The U.S. did not name the officials but said they have been responsible or complicit in perpetrating human rights abuses against the Venezuelan people.
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One U.N. official said this was a "breaking point." The conflict, now going into its 23rd day, shows no sign of abating. The death toll in Gaza has now surpassed 1,200.
Israel broadened its bombing campaign on Tuesday, bringing the Palestinian death toll above 1,200. Brief hope for a cease-fire was quickly dashed.
Obama said further sanctions against Russia's defense, banking and energy sectors were "closely coordinated" with action taken by European allies.
Former security czar Zhou Yongkang is accused of "serious disciplinary violation," which often implies that criminal corruption charges will follow.
Benjamin Netanyahu called the operation in Gaza justified and asked Israeli citizens to prepare for a long conflict.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration called Russia's seizure of the oil company "devious and calculated." The ruling, one of the largest such awards, adds to tensions between Moscow and the West.
The crew — made up of Dutch and Australian experts — were headed toward the debris field when they heard explosions.
Despite a demand from the United Nations Security Council for an immediate and unconditional cease-fire, fighting continued in Gaza, where the death toll has surpassed 1,000.
The cyclist had dominated the Tour, wearing the yellow jersey through all but two stages of the grueling three-week competition.