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US sanctions Chinese oil buyer over alleged Iran violations

The move comes amid increased tensions between Iran and the West as well as between the United States and China, which have restarted major trade talks.

Bills targeting China’s Huawei introduced in US Congress

The legislation would bar the removal of Huawei from a Commerce Department trade blacklist without House and Senate approval.

Turkey ignores US warnings over Russian S-400 missile deployment

The US fears that if Ankara integrates the S-400 into its defences, data about the US-built F-35 fighter jet could leak back to the Russians.

Turkey receives first Russian missile delivery risking deepening rift with US

The first batch of Russia's S-400 missile defence system arrives at Turkey, sparking NATO 'concerns.'

US sanctions 3 Hezbollah leaders, including 2 Lebanon Parliament members

The US Treasury adds three top Hezbollah figures to its list of sanctioned individuals, as part of US efforts to counter the Iranian-backed Hezbollah's 'corrupting influence in Lebanon.'

Europeans punish Iran over nuclear pact breaches

European countries are calling for a Joint Commission as a way of punishing Iran for breaking its nuclear agreement.

Iran breaches 2015 nuclear deal’s stockpile limit

Iran says European countries had offered too little in the way of trade assistance to persuade it to back off from its plan to breach the limit.

Russia completes its OPEC takeover with deal in Japan

OPEC has come a long way since it sought outside help to cut oil supplies in order to drain excess inventories. 

Iran to exceed enriched uranium limit under nuclear pact

Iran will exceed an enriched uranium limit after European countries fell short of its demand to be shielded from US sanctions.

Iran president renews ultimatum over nuclear pact compliance

Hassan Rouhani did not give details on what actions Iran would take or say what positive signals Tehran wanted to see.

Khamenei: No negotiations with US

Iran will not negotiate with the United States, says Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, after President Hassan Rouhani signalled talks with Washington might be possible if sanctions were lifted.

Global `wall of worry’ feeds rush for treasuries as risks mount

America's debt is up for grabs due to global geopolitical and economic forces aggravated by recent tensions between the US and both China and the Middle East.

Iran says exercising restraint despite ‘unacceptable’ escalation of US sanctions

Iran's foreign minister says they are committed to its obligations under an international nuclear deal despite the US withdrawal from the landmark agreement.

India hopes to avoid US sanctions over Russian missile deal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the deal, defying US warnings of sanctions on countries buying Russian military equipment.

Iran’s Rouhani: US sanctions are ‘economic terrorism’

The European Union is working on a payment system to keep money flowing into Iran but has struggled to find a host since many countries fear repercussions from Trump's administration.

US sanctions: SWIFT network suspends Iran banks

SWIFT, the Belgian-based Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, provides banks with a secure messenger network to allow international transfers.

Erdogan says Turkey discussing Halkbank with US after Trump call

Turkey's state-owned Halkbank has been one of the main points of disagreement between the two NATO allies.

Total increases 2018 production target as oil rally propels earnings

Though the return of US sanctions on Iran derailed a major gas endeavour, it also boosted oil prices just as Total reaped the benefits of project startups from Australia to Africa and the Arctic.

Rouhani says Iran will respond to any new US sanctions

He said that parliament would take the initial steps in responding to any US moves and that any necessary further steps would also be pursued.