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U.S. imposes new Iran sanctions that may spook European banks

09 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday slapped fresh sanctions on Iran's financial sector, targeting 18 banks in an effort to further choke off Iranian revenues as Washington ramps up pressure on Tehran weeks ahead of the U.S. election.

U.S. slaps sanctions on eight Belarus officials

02 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on the interior minister of Belarus and seven other officials of the former Soviet republic, taking action after an August election that the West says was rigged.

U.S. slaps sanctions on eight Belarus officials

02 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on the interior minister of Belarus and seven other officials of the former Soviet republic, taking action after an August election that the West says was rigged.

U.S. slaps sanctions on eight Belarus officials

02 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on the interior minister of Belarus and seven other officials of the former Soviet republic, taking action after an August election that the West says was rigged.

U.S. holding back on Belarus sanctions, hopes for joint move with EU - sources

01 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The United States has held off on joining Britain and Canada in imposing sanctions on Belarus in hopes the European Union can overcome an internal dispute, paving the way to coordinated U.S. and EU sanctions, four sources said on Wednesday.

Trump says he did not discuss election with court nominee Barrett

28 Sep 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he hopes his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is paying attention to the issue of mail-in ballot security but said he did not discuss the upcoming U.S. presidential election with her.

Belarus faces imminent sanctions as pressure mounts on Lukashenko

24 Sep 2020

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS The United States, Britain and Canada may impose sanctions on Belarus as early as Friday, four sources told Reuters, and the European Union told President Alexander Lukashenko it did not recognise him as the country's legitimate leader.

Exclusive: U.S., UK, Canada plan sanctions on Belarusians, perhaps Friday

24 Sep 2020

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS The United States, Britain and Canada plan to impose sanctions on Belarusian individuals following what they view as a rigged election and violence against peaceful protesters since, six sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

U.S. imposes Iran sanctions, says U.N. penalties resume despite skepticism

22 Sep 2020

WASHINGTON The United States on Monday slapped new sanctions on Iran's defense ministry and others involved in its nuclear and weapons program to support the U.S. assertion that all U.N. sanctions against Tehran are now restored, which key European allies as well as Russia and China reject.

Exclusive: U.S. to slap sanctions on over two dozen targets tied to Iran arms

21 Sep 2020

WASHINGTON The United States on Monday will sanction more than two dozen people and entities involved in Iran's nuclear, missile and conventional arms programs, a senior U.S. official said, putting teeth behind U.N. sanctions on Tehran that Washington argues have resumed despite the opposition of allies and adversaries. | Video

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In final Trump-Biden showdown, less chaos but plenty of clashes

U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden offered sharply contrasting views on the still-raging coronavirus pandemic at Thursday's final presidential debate, seeking to persuade the few remaining undecided voters 12 days before their Nov. 3 contest.