Sanctions

Bond Market Battleground, U.K. Inflation, London Houses: Eco Day

• Traders in the world’s biggest bond market see 2019 as a battleground for bets on the path of U.S. monetary policy. While investors have moved closer …

Bank of England

U.S. seeking to negotiate a treaty with Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is seeking to negotiate a treaty with Iran to include Tehran’s ballistic missile programme and its regional behaviour, the U.S. special envoy for Iran said on Wednesday ahead of U.N. meetings in New York next week.<p>Iran has rejected U.S. attempts to hold …

Hassan Rouhani

Volkswagen pulls out of Iran, according to U.S. official: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) will end almost of all its operations in Iran, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing a U.S. official who led the discussions with the carmaker.<p>The Trump administration persuaded Volkswagen to comply with U.S. sanctions on Iran, Bloomberg said. …

Trump Administration

Steven Mnuchin Accidentally Sanctioned Putin Oligarch Oleg Deripaska

At a Capitol Hill hearing in January, as lawmakers were hounding him about the Trump administration’s slow implementation of mandatory sanctions …

News (U.S.)

U.S. Says Volkswagen to Leave Iran in Symbolic Win for Trump

The Trump administration persuaded Volkswagen AG to comply with sanctions on Iran and end almost all of its business in the country, according to a …

European Union

Former Indianola coach loses teaching license after overstepping boundaries

CLOSE<p>When an Iowa coach, teacher or administrator is thought to be in violation of ethical standards, the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners …

Iowa

Mark Cuban donating $10M after investigation into workplace misconduct: report

Billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is donating $10 million to funding domestic violence and women in leadership programs as part of a …

Domestic Violence

U.S. oil prices climb amid drop in stockpiles, strong gasoline demand

© Reuters. U.S. oil prices climb amid drop in stockpiles, strong gasoline demand<p>TOKYO, Sept 20 (Reuters) - U.S. oil prices extended gains on Thursday …

Oil

EU sources: Facebook may face sanctions because it has yet to comply with EU consumer rules; Airbnb has made necessary changes in response to regulatory demands

Administrative Law

Danske Bank CEO resigns over $300B money-laundering inquiry

Danske Bank chief executive Thomas Borgen has quit following an investigation into payments totalling some 200 billion euros ($302 billion) through …

Money Laundering

U.S. ambassador to Germany: Volkwagen will leave the Iranian market

Multi-national companies like Volkswagen and BASF and have understood that forfeiting the powerhouse US market in exchange for the tiny Iranian …

World News

A Timeline Of All Russia-Related Sanctions

The United States suspends trade and investment talks with Russia as well as military-to-military cooperation.

Radio Free Europe

Russia’s Pivot to China Funding Just Needs a Nod in Putin’s Hometown

President Vladimir Putin’s hometown of St. Petersburg is probing Chinese debt markets as it prepares to sell bonds to foot a bill it ran up partly …

Vladimir Putin

US wants to restart nuclear talks with Pyongyang after North-South summit

The US has said it is ready to “immediately” restart stalled negotiations with North Korea about nuclear disarmament in light of agreements reached at a summit of the two Koreas in Pyongyang.<p>At that meeting, the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, promised to dismantle a missile engine test site and …

North Korea

Macron to meet Trump, Iran's Rouhani at UN in New York

President Emmanuel Macron will separately meet his US and Iranian counterparts, Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani, during the UN General Assembly in …

Antonio Guterres

'Horrendous rapes, killings and tortures' of Myanmar minorities revealed

A fact-finding mission established by the United Nations has documented atrocities committed against minorities in Myanmar by the country’s military, …

United Nations

Facebook could face EU sanctions if it doesn’t change its terms of service

The social network has yet to comply with new EU rules instituted back in March<p>Facebook could face sanctions for not complying with the European Union’s consumer rules, according to a report from <i>Reuters</i> today. Back in February, the company was told to change its users terms and conditions to …

Social Media

Energy Department warns that oil drillers are leaving Texas amid pipeline woes

The Energy Department says a lack of pipelines is beginning to drive oil companies out of the big shale region known as the Permian Basin, as they …

U.S. Politics

NYU Seeks Sanctions Against Staff, Attorneys in Retirement Case

New York University’s retirement plan committee wants a federal judge to impose monetary sanctions against six employees and the law firm …

New York University

Should He Stay or Go? Debate Rages in Iran Over Rouhani’s UN Trip

Should he stay or should he go? Ahead of next week’s annual gathering of the United Nations in New York, the debate in Iran over President Hassan …

Hassan Rouhani

EU starts probe into Amazon after slapping Google and Apple with fines

Amazon could be the European Union’s next target over antitrust violations.<p>The trade bloc’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager said Wednesday that it has started a preliminary investigation into the e-commerce giant over potential antitrust violations.<p>Vestager made the comments during a …

Donald Trump

VSMPO-Avisma and Boeing launch new titanium JV in Russia

YEKATERINBURG, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Russia’s VSMPO-Avisma , the world’s largest titanium producer, and U.S. planemaker Boeing have launched a new manufacturing unit in Russia’s Urals region of Sverdlovsk, a local governor said on social media on Wednesday.<p>The joint venture (JV) will process titanium …

Boeing

Judge sets Dec. 18 sentencing for Michael Flynn

After months of delay, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn now has a sentencing date.<p>A federal judge on Wednesday set Flynn's sentencing …

Michael Flynn

Manly Sea Eagles star who posted a video of himself having sex with a woman on Instagram escapes criminal conviction

The footy start who filmed and uploaded a video of himself having sex with a woman to Instagram has avoided conviction and been allowed to continue …

Sanctions

Yulia Tymoshenko and the fight for Ukraine: ‘We cannot accept peace on Putin’s terms’

Four years ago, when the people of Ukraine took to the streets and ousted pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych, it looked like a new start for the country. For former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, it meant release from jail. Today, she is leading the polls for the presidential elections in …

Opinion

Danske Shows Banks Still Miss the Usual Suspects

Danish bank’s suspicious flows were large and should have stood out<p>By<p>Paul J. Davies<p>Paul J. Davies<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@PaulJDavies<p>paul.davies@wsj.com<p>Some money laundering is highly sophisticated and difficult to track through multiple countries, offshore centers and anonymous shell …

Money Laundering

The US, China and the logic of fighting trade wars

September 20, 2018 5:00 AM<br>They don't call them trade wars for nothing. The latest round of tit-for-tat trade sanctions between the United States and …

Opinion

Report to Congress on Iran's Foreign and Defense Policy

<i>The following is the Sept. 11, 2018 Congressional Research Service report Iran’s Foreign and Defense Policies.</i><p>From the report<p>Iran’s national security …

Saudi Arabia

EU sources

Facebook may face sanctions because it has yet to comply with EU consumer rules while Airbnb has made the necessary changes in response to regulatory …

News (China)

On North Korea’s Latest Gambit, Experts Urge Caution

Despite President Donald Trump’s optimism over overtures from North Korea, experts on Wednesday urged caution toward a country with a long history of …

North Korea