U.S. Treasury places four Venezuelans on U.S. sanctions list
WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - Four current or former Venezuelan government officials were added on Monday to a list of people sanctioned by the U.S. government for their role in the current political crisis in the country, the U.S. Treasury said in a statement.
U.S. actively looking into Venezuelan oil sanctions - official
WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - The Trump administration is actively exploring options to impose sanctions on Venezuela's oil sector, a senior U.S. official said on Monday, after the White House issued an executive order barring the use of Venezuelan cryptocurrencies.
REFILE-UK trade minister optimistic about resolution over U.S. tariffs
NEW YORK, March 16 (Reuters) - Britain has made its disappointment with U.S. import tariffs on metals known and is optimistic about a resolution, UK trade minister Liam Fox said on Friday.
U.S. retailers, shoe companies urge Trump not to hit China with tariffs
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Retailers and shoemakers continued to sound alarms on Monday about their concerns that President Donald Trump's plan to impose sweeping tariffs on imported goods from China will result in higher consumer prices.
Venezuelan health system decays further, opposition-led survey says
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's health system is sinking into further disarray, a survey led by the opposition-dominated Congress showed on Monday, with most hospitals plagued by water outages, unable to feed patients and lacking even basic devices like catheters.
Salvadoran leader swaps key ministers after election defeat
SAN SALVADOR, March 19 (Reuters) - El Salvador's President Salvador Sanchez Ceren on Monday replaced the ministers of finance and the economy after the ruling Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) suffered a historic defeat in elections at the start of the month.
COLUMN-Commentary: Putin’s next big goal – rebranding Russia
March 19 (Reuters) - Unsurprisingly, Vladimir Putin has won Sunday’s so-called “election” for his fourth term as president of Russia. That puts him on course to further entrench his power, pursue an expansive foreign policy and continue his escalating showdown with the West. However, one of his most significant goals to enhance his stature may be one that has thus far fallen under the radar: the development of a post-Soviet ideology for his country.
UK police say spy poisoning investigation likely to take months
LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) - The investigation into a nerve agent attack on former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter is likely to take several months as it is one of the most complex undertaken by British counter terrorism officers, police said on Monday.
UK wins Brexit transition deal in return for Irish vow
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union agreed on Monday to a transition period to avoid a "cliff edge" Brexit next year -- though only after London accepted a potential solution for Northern Ireland's land border that may face stiff opposition at home.
UPDATE 5-UK wins Brexit transition deal in return for Irish vow
BRUSSELS, March 19 (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union agreed on Monday to a transition period to avoid a "cliff edge" Brexit next year -- though only after London accepted a potential solution for Northern Ireland's land border that may face stiff opposition at home.
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