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China vows to retaliate after Donald Trump strips Hong Kong of its preferential trade status
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China vows to retaliate after Donald Trump strips Hong Kong of its preferential trade status

When the US imposed sanctions on four Chinese officials over China’s crackdown on Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang, Beijing reciprocated by announcing travel bans and sanctions on prominent Republican members of Congress

Struggling with coronavirus and broken economy, Iran says US sanctions are taking lives; Washington disagrees
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Struggling with coronavirus and broken economy, Iran says US sanctions are taking lives; Washington disagrees

As Iran struggles with a devastating coronavirus outbreak, a broken economy and a severe shortage of medical equipment, it says that US trade sanctions are taking Iranian lives and has called for the United States to lift them on humanitarian grounds.

Coronavirus Outbreak: US sanctions failed to hamper Iran's efforts to fight COVID-19, says Hassan Rouhani
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Coronavirus Outbreak: US sanctions failed to hamper Iran's efforts to fight COVID-19, says Hassan Rouhani

'The sanctions have failed to hamper our efforts to fight against the coronavirus outbreak', Hassan Rouhani said in a televised cabinet meeting

Iran vows ‘harsh retaliation’ against US airstrike that killed General Qassem Soleimani; China says ‘highly concerned’ about situation
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Iran vows ‘harsh retaliation’ against US airstrike that killed General Qassem Soleimani; China says ‘highly concerned’ about situation

Killing of General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force, marks a major escalation in the standoff between Washington and Iran

North Korea calls Donald Trump 'thoughtless old man' after US president warns Kim Jong-un 'has everything to lose'
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North Korea calls Donald Trump 'thoughtless old man' after US president warns Kim Jong-un 'has everything to lose'

This came after Trump tweeted that Kim Jong Un would not want to abandon special relationship between the two leaders, affect American presidential election by resuming hostile acts

Iran warns 'thugs' US, Israel, Saudi Arabia against stoking unrest over gas price hike, says 'won't have easy life' if found they intervened
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Iran warns 'thugs' US, Israel, Saudi Arabia against stoking unrest over gas price hike, says 'won't have easy life' if found they intervened

Iran has blamed 'thugs' linked to exiles and foreign foes, the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia, for stirring up unrest following hikes in gasoline prices

US imposes sanctions on Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing, two generals, blames military personnel for Rohingya killings
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US imposes sanctions on Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing, two generals, blames military personnel for Rohingya killings

US announcement of sanctions against Myanmar military’s Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing came on the first day of an international ministerial conference on religious freedom hosted by Pompeo at the State Department. A 2017 military crackdown in Myanmar drove more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.

US to sanction five countries, including India, for importing oil from Iran, say sources; Mike Pompeo to announce non-renewal of waivers today
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US to sanction five countries, including India, for importing oil from Iran, say sources; Mike Pompeo to announce non-renewal of waivers today

The Trump administration is poised to tell five nations, including India, that they will face US sanctions if they keeping importing oil from Iran.

US senators ask White House to check whether ZTE violated US sanctions
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US senators ask White House to check whether ZTE violated US sanctions

ZTE, this year paid $1bn to the US govt in relation to sanctioned business in Iran and North Korea.

India slips to sixth position in global RTI rating; failure to protect officials who provide information biggest challenge
India

India slips to sixth position in global RTI rating; failure to protect officials who provide information biggest challenge

After making its debut at number 2 in 2011 in the global index on Right to Information, the year the global RTI agency was launched, India has slipped four positions in the last seven years, to settle at number at 6

US national security advisor calls Iran 'rogue regime', accuses Tehran of being 'central banker' of international terrorism
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US national security advisor calls Iran 'rogue regime', accuses Tehran of being 'central banker' of international terrorism

US National Security Advisor John Bolton's statement came in response to Iran's foreign minister Javad Zarif recent remarks terming the US an "outlaw regime".

India considers reducing crude oil imports, relying on stockpile after traders forecast prices to rise to $100 a barrel
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India considers reducing crude oil imports, relying on stockpile after traders forecast prices to rise to $100 a barrel

The soaring crude oil prices are occurring at the same time emerging market currencies, such as India's rupee, are under pressure. That combination means Indian crude imports are 47 percent more expensive this year in rupee terms.

China cancels trade talks with United States as threats of tariffs escalate, says report
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China cancels trade talks with United States as threats of tariffs escalate, says report

The United States is optimistic about finding a way forward in its trade dispute with China, but it does not have a date scheduled for further talks as it assesses Beijing’s response to the latest round of tariffs, a senior White House official said on Friday.

US sanctions China for buying Russia war planes and missiles; says move meant to target Moscow's 'malign activities'
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US sanctions China for buying Russia war planes and missiles; says move meant to target Moscow's 'malign activities'

The US' sanctions on China are related to China's purchase of 10 SU-35 combat aircraft in 2017 and S-400 surface-to-air missile system-related equipment from Rosoboronexport, Russia’s main arms exporter.

Donald Trump okays sanctions against foreigners who meddle in US elections; aides keen to underline that 'it's something he cares deeply about'
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Donald Trump okays sanctions against foreigners who meddle in US elections; aides keen to underline that 'it's something he cares deeply about'

US president Donald Trump is signing an executive order authorizing sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections. Trump has drawn widespread criticism for not taking threats to the U.S. electoral system seriously enough, particularly Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race.

US reimposes tough sanctions against Iran, begins first round targeting country's access to US banknotes and key industries
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US reimposes tough sanctions against Iran, begins first round targeting country's access to US banknotes and key industries

The unilateral withdrawal came despite other parties to the agreement — Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the EU — pleading with Trump not to abandon the pact aimed at blocking Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon,

US defence secretary Jim Mattis seeks waiver on nations buying arms from Russia, does not mention India
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US defence secretary Jim Mattis seeks waiver on nations buying arms from Russia, does not mention India

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has sought waivers from sanctions on some countries making a transition from their military dependence on Russia

US defence secretary Jim Mattis seeks waivers from sanctions for countries buying military gear from Russia
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US defence secretary Jim Mattis seeks waivers from sanctions for countries buying military gear from Russia

US defence secretary Jim Mattis on Friday spoke in support of waivers for sanctions being imposed against nations buying military gear from Russia.

Helsinki Summit: Ahead of Trump-Putin meet, global media is clear on who will walk away with upper hand
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Helsinki Summit: Ahead of Trump-Putin meet, global media is clear on who will walk away with upper hand

The stage is set for a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Finnish capital of Helsinki on Monday. The two leaders are expected to discuss a range of issues including Syria, Ukraine and nuclear disarmament.

Iran will not budge on nuclear inspections until standoff is resolved; France warns of red line
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Iran will not budge on nuclear inspections until standoff is resolved; France warns of red line

Iran will not cooperate more fully with atomic inspectors until a standoff over its nuclear deal is resolved, its U.N. envoy said, as one signatory warned Tehran against moving ahead with preparations to boost its uranium enrichment capacity.