Venezuela’s Maduro Seeks OPEC Help Against U.S. Sanctions

Nicolas Maduro

MOSCOW/LONDON (Reuters) – Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro has sought OPEC support against U.S. sanctions imposed on his country’s oil industry, citing their impact on oil prices and potential risks for other members of the producer group.

Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Ban American Exports to Chinese Telecom Companies That Violate U.S. Sanctions

Tom Cotton

A bipartisan group of lawmakers from both the House and the Senate on Wednesday introduced the Telecommunications Denial Order Enforcement Act, which would direct President Donald Trump to impose denial orders banning the export of American parts and components to Chinese telecommunications companies that are in violation of U.S. sanctions laws.

EU Sanctions Iran Over Planned Europe Attacks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

COPENHAGEN/BRUSSELS/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The European Union on Tuesday froze the assets of an Iranian intelligence unit and two of its staff, as the Netherlands accused Iran of two killings on its soil and joined France and Denmark in alleging Tehran plotted other attacks in Europe.

U.S. Imposes Fresh Russia-Related Sanctions

The United States flag flies atop the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States imposed fresh Russia-related sanctions on Wednesday, adding to a blacklist created in April to punish individuals allegedly involved in a Kremlin-backed campaign to meddle with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Trump Admin Vows Penalties for European Countries Doing Business With Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign secretary

BRUSSELS—The Trump administration will cut off all Iranian business interests in Europe and elsewhere as part of what it calls a “maximum pressure” campaign against Tehran that seeks to isolate the Iranian hardline regime and its allies, according to senior U.S. officials and congressional insiders who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

U.S. Sanctions Nicaraguan Officials, Including Ortega’s Wife

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Vice-President Rosario Murillo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday sanctioned the wife of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and one of his aides under a new executive order allowing Washington to target Nicaraguan officials for a crackdown on anti-government protests.