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Sri Lanka Imposes Curfew After Easter Sunday Bombings Kill 160

Sri Lanka Imposes Curfew After Easter Sunday Bombings Kill 160The government imposed an island-wide curfew as security forces try to maintain law and order and investigate the attacks. No one has claimed responsibility for the six coordinated explosions that took place at 8:45 a.m. local time mainly in the capital Colombo, and separate blasts later in the day. Sri Lanka had previously received warnings of possible church attacks, but not on hotels, Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando said on Sunday, noting some of the explosions were suicide bombings.



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UPDATE 1-U.S. imposes sanctions on Venezuela bank Bandes after Guaido aide's arrest

UPDATE 1-U.S. imposes sanctions on Venezuela bank Bandes after Guaido aide's arrestThe United States imposed sanctions on Venezuela’s development bank Bandes, a day after the Trump administration warned there would be consequences for the arrest of opposition leader Juan Guaido’s top aide. The U.S. Treasury said it was slapping the sanctions on the Banco de Desarrollo Economico y Social de Venezuela, including its subsidiaries in Uruguay and Bolivia. “(President Nicolas) Maduro and his enablers have distorted the original purpose of the bank … as part of a desperate attempt to hold onto power,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement announcing the action.



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Volvo imposes speed limit on cars to bring attention to 'dangers of speeding'

Volvo imposes speed limit on cars to bring attention to 'dangers of speeding'Volvo plans to impose a speed limit of about 112 miles per hour on all of its vehicles beginning in 2020.



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The Latest: Judge imposes gag order on Trump confidant Stone

The Latest: Judge imposes gag order on Trump confidant StoneWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Roger Stone (all times local):



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Venezuela's Guaido aims at control of PDVSA, Citgo as U.S. imposes sanctions

Venezuela's Guaido aims at control of PDVSA, Citgo as U.S. imposes sanctionsThe moves were aimed at intensifying pressure on President Nicolas Maduro, who was re-elected last year in a contest widely seen as fraudulent. Guaido proclaimed himself president last week, but without a source of revenue or control of the military, he faces difficult odds in assuming the post, despite support across most of the Western Hemisphere. Guaido, who has not yet appointed a Cabinet, faces the intricate legal challenge of nominating new leadership for PDVSA and its subsidiaries, including Citgo Petroleum, who would manage the companies during a transition.



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U.S. imposes fresh Russia sanctions for election meddling

U.S. imposes fresh Russia sanctions for election meddlingThe U.S. Treasury Department twinned that development with an announcement that it would lift sanctions on major aluminum company Rusal and two other firms tied to Oleg Deripaska after a deal was struck to sever the Russian oligarch’s control over them. Deripaska himself will remain under sanctions, Treasury said. The fresh sanctions targeted 15 members of a Russian military intelligence service and four entities involved in the alleged election interference, the hacking of the World Anti-Doping Agency and other “malign activities” around the world, the Treasury said in a statement on its website.



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Ukraine Partially Imposes Martial Law After Russia Flare-Up

Ukraine Partially Imposes Martial Law After Russia Flare-UpPresident Petro Poroshenko said martial law was needed to ready Ukraine for potential further Russian aggression amid fears Sunday’s incident near Crimea would rekindle the simmering four-year-old conflict between the two former allies. On Tuesday, he said Ukraine’s “top priority” now is the return of 23 captured sailors and three ships. While Ukraine’s Western partners blamed Russia, calls for harsher sanctions were only heard from smaller nations.



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France imposes sanctions on 18 Saudi citizens over Khashoggi killing

France imposes sanctions on 18 Saudi citizens over Khashoggi killingFrance said on Thursday it had imposed sanctions, including travel bans, on 18 Saudi citizens linked to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and said more could follow depending on results of an investigation. Berlin on Monday also banned 18 Saudis and moved to halt all arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The bans bind all members of the European Union’s passport-free Schengen zone, it said.



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U.S. imposes sanctions for Khashoggi killing, Saudis seek death penalty

U.S. imposes sanctions for Khashoggi killing, Saudis seek death penaltyThe U.S. Treasury Department sanctions were the first concrete response by the Trump administration to Khashoggi’s death in the Saudi consulate in Turkey in October. Among those sanctioned were Saud al-Qahtani, who has been removed from his position as a top aide to the powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as well as the Saudi Consul General Mohammad al-Otaibi and members of a 15-person team Turkey has identified as being involved. The measure was unusual for Washington, which rarely imposes sanctions on Saudi nationals.



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US imposes sanctions on Iranians for hacking

US imposes sanctions on Iranians for hackingThe Mabna Institute “engaged in the theft of personal identifiers and economic resources for private financial gain” and for the benefit of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the US Treasury Department said. The two founders of the Mabna Institute were among the 10 people whose assets are subject to US seizure, it said. The Justice Department said nine of the 10 had been indicted separately for conspiracy to commit computer intrusions and other crimes.



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