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U.S. to end all waivers on imports of Iranian oil, crude price jumps

4:46pm EDT

WASHINGTON The United States on Monday demanded that buyers of Iranian oil stop purchases by May 1 or face sanctions, a move to choke off Tehran's oil revenues which sent crude prices to six-month highs on fears of a potential supply crunch. | Video

REFILE-UPDATE 5-U.S. to end all waivers on imports of Iranian oil, crude price jumps

3:06pm EDT

* Market concerned about reduced supply, oil price at 6-month high

Turkey pins hopes on Trump to avoid sanctions over Russia missile deal

Apr 19 2019

ANKARA/WASHINGTON Turkey's hopes of avoiding punishing U.S. sanctions over its purchase of a Russian air defense system appear increasingly pinned on intervention from Donald Trump, but the president has little leeway to counter Ankara's many critics in Washington.

Turkey eyes Trump protection from any sanctions for Russian defense purchase

Apr 16 2019

WASHINGTON Turkey expects President Donald Trump to use a waiver to protect it if the U.S. Congress decides to sanction Ankara over a planned purchase of a Russian missile defense system, a Turkish presidential spokesman said on Tuesday.

Turkish finance minister says he had fruitful meetings at the White House

Apr 15 2019

WASHINGTON Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Monday he held very productive meetings in Washington with international financial institutions, following the unveiling last week of Turkey's economic turnaround plan.

Turkey says buying Russian defense system should not trigger U.S. sanctions

Apr 15 2019

WASHINGTON Turkey's purchase of a Russian air defense missile system should not trigger U.S. sanctions because Ankara is not an adversary of Washington and remains committed to the NATO alliance, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday.

UPDATE 1-Trump wishes 'no ill will' with tweet on Muslim lawmaker -White House

Apr 14 2019

WASHINGTON, April 14 President Donald Trump did not wish any harm in his Twitter post criticizing Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar's comments on the 9/11 attacks, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Sunday.

White House aide believes Trump had no advance knowledge of Assange arrest

Apr 14 2019

WASHINGTON White House adviser Kellyanne Conway On Sunday said she did not believe President Donald Trump had advance knowledge that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was going to be arrested by the British police and charged by U.S. prosecutors.

Trump may be trying to make everyone 'crazy' with sanctuary cities threat - Sen. Rick Scott

Apr 14 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump may have threatened to transport illegal immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities to "make everybody crazy" and generate media attention, Republican U.S. Senator Rick Scott said on Sunday.

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