U.S. Blacklists China’s Huawei

FILE PHOTO: Huawei logo is pictured during the media day for the Shanghai auto show in Shanghai

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions on Wednesday, adding another incendiary element to the U.S.-China trade dispute just as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he would visit China soon for more talks.

Saudi Oil Tankers Among Those Attacked Off UAE Amid Iran Tensions

A damaged ANDREA VICTORY ship is seen off the Port of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers were among those attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and described it as an attempt to undermine the security of crude supplies amid tensions between the United States and Iran.

Bolton: U.S. Deploying Carrier, Bombers to Middle East to Deter Iran

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Strait of Gibraltar

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is deploying a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East in response to troubling “indications and warnings” from Iran and to show the United States will retaliate with “unrelenting force” to any attack, national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday.