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U.S. charges Turkish bank with evading sanctions against Iran

World Oct 16, 2019

U.S. charges Turkish bank with evading sanctions against Iran

The United States criminally charged a major Turkish bank with helping to evade sanctions against Iran, potentially raising diplomatic tensions as the U.S. tries to contain Turkey's military offensive in Syria. The charges against Halkbank, a state-owned bank, were announced Tuesday, years after a wealthy ...

Brother of Iran's president begins prison term, report says

World Oct 16, 2019

Brother of Iran's president begins prison term, report says

Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that President Hassan Rouhani's brother has begun serving a five-year prison sentence on corruption charges. Tasnim said Wednesday that authorities had transferred Hossein Fereidoun to Tehran's Evin prison. Earlier in October, Iran's judiciary said an appeals court lowered Fereidoun's ...

Vivid details emerge on Ukraine as impeachment quickens

World / Politics Oct 16, 2019

Vivid details emerge on Ukraine as impeachment quickens

The swift-moving impeachment inquiry is revealing vivid new details about the high-level unease over President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine and over his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. Testimony from witnesses — mainly officials from the State Department and other foreign policy posts — is largely ...