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U.S. seizes Iranian missiles, slaps Iran-related sanctions on 11 entities

29 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The United States revealed on Thursday it had seized Iranian missiles shipped to Yemen and sold 1.1 million barrels of previously seized Iranian oil that was bound for Venezuela, in the Trump administration's latest move to increase pressure on Tehran less than a week before Nov. 3 election.

U.S. accuses eight in alleged plot to harass and intimidate citizens to return to China

28 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON Eight people have been charged with conspiring to work on China's behalf in a plot involving threatening letters and the use of night vision goggles to surveil and coerce a Chinese family to return to their home country to face charges, according to a U.S. criminal complaint unsealed on Wednesday.

U.S. unseals charges over 2008 kidnapping of American journalist

28 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday unsealed an indictment charging Haji Najibullah, an Afghanistan national, with six counts related to the 2008 kidnapping of an American journalist and two Afghan nationals.

Senate likely to confirm Barrett to U.S. Supreme Court, cementing conservative majority

26 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON, Oct 26 The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate is expected on Monday to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, as the next justice to the Supreme Court, a move that will tilt the country's highest court further to the right for years to come.

U.S. Senate votes to limit debate on Supreme Court nominee Barrett

25 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The Republican controlled U.S. Senate voted 51-48 on Sunday afternoon to limit debate on Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court, paving the way for her to be confirmed as soon as Monday.

Goldman to pay $3 billion, claw back executive pay over role in 1MDB corruption scandal

22 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON Goldman Sachs Group Inc on Thursday said it was clawing back $174 million in executive compensation and had agreed to pay $2.9 billion over its role in Malaysia’s 1MDB corruption scandal, lifting a cloud that has hung over the bank for years. | Video

U.S. intelligence agencies say Iran, Russia have tried to meddle in 2020 election

22 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON Senior U.S. intelligence officials have accused both Russia and Iran of trying to interfere with the 2020 presidential election, drawing swift denials from Moscow and Tehran. | Video

U.S. intelligence agencies say Iran, Russia have tried to interfere in 2020 election

22 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said on Wednesday that Russia and Iran have both tried to interfere with the 2020 presidential election. | Video

Maryland man charged with threatening Biden, Harris in letter on supporter's doorstep

21 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON Federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged a Maryland man with threatening Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris in a letter left on the doorstep of a someone with a yard sign supporting their campaign.

Montana federal prosecutor warns of dangers of pot legalization ahead of vote

20 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON Montana's top federal prosecutor is urging voters to tread carefully before voting to legalize recreational marijuana, taking the unusual step of jumping into a political debate about a ballot initiative in the weeks before the election.

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