Putin says his country is impervious to threats from the West. But new U.S. sanctions aim to upend that claim. Washington's new mood: "Punish Russia as hard as possible."
Finance ministers of Germany, France and the U.K. have been working together to move the plan forward.
The order is designed to deter foreign interference in upcoming midterm elections and authorized sanctions on countries and individuals caught interfering.
"You get up in the morning, drink your coffee and read the paper. You look at a story and say, So is this the moment in which we've become fascist or isn't it?" Israeli actor Itay Tiran said.
Decades of U.S. sanctions have led Cubans to become inventive with their prophylactics.
After the U.S. defense secretary said Iran was "on notice," the Islamic Republic's top general warned any attacking forces would "pay a heavy price."
The IAEA stated that its observers had access "to all the sites and locations in Iran which it needed to visit" under the agreement's framework.
Earlier in the week, reports claimed U.S. officials had sought to establish dialogue with Moscow ahead of the State Department's new sanctions.
State Department lawyer Jennifer Newstead argued that the Hague's International Court of Justice could not compromise U.S. national security.
The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences is trying to work out why Trump won the presidency—and how to deal with his unpredictable politics.
In a message purporting to be from that of ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the elusive leader calls on jihadis to "persevere."
The singer said her decision to perform is "not a political statement or a commitment to the politics there."
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Europe must create a new system for financial transactions that excludes the U.S. in order to help Iran.
Russia's top diplomat said U.S. sanctions were not about Syria or Ukraine, but "to promote an absolutely hopeless policy of containing the Russian Federation."
While touring a medical factory, North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un "said he cannot but be very concerned about and disappointed by the bad situation."
Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, is stepping up his efforts to save the nuclear deal.
U.S. sanctions on Turkey have effectively split U.S. policy in the region.
Russia and China have sought to expand their ties in the wake of what they consider an aggressive U.S. foreign policy.
Vladimir Putin is looking for ideas to jump-start the economy and increase spending, but one rumored plan is already costing oligarchs billions.
Despite Khamenei promising that war is not an option, he also said that dialogue with Washington is not on the table.
"The reality is that global economic growth is closely linked to trade, and raising tariffs will inevitably reduce the volume of trade and drive down business confidence," the article argued.
The U.S. has already announced incoming sanctions against sensitive electronic imports and senators want fresh restrictions on Russian finance and investments.
Iran's threat to shut down the Strait of Hormuz is unlikely to be carried out, but it would prompt a spike in oil prices and potential U.S. military intervention.