Trump says sanctions against Russia will ‘remain as is’

Trump says sanctions against Russia will ‘remain as is’

With his record on Russia under scrutiny after the summit with Vladimir Putin, President Trump on Monday insisted that the United States will not drop sanctions against Moscow. “Sanctions on Russia will remain as is,” Trump said, even as Putin demands that…

Trump asked aides if he could invade Venezuela last year: report

Trump asked aides if he could invade Venezuela last year: report

​President Donald Trump pressed aides about whether he could invade Venezuela during an Oval Office discussion last year about imposing sanctions on the South American country as it was roiled by political and economic crises, according to a report on Wednesday. ​The…

ICC Cricket Committee backs stricter sanctions for ball-tampering

ICC Cricket Committee backs stricter sanctions for ball-tampering

The International Cricket Council's Cricket Committee backed stricter punishments for ball-tampering but decided not to do away with the toss in Test cricket during a two-day meeting which concluded in Mumbai on Tuesday. The Cricket Committee was joined by ex-England captain Mike…

US sanctions Iran currency network used to fund military

US sanctions Iran currency network used to fund military

Washington: The US Treasury has imposed sanctions against six individuals and three companies it says has funnelled millions of dollars to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's elite Qods Force, just days after President Donald Trump withdrew from the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal….

Iran vows ‘expected and unexpected’ moves if US exits deal

Iran vows ‘expected and unexpected’ moves if US exits deal

DUBAI – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran’s atomic agency was ready with “expected and unexpected” reactions if the United States pulls out of a multinational nuclear deal, as U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to do. “Our Atomic Energy…

Russian news agencies say U.S. told Moscow no new sanctions for now

Russian news agencies say U.S. told Moscow no new sanctions for now

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration had informed the Russian embassy in Washington that the United States had no immediate plans to impose new sanctions. Relations between Moscow and Washington are in focus…

Trump delays more sanctions against Russia, overruling Haley

Trump delays more sanctions against Russia, overruling Haley

President Trump on Monday overruled UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, delaying new sanctions against Russia that she had announced only a day before. The president changed course after Russia denounced the sanctions as “international economic raiding,” the Washington Post reported. Haley had gone…

EU fails to agree new Iran sanctions as Trump deadline nears

EU fails to agree new Iran sanctions as Trump deadline nears

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – The European Union failed to agree new sanctions against Iran on Monday amid Italy’s opposition and fears that punishing Tehran for its missile program and regional role would not stop U.S. President Donald Trump from abandoning a separate nuclear…

U.S. preparing new sanctions on Russia over Syria, Haley says

U.S. preparing new sanctions on Russia over Syria, Haley says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is preparing new sanctions on Russia over its continued support of Syrian President Bashar-al Assad, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said Sunday. FILE PHOTO: United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki…

Merkel ally questions whether Russia sanctions are working

Merkel ally questions whether Russia sanctions are working

BERLIN (Reuters) – A senior conservative ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel questioned whether sanctions against Russia were working, aligning himself with much of the Social Democrat rank-and-file in calling for Germany to keep up a dialogue with Russia. Alexander Dobrindt of the…

Russia vows to help sanctions-hit firms to retain employees

Russia vows to help sanctions-hit firms to retain employees

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday sanctions-hit Russian companies that have fallen into difficulties should receive support from the state to help them retain staff. The U.S. Treasury on April 6 announced sanctions against seven Russian oligarchs…

How Russian tycoon Deripaska might try to navigate sanctions

How Russian tycoon Deripaska might try to navigate sanctions

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Businesses controlled by Russian metals tycoon Oleg Deripaska are scrambling to find ways to keep trading after they were added to a U.S. sanctions blacklist. FILE PHOTO: Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska attends the session “The Future of “Made China””…

Russia will cope with latest round of U.S. sanctions: PM

Russia will cope with latest round of U.S. sanctions: PM

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia will cope with the latest round of U.S. sanctions, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday. Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attends a meeting with President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia April 10, 2018. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS…

Russian Deputy PM says U.S. sanctions created investor uncertainty

Russian Deputy PM says U.S. sanctions created investor uncertainty

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said on Tuesday that new U.S. sanctions imposed against some Russian companies have created uncertainty for all investors. FILE PHOTO – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich speaks during an interview at the…

Russian PM orders govt to draw up response to U.S. sanctions: Ifax

Russian PM orders govt to draw up response to U.S. sanctions: Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday ordered his government to draw up possible retaliatory steps after the United States on Friday imposed new sanctions on Moscow, the Interfax news agency reported. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev addresses a…

Russia says it will respond firmly to new U.S. sanctions

Russia says it will respond firmly to new U.S. sanctions

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow said on Friday it would respond firmly to new U.S. sanctions imposed against Russian businessmen, companies and government officials for what Washington called “malign activity” including alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. A combination of file photos…

Russia business ombudsman: new U.S. sanctions to further hurt…

Russia business ombudsman: new U.S. sanctions to further hurt…

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Boris Titov, Russia’s Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights, said on Friday that new U.S. sanctions on Russian companies and individuals would further complicate relations between the two countries, RIA news agency reported. The United States imposed sanctions against Russian…

Russia communications watchdog says new U.S. sanctions will not…

Russia communications watchdog says new U.S. sanctions will not…

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Roskomnadzor communications watchdog said on Friday the inclusion of its head on a new list of U.S. sanctions would not affect its work. The United States imposed new sanctions against Russian businessmen, companies and government officials on Friday…

Russian regional governor says new U.S. sanctions…

Russian regional governor says new U.S. sanctions…

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian regional governor Alexei Dyumin, who was placed on a new U.S. sanctions list, considers the U.S. sanctions against Russia “unfriendly and counterproductive,” Dyumin’s assistant said on Friday. Dyumin, the governor of Tula region, told Reuters through his assistant…