Theresa May vows fresh wave of tough new sanctions in showdown with Russia

THERESA May has vowed to turn up the heat on Russia with a wave of tough new sanctions. The PM is expected to target money-launderers and UK-based mafia chiefs in the next two days in a tit-for-tat showdown with President Vladimir Putin. It follows Russia


Boris Johnson urged to place Russia sanctions on G7 agenda

Boris Johnson is facing calls to use this year's meeting of Group 7 countries to call for coordinated sanctions against human rights abusers.


New European sanctions would affect nuclear deal: Iran official

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Any new European sanctions against Iran will have a direct effect on the nuclear deal struck between world powers and Tehran, Iran’s deputy foreign minister said Friday, according to state media.


How Hong Kong Makes Evading North Korea Sanctions Easier

Hong Kong presents itself as one of the world’s easiest places to do business—allowing registration with minimal documentation in as little as a day—and U.N. and U.S. investigators say North Korean front companies are taking advantage.


European powers propose new Iran sanctions to meet Trump ultimatum

BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington to preserve the 2015 nuclear dea

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Russia to expand American 'blacklist' after new US sanctions

Russia will expand its own "blacklist" of Americans in response to new US sanctions announced by the Trump administration, a Russian minister said Friday.


Russia Is Preparing to Blacklist More Americans in Response to Sanctions

Tensions with Moscow have grown since a nerve agent attack in Britain on a Russian ex-spy


The Latest: Russia prepares retaliatory sanctions against US

The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy (all times local): 11:45 a.m.


Russia Set to Retaliate Against U.S. With More Sanctions

Russia plans to expand its blacklist of Americans in retribution for new U.S. sanctions and could take additional steps to escalate a growing standoff between Russia and the West, a top Russian diplomat said.


With sanctions and condemnation, U.S. hints at shift on Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - By imposing new sanctions on Russia and condemning a suspected Russian chemical attack in Britain, Washington has hinted at a tougher stance toward Moscow despite President Donald Trump's stated desire for better ties.


In a first, U.S. blames Russia for cyber attacks on energy grid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday blamed the Russian government for a campaign of cyber attacks stretching back at least two years that targeted the U.S. power grid, marking the first time the United States has publicly accused M


U.S. Sanctions Russia for Interference in Elections

The Trump administration issued for the first time sanctions against Russia for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and for cyberattacks, targeting the Kremlin’s intelligence agencies and individuals indicted by special counsel Robert Muelle

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Trump finally announces Russia sanctions over election meddling

The Trump administration announced Thursday it is enacting new sanctions on Russia, including individuals indicted last month by special counsel Robert Mueller, in a sweeping new effort to punish Moscow for its attempts to interfere in the 2016 US electio


Russia Sanctions: Trump Administration Targets Russia For Election Meddling

The Trump administration announced Thursday that it will enact new sanctions against Russia over allegations that the Russian government and other individuals attempted to interfere with the 2016 United States presidential election. The sanctions will inc


President Trump Says ‘It Looks Like’ Russia Poisoned Ex-Spy

(MOSCOW) — President Donald Trump says “it looks like” Russia was responsible for the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in the United Kingdom earlier this month. Speaking to reporters after his administration announced new sanctions on Russi

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US accuses Russia of cyber-attack on energy sector and imposes new sanctions

US officials say malware was found in operating systems of several US energy companies and announce sanctions for election interferenceFull details on the sanctionsThe US has accused Russia of a wide-ranging cyber-assault on its energy grid and other key


U.S. hits Russians with sanctions for election meddling, cyber attacks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States slapped sanctions on 19 Russian individuals and five groups, including Moscow's intelligence services, for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and malicious cyber attacks, the Treasury Department said on Thursday.

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US imposes sanctions on 19 Russians

The US said the moves were an attempt to stop "nefarious attacks emanating from Russia".


US slaps fresh sanctions on ‘Putin’s Chef’ who ‘masterminded fake news trolls’.. as Donald Trump says Russia WAS behind poison spy attack

THE US has slapped new sanctions on Russians in retaliation to their alleged roles in the 2016 US Presidential campaign. The sanctions include target Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin, who has been tied to the creation of a “troll factory” used t


Trump administration sanctions Russians for interfering in 2016 elections

The Trump administration on Thursday sanctioned 19 Russian individuals and five Russian entities for allegedly interfering in the 2016 election and engaging in cyber-attacks.


Trump administration sanctions 'Putin's chef,' Russian intel agencies over 2016 election hacking

The most prominent person named is Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin, who is closely linked to the Russian president.

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As Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats, fears grow in Whitehall that row could escalate

Senior government sources say plans already in place for further round of sanctions if Moscow continues 'brutal and aggressive actions'


Sanctions, cyberattack among possible UK moves on Russia

Britain has given Moscow until midnight Tuesday to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent came to poison a former spy in Britain.

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How the UK could hit back at Russia over spy attack

The British government has a range of tools it can use to strike back at Moscow after the Kremlin was linked with the attempted murder of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal.


Trump Jr. partnered with donor who met with officials to push for curbing sanctions in Venezuela

They have been involved in business deals together dating back to the mid-2000s and recently formed a company despite past claims by both men that they were just friends.

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