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President Trump imposes new sanctions on Iran as regime accuses US of 'economic' terrorism

President Trump imposes new sanctions on Iran as regime accuses US of 'economic' terrorismThe sanctions were aimed at retaliating against Iran for shooting down a U.S. drone last week.



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Trump news: President imposes 'hard hitting' sanctions on Iran as White House put on lock down

Trump news: President imposes 'hard hitting' sanctions on Iran as White House put on lock downDonald Trump has signed into force new "hard-hitting" sanctions against Iran, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as tensions continue to rise between Washington and TehranMr Trump said that the issue of the US drone downed by Iran last week “could probably add that into this” but that the sanctions were “something that was going to happen anyway.”The president is also facing criticism on multiple fronts as the week begins, including domestic outcry over the treatment of migrant children held in “filthy” border detention centres. Meanwhile, questions have been raised after documents were released showing the president's transition team "red flagged" the appointed of a senior general for a top administration post over his opposition to the use of torture.After postponing the mass deportation of immigrants at the request of Democrats over the weekend, the president gave an interview to NBC’s Meet the Press in which he fielded questions about possible Russian election hacking in 2020, the state of the US economy, and the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Meanwhile, as Mr Trump went after Iran, the 2020 race to take on the president is in full swing.The biggest headlines of the day on that front came from Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg. Mr Sanders drove the day by introducing an ambitious plan to make public college and universities free — and a significant reduction in American student loan debt.Mr Buttigieg, meanwhile, faced conflict in South Bend, where an officer involved shooting of a black man has laid bare the racial tensions in that city and across the country.Please allow a moment for our liveblog to load



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Trump imposes further sanctions on Iran that could last years

Trump imposes further sanctions on Iran that could last yearsDonald Trump has signed an executive order imposing further sanctions on Iran, as tensions between the US and the Middle Eastern country have escalated following an attack on an American surveillance drone.The order would deny Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei and others access to financial instruments, with Mr Trump declaring the measure necessary to deny Iran access to nuclear weapons, and in order to send a message after a downed spy drone nearly pulled the US into a war with the Iranian regime. But it remained doubtful whether the restrictions imposed would have any significant impact on an opaque regime that largely operates outside of mainstream global business and financial channels controlled by the US.“We will continue to increase pressure on Tehran,” Mr Trump said on Monday in the Oval Office. “Never can Iran have a nuclear weapon.”In remarks to reporters, Mr Trump stressed his administration is not interested in a military conflict with Iran, even though the president reportedly called off an attack at the last minute last week in retaliation for the drone incident.“We do not seek conflict with Iran or any other country,” Mr Trump said. “I can only tell you we cannot ever let Iran have a nuclear weapon.”He suggested the military could have a role to play in the ongoing dispute, if deemed necessary. “I think a lot of restraint has been shown by us, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to show it in the future, but I felt that we want to give it a chance … I think Iran has a phenomenal future,” he said.In separate remarks, the US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said the sanctions target specific military leaders who the US believe are responsible for shooting down the US drone last week. Mr Mnuchin noted that Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, alongside Mr Khamenei, is among those targeted, and that the sanctions target Iran’s “chain of command” in order to lock up billions worth of Iranian assets.“Along with our existing sanctions … we have additional sanctions to go after the supreme leader’s office and lock up literally billions of dollars worth of assets,” Mr Mnuchin said in the White House briefing room. “Along with that action today, we are also announcing specific sanctions targeting those responsible for recent activities.”It remains unclear what, if any, impact on Iran the sanctions would have. The office of the supreme leader – a vast enterprise that includes thousands of employees – operates like a clandestine religious order, and rarely if ever taps into global financial institutions or networks. International officials from the UN and other nations who have dealings with Iran would be exempt from any sanctions.Iran’s foreign ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi said last week that the US had run out of sanctions targets. “Is there any new sanction that Trump has not yet imposed against the Iranian nation?” he said in a 50-second video.“He has imposed sanctions on individuals and companies and [has engaged in] economic terrorism and has started an economic war against us. Well, so far they have done everything they could,” Mr Mousavi quipped.“These sanctions in reality… are propaganda and give them a sense of achievement,” he said. “I really do not know what kind of sanctions are left that they have not imposed so far. Let them impose new sanctions and we will see what happens.”Measures threatened against Iran’s foreign minister, Mr Zarif, may also prove ineffective because he is not known to hold any foreign assets and is not regarded as particularly wealthy or enmeshed in international or local business dealings.



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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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