Embargoes and Sanctions

When Surveillance and Censorship Mean Profits for Private Equity

5 minutes ago   |   Bloomberg

Francisco Partners invests in tech that governments use for both mundane and controversial purposes.
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Senior North Korean Diplomat in Kuwait Defects to South Korea

8 hours ago   |   Bloomberg   |   2 articles

North Korea's former top diplomat in Kuwait has been living in South Korea for more than a year, according to a defector-turned-lawmaker in South Korea and news reports, adding...
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Iran's U.N. ambassador says Iran is waiting for President Biden to make the first diplomatic move

11 hours ago   |   NBC News

The Biden administration needs to lift sanctions on Iran and return to the nuclear deal that Trump ditched, the Iranian ambassador to the U.N. says.
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Xi Warns Against New Cold War as Biden Team Reviews Strategy

11 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

President Xi Jinping called on the world to abandon “ideological prejudice” and shun an “outdated Cold-War mentality” as he signaled that China will continue to forge its own...
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Biden to Approach China Relationship With ‘Patience,' White House Says

11 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

President Joe Biden's administration is approaching its relationship with Beijing with “patience” and plans to review hard-line policies that were a hallmark of Donald Trump's...
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Chinese leader Xi Jinping warns against the consequences of a 'new cold war' in first speech since Biden's inauguration

Chinese leader Xi Jinping warns against the consequences of a 'new cold war' in first speech since Biden's inauguration

18 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement China's leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday emphasized the importance of multilateralism and urged against "arrogant isolation," in a speech to the...
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Hawley files ethics counter-complaint against seven Dem senators

Hawley files ethics counter-complaint against seven Dem senators

23 hours ago   |   Politico

Sen. Josh Hawley on Monday filed a counter-complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee against the seven Senate Democrats who had previously filed a complaint against him and...
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Navalny Protests Sweep Russia as Kremlin Cries U.S. Interference

Navalny Protests Sweep Russia as Kremlin Cries U.S. Interference

1 day ago   |   Foreign Policy

Over 100,000 Russians took to the streets across the country on Saturday, heeding a call from detained activist Alexei Navalny.
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Macron and Biden Discuss NATO and Climate Change in First Call

1 day ago   |   Bloomberg

U.S. President Joe Biden and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron held a phone call Sunday in which they covered issues from NATO to climate change and underscored a wish...
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Trump Administration Quietly Eased Sanctions on Israeli Billionaire

1 day ago   |   NY Times

The reversal by the Treasury Department during the administration's final days came after an appeal by lobbyists with close ties to the former president.
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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has been banned from Twitter

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has been banned from Twitter

Twitter made its decision based on a new policy it enacted after the Capitol insurrection whereby people who repeatedly share election misinformation can be permanently banned. Read more ...

UN chief urges global alliance to counter rise of neo-Nazis

UN chief urges global alliance to counter rise of neo-Nazis

Secretary-General Guterres urged coordinated global action on Monday to build an alliance against the growth and spread of white supremacy and the resurgence of xenophobia and... Read more ...

Janet Yellen wins Senate approval as treasury secretary

Janet Yellen wins Senate approval as treasury secretary

Janet Yellen has been confirmed as President Joe Biden's treasury secretary in an overwhelming Senate vote. She is the first woman to hold the job in the 232-year history of... Read more ...

At least five people injured in Oregon after vehicle hits multiple pedestrians

At least five people injured in Oregon after vehicle hits multiple pedestrians

A vehicle struck at least five people in Portland, Oregon, on Monday afternoon, authorities said. Read more ...

President Biden raises the bar on vaccines, suggesting US will get to 1.5...

President Biden raises the bar on vaccines, suggesting US will get to 1.5 million shots a day

President Joe Biden on Monday appeared to boost his goal for coronavirus vaccinations in his first 100 days in office, suggesting that the nation could soon be vaccinating 1.5... Read more ...

Southwest joins other airlines in banning emotional support animals

Southwest joins other airlines in banning emotional support animals

The new regulation says airlines aren't required to treat emotional support animals as service animals. Read more ...

Biden reversing Trump ban on transgender people in military

Biden reversing Trump ban on transgender people in military

The new order immediately prohibits any service member from being forced out of the military on the basis of gender identity. Read more ...

White House recommits to getting Harriet Tubman on $20 bill

White House recommits to getting Harriet Tubman on $20 bill

The Biden administration says it is "exploring ways to speed up" release of $20 bills featuring Harriet Tubman after the Trump administration delayed the move. Read more ...

President Biden plans to sign order for government to buy more US goods

President Biden plans to sign order for government to buy more US goods

President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order that aims to boost government purchases from U.S. manufacturers. Read more ...

First dogs Champ and Major have moved into the White House

First dogs Champ and Major have moved into the White House

Champ and Major Biden officially joined the first family in their new home over the weekend. Read more ...