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World / Politics Feb 13, 2019

Bulgaria freezes suspicious payments from Venezuela

Bulgaria and the United States have halted what they believe could be a scheme to illegally channel money out of Venezuela, which is under sanctions from Washington amid the ongoing political crisis in the South American country, officials said Tuesday. Bulgarian officials and U.S. Ambassador ...

U.S. charges against Huawei could inflame China trade talks

Asia Pacific | ANALYSIS Jan 29, 2019

U.S. charges against Huawei could inflame China trade talks

The Trump administration's unveiling of criminal charges against the Chinese tech giant Huawei has complicated high-level talks set to begin Wednesday in Washington that are intended to defuse the trade war between the administration and Beijing. The Justice Department charged Monday that Huawei had violated ...

Business Jan 28, 2019

Trump lifts Rusal sanctions as Putin ally Oleg Deripaska cuts stake

The U.S. Treasury Department on Sunday lifted sanctions on three firms tied to Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska, including United Co. Rusal, a move that will provide relief to the global aluminum market. Deripaska, an ally of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, will remain under U.S. sanctions, ...

U.S. sanctions Venezuelans, including TV owner, over currency scheme

Business Jan 9, 2019

U.S. sanctions Venezuelans, including TV owner, over currency scheme

The United States imposed sanctions Tuesday on seven Venezuelans including the owner of news network Globovision for allegedly plundering billions of dollars from the crisis-hit country through black-market currency exchanges. Days before President Nicolas Maduro is to be sworn in for a new term after ...