Sanctions

Venezuela may switch from SWIFT to Russian payment system to skirt US sanctions - report

Venezuela may switch from SWIFT to Russian payment system to skirt US sanctions - report

2 hours ago   |   RT

Venezuela is considering using the Russian alternative to the traditional SWIFT international payment system, as the country braces for new US sanctions that could further...
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World Trade Organization allows China to sanction US over Obama-era tariffs

World Trade Organization allows China to sanction US over Obama-era tariffs

6 hours ago   |   RT

An appeals court judge at the World Trade Organization says the United States did not fully comply with its ruling and could face Chinese sanctions if it does not remove...
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Trump's better deal with Iran looks a lot like Obama's

Trump's better deal with Iran looks a lot like Obama's

6 hours ago   |   Politico

Donald Trump has long trashed the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement as “the worst deal ever,” a “disaster” that didn't cover nearly enough of the Islamist-led country's nefarious...
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Will Turkey Face Double Sanctions?

Will Turkey Face Double Sanctions?

7 hours ago   |   Foreign Policy

Plus: Hong Kong's justice minister in China, Congo's Ebola crisis, and the other stories we're following today.
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Here's How North Korea Gets Luxury Goods Despite Sanctions

8 hours ago   |   Time

A new report which maps out how North Korea obtains luxury goods says that the country obtains the items through sophisticated networks, despite sanctions against the...
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U.S. Sanctions Myanmar Generals for Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya

9 hours ago   |   Time

The State Department announced Tuesday that it has brought sanctions against four Myanmar military generals , including the commander-in-chief, for their roles in ethnic...
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Top Myanmar Generals Are Barred From Entering U.S. Over Rohingya Killings

10 hours ago   |   NY Times

Myanmar's commander in chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, was among those named by the State Department as responsible for atrocities against Rohingya Muslims.
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Iran Rejects Pompeo's Suggestion It Is Willing to Negotiate Over Missile Program

14 hours ago   |   NY Times

The misunderstanding seemed to underscore the White House's eagerness to turn weeks of confrontation with Iran into a negotiating opportunity - and a reminder of how hard that...
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US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

15 hours ago   |   Al Jazeera

The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'.
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US sanctions Myanmar generals over killings of Rohingya

18 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The United States is hitting four top Myanmar generals, including the country's commander in chief and his deputy, with sanctions over the mass killings of...
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Man's golf shot kills daughter, 6, when ball hits her head

Man's golf shot kills daughter, 6, when ball hits her head

A six-year-old girl died Monday after she was hit in the head by a golf ball that her father hit, authorities said. Read more ...

A postcard mailed from Hong Kong in 1993 arrived in Illinois last week

A postcard mailed from Hong Kong in 1993 arrived in Illinois last week

An Illinois woman is hoping to solve a 26-year-old mystery after a postcard from Hong Kong arrived in her mailbox last week. Read more ...

Search for British author of 50-year-old message in a bottle found in Australia

Search for British author of 50-year-old message in a bottle found in Australia

An Australian fisherman and his son are looking for the author of a message in a bottle found off the southern Australian coast 50 years after it was written. Read more ...

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dead at 99

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dead at 99

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens - a strong proponent of abolishing the Second Amendment - has died, ABC News reported. He was 99. Appointed by Republican... Read more ...

Phony Ferraris, 'Shamborghinis' seized at Brazil factory

Phony Ferraris, 'Shamborghinis' seized at Brazil factory

Police said the cars were being offered on social media for $45,000 to $60,000 - a small fraction of the price of the real thing. Read more ...

British Open 2019 picks: Rory McIlroy could end drought at Royal Portrush

British Open 2019 picks: Rory McIlroy could end drought at Royal Portrush

The 2019 British Open returns to Northern Ireland at scenic Royal Portrush. A stacked field will be contending for the final major of the year, with several players looking for... Read more ...

6-year-old girl killed in freak golf course accident

6-year-old girl killed in freak golf course accident

A 6-year-old Utah girl was tragically killed when an errant golf ball hit by her dad struck her in the back of the neck, according to a report. Aria Hill was sitting in a golf... Read more ...

EU launches antitrust probe into Amazon's use of merchant data

EU launches antitrust probe into Amazon's use of merchant data

The world's largest online retailer Amazon is facing a “full-blown” investigation from the European Union's antitrust regulators to see if its use of other merchants' data... Read more ...

Prime Day 2019 was bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday for Amazon

Prime Day 2019 was bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday for Amazon

Amazon Prime Day continues to get bigger and longer with each year that passes, and Amazon has just announced that Prime Day 2019 was its biggest event ever. In fact, Prime Day... Read more ...

EU Investigates If Amazon Hurts Competition By Using Sellers' Data

EU Investigates If Amazon Hurts Competition By Using Sellers' Data

The European Union's antitrust arm will evaluate Amazon's role as both a retailer and a marketplace for others. One focus will be on Amazon's use of data collected from... Read more ...