Diplomatic tit-for-tat between Russia and the US escalates

WASHINGTON/September 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Russia on Friday promised a “tough response” to a U.S. order to shut the Russian Consulate in San Francisco and offices in Washington and New York, the latest round in a diplomatic tit-for-tat. The U.S. issued its order Thursday and gave Russia 48 hours to comply, intensifying tensions between the … Continue reading Diplomatic tit-for-tat between Russia and the US escalates

TEHRAN, Iran | The Latest: UN chief offers condolences over attack in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran— The latest on attack on Iranian military parade(all times local): 2:50 a.m. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is offering condolences to Iranians affected by an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded dozens. A statement issued Saturday by the U.N. says Guterres also “condemns the attack today in Iran’s … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | The Latest: UN chief offers condolences over attack in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran | Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

TEHRAN, Iran — Gunmen disguised as soldiers attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country’s oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding 53 in the bloodiest assault to strike the country in recent years. The attack in Ahvaz saw gunfire sprayed into a crowd of marching Revolutionary Guardsmen, bystanders and government … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

SALZBURG, Austria | EU looks to Egypt, Africa for help with migrant challenge

SALZBURG, Austria — European Union leaders agreed Thursday to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa, offering to step up economic cooperation and the prospect of a high-profile summit in Cairo as incentives. Speaking to reporters after hosting talks between EU leaders in Salzburg, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian … Continue reading SALZBURG, Austria | EU looks to Egypt, Africa for help with migrant challenge

United States | CAATSA Section 231, “Addition of 33 Entities and Individuals to the List of Specified Persons and Imposition of Sanctions on the Equipment Development Department”

United States – Today, the President issued a new Executive Order “Authorizing the Implementation of Certain Sanctions Set Forth in the Countering Americas Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” to further the implementation of certain sanctions in the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017 (CAATSA) with respect to the Russian Federation. In addition, the Secretary … Continue reading United States | CAATSA Section 231, “Addition of 33 Entities and Individuals to the List of Specified Persons and Imposition of Sanctions on the Equipment Development Department”