Day: April 19, 2017

Exxon Petitions US Government for Waiver on Russia Sanctions

Washington, D.C. (GPA) – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s former employer Exxon Mobil, is seeking a to bypass US sanctions on Russia via a waiver from the federal government. The US oil giant Exxon Mobil petitioned the US government for a waiver from the Russia sanctions regime, imposed on Moscow following the outbreak of hostilities in Ukraine.  This […]

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US Imposes Sanctions on Designated ISIS Financiers in Libya

ISIS IN ACTION Ahmidah Al-Safrani, Abd Al-Hadi Zarqun and Hammam Hamani were identified by the US Treasury Department’s Office of Public Affairs (OFAC) on 13 April, as Libyan-based financial facilitators of ISIS. OFAC has implemented sanctions on these individuals freezing their assets and prohibiting business with US nationals. Sabri and Souq al-Hout, both adjacent to […]

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Google Loses Monopoly Suit in Russia

Moscow (TeleSUR) – The search engine giant buckled under pressure and agreed to be less controlling about what Android phone manufacturers can do in Russia. Google paid a US$7.8 million fine to Russia’s antimonopoly agency, they have agreed to allow phone manufacturers to change the default search engine on devices. Google has also lost app exclusivity on new […]

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