Daily Archives: October 8, 2020

New US Aid for Southeast Asia Takes Aim at Chinese Influence

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – The U.S. government aims to take another bite out of Chinese influence in Southeast Asia with a partnership to aid five countries that traditionally tap Beijing for help, experts in the region say.The Mekong-U.S. Partnership, formed Se…

US Announces Sanctions on 18 Iranian Banks

The U.S. government imposed new sanctions on 18 Iranian banks as Washington turned up the pressure on Tehran by further isolating it from the global banking system and hindering the country’s attempts to build nuclear weapons.The steps, which were anno…