’s car assembly plant in Chattanooga vote to unionize. With 1,700 workers scheduled to vote June 12-14, U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn and Gov. B...
2019-06-07 12:30

U.S., Mexico Officials Hold Talks on Border Dispute The White House will host talks Wednesday with a delegation from Mexico, which is trying to avoid tariffs threatened on roughly $350 billion a year of Mexican imports amid a dispute over border security....
2019-06-05 16:30

Officials: Memphis man Brandon Webber was a 'violent' fugitive Authorities say a Tennessee man shot and killed by U.S. Marshals this week, in an incident that led to backlash in Memphis, was the prime suspect in a shooting and car theft....
2019-06-14 18:45

Congo officials chasing how boy with Ebola entered Uganda BENI, Congo (AP) — A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood has become the first cross-border case of Ebola in the current deadly outbreak. Now authorities in Congo are trying to determine how his family, exposed to the virus, managed to cross into neighborin...
2019-06-12 11:30

Most Of Bihar Children Died Of Hypoglycemia, Not Encephalitis: Officials Thirty children have died this month in two hospitals in Muzaffarpur, with most of them being victims of hypoglycemia and not Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) as being reported in the media,......
2019-06-12 12:30

Boeing reportedly left engineers, officials unaware of 737 Max changes Boeing's overestimation of the 737 Max's safety may have been prompted in part by a simple but dangerous problem: many of the people involved weren't aware of the changes. The New York Times has claimed that some engineers, testers an...
2019-06-03 03:30

2 Canadian women rescued from kidnappers in Ghana, officials say The two women were rescued early Wednesday in the south-central Ashanti region, Ghanaian government officials said. They did not provide any additional details....
2019-06-12 13:45

US, Mexico officials to begin talks over tariffs, border WASHINGTON (AP) — Top officials from the U.S. and Mexico will begin talks in a scramble to fend off President Donald Trump’s threat of devastating tariffs on the southern ally and meet his demand for fewer migrants at the border. Trump is headi...
2019-06-03 07:30

9-year-old girl set herself on fire while playing with lighter: officials A 9-year-old Florida girl accidentally set herself on fire while playing with a lighter and a bottle of rubbing alcohol, authorities said. The Fort Lauderdale girl had second-degree burns on her arms and legs, and covering roughly 30 percent of her b...
2019-06-14 22:15

Fed's Williams Joins With Other Officials Leaning Toward Rate Cuts New York Fed President John Williams said the case for lowering short-term interest rates is getting stronger, opening the door to his support for easier monetary policy at the end of this month....
2019-07-11 23:15

The Latest: G-20 finance officials: Trade risks intensifying FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on a meeting of financial leaders of the Group of 20 major economies (all times local): 6 p.m. Finance ministers and central bank chiefs of the Group of 20 major economies have wrapped up a meeting in Japan with a ple...
2019-06-09 11:45

'El Chapo' lawyer dismisses U.S. officials' escape fears A lawyer for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman rejected prosecutors' claims that the Mexican drug lord may try to escape from the Manhattan jail where he awaits sentencing, and said he should be afforded regular exercise on the building's roof....
2019-06-03 19:45

Jeffrey Epstein reportedly met with Harvard officials while he was a sex offender Jeffrey Epstein had meetings with officials at Harvard University in person and over the phone at least six times in 2014, likely about genetics research, according to a new report. The convicted pedophile, who made a $6.5 million donation to the uni...
2019-07-12 19:15

Afghan officials: 3 bomb blasts in capital, 1 killed KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say there have been three explosions in the capital, Kabul, including a sticky bomb attached to a bus carrying university students that killed at least one person. Ferdus Faramarz, spokesman for the Kabul po...
2019-06-02 08:30

Iowa officials investigating death of man in police custody MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) — Eastern Iowa officials are investigating the death of a man in police custody. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says in a news release that the death happened Saturday morning after Jackson County Sheriff’s dep...
2019-06-16 01:30

Fiat and Renault Try to Reassure French Officials and Nissan With Renault’s board set to meet Tuesday to discuss a merger, France’s finance minister wants the government to have a seat on any new board, and Nissan spoke of a “fundamental review” of its current alliance....
2019-06-04 01:30

Former Trump administration officials: A list of notable departures From the White House chief of staff to the FBI director, from leaving for a new job to learning of his firing from a television, here’s a running list of those who have left the Trump administration....
2019-07-12 17:45

Officials seek answers after blackout in New York's Manhattan Government and utility officials were still searching for definite reasons on Sunday for a five-hour blackout in a large section of New York City's Manhattan borough that left 73,000 customers without power on Saturday....
2019-07-15 00:15

Genetic self-experimenting “biohacker” under investigation by health officials Enlarge / Zayner is best known for injecting himself with CRISPR. (credit: Andrew Matthews / Getty Images) Prominent genetic "biohacker" Josiah Zayner is under investigation by California state officials for practicing medicine without a license. Z...
2019-05-21 14:45

At least 20 dead, 70 injured after trains collide in Pakistan, officials say A collision between a passenger train and a stationary freight train at a railway station in southern Pakistan killed nearly two dozen people and injured more than 70 others, hospital officials said Thursday....
2019-07-11 15:45

The Latest: US officials: 2nd Ortiz shooting suspect wanted SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Latest on the shooting for former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz (all times local): 9:55 p.m. U.S. prosecutors say the man suspected of shooting retired Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz is wanted on armed ...
2019-06-14 05:30

U.S. health officials report 41 new cases of measles last week The United States recorded 41 new measles cases last week, bringing the year's total number of cases to 981 in the worst outbreak of the disease since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday....
2019-06-03 19:45

Officials Search For Suspect After Chase Ends In Crash LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– Authorities are searching for a man who escaped following a chase. It happened around 1 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 30. Officials say the chase ended when the vehicle they were pursuing wrecked in the Mill Creek area ...
2019-05-29 12:15

Twitter to Flag Officials' Tweets That Break Rules The social-media platform said it would begin flagging tweets by government officials and political figures world-wide who violate Twitter’s rules, a response to longstanding criticism that could court new controversy....
2019-06-28 00:45

Honduras: Former officials accused of laundering drug money Former president Porfirio Lobo’s administration is being investigated for laundering drug money. The OAS anti-corruption mission (MACCIH) has filed injunctions against 12 people....
2019-05-25 09:15

Afghan officials say heavy flooding kills 24 people The Afghan government says at least 24 people have been killed and 11 others injured in the past month as a new wave of heavy rains and flooding has swept parts of the country....
2019-05-25 11:45

Report: NFL set to drop full-time status for officials The NFL is set to feature part-time officials next season rather than granting full-time positions, according to a report from ESPN on Thursday night....
2019-07-12 07:30

Indonesia police allege plot to kill top officials JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say four senior officials, including two Cabinet ministers and the national spy chief, were targeted for assassination as part of a plot possibly linked to last week’s post-election riots. National Po...
2019-05-28 10:30

FBI and Dominican Republic Officials Investigate Tourist Deaths The Federal Bureau of Investigation is working with authorities in the Dominican Republic to investigate the recent deaths of several Americans at resorts in the Caribbean tourist destination....
2019-06-19 03:01

Olympic officials reassure sports federations about cuts An Olympic official has made a guarantee that should please the heads of world sports federations that are concerned that Tokyo Games organizers might be cutting things they see as "decoration" but federations view as "essential"    &...
2019-05-23 15:45

Officials ID victims of fatal Marines motorcycle crash Officials on Sunday identified the seven motorcyclists killed in a crash with a truck while on their way to a Marines-related bike meet in New Hampshire Friday night. They were named as Michael Ferazzi, 62; Albert Mazza, 49; Daniel Pereira, 58; Joann...
2019-06-24 08:15

Man Dies After Setting Himself On Fire Near White House: US Officials A man who set himself on fire near the White House has died of his injuries, the US Park Police said on Thursday. The man set himself on fire on the Ellipse, an area popular with tourists between the......
2019-05-30 19:45

Officials: Last slave ship from Africa ID’d on Alabama coast BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama historical officials say researchers have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States. A statement issued Wednesday by the Alabama Historical Commission says remai...
2019-05-23 02:15

Byron York: Obama-era intelligence officials fretting because 'we don't know what they did' Why are Obama-era intelligence officials so concerned with President's Trump's call to declassify information regarding the origins of the Russia probe? "Because we don't know exactly what they did," Washington Examiner chief political correspondent ...
2019-05-25 07:15

Nirmala Sitharaman Discusses Budget Proposals With Top Officials Nirmala Sitharaman will present the first budget of the Modi 2.0 government on July 5 against the backdrop of India's economy hitting a five-year low growth of 6.8 per cent in 2018-19...
2019-06-19 18:30

Afghan officials: 10 wounded in Kabul minibus bombing KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say 10 people were wounded when a sticky bomb attached to a minibus carrying government workers detonated in the capital of Kabul. Police spokesman Ferdus Faramarz says one of the wounded is in critical cond...
2019-05-27 08:15

China accuses U.S. officials of misleading public on trade war China on Friday accused U.S. officials of lying to the public about their trade war, as rising tensions between the world's two largest economies kept financial markets in a state of unease....
2019-05-24 22:15

Trump Administration Was Well Aware Of "Red Flagged" Officials: Report One nominee was flagged for his relationship with Russia, another for his alleged ties to white supremacist groups, and several others for criticizing Donald Trump before he became US president....
2019-06-24 05:15

10 dead in Texas plane crash, officials confirm Ten people were killed when a small airplane crashed into a hangar as it was taking off from a Dallas-area airport Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for the town of Addison, Texas, said. (June 30)        ...
2019-07-01 11:15

FA furious after US officials are caught in England’s World Cup hotel • US manager, Jill Ellis, says they were scouting base for final• England officials would never do that, says Phil NevilleAn extraordinary “spygate” row has broken out at the Women’s World Cup after undercover US team officials were caught wandering ...
2019-07-01 10:45

Officials: Rain, high reservoir releases to mean wet summer OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The continued threat of rain and higher-than-normal reservoir releases into the Missouri River will hamper the draining of flooded fields and delay repairs to many damaged levees. Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and...
2019-06-21 01:45

Kyrgios blasts officials after "rigging" rant at Queen's Things are never, ever, dull when Nick Kyrgios is in town and the Australian showman was causing a stir around the Pimms tents at Queen's Club on Thursday after accusing a line judge of "rigging" his first-round match against Roberto Carballes Baena....
2019-06-21 03:30

Xi Jinping Tells Officials Not To Be Lazy And "Spend Whole Day Eating" Chinese officials must not use the fight against corruption as an excuse to sit around and do nothing, idling their time away and "spending the whole day eating", President Xi Jinping told a meeting......
2019-07-10 11:15

Iranian officials reject Trump's call for talks Iranian officials rejected President Donald Trump's suggestion that the two nations talk, saying that the United States must change its rhetoric and behavior toward the Islamic republic....
2019-05-29 04:30

Prema: Officials must learn from Monaco F2 red flag mistake Prema Racing Formula 2 boss Rene Rosin says officials must learn from the mistake to place more than half the field a lap down in the Monaco feature race...
2019-05-28 16:15