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US sanctions senior Liberian officials over alleged corruption

Washington, Aug 15 (UNI) The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctioned three Liberian government officials on Monday for alleged corruption in their country.
"Through their corruption these officials have undermined democracy in Liberia for their own personal benefit," Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian E. Nelson said, as quoted in a press release.
The officials include Chief of Staff to the President and Minister of State for Presidential Affairs Nathaniel McGill; Solicitor General and Chief Prosecutor Sayma Syrenius Cephus; and Managing Director of the National Port Authority Bill Twehway.
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28 Sep 2022 | 8:45 PM

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US, EU each set to impose new sanctions on Russia

28 Sep 2022 | 6:57 PM

Washington, Sep 28 (UNI) The United States and the European Union are each set to impose their own new set of sanctions on Russia, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing unnamed officials.

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Spanish FM summons Iranian Ambassador amid ongoing protests

28 Sep 2022 | 6:20 PM

Madrid, Sep 28 (UNI) The Spanish Foreign Ministry has summoned Iranian Ambassador Hassan Ghashghavi to express protest over suppression of demonstrations in Iran, the Europa Press news agency reported on Wednesday.

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Turkish banks suspend Russia's Mir system

Turkish banks suspend Russia's Mir system

28 Sep 2022 | 5:35 PM

Ankara, Sep 28 (UNI) Moscow considers the decision of Turkish state-owned banks to abandon the use of Russia's payment system Mir as forced, as it was made under "unprecedented" US pressure and Washington's threats of imposing secondary sanctions against Ankara, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.

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Over 150mln doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine distributed worldwide

28 Sep 2022 | 4:46 PM

Moscow, Sep 28 (UNI) More than 150 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine, developed by Russia’s Gamaleya Research Center, have already been distributed around the world, including in the home country, the center's deputy director, Denis Logunov, said on Wednesday.

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