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Trump’s Iraq sanctions threat ‘not very helpful’: Germany

Berlin, Germany | AFP | US President Donald Trump’s threat to slap sanctions on Iraq should Baghdad expel US troops based there “is not very helpful”, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Monday. “I don’t think you can convince Iraq with threats, but with arguments,” Maas told Deutschlandfunk radio, warning that …

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US slaps sanctions on two S.Sudan ministers over peace delay

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on two sitting ministers in South Sudan, accusing them of obstructing the young country’s peace efforts despite promises to form a unity government. The order against Defense Minister Kuol Manyang Juuk and Martin Elia Lomuro, minister of cabinet …

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US authorizes ‘several’ firms to sell to Huawei amid sanctions

Washington, United States | AFP | US officials said Wednesday they have agreed to grant licenses to “several” firms to provide components to Chinese tech giant Huawei, which faces sanctions imposed over national security concerns. A Commerce Department spokesman said the agency had granted “narrow licenses to authorize limited and specific activities which do not …

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US slaps sanctions on Turkey as Syrian regime returns to north

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States slapped sanctions on Turkey Monday as it demanded an end to the deadly incursion against Syrian Kurdish fighters, accusing its NATO partner of putting civilians at risk and allowing the release of Islamic State extremists. The actions came hours after Syrian regime …

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Trump authorizes sanctions, slaps steel tariffs on Turkey

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump on Monday authorized sanctions on Turkey’s leaders, reimposed steel tariffs and ended trade negotiations to protest Ankara’s offensive into Syria. “I am fully prepared to swiftly destroy Turkey’s economy if Turkish leaders continue down this dangerous and destructive path,” Trump said …

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We must sanction perpetual absentee committee members -Opposition whip

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament should devise sanctions for legislators who skip committee meetings, according to the Opposition Chief Whip, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda. This stems from a report on the performance of parliamentary committees, which listed more than 100 legislators as perpetual absentees. The report covered the period …

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I don’t own property in US -Kayihura

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has said he does not own property in the United States and therefore the sanctions by the U.S. Government are comical. On Friday, the United States government announced visa and economic sanctions against Kayihura. The …

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US gov’t sanctions on Kayihura long overdue – Mao

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The President-General of the Democratic Party-Norbert Mao has said that sanctions against the former Inspector General of Police-IGP Kale Kayihura were long overdue. On Friday, the United States Government announced visa and economic sanctions against Kale Kayihura. The announcement was made in a …

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