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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vows to fight US sanctions

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to overcome US-led sanctions which have inflicted “many hardships and trials” on his country. Mr Kim added...

Venezuela halts talks with opposition in protest of US sanctions

Venezuela’s government late on Wednesday halted negotiations with the opposition in protest of the Trump administration’s freezing of its US assets. The move has thrust into...

Mike Pompeo looks to build coalition amid tensions with Iran

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has held talks with the Saudi king and crown prince about countering the military threat from Iran by...

Russia and China block UN from declaring North Korea violated sanctions

Russia and China have blocked the UN Security Council from declaring that North Korea breached the annual limit for importing refined petroleum products which...

Mile-long queues for petrol in oil-rich Venezuela

American sanctions on oil-rich Venezuela appear to be taking hold, resulting in mile-long queues for fuel in the South American nation’s second largest city,...

Donald Trump applauds new UN sanctions on North Korea

President Donald Trump has praised new sanctions the UN Security Council approved for North Korea, saying they will have a "very big financial impact". The...

US congress to vote on Russia sanctions package that defies Donald Trump

The Republican-led House is to vote on a sweeping Russia sanctions package that defies the White House by demanding Donald Trump gets Congress's permission...

Exxon loses over $1 billion over Russian sanctions

Exxon, the worlds largest oil & gas company (by value), has lost about $1 billion dollars from its Russian projects due to the sanctions...

Final Liberian sanctions lifted after UN Security Council vote

The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to lift the last remaining sanctions on Liberia in a sign of support for the government's progress...

United Nations passes toughest sanctions for decades against North Korea

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously approved the toughest sanctions on North Korea in two decades. The move reflects growing anger at Pyongyang's latest...

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People trapped after crane collapses on house in east London

A crane has collapsed on to a house in east London and people are trapped inside. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said a 20-metre crane collapsed...

Harvard and MIT sue to block rule on international students

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s decision to bar international students from staying...

Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools do not reopen

President Donald Trump has threatened to withhold federal money if schools do not reopen in the autumn, and he lashed out at federal health...

UK slashes VAT to 5% on meals and accommodation in bid to help hospitality sector

The UK will cut the VAT rate on food, accommodation and attractions in a major boost for hospitality firms hit hard by the coronavirus...

Trump niece’s book offers scathing portrayal of president

President Donald Trump’s niece offers a scathing portrayal of her uncle in a new book, blaming a toxic family for raising a narcissistic, damaged...
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