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NEW DELHI | India signs $5 billion deal for Russian air defense systems

NEW DELHI — India signed a $5 billion deal to buy five Russian S-400 air defense systems on Friday despite a looming threat of U.S. sanctions on countries that trade with Russia’s defense and intelligence sectors. The deal was signed in New Delhi during a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who met with Indian … Continue reading NEW DELHI | India signs $5 billion deal for Russian air defense systems

MOSCOW | Putin hopes Europe will resist US pressure on pipeline

MOSCOW— Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended a prospective Russia-Germany natural gas pipeline as economically feasible and voiced hope that European Union nations will be able to resist U.S. pressure to thwart the project. U.S. officials have warned that Washington could impose sanctions on the undersea Nord Stream 2 pipeline. The U.S. and some EU … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin hopes Europe will resist US pressure on pipeline

MOSCOW | US energy chief: sanctions possible on new Russia pipeline

MOSCOW— The United States could impose sanctions on a new Russia-Germany gas pipeline, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Thursday during a visit to Moscow. Asked whether sanctions on the undersea Nord Stream 2 pipeline are possible and if further energy-related sanctions are planned, Perry said: “Yes to your first question and yes to your … Continue reading MOSCOW | US energy chief: sanctions possible on new Russia pipeline

GENEVA | World trade body to hear China appeal for sanctions vs US

GENEVA— The World Trade Organization says its dispute settlement body will take up China’s request to be allowed to impose sanctions against the United States for failing to abide by a WTO ruling on anti-dumping measures. WTO director-general Roberto Azevedo said in a note Tuesday that a hearing is expected Sept. 21 into the case, … Continue reading GENEVA | World trade body to hear China appeal for sanctions vs US

BEIJING | China rejects US lawmakers’ sanctions call over Muslim camps

BEIJING— China said Thursday that U.S. lawmakers were wasting taxpayer money by urging President Donald Trump’s administration to impose sanctions on Chinese officials allegedly tied to the mass internment of ethnic minority Muslims in camps in the far west. The lawmakers sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin … Continue reading BEIJING | China rejects US lawmakers’ sanctions call over Muslim camps

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Iran goes to UN’s highest court over reimposed US sanctions

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Iran went to the United Nations’ highest court Monday in a bid to have U.S. sanctions lifted following President Donald Trump’s decision earlier this year to re-impose them, calling the move “naked economic aggression.” Iran filed the case with the International Court of Justice in July, claiming that sanctions the Trump … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Iran goes to UN’s highest court over reimposed US sanctions

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Iran goes to UN’s highest court over US sanctions

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Iran is going to the United Nations’ highest court in a bid to have U.S. sanctions lifted. Iran filed the case with the International Court of Justice in July, claiming that sanctions the Trump administration imposed on May 8 breach a 1955 bilateral agreement known as the Treaty of Amity that … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Iran goes to UN’s highest court over US sanctions

ISTANBUL | Shots fired at gate of US Embassy in Turkey, but no one hurt

ISTANBUL — Turkish media reports say shots were fired at a security booth outside the U.S. Embassy in the capital, Ankara. Private Ihlas news agency said four to five rounds were fired from a moving white car and targeted security booth outside Gate 6 early Monday. It said one bullet hit a window but no … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Shots fired at gate of US Embassy in Turkey, but no one hurt