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U.S. sends Brazil two million doses of hydroxychloroquine, drug touted by Trump

01 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON The United States has supplied Brazil with 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine for use against the coronavirus, the two governments said on Sunday, despite medical warnings about risks associated with the anti-malaria drug.

Exclusive: U.S. warns governments, firms against aiding Iran fuel shipments to Venezuela - envoy

30 May 2020

WASHINGTON Seeking to deter further shipments of Iranian fuel to Venezuela, the Trump administration has quietly warned foreign governments, seaports, shipping companies and insurers that they could face stiff U.S. sanctions if they aid the tanker flotilla, the U.S. envoy on Venezuela told Reuters on Friday.

U.S. planning to cancel visas of Chinese graduate students - sources

28 May 2020

WASHINGTON The United States is planning to cancel the visas of thousands of Chinese graduate students believed by President Donald Trump's administration to have links with China's military, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

U.S. weighs options 'across the spectrum' to punish China over Hong Kong

28 May 2020

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is crafting a range of options to punish China over its tightening grip on Hong Kong, including targeted sanctions, new tariffs and further restrictions on Chinese companies, according to U.S. officials and people familiar with the discussions. | Video

U.S. weighs options 'across the spectrum' to punish China over Hong Kong

28 May 2020

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is crafting a range of options to punish China over its tightening grip on Hong Kong, including targeted sanctions, new tariffs and further restrictions on Chinese companies, according to U.S. officials and people familiar with the discussions. | Video

U.S. considering suspension of Hong Kong's special tariff rates: sources

27 May 2020

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is considering suspending Hong Kong's preferential tariff rates for exports to the United States as part of its response to China's plan to impose national security laws on the former British colony, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Special Report - U.S. takes aim at the power behind Venezuela's Maduro: his first lady

27 May 2020

CARACAS/WASHINGTON Four years ago, a bit player in the Venezuelan leadership was arrested in Colombia and extradited to the United States to face drug charges. He proved to be an important catch.

Exclusive: U.S. preparing criminal indictment against wife of Venezuela's Maduro - sources

27 May 2020

CARACAS/WASHINGTON The United States is preparing to charge the wife of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in coming months with crimes that could include drug trafficking and corruption, four people familiar with the case told Reuters.

Explainer: Emerging get-tough consensus among Trump's China advisers tested by Hong Kong debate

25 May 2020

WASHINGTON Long divided between those pushing for a hardline stance and others advocating cautious engagement, President Donald Trump’s China advisers - under the shadow of the coronavirus crisis - appear to have moved closer together on a tougher approach to Beijing.

Exclusive: FBI probes Mexican, European firms over Venezuela oil trading: sources

16 May 2020

(Adds denial from Elemento's lawyer provided to Reuters after May 13 story was published and specifics relating to the trading activity of some of the firms)

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