Trump Threatens Iraq With Sanctions if It Expels Troops

President Trump insists that Iranian cultural sites are fair game for the U.S. military, dismissing concerns within his own administration that doing so could constitute a war crime under international law. He also warned Iraq that he would levy punishing sanctions if it expelled U.S. troops in retaliation for the assassination, in Iraq, of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

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Trump Ally May Have Broken Venezuela Sanctions

Erik Prince, a major Republican donor and founder of controversial security firm Blackwater, has been referred to the U.S. Treasury Department for possible sanctions violations tied to his recent trip to Venezuela for a meeting with a top aide of President Nicolas Maduro, two senior U.S. officials said.

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Five Years After Sanctions, Russian Cheeses Getting Top Marks

Last month, a pair of former high-school sweethearts became the first Russians to win a gold prize at the cheese industry’s equivalent of the Oscars. The couple’s success shows how far Russia’s cheese-making industry has come since President Vladimir Putin banned Western food imports in 2014 in a tit-for-tat measure over the Ukraine crisis.

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