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U.S. imposes sanctions on son of Nicaragua's president

13 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON The United States imposed sanctions on another son of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, Rafael, on Thursday, accusing him of money laundering and corruption, in the latest effort by Washington to put pressure on the leftist government.

U.S. threatens visa restrictions over South Sudan peace process

12 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday threatened visa restrictions on anyone who attempts to damage the peace process in South Sudan as Washington upped its pressure on the war-torn country to form a unity government and reevaluates its relationship with the African nation.

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran airline over proliferation

11 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON The United States on Wednesday imposed new sanctions on Iran's biggest airline and its shipping network, accusing them of transporting lethal aid and weapons of mass destruction proliferation.

U.S. slaps sanctions on Myanmar military chief over Rohingya atrocities

10 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military leaders, including the commander-in-chief, in the toughest action taken yet by Washington for alleged human rights abuses against the Rohingya and other minorities.

U.S. blacklists head of Myanmar military for alleged rights abuses against Rohingya

10 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON The United States on Tuesday blacklisted four Myanmar military leaders, including the commander-in-chief, in the toughest action taken yet by Washington for alleged human rights abuses against the Rohingya and other minorities.

Washington blacklists Iran-backed Iraqi militia leaders over protests

06 Dec 2019

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON The United States on Friday blacklisted three Iran-backed Iraqi paramilitary leaders over their alleged role in killings of anti-government protesters in Iraq and threatened future sanctions if violence against demonstrators continued.

Russians, Italians, charged for attempt to evade U.S. sanctions

03 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. federal prosecutors have charged Russian, Italian and U.S. companies and several employees for allegedly trying to evade U.S. sanctions by providing a U.S.-manufactured power turbine to a Russian state-controlled business, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

U.S. blacklists Cuban firm tied to Venezuela sanctions evasion

26 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON, Nov 26 The Trump administration on Tuesday blacklisted a Cuban company it accused of helping a Cuban state-run oil firm evade Venezuela-related sanctions, the latest in a series of actions targeting Havana for its support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Year-end could see return to North Korea 'provocations,' says U.S. envoy Biegun

20 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday a year-end deadline North Korea has set for Washington to show more flexibility in nuclear talks was an artificial one, but could mean a return to "provocative" steps that preceded the past two years of diplomacy.

FBI wishes it had acted quicker as China stole intellectual property

20 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON The FBI wished it had taken swifter action as Beijing recruited U.S.-based researchers to transfer intellectual property from American laboratories, a senior official at the agency said on Tuesday during Senate testimony.

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