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Mexico's President threatens to skip Americas summit unless US invites every country

Mexico’s President threatens to skip Americas summit unless US invites every country

Mexico City CNN — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador threatened to boycott next month’s Summit of Americas, saying Tuesday that his participation will not be confirmed unless host country United States invites Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. “Participation in the Los Angeles Summit has not yet been resolved because we are proposing that no one …

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Linda Thomas-Greenfield Putin 'has recognized he has no victory to celebrate,' US ambassador to UN says

Linda Thomas-Greenfield Putin ‘has recognized he has no victory to celebrate,’ US ambassador to UN says

But the Russian leader also gave no indication that he plans to end the war in Ukraine, she cautioned. In the first reaction from a Biden administration official to Putin’s speech, Thomas-Greenfield noted to CNN that Putin did not use his remarks to announce a withdrawal from Ukraine — which would have been welcomed by …

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US announces sanctions against Kremlin-controlled media companies and bans Russia from using some American consulting services

US announces sanctions against Kremlin-controlled media companies and bans Russia from using some American consulting services

President Joe Biden and the leaders of the G-7 met virtually with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday to discuss further actions the US and its allies are taking to punish Russia for its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. The announcement also included new export controls against the Russian industrial sector and roughly 2,600 visa restrictions …

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President Biden's Executive Order On Bitcoin

President Biden’s Executive Order On Bitcoin

Joseph Stafford is a partner at the law firm Wilson Elser and provides counseling to clients in the Intellectual Property, Regulatory Compliance and Corporate/D&O Risk Management practice areas. By signing an executive order (EO) on cryptocurrencies, President Biden has signaled an openness to the technology’s potentially positive impacts. This is a significant and encouraging development …

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Starbucks accused of more than 200 labor violations in NLRB complaint

Starbucks accused of more than 200 labor violations in NLRB complaint

Starbucks workers react as they speak to the media after union vote in Buffalo, New York, December 9, 2021. Lindsay DeDario | Reuters The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board in Buffalo, NY, issued a complaint Friday accusing Starbucks of 29 unfair labor practice charges that included over 200 violations of the National …

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DOJ unwinds complex web in hunt for Russian wealth belonging to Putin and influential players

DOJ unwinds complex web in hunt for Russian wealth belonging to Putin and influential players

Like other Russian oligarchs on the US sanctions list, Putin is a target for the Justice Department’s corruption task force as it wages a global campaign against money-laundering Kremlin insiders in response to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. “I can tell you nothing about what the US knows about any particular person, but he’s certainly on …

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The Moskva: US provided intelligence that helped Ukraine target Russian warship

The Moskva: US provided intelligence that helped Ukraine target Russian warship

Ukrainian forces, having spotted the Russian warship in the Black Sea, called their American contacts for confirmation that it was in fact the Moskva, sources familiar with the events told CNN. The US responded that it was, and provided intelligence about its location. It is not clear whether the US knew Ukraine would move to …

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Fed, Biden Administration Float New Lending Rules for Lower-Income Areas

Fed, Biden Administration Float New Lending Rules for Lower-Income Areas

WASHINGTON—Top US banking regulators are poised to overhaul how banks lend hundreds of billions of dollars annually in lower-income communities, after scrapping a Trump-era revamp that had divided regulators and industry officials. The latest proposal to modernize rules for the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act is set to be announced Thursday and aims to ensure lending …

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