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Hundreds of millions of dollars were shipped from Russia to Venezuela to sidestep US sanctions

US sanctions on Venezuela have limited the country's access to the global financial system

Trump’s sanctions against Turkey won’t do anything to stop its invasion of Syria — and they might just add fuel to the fire

Trump's sanctions are doing nothing to stop Turkey's invasion into northern Syria. One Democrat urging stronger sanctions called them "pathetic."

Trump sees a ‘good chance’ of a US-China trade deal. Don’t hold your breath.

Apple and the NBA's reversals this week underline the enormous difficulty of ending the US-China trade war.
A composite image of an empty cinema in Mashhad, Iran, and an empty carpet bazaar in Tabriz, Iran.

Abandoned markets and empty cinemas: 11 photos show how ordinary people are being hit by Trump’s sanctions on Iran, which are ramping up again

President Donald Trump's sanctions on Iran are designed to cripple its leadership. Instead, Iranian citizens are the ones suffering most.

Russia hacked the FBI to prevent the bureau from being able to track Russian spies in the US

The stunning breach prompted concerns among officials that there was a Russian asset within the US intelligence community, Yahoo News reported.
A file photo of Hezbollah supporters in Beirut, Lebanon, Jammal Trust Bank was sanctioned over links to the group.

The US put sanctions on a Hezbollah-linked bank, a likely show of support for Israel as conflict with Lebanon looms

The US sanctions came from the Department of Treasury's Office of Financial Control (OFAC) and targeted Jammal Trust Bank,
Nat Friedman, left, CEO of GitHub, which has reportedly started restricting access to its site by people from certain countries. Under CEO Satya Nadella, right, Microsoft acquired GitHub last year for $7.5 billion.

GitHub is reportedly blocking access to its site for users in places like Crimea and Iran, which are under US sanctions

Developers in Iran and Russian-occupied Crimea say the popular Microsoft-owned code repository has started blocking their access to its services.

Iran is squirrelling millions of barrels of crude oil in Chinese ports to avoid breaching US sanctions

Iran is safely storing its crude and freeing up its tankers, while China can tap the stockpile if supply is disrupted or sanctions end.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks at U.S. President Donald Trump before their meeting during the second U.S.-North Korea summit at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam.

A new report tying Huawei to North Korea could flare up tensions with the US again

The revelation of documents provided to the Washington Post is set to re-ignite tensions between Huawei and the Trump administration.
The moment Rep. Brad Sherman compared Facebook's proposed Libra cryptocurrency to the two planes crashing into the World Trade Center on 9/11.

A US congressman is standing by his statement that Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency will be worse than 9/11

Rep. Brad Sherman compared Facebook's proposed Libra cryptocurrency to 9/11, predicting it would result in more US deaths over time.