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FBI storms Texas synagogue to release hostages, gunman dead

Jan 16 2022

COLLEYVILLE, Texas (Reuters) -An FBI Hostage Rescue Team stormed a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas on Saturday night to free three remaining hostages of a gunman who had disrupted a religious service and began a standoff with police more than 10 hours earlier. | Video

Nicaragua's Ortega sworn in for fourth term as U.S., EU impose sanctions

Jan 10 2022

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega was sworn into office for his fourth consecutive term on Monday, hours after the United States and European Union imposed sanctions on several figures in his government following elections Washington has called a "sham".

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Bosnian Serb leader Dodik

Jan 05 2022

WASHINGTON/SARAJEVO (Reuters) -The United States on Wednesday imposed fresh sanctions on Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik and current and former officials as Washington warned of further action against those linked to destabilization or corruption.

U.S. condemns Russian decision to shut down rights group

Dec 28 2021

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department on Tuesday said it condemned a Russian court decision to shut down the country's oldest human rights group, Memorial International, and is following with concern Russia's ongoing efforts to close sister organization Memorial Human Rights Center.

U.S. authorizes some transactions with Taliban to keep aid flowing to Afghanistan

Dec 23 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States formally exempted on Wednesday U.S. and U.N. officials doing permitted business with the Taliban from U.S. sanctions to try to maintain the flow of aid to Afghanistan as it sinks deeper into a humanitarian crisis. | Video

U.S. curbs Chinese drone maker DJI, other firms it accuses of aiding rights abuses

Dec 17 2021

WASHINGTON The U.S. government put investment and export restrictions on dozens of Chinese companies on Thursday, including top drone maker DJI, accusing them of complicity in the oppression of China's Uyghur minority or helping the military, further ratcheting up tensions between the world's top two economies.

U.S. imposes sweeping human rights sanctions on China, Myanmar and North Korea

Dec 13 2021

WASHINGTON The United States on Friday imposed extensive human rights-related sanctions on dozens of people and entities tied to China, Myanmar, North Korea and Bangladesh, and added Chinese artificial intelligence company SenseTime Group to an investment blacklist.

UPDATE 2-U.S. formalizes guidance allowing personal remittances to flow to Afghanistan

Dec 10 2021

WASHINGTON, Dec 10 The United States on Friday formalized guidance allowing personal remittances to flow to Afghanistan, providing protection to senders and financial institutions from U.S. sanctions on the Taliban as the country faces a deepening humanitarian crisis and economic collapse.

UPDATE 1-U.S. Treasury eyes new rule to expand company reporting, weed out corruption

Dec 07 2021

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 The U.S. Treasury Department's crime fighting arm on Tuesday moved to expand reporting requirements for certain domestic and foreign companies as part of a broader push to crack down on corruption and shell companies.

U.S., allies ratchet up the economic pressure against Belarus

Dec 02 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States and its allies, including the European Union, on Thursday imposed sanctions against dozens of individuals and entities in Belarus in a coordinated move to escalate punitive action against President Alexander Lukashenko and his government.

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