Sanctions

Top US spies brief Congress on Russia-Taliban intelligence

2 days ago   |   Al Jazeera

Congress eyes new sanctions as Trump downplays reports Russia offered Taliban affiliates cash to kill Americans.
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Pelosi calls for new sanctions on Moscow, amid ‘Russian bounties' allegations

Pelosi calls for new sanctions on Moscow, amid ‘Russian bounties' allegations

2 days ago   |   RT

As the fallout from dubiously sourced allegations about ‘Russian bounties' on US troops in Afghanistan continues, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for fresh sanctions against...
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Pelosi says U.S. sanctions should target Russian intelligence, military

2 days ago   |   National Post

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday U.S. sanctions on Russia should be beefed up to include the country's intelligence and defense sectors, which she said...
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Senate Sends Trump a Bill to Punish Chinese Officials Over Hong Kong

2 days ago   |   NY Times   |   3 articles

The legislation would impose sanctions on officials responsible for instituting and enforcing China's new security law targeting Hong Kong's autonomy.
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Senate sends Hong Kong sanctions bill to Trump

Senate sends Hong Kong sanctions bill to Trump

2 days ago   |   Politico   |   3 articles

The Senate on Thursday finalized passage of a sanctions bill to penalize China for its new national security law for Hong Kong that U.S. lawmakers say effectively ends the...
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Mysterious Explosion and Fire Damage Iranian Nuclear Enrichment Facility

2 days ago   |   NY Times

Iran released a photograph showing evidence of what appeared to be a major explosion at the site. Early evidence suggests it was most likely an act of sabotage.
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US tries to seize Iranian gas heading toward Venezuela

2 days ago   |   Star Tribune

U.S. federal prosecutors are seeking to seize four tankers sailing toward Venezuela with gasoline supplied by Iran, the latest attempt to disrupt ever-closer trade ties between...
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UK court recognizes Juan Guaido as ‘unequivocally' Venezuela's president in legal fight for tons of gold

UK court recognizes Juan Guaido as ‘unequivocally' Venezuela's president in legal fight for tons of gold

2 days ago   |   RT   |   2 articles

The UK High Court has ruled that Venezuela's legitimate president is in fact its self-proclaimed leader Juan Guaido, and not the elected Nicolas Maduro, in a bizarre legal...
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China warns UK over citizenship offer to Hong Kong people

2 days ago   |   Al Jazeera   |   2 articles

Beijing threatens UK with 'corresponding measures' and denounces US bill seeking sanctions over Hong Kong security law.
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Global markets surge ahead of today's big jobs report

Global markets surge ahead of today's big jobs report

2 days ago   |   Fortune   |   3 articles

Happy Thursday, Bull Sheeters. It's jobs day in America. Global stocks are climbing on hopes of a vaccine breakthrough, and on a trickle of decent manufacturing and sales data...
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Christopher Columbus statue toppled in Baltimore, thrown into harbor

Christopher Columbus statue toppled in Baltimore, thrown into harbor

People tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it the Inner Harbor Saturday in Baltimore. Read more ...

Neil Young ‘NOT ok' with Trump playing his music at Mount Rushmore event

Neil Young ‘NOT ok' with Trump playing his music at Mount Rushmore event

Musician Neil Young is upset again with President Donald Trump for playing his music on Friday during the White House's Mount Rushmore event celebrating Independence Day. “This... Read more ...

Ron Rivera working on new nickname with Redskins owner

Ron Rivera working on new nickname with Redskins owner

Washington Redskins head coach Ron Rivera said Saturday he has been working for more than a month with owner Dan Snyder on renaming the team, and he hopes a change can be made... Read more ...

Las Vegas sportsbook suffers one of biggest losses ever

Las Vegas sportsbook suffers one of biggest losses ever

LAS VEGAS - The nearly quarter-million dollars in winning wagers reportedly placed at MGM Resorts last Sunday might be the largest sportsbook loss in Las Vegas history on bets... Read more ...

Stimulus money could pose dilemmas in nursing homes

Stimulus money could pose dilemmas in nursing homes

Nursing home residents are among the Americans getting $1,200 checks as part of the U.S. government's plan to revive the economy. But with many long-term care facilities under... Read more ...

Florida reports record number of coronavirus cases amid nationwide surge

Florida reports record number of coronavirus cases amid nationwide surge

Florida reported another record-breaking spike in coronavirus cases on Saturday, with 11,458 people confirmed to have been infected with the virus as cases surge nationwide... Read more ...

Kanye West announces he's running for president

Kanye West announces he's running for president

“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States,” the Chicago rapper... Read more ...

Yankees pitcher Tanaka hit in head by Stanton line drive

Yankees pitcher Tanaka hit in head by Stanton line drive

NEW YORK - Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of slugger Giancarlo Stanton during live batting practice Saturday, a frightening... Read more ...

Hot dog champs repeat as July 4 gluttony fest moves indoors

Hot dog champs repeat as July 4 gluttony fest moves indoors

Joey Chestnut downed 75 wieners and buns in 10 minutes and Sudo downed 48 1/2 in the same span, setting world records for both the men's and women's events. Read more ...

What you need to know about COVID-19: US marks Fourth of July with pleas for...

What you need to know about COVID-19: US marks Fourth of July with pleas for people to skip parties

Without the right measures to stop the spread of the virus, health experts fear the holiday weekend could bring a wave of new infections that could overwhelm hospitals. Read more ...