Embargoes and Sanctions

Cubans receive last of remittances via Western Union

4 hours ago   |   ABC News

Western Union has closed its 407 locations across Cuba, a sanctions-driven move that will leave thousands bereft of remittances on an island that depends heavily on them - or...
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German Search of Turkish Ship Adds Strains to Fraught Ties

8 hours ago   |   Bloomberg   |   3 articles

German naval personnel boarded and searched a Turkish ship on suspicion it was violating the arms embargo on Libya, outraging Ankara and further straining its already fraught...
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Turkey summons EU, German & Italian envoys over attempt to search Libya-bound ship for weapons

Turkey summons EU, German & Italian envoys over attempt to search Libya-bound ship for weapons

9 hours ago   |   RT   |   3 articles

Ankara has summoned diplomatic envoys from the EU, Germany and Italy in protest over an attempt to search a Turkish cargo ship heading to Libya on the suspicion it was...
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Ankara prevents German forces on Libya arms embargo mission from checking Turkish ship

Ankara prevents German forces on Libya arms embargo mission from checking Turkish ship

12 hours ago   |   RT   |   3 articles

Turkey prevented German soldiers on an EU military mission in the Mediterranean from conducting a full search of a Turkish cargo ship suspected of taking weapons to Libya...
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Europe ‘ready to take measures' against any entity that blocks Libyan peace process

Europe ‘ready to take measures' against any entity that blocks Libyan peace process

13 hours ago   |   RT

France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom have warned that they are prepared to sanction any entity involved in Libyan politics, domestic or foreign, that attempts to...
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Trump Mulls Fresh China Sanctions, Beijing Accuses U.S. of 'Oppressing' Foreign Companies

15 hours ago   |   Newsweek

A draft list, seen by Reuters, includes the names of 89 Chinese companies accused of ties to the country's military forces.
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I Helped Negotiate the Iran Nuclear Deal. Here's How Joe Biden Could Revive It

17 hours ago   |   Time

A common expression we used during the negotiations over the Iran nuclear deal of 2015 was cautious optimism. It aptly sums up what will be felt in Brussels, Paris, London and...
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‘Uncompromising' Policy on Iran Must Continue, Netanyahu Says

1 day ago   |   Bloomberg


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Authorities clash with protesters in Belarus as exiled Tikhanovskaya warns riot police could be listed as ‘terrorists' by EU

Authorities clash with protesters in Belarus as exiled Tikhanovskaya warns riot police could be listed as ‘terrorists' by EU

1 day ago   |   RT

Thousands have taken to the streets for another weekend of protests in Belarus. Stun grenades were fired at the crowds, while opposition figures abroad have been pressuring...
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Russia may launch pilot testing of its national digital currency in Crimea

Russia may launch pilot testing of its national digital currency in Crimea

1 day ago   |   RT

The Crimean Peninsula could be the first Russian region to use the digital ruble, which may help local businesses to bypass sanctions, the head of the State Duma Committee on...
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'Jeopardy!' announces it will resume production Nov. 30 with a familiar...

'Jeopardy!' announces it will resume production Nov. 30 with a familiar interim host

Longtime host Alex Trebek died earlier this month after battling pancreatic cancer for over a year. Read more ...

Biden taps ex-Fed chair Yellen to lead treasury, reports say

Biden taps ex-Fed chair Yellen to lead treasury, reports say

She would be the first woman to lead the Treasury Department in a line stretching back to Alexander Hamilton in 1789. Read more ...

Michigan certifies win for Biden despite President Trump's attempts to delay

Michigan certifies win for Biden despite President Trump's attempts to delay

Michigan election officials on Monday certified Democrat Joe Biden's 154,000-vote victory in the state amid President Donald Trump's attempts to subvert the results of the... Read more ...

Pope Francis backs George Floyd protests, blasts virus skeptics in new book

Pope Francis backs George Floyd protests, blasts virus skeptics in new book

“Let Us Dream” aims to outline Francis' vision of a more economically and environmentally just post-coronavirus world. But it also offers new personal insights into the pope... Read more ...

Biden appoints former Fed chief and Clinton advisor Janet Yellen for head of...

Biden appoints former Fed chief and Clinton advisor Janet Yellen for head of US Treasury - report

Democrat US president-elect Joe Biden has reportedly named former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen as Secretary of the Treasury, continuing a near-perfect record of... Read more ...

The National Zoo's baby panda has a name, and it means 'little miracle'

The National Zoo's baby panda has a name, and it means 'little miracle'

The Smithsonian National Zoo's newest little miracle finally has a name, and it's as sweet as he is. Read more ...

Biden Pick's Unusual Hobby: 'He's a Rocker'

Biden Pick's Unusual Hobby: 'He's a Rocker'

Joe Biden is fleshing out his White House. Word leaked Sunday night that he plans to nominate Antony Blinken as his secretary of state, while other big picks were unveiled on... Read more ...

Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as Ohio restaurant closes for virus

Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as Ohio restaurant closes for virus

A customer left a $3,000 tip for a single beer as a restaurant voluntarily closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more ...

US tells GM to recall and repair up to 6 million trucks with Takata inflators

US tells GM to recall and repair up to 6 million trucks with Takata inflators

Twenty-seven people have been killed worldwide by the exploding inflators including 18 in the U.S. Read more ...

Trump lets administration begin Biden transition

Trump lets administration begin Biden transition

More than two weeks after clinching electoral victory, President-elect Joe Biden can finally start his formal transition to the White House. The General Services Administration... Read more ...