* US executive order restricts Venezuela's ability to sell assets
* But U.S. exports constrained by bottlenecks, regulatory hurdles
WASHINGTON/ANKARA, May 21 The United States on Monday demanded Iran make sweeping changes -- from dropping its nuclear program to pulling out of the Syrian civil war -- or face severe economic sanctions as the Trump administration hardened its approach to Tehran.
CARACAS/WASHINGTON, May 21 Critics at home and abroad on Monday denounced the vote that re-elected Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro as a farce cementing autocracy and the U.S. government imposed new sanctions on the crisis-stricken oil-producing country.
* Ruling is latest in a series of pro-business decisions (Adds AFL-CIO official's reaction, Justice Department comment, pending case)
MUMBAI Senior executives at Punjab National Bank misled the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in late 2016 over the lender's handling of the financial messaging system and credit guarantees that were at the centre of a more than $2 billion fraud, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) alleged in a charge sheet filed in court.