Foreign Policy

FILE - In this April 28, 2015, file photo, a man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Microsoft has uncovered new hacking attempts by Russia targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, that a group tied to the Russian government created fake websites that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute. Three other fake sites were designed to look as if they belonged to the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 21, 2018 - 1:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration added to its growing list of sanctions against Russia on Tuesday as U.S. lawmakers urged tighter economic restrictions on Moscow and Britain's top diplomat accused Russia's leader of pursuing policies that are making the world more dangerous. The Treasury...
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August 21, 2018 - 10:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Russia sanctions (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The Treasury Department is going after two companies and two Russians suspected of trying to circumvent U.S. sanctions imposed in June in response to cyberattacks and other malicious activities run by Moscow's military...
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August 20, 2018 - 7:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United Kingdom is asking the Trump administration to impose further sanctions on Russia in response to accusations Moscow used a nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in Britain. In advance excerpts from his first speech in the U.S. as the U.K.'s foreign secretary, Jeremy...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2017 file photo, Chairman and CEO of France's Total SA Patrick Pouyanne, seated second left, managing director of Iran's Petropars Hamid Akbari, left, CEO of National Iranian Oil Company Ali Kardor, second right, and President of China's CNPC International Lv Gongxun sing the documents of a contract to develop an Iranian gas field, as Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh, standing at center, and Chinese ambassador to Tehran Pang Sen look on, in Tehran, Iran. Iran's oil minister said Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, that France's oil giant Total SA has pulled out of Iran after cancelling its $5 billion, 20-year agreement to develop the country's massive South Pars offshore natural gas field over renewed U.S. sanctions. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
August 20, 2018 - 7:53 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's oil minister said on Monday that France's oil giant Total SA has officially pulled out of Iran after cancelling its $5 billion, 20-year agreement to develop the country's massive South Pars offshore natural gas field over renewed U.S. sanctions. The parliament's website...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan throws flowers to his supporters as he arrives to deliver a speech at his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) congress in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
August 18, 2018 - 6:05 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president has said his country will stand strong against an "attempted economic coup" amid heightened tensions with the U.S. Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday told thousands of supporters in Ankara that the country was being "threatened by the economy, sanctions, foreign...
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August 17, 2018 - 2:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States intensified its sanctions against Myanmar on Friday, blacklisting four commanders and two units of security forces for their alleged role in violent campaigns against Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities. Myanmar security forces have engaged in ethnic...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces the creation of the Iran Action Group at the State Department, in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
August 16, 2018 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday formed a group to coordinate and run U.S. policy toward Iran as the Trump administration moves ahead with efforts to force changes in the Islamic Republic's behavior after withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Accusing Iran of...
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August 15, 2018 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on three foreign companies it says are helping North Korea with illicit shipments of goods to fund its nuclear program. The Treasury Department said Wednesday it was taking action against the companies, which are based in China,...
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A man shops in a market in Istanbul, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Turkey's central bank announced a series of measures on Monday to free up cash for banks as the country grapples with a currency crisis. The Turkish lira has nosedived over the past week and tumbled another 7 percent on Monday as the central bank's measures failed to restore investor confidence. (AP Photo/Mucahid Yapici)
August 14, 2018 - 8:07 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's currency crisis (all times local): 4:00 p.m. The top U.S. diplomat in Turkey has called for the cases against an American pastor and others held in Turkey to be resolved "without delay" and in a "fair and transparent manner." Jeffrey Hovelier, the U.S...
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A Turkish waits to change his US dollars with Turkish liras inside a currency exchange shop in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. A financial shockwave ripped through Turkey on Friday as its currency nosedived on concerns about its economic policies and a dispute with the U.S., which President Donald Trump stoked further with a promise to double tariffs on the NATO ally. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
August 13, 2018 - 8:55 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's currency crisis (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Germany's foreign minister says it would be in Turkey's own interest to come to an agreement with the United States and others on the release of foreign prisoners. Angered by the continued detention of an...
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