Putin to decide on counter sanctions against Washington, says Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin would decide what counter sanctions to impose on Washington, a day after U.S. President Joe Biden hit Moscow with an array of punitive measures, but gave no indication of timing. The U.S. government on Thursday blacklisted Russian companies, expelled Russian diplomats and […]

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Les Savy Fav – Intro Lyrics

Bonjour et merci, nous vous remercions de votre attention Nous espérons que notre musique en vaut le coup Ces chansons ont été enregistrées durant la semaine après la St Valentin 1997, à ??room Williamsburgh, Brooklyn, NY, les États-Unis d’Amérique Asseyez-vous s’il vous plaît, posez vos mains sur vos genoux et fermez les yeux Les Savy […]

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Taiwan president tells Biden’s emissaries island will counter China’s ‘adventurous manoeuvres’ with U.S.

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday told emissaries visiting at U.S. President Joe Biden’s request that the island would work with the United States to deter ‘adventurous manoeuvres and provocations’ amid threats from Chinese military activities. Former senior U.S. officials, including former U.S. Senator Chris Dodd and former Deputy Secretaries of State […]

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US intel report says North Korea could resume nuclear tests this year

North Korea could resume nuclear tests this year as a way to force President Joe Biden’s administration to enter into dialogue, US intelligence experts said in a report released Tuesday. “North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may take a number of aggressive and potentially destabilizing actions to reshape the regional security environment and drive wedges […]

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Biden urges Putin to ease Ukraine tensions

US President Joe Biden told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to ease mounting tensions with neighboring Ukraine Tuesday, joining a pushback against a build-up of troops along their border which has raised alarm among NATO allies. As a new report from American intelligence said Russia was not seeking direct conflict with the United States, the […]

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US restores aid to Palestinians with $235 million in funds

The United States said Wednesday it was restoring assistance to the Palestinians severed under former president Donald Trump with an announcement of $235 million. President Joe Biden’s administration said the United States would again support the UN agency caring for Palestinian refugees with a contribution of $150 million. The United States will also offer $75 […]

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US steps up sanctions on powerful Mexican cartel

US President Joe Biden’s administration on Tuesday expanded sanctions on a powerful Mexican drug cartel, stepping up pressure as its violent campaign prompts growing concern. The Treasury Department blocked any US assets and criminalized transactions with three people affiliated with Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion, which was suspected in the brazen assassination in December of […]

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To halt ’30-year race to the bottom,’ Yellen calls for global minimum tax on corporations

In an effort to end what she called the “30-year race to the bottom on corporate tax rates,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Monday urged her counterparts around the world to join her in embracing a global minimum tax aimed at preventing companies from shifting profits offshore to slash their bills. The proliferation of […]

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Iran rejects ‘step-by-step’ lifting of sanctions

(Reuters) – Iran’s government wants the United States to lift all sanctions on its country and rejects any “step-by-step” easing of the restrictions, Iranian state broadcaster Press TV reported on Saturday. The two countries said on Friday they would hold indirect talks in Vienna from next week as part of broader negotiations to revive the […]

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US lifts Trump-imposed sanctions on International Criminal Court prosecutor

The United States said Friday it would lift sanctions imposed by former president Donald Trump’s administration on the top prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, calling for a more cooperative relationship. Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo last year imposed sanctions and refused visas for the outgoing prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, after she launched an investigation […]

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United States condemns China’s sanctions in dispute over Uighurs

BEIJING/OTTAWA (Reuters) – The United States on Saturday condemned China’s sanctions against two American religious-rights officials and a Canadian lawmaker in a dispute over Beijing’s treatment of Uighur Muslims and other minorities. China’s moves “only contribute to the growing international scrutiny of the ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang. We stand in solidarity […]

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Iran and China sign long-term cooperation agreement 

Chinese Foreign Minister in Tehran – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) speaks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during their meeting. – -/Iranian Presidency/dpa Iran and China inked a long-term cooperation agreement in Tehran on Saturday, state television reported. The comprehensive agreement signed by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Chinese counterpart, Wang […]

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Biden warns of ‘responses’ if North Korea ‘choose to escalate’

President Joe Biden said Thursday the United States will “respond accordingly” if North Korea escalates its missile testing. “We are consulting with our partners and allies,” Biden said at his first White House press conference. “And there will be responses if they choose to escalate. We will respond accordingly.” Biden told reporters he was “prepared […]

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US to blacklist Myanmar military companies after deadly crackdown

By Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is planning to impose sanctions on two conglomerates controlled by Myanmar’s military over the generals Feb. 1 takeover and a deadly crackdown, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The move by the U.S. Treasury to blacklist Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC) and Myanmar Economic […]

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Biden scores major win as North Korea extradites suspect to stand trial in the US

While Donald Trump bragged about his friendship with North Korea dictator Kim Jong-Un, President Joe Biden’s administration just made history. “After nearly two years of legal proceedings, Mun Chol Myong (Mun), 55, a national of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), has been extradited to the United States. This case represents the first ever […]

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