US sanctions Russia’s Rosneft subsidiary over Venezuela trade Feb 19, 2020 0 836 12345 Washington: The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions against a subsidiary of Russian state-controlled oil giant Rosneft over its continued trade with Venezuela in defiance of Washington’s attempt to break leftist President Nicolas Maduro’s grip on power.Officials in President Donald Trump’s administration said Rosneft Trading SA and Rosneft vice president Didier Casimiro were targeted in the latest measures.One official, speaking on condition of not being identified, called Rosneft Trading SA “the prime culprit” in helping Maduro escape the effect of US economic sanctions.This is “sending a message that we will not stand idly by as foreign, extra-continental or other entities help the Maduro regime maintain and sustain its repression,” he said. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES SpaceX announces partnership to send 4 tourists into deep orbit Feb 19, 2020 0 282 WHO urges calm as China virus official death toll hits 1,868 Feb 19, 2020 0 426 Ghani secures second term as Afghan president, rival contests results Feb 19, 2020 0 59 Cambodia PM defends ship docking despite virus diagnosis AFP Sihanoukville, Cambodia Cambodia’s strongman premier defended on Tuesday his decision to allow a US cruise ship to dock despite at least one passenger later being diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus, while .. Myanmar’s internet blackout hides killings, displacement: UN Geneva: In the 10 days since the Myanmar government imposed a new internet shutdown in violence-wracked Rakhine state, civilians in western Myanmar have been killed, injured and displaced, UN human rights observers .. Pakistan policeman killed as blast hits polio vaccine team Peshawar: A policeman was killed and two others wounded on Tuesday by a roadside bomb aimed at polio vaccination workers in Pakistan’s restive northwest, officials said. The attack came a day after Islamabad launched a .. Thousands protest in Greece against pension overhaul Athens: Thousands protested in Greece on Tuesday against a new pension reform as a 24-hour strike paralysed transport and services. Some 10,000 people demonstrated in the capital against the reform, which encourages a .. London mayor pushes for ‘associate’ EU citizenship AFP Brussels London’s mayor Sadiq Khan pushed the idea of an “associate” EU citizenship for Britons after Brexit, as he visited Brussels on Tuesday to see officials including the bloc’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier. .. Australian lawmakers urge Britain to drop Assange extradition case London: Two Australian lawmakers urged Britain on Tuesday to drop its extradition case against jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and defend his right to freedom of speech. “I am very concerned at the behaviour of ..