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North Korea accuses US of ‘unlawful brutal robbery’ after it commandeered a cargo ship and sailed it to American Samoa

The US Department of Justice said it seized the "Wise Honest," one of North Korea's largest, accusing it of coal shipments that violate UN sanctions.
The US brought the North Korean ship, first detained by Indonesia, to American Samoa.

The US seized a North Korean ship and moved it thousands of miles to check whether it’s being used to violate sanctions

The US says the "Wise Honest" ship, one of North Korea's largest cargo ships, made illicit coal shipments that violate US and UN sanctions.

Trump’s Iran sanctions are ‘the ultimate high wire act for oil prices,’ analysts say

As President Donald Trump moves to shut Iran out of the oil market, other top producers are facing output disruptions.

Oil jumps to nearly 6-month high after the Trump administration announces plans to send Iranian exports to zero

Oil prices jumped on Monday after the US announced plans to ratchet up energy sanctions against Iran.
Russian servicemen next to S-400 surface-to-air missiles after their deployment near Kaliningrad.

The US keeps warning Turkey that buying Russia’s S-400 missile system means it can’t have the F-35, but Turkey keeps doubling down

US lawmakers and the Trump administration have warned Turkey not to buy Russia's advanced air-defense system, but Ankara is undeterred.
Donald Trump, then the Republican presidential nominee, walks off his plane, a Boeing 757, in Colorado in September 2016.

The US is threatening tariffs on $11 billion worth of European goods over subsidies to Airbus, whose rival Boeing is enduring its most difficult perio...

The US trade representative has identified EU products, including wine, cheese, and Airbus planes, that could face tariffs when exported to the US.
An oilfield worker speaks by radio at an oil well operated by Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA, in the oil rich Orinoco belt, near Morichal at the state of Monagas April 16, 2015.

The lifeblood of Venezuela’s economy is taking a beating in the wake of Trump’s sanctions

Venezuela’s oil shipments have reportedly fallen sharply since the US hit the country with energy sanctions.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.

In a massive rebuke to Trump, GOP senators demand that Mike Pompeo investigate Jamal Khashoggi’s death

Trump faces ongoing pressure from Congress to do more about Jamal Khashoggi's killing. Now GOP senators are eyeing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield.

Slack apologizes after users who travelled to Iran had their accounts shut down

Users who had traveled to Iran found their Slack accounts had been blocked. Slack sent an apology Friday and is working on restoring these accounts.
Stewart Butterfield, cofounder and CEO of Slack

It looks like Slack, the $7 billion chat app, is banning some users because of Iran sanctions — even if they don’t live or work in Iran

Ethnically Iranian users and users who have traveled to Iran complained on social media Wednesday that their Slack accounts had been shut down because of sanctions.