The vessel left Gibraltar after having been detained for a month in the British overseas territory for allegedly attempting to breach European Union sanctions on Syria.
In our news wrap Thursday, Gibraltar has released the Iranian tanker it seized in July under suspicion of transporting oil to Syria, a violation of international sanctions. Authorities allowed the tanker to leave despite a last-minute effort by the U.S.
By Aritz Parra, Jon Gambrell, Associated Press
The tanker's release could potentially defuse tensions between London and Tehran as a British-flagged tanker remains held by the Islamic Republic.
In our news wrap Thursday, the U.S. trade war with China has escalated further. President Trump announced that as of September 1, he will impose a new 10 percent tariff on about $300 billion of Chinese goods that hadn’t already…
In our news wrap Wednesday, U.S. and Chinese officials have concluded their latest trade talks without visible signs of progress. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman called President Trump’s Tuesday accusations that China had reneged on trade promises “laughable.” Also, the…
By Associated Press
The highly unusual action of penalizing the top diplomat of another nation comes a month after President Donald Trump signed an executive order placing sanctions on Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
President Trump has long had a contentious relationship with the nation’s intelligence community, publicly disagreeing over threats to U.S. national security such as Russia, Iran and North Korea. With Dan Coats stepping down as director of national intelligence, Trump is…
By Amir Vahdat, Aya Batrawy, Associated Press
An Iranian Revolutionary Guard officer is heard telling a British warship not to interfere as the paramilitary force seized a U.K.-flagged commercial vessel.
In our news wrap Monday, China condemned pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on Sunday night. More than 100,000 people marched in the streets, some vandalizing the Chinese government’s office there. Beijing warned they are directly challenging the central government’s authority.
By Aya Batrawy, Nasser Karimi, Associated Press
An Iranian intelligence official said at a news conference in Tehran the arrests happened over the past months.
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