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U.S. exempts Japan and seven other nations from Iran oil sanctions

Business Nov 6, 2018

U.S. exempts Japan and seven other nations from Iran oil sanctions

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration temporarily exempted Japan and seven other parties from its ban on Iranian oil imports as Washington reimposed sanctions against Tehran on Monday as part of its "maximum" economic pressure campaign against the Islamic republic. The administration granted a 180-day waiver ...

Trump signs sanctions order targeting Venezuela gold exports: John Bolton

Business Nov 2, 2018

Trump signs sanctions order targeting Venezuela gold exports: John Bolton

Washington ratcheted up pressure on Venezuela's leftist President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday with new measures aimed at disrupting the South American country's gold exports, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said. Bolton promised a tough stance by the Trump administration toward "dictators and despots near ...

Japan's sanctions are undermining confidence, Putin says

National / Politics Oct 19, 2018

Japan's sanctions are undermining confidence, Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Japan's sanctions on Russia are undermining confidence between the two countries. Speaking at a forum in the southern Russian city of Sochi, Putin said he does not believe that the sanctions are a step that enhances confidence. In 2014, ...