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The Latest: US sanctions Venezuela's development bank

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump’s meeting with leaders from the Caribbean. (all times local):


2:40 p.m.

The U.S. Treasury Department says it has sanctioned BANDES, Venezuela’s national development bank, and four additional subsidiaries that BANDES owns or controls.


p>The department says the …

Trump cancels Treasury Dept.'s sanctions against North Korea, but causes confusion about which ones

In a highly unusual move, President Trump on Friday said he is canceling “additional, large scale” sanctions the Treasury Department just imposed on North Korea.

“I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional Sanctions!” he tweeted.


p>The president’s declaration sparked confusion, because it was unclear which sanctions he wanted …

Q&A: Golan Heights an area of beauty, strategic value

BEIRUT (AP) - President Donald Trump’s move to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights turns the tables on decades of U.S. diplomacy and international law and threatens to further inflame regional tensions.


p>It is unlikely, though, to have much impact on the actual status of the territory, where …

Julian Assange refuses House request as WikiLeaks colleague slams 'pathetic' hunt for collusion

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson denied ties Friday to President Trump’s election campaign on the heels of his predecessor, Julian Assange, defying requests for related material from the House Judiciary Committee.


p>”It’s rather pathetic how people are trying to connect the dots about some kind of collaboration,” said Mr. Hrafnsson, an …