Biden Sanctions Plan Targets Russian Banks, Companies and Imports If Ukraine Is Attacked

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is narrowing its targets for a barrage of economic sanctions against Russia if it attacks Ukraine — hitting major Russian banks, state companies and needed imports, though the strategy faces obstacles that have hindered previous pressure campaigns. Administration officials said the planned actions are being finalized and are unparalleled in … Read more

Elizabeth Holmes Could Claim An Abusive Relationship In Theranos Fraud Trial

The founder of Theranos Inc., Elizabeth Holmes, could argue during her upcoming criminal fraud trial that she had a decade-long abusive relationship with the former president of Theranos, Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, which kept her under his control during the period when the government claims the two have had blood tests. executives committed massive fraud, newly … Read more

Putin rejected role for US forces near Afghanistan at summit with Biden

Russian President Vladimir Putin, during a summit on June 16 with President Biden, objected to any role for US forces in Central Asian countries, said senior US and Russian officials, and stressed US plans to act against new terrorist threats following the withdrawal in Afghanistan. The previously unreported exchange between the US and Russian leaders … Read more