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  1. the money game
    Why a Crypto Podcaster Is Suing Janet YellenDavid Hoffman says the U.S. government’s crackdown on a software program means he’ll be stuck doing paperwork for the rest of his life.
  2. crypto
    Why Is Crypto Giant Tether Risking It All Over North Korea?Treasury sanctions against a company that helped launder money for Kim Jong-un’s hacking army trips up one of the world’s largest crypto companies.
  3. ukraine
    Putin Retaliates by Blocking Biden Family Vacations to MoscowRussia announced toothless sanctions against President Biden, his son, and others on Tuesday.
  4. just asking questions
    Lloyd Blankfein on the New Economic Cold WarThe veteran banker watches as the system he helped build turns into a weapon.
  5. iraq
    Trump Admin Drafts Iraq Sanctions to Counter Vote to Expel U.S. Troops: ReportSanctions aren’t normally levied against allies, but very little of the first week of the current crisis in the region could be considered “normal.”
  6. diplomacy
    U.S. Reimposes Harsh Sanctions on Iran (to Europe’s Chagrin)Here’s how the world is reacting to the Trump administration’s latest attempt to cow Iran by destroying its economy.
  7. Trump Administration Sanctions Russia for Spy Attack, After Rebuke From CongressIf Russia doesn’t make changes in 90 days, which is unlikely, U.S. law requires a second, harsher wave of penalties, which would end diplomatic ties.
  8. business
    Trump Vows to Help Sanctioned Chinese Tech CompanyThe president says he will help the Chinese phonemaker ZTE, which is struggling after being banned from buying U.S. components.
  9. The White House’s Russia Hawks Are Still Winning the WarBut Trump won a battle against them by overruling Nikki Haley on additional sanctions.
  10. U.S. Slaps Putin’s Oligarch Allies With New SanctionsSeven oligarchs and 17 Russian government officials are targeted by the sanctions.
  11. Trump Expels 60 Russian Diplomats Over Nerve-Gas AttackIn response to Russia’s alleged poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain, Trump has shuttered Moscow’s consulate in Seattle.
  12. Trump: If North Korea Doesn’t Obey Me, I Might Punish the Whole World“If the sanctions don’t work, we’ll have to go to Phase 2. Phase 2 may be a very rough thing. May be very, very unfortunate for the world.”
  13. Trump Announces New North Korea Sanctions, Wants ‘Complete Denuclearization’The move will “cut off sources of revenue that fund North Korea’s efforts to develop the deadliest weapons known to humankind,” Trump said.
  14. Moscow Strikes Back: Russia Nixes U.S. Consulate Parking SpotsMoscow wants to establish diplomatic “parity” between the two nations and Russians aren’t given fancy parking spots in the U.S.
  15. Trump Administration Imposes New Economic Sanctions on VenezuelaThe U.S. “will not stand by as Venezuela crumbles,” Vice-President Pence said in a tweet.
  16. U.S. Sanctions Chinese and Russian Individuals and Firms With North Korea TiesA total of 16 companies and people have been targeted in the U.S.’s latest move to squeeze Pyongyang.
  17. what now?
    Trump Thanks Putin for Expelling Diplomats From Russia“I want to thank him because we’re trying to cut down our payroll.”
  18. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Scoffs at ‘Emperor’ Trump’s SanctionsThe leader is defiant over his controversial vote as two opposition leaders are reportedly arrested.
  19. U.S. Sanctions Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro After Controversial VoteThe U.S. has frozen the leader’s assets, but stopped short of undertaking broader economic sanctions.
  20. Trump-Russia Scandal Could Be Trouble for ‘Putin’s Favorite Congressman’Most GOP congressmen are keeping their distance from the Trump family’s Russia scandal. That’s not an option for California’s Dana Rohrabacher.
  21. Trump Suggests That Russia Never Hacked the DNC, ‘It’s All ‘a Big Dem HOAX’The president is either beholden to the Kremlin, or an unstable conspiracy theorist, or both.
  22. ‘Shadow Secretary of State’ Jared Kushner Is in Hot WaterAfter an overseas trip in which he played a role well beyond his job description, he’s returning home to a much dicier situation.
  23. U.S. Hits Venezuela’s VP With Sanctions for Drug TraffickingTareck El Aissami has called the act a “vile aggression.”
  24. U.S. Hits Iran with New Sanctions After Missile TestThe Trump administration’s first sanctions come after a week of putting Iran “on notice,” and the day after taking a hard-line stance with Russia.
  25. international intrigue
    Trump Open to Lifting Sanctions on Russia, But Scrutiny IntensifiesTrump officials are also denying a report that the president-elect’s first foreign trip will be to meet with Putin.
  26. Trump Allies Argue That Obama’s Sanctions on Russia Are Too WeakEven as Trump suggests America should just forgive and forget.
  27. The Obama Administration Sanctions Russia for Meddling in the 2016 ElectionNow, Trump can’t absolve Russia for its hacking by inaction — he’ll have to buck his party and actively lift sanctions on Putin’s regime.
  28. international incidents
    Dennis Rodman’s North Korea Problem Is Just BeginningHe’s under investigation for breaking sanctions.
  29. crimes and misdemeanors
    British Bank Caught Going Rogue With Iran: ‘You F-cking Americans’“Who are you to tell us, the rest of the world, that we’re not going to deal with Iranians.”
  30. revolt like an egyptian
    U.N. Votes for No Action in Syria As Hundreds of Government Officials Defect En MasseProtesters object to being characterized as extremists.
  31. revolt like an egyptian
    Banks Have Trouble Freezing Qaddafi’s Assets Because They Can’t Spell His Name“Khadafy” is the only version we’re pretty sure is wrong.
  32. revolt like an egyptian
    U.N. Security Council to Discuss Libya TodayDiplomats circulated a draft resolution that calls for an investigation into crimes against humanity.
  33. revolt like an egyptian
    U.S. to Impose Sanctions on LibyaHow does one impose sanctions on chaos?
  34. iran
    U.S. Announces New Sanctions on Iran“In the coming weeks, we will continue to increase the financial pressure on Iran,” Geithner says.
  35. international intrigue
    Hillary Clinton Congratulates Iran With SanctionsRussia and China are finally onboard.