White House Raises Pressure on Venezuela With New Financial Sanctions

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS August 25, 2017 The Trump administration imposed new economic sanctions on Venezuela on Friday, modestly ratcheting up the pressure on the embattled government of President Nicolás Maduro for increasingly repressive policies. The...

Trump Blames Congress for Poor U.S. Relations with Russia

A day after signing new sanctions into law, the president said Washington’s relationship with Moscow was “at an all-time & very dangerous low.”

Now U.S. Has Company in Raising Pressure on Iran Over Missile

In a letter to the United Nations Security Council, the four Western allies called Iran’s satellite launch last week “threatening and provocative.”

Trump’s Signing Statement on the Russia Sanctions Bill, Explained

Trump issued a signing statement challenging parts of the Russia sanctions bill. What does that mean?

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