• US imposes new sanctions on Iran

    The Trump administration on Friday imposed new sanctions on Iran following attacks on US and allied troops in Iraq earlier in the week. The latest round of penalties by the United States is set to target multiple sectors of the Islamic Republic’s economy — including construction, manufacturing, textiles and mining — and name eight top officials, some […]

  • Trump moves to sanction Turkey after criticism from Congress

    Facing scathing criticism from Republican lawmakers and members of his own military, President Donald Trump on Monday sought to project a harder line on Turkey as the country pushes further into northern Syria. Trump said he was applying harsh new sanctions on certain Turkish officials, and in a phone call with Turkish President President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, […]

  • Trump announces new Iran sanctions after Saudi attack

    President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has applied new sanctions on Iran’s central bank, days after the attack on a Saudi oil facility that the US has blamed on Tehran. Trump made the announcement as he prepares to meet with his national security council to weigh options for responding to the attack, which US officials say […]

  • Trump announces ‘hard-hitting’ new sanctions on Iran

    President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order putting in place what he called “hard-hitting” new sanctions on Iran. “We will continue to increase pressure on Tehran,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. “Never can Iran have a nuclear weapon.” The new sanctions, Trump said, will deny Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and […]

  • Trump abruptly reverses Treasury’s North Korea-related sanctions on Chinese shippers

    President Donald Trump suggested Friday that he would lift sanctions his Treasury Department had just announced it would impose on two Chinese shipping companies for allegedly violating existing prohibitions on providing goods and transportation services to North Korea. “It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to […]

  • China won’t let U.S. Navy ship dock in Hong Kong amid trade tensions

    China has denied a request for a U.S. warship to visit Hong Kong, American officials said Tuesday. The incident came amid rising tensions between Beijing and Washington over tariffs and follows the U.S. last week imposing sanctions on China after it bought arms from Russia. The USS Wasp, an amphibious assault ship, had been due to make a port […]

  • Gas Prices Expected to Soar Over Summer

    Filling up your tank will cost even more this summer. Richard Perez works in construction and drives a lot, “we got our tools in here, everything is in here to get the job done.” But just the gas alone to get the job done is expensive. “This truck I think is 35 gallons,” says Perez. So how […]

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