Sanctions

ISTANBUL | Turkey’s president says country will defy economic threats

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s president has said his country will stand strong against an “attempted economic coup” amid heightened tensions with the U.S. Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday told thousands of supporters in Ankara that the country was being “threatened by the economy, sanctions, foreign currency, interest rates and inflation.” He said: “we tell them that … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkey’s president says country will defy economic threats

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Turkey court rejects release of US pastor

ANKARA, Turkey — The Latest on Turkey’s currency crisis and diplomatic dispute with the United States (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Turkey’s state-run news agency says a higher Turkish court has also rejected an appeal for the release from detention of an American pastor who is at the center of a Turkish-U.S. spat. Anadolu Agency … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Turkey court rejects release of US pastor

FRANKFURT, Germany | Merkel, Putin share a headache: Donald Trump

FRANKFURT, Germany— German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will have plenty to talk about when they meet Saturday — thanks in no small part to U.S. President Donald Trump, whose sanctions and criticisms over trade, energy and NATO have created new worries for both leaders. The two will meet at the German … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | Merkel, Putin share a headache: Donald Trump

U.S. Political News: Senator Warren Investigation Forces Trump Administration to Reverse Tariff Exemption for U.S. Subsidiary of Sanctioned Russian Company

Administration Must Explain How Company Controlled by Putin Ally got a Tariff Exemption for Millions of Dollars in Aluminum Imports WASHINGTON, DC – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a ten-page letter to Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, seeking information on how and why Rusal America Corporation, a subsidiary of United Company RUSAL PLC … Continue reading U.S. Political News: Senator Warren Investigation Forces Trump Administration to Reverse Tariff Exemption for U.S. Subsidiary of Sanctioned Russian Company

Political News: Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision to Impose New Sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s decision to impose new sanctions against Russia for its nerve agent attack on two individuals in England earlier this year: “The Kremlin continues to export the brutal tactics … Continue reading Political News: Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision to Impose New Sanctions on Russia

MOSCOW | Russian PM strongly warns US against ramping up sanctions

MOSCOW — Russia’s prime minister sternly warned the United States against ramping up sanctions, saying Friday that Moscow would retaliate with economic, political and unspecified “other” means. The tough message from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev marked what the Kremlin sees as a red line, reflecting growing dismay with announced U.S. sanctions that have sent the … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian PM strongly warns US against ramping up sanctions

WASHINGTON | US, Turkey meet on detained American pastor, sanctions

WASHINGTON — Senior U.S. and Turkish officials have held talks in Washington aimed at ending a sharp rift between the NATO allies over the detention of an American pastor. The State Department said Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal met Wednesday in a bid to ease the crisis … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US, Turkey meet on detained American pastor, sanctions

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump re-imposes many sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON — The Latest on U.S. sanctions on Iran (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Three months after he pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, calling it “horrible” and “one-sided,” President Donald Trump is re-imposing many sanctions on Tehran to exert “maximum economic pressure.” Trump warns that other nations who don’t wind … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump re-imposes many sanctions on Iran