Embargoes and Sanctions

U.S. Says Iran Forces Boarded Ship in International Waters

9 minutes ago   |   Bloomberg

Iranian forces used two ships and a helicopter to board a tanker called the Wila in international waters, U.S. Central Command said in a tweet on Wednesday.
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Pompeo says US may impose sanctions & suspend oil deliveries for Belarus amid post-election crackdown

Pompeo says US may impose sanctions & suspend oil deliveries for Belarus amid post-election crackdown

3 hours ago   |   RT

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hinted that sanctions may be in store for Belarus following the state's heavy-handed response to opposition protesters, who have disputed the...
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Lebanon's Deepening Economic Crisis Laid Bare by Beirut Blast

4 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Even before last week's explosion, vested interests and sectarian politics had already brought the country to its knees.
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Hong Kong Tycoon Jimmy Lai Says Arrest Took Him by Surprise

5 hours ago   |   Bloomberg   |   2 articles

Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai said his arrest on Monday took him by surprise and that he has been overwhelmed by residents' subsequent support...
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Podcast: The Beirut Explosion, Economic Terror and the Drumbeat of War Against Hezbollah

8 hours ago   |   MintPress News

Welcome to MintCast - an interview series featuring dissenting voices the establishment would rather silence- I'm your host Mnar Muhawesh Adley . Lebanon is reeling from a...
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Instagram models will be kept outside the NBA bubble

Instagram models will be kept outside the NBA bubble

13 hours ago   |   New York Post

The NBA bubble is getting an Instaban. Ahead of the arrival of league-sanctioned guests, the NBA will begin requiring players to prove “long-standing relationships” with...
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Thousands stage flower protest in Belarus as EU weighs sanctions

14 hours ago   |   National Post

MINSK - Protesters formed human chains and marched through the streets of Belarus carrying flowers on Wednesday in anger at a crackdown by strongman President Alexander...
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Syria's Assad says new U.S. sanctions are part of drive to ‘choke' Syrians

14 hours ago   |   National Post

AMMAN - Syrian President Bashar al Assad said on Wednesday that sweeping new U.S. sanctions amounted to a new stage of economic warfare against his government and were part of...
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Lithuanian Foreign Minister on Belarus: All Options Are on the Table

15 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Following a contentious election, in which incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko claimed a landslide victory, principle opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya fled to...
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Trump Misses Being Part of the Iran Deal

Trump Misses Being Part of the Iran Deal

16 hours ago   |   Foreign Policy

His administration wants to trigger the JCPOA's snapback mechanism, but he probably can't do that from the outside.
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US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near strategic Strait of Hormuz

US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near strategic Strait of Hormuz

The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the United States, a... Read more ...

Let it flow: Trump administration eases showerhead rules

Let it flow: Trump administration eases showerhead rules

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration wants to change the definition of a showerhead to let more water flow, addressing a pet peeve of the president who complains he isn't... Read more ...

‘Her story is America's story': Biden and Harris present united front at...

‘Her story is America's story': Biden and Harris present united front at first event together

In their first public appearance as running mates, Joe Biden lauded Kamala Harris on Wednesday as the child of “America's story” who fought for the working class and was ready... Read more ...

Authorities in North Carolina capture man accused of shooting 5-year-old boy...

Authorities in North Carolina capture man accused of shooting 5-year-old boy to death

A 5-year-old boy, Cannon Hinnant, was shot in the head while playing outside his father's home, according to his family. Read more ...

Teen awaits life-changing burn surgery after GoFundMe raises $150K cost...

Teen awaits life-changing burn surgery after GoFundMe raises $150K cost insurance wouldn't cover

This critical surgery to open Brian's airway and save his voice has been made possible by the generosity of people touched by his story. Read more ...

Radical or moderate? President Trump paints Democratic ticket as both

Radical or moderate? President Trump paints Democratic ticket as both

President Donald Trump's campaign is struggling to define Sen. Kamala Harris, Democrat Joe Biden's newly announced running mate, alternating between claims she is too moderate... Read more ...

LIVE: President Trump holds news conference

LIVE: President Trump holds news conference

President Donald Trump is holding a news conference at the White House. Read more ...

Joe Biden, VP pick Kamala Harris make first public appearance as running mates

Joe Biden, VP pick Kamala Harris make first public appearance as running mates

Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris made their first public appearance as running mates on Wednesday at an event in Delaware where they bashed the Trump administration and... Read more ...

NH Primary Source: Doug, Stella Scamman endorse Mayberry for 1st District...

NH Primary Source: Doug, Stella Scamman endorse Mayberry for 1st District U.S. House seat

Republican Matt Mayberry has received the endorsements of influential GOP leaders Doug and Stella Scamman in his bid for the 1st District U.S. House seat. Read more ...

Marion County sheriff forbids masks for deputies, visitors of Marion County...

Marion County sheriff forbids masks for deputies, visitors of Marion County Sheriff's Office

The sheriff of Marion County is telling his deputies and visitors to the Marion County Sheriff's Office that they are forbidden from wearing face masks. Read more ...