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Daphne Psaledakis

U.S. imposes sanctions on Russian vessel involved with Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Jan 19 2021

WASHINGTON The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on a ship involved in building the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to take Russian natural gas to Europe, as the Trump administration sought to raise pressure on the project on its last full day in office.

U.S. exempts U.N., aid groups from effort to cut off Yemen's Houthis

Jan 19 2021

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The United States on Tuesday exempted aid groups, the United Nations, the Red Cross and the export of agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical devices from its designation of Yemen's Houthi movement as a foreign terrorist organization.

U.S. Census Bureau director resigns ahead of schedule

Jan 18 2021

WASHINGTON The U.S. Census Bureau's embattled director on Monday announced he is resigning nearly a year ahead of schedule and will retire on Wednesday, the day Democratic President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated, according to a letter on the bureau's website.

U.S. blacklists Cuban interior ministry over alleged human rights abuses

Jan 15 2021

WASHINGTON The United States slapped sanctions on Cuba's interior ministry on Friday, accusing it of serious human rights abuses as Washington kept up sanctions into the final days of President Donald Trump's administration.

Exclusive: U.S. tells European companies they face sanctions risk on Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Jan 13 2021

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department this month told European companies which it suspects are helping to build Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they face a risk of sanctions, a spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday, as the outgoing Trump administration prepares a final round of punitive measures against the project.

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. tells European companies they face sanctions risk on Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Jan 13 2021

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 The U.S. State Department this month told European companies which it suspects are helping to build Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they face the risk of sanctions as the outgoing Trump administration prepares a final round of punitive measures against the project, two sources said on Tuesday.

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. tells European companies they face sanctions risk on Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Jan 12 2021

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 The U.S. State Department this month told European companies which it suspects are helping to build Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they face the risk of sanctions as the outgoing Trump administration prepares a final round of punitive measures against the project, two sources said on Tuesday.

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. tells European companies they face sanctions risk on Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Jan 12 2021

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 The U.S. State Department this month told European companies which it suspects are helping to build Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they face the risk of sanctions as the outgoing Trump administration prepares a final round of punitive measures against the project, two sources said on Tuesday.

U.S. imposes sanctions on Ukrainians over election interference

Jan 11 2021

WASHINGTON The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on several Ukrainian individuals and entities, accusing them of U.S. election interference and associating with a pro-Russian Ukrainian lawmaker linked to efforts by President Donald Trump's allies to dig up dirt on President-elect Joe Biden and his son.

Pompeo holds 'productive' transition meeting with Biden's secretary of state nominee

Jan 08 2021

WASHINGTON/WILMINGTON, Del. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Antony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for top diplomat, on Friday to facilitate the transition of power, just days after President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol in a bid to overturn his election defeat.

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