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Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Episode 118: What's in a face?

Jun 18, 2019

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EU moves to shield companies that trade with Iran from U.S. sanctions

by Stephen Beard Dec 6, 2018
A new electronic money-transfer system intends to "create some economic independence for European companies," one expert says.
Flags of the European Union member states hang inside the Council of the European Union's Lex building in Brussels.
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Using satellites to track Iran's oil shipments under sanctions

by Anu Anand Nov 9, 2018
We talked to one of a handful of companies monitoring oil tankers with satellite imagery.
A picture taken on March 12, 2017, shows an Iranian tanker and a South Korean (R) tanker docking at the platform of the oil facility in the Khark Island, on the shore of the Gulf.
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Iran says U.S. wants to overthrow its government, rejects two-way talks

by Associated Press Sep 25, 2018
At the U.N. General Assembly, Iranian president accuses the Trump administration of violating “state obligations.”
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 25.
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Why European business may try to skirt U.S. sanctions on Iran

by , and May 9, 2018
With the end of the U.S. involvement in the Iran nuclear deal comes the return of U.S. sanctions. Those sanctions can affect companies in other parts of the world, because the U.S. can punish foreign companies that do deals with…

Germany: Business as usual with Iran

by Anu Anand May 9, 2018
In Germany, officials are confident that the European leaders will broker a deal that avoids U.S. punishment.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas leaves after giving a statement on May 9, 2018 in Berlin after US President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of a landmark deal curbing Iran's nuclear program and reimposed crippling sanctions, defying European pleas and prompting international outcry. 
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Trump calls for "extreme vetting" and more sanctions

by Kimberly Adams and Molly Wood Aug 15, 2016
Republican nominee Donald Trump delivered a foreign policy speech in Ohio Monday.
Republican candidate for President Donald Trump holds a campaign event at the Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University on August 15, 2016 in Youngstown, Ohio. In his address, Trump laid out his foreign policy vision for America.
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Final Note

Iran: Franchise frontier?

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Iranian oil gush could push prices down

by Mitchell Hartman Jul 15, 2015
Once sanctions are lifted, Tehran will rush to exploit its oil and gas reserves.

Promise, risk await post-sanction Iran

by , and Jul 14, 2015
Sanctions relief comes at an important moment for the Iranian population

Agreement struck between Iran and major world powers

by Adriene Hill Jul 14, 2015
And what the lifting of sanctions could mean for the global oil market.