31st August 2016
Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released a Joint Fact Sheet on Foreign Correspondent Banking developed with the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency that outlines supervisory and enforcement processes with respect to… Read More
30th August 2016
EU sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine should stay in place as long the situation on the ground does not improve, Lithuania's foreign minister said on Monday, dismissing calls from EU's rotating president Slovakia for them to be lifted, according to Reuters. Read More
22nd August 2016
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif claimed that Iran understands the pressure of US imposed sanctions on Cuba and therefore will endeavor to maintain good relations with the Caribbean island nation. He made the remarks before arriving in the Cuban capital of Havana, his first visit to Latin America,… Read More
19th August 2016
There is no reason to lift the European Union’s sanctions against Russia as Moscow has not fulfilled all of its commitments under the Minsk peace plan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview published on Friday. Merkel told the RedaktionsNetzwerks Deutschland (RND) that Russia had caused a major crisis… Read More
18th August 2016
Iran said on Wednesday that Norway had offered the Islamic republic a $1-billion credit line following a meeting between their foreign ministers in Tehran. Read More
9th August 2016
One of the key groups opposing the P5+1’s nuclear diplomacy with Iran is the mysterious pressure group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI). Headed by George W. Bush administration diplomat Mark Wallace, UANI is largely funded by precious metal speculator Thomas Kaplan, who links a number of his investments to instability… Read More
4th August 2016
Charles Krauthammer blasted the Obama Administration Wednesday for their $400 million cash payment to Iran calling it “bribery” for the release of American hostages as well as “money laundering.” Appearing on Fox News’s “Special Report,” Krauthammer said, “It was illegal. It isn’t only the optics. It isn’t only that they… Read More
1st August 2016
Possible EU sanctions against New Zealand could make travel harder and have a massive effect on the economy. New Zealand is under investigation by the EU as it prepares a blacklist of global tax havens, Newshub revealed on Monday night. The grouping of 28 European nations has… Read More
29th July 2016
The European Union’s top court on Thursday dismissed an appeal by Zimbabwe’s former attorney general and others against an EU-wide travel ban and asset freeze imposed for human rights infringements. The European Union began restrictive measures against certain people and entities in Zimbabwe in 2002. Johannes Tomana, then attorney general,… Read More
27th July 2016
Commission president finds way to punt tough call to the EU finance ministers. Read More