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Trump warns of tougher sanctions on Venezuela

Mar. 19, 2019 11:46 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the United States could impose harsher sanctions on Venezuela in its campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro. Recent power outages across Venezuela show that "something terrible is going on down there" and "we need to put an end" to...

Russian oligarch sues US Treasury over sanctions

Mar. 15, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska filed a lawsuit Friday against the U.S. Treasury Department, saying the sanctions against him have caused a "wholesale devastation" of his wealth and reputation. The billionaire argues he was unfairly and illegally targeted by the U.S. government when he...

Ex-Venezuelan vice president accused of aiding drug dealers

Mar. 8, 2019 7:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Charges were unsealed Friday against a former Venezuelan vice president in New York federal court as authorities accused him of using his office to aid international drug traffickers. Tareck El Aissami and Venezuelan businessman Samark Jose Lopez Bello were charged with violating the...

The Latest: Security Council sets open meeting on Venezuela

Feb. 25, 2019 10:39 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 10:35 p.m. The U.N. Security Council has scheduled an open meeting Tuesday on the latest events in Venezuela at the request of the United States. U.N. political chief Rosemary DiCarlo is expected to brief the afternoon...

Prosecutor: New charges possible in Russia probe leak case

Jan. 30, 2019 7:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New charges and arrests are possible in the prosecution of a U.S. Treasury Department employee accused of giving a journalist confidential banking reports related to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Treasury worker Natalie Edwards, 40, is awaiting...