The move was made despite a Democrat-led push to maintain them, according to the news service. Aluminum prices on the London Metal Exchange (LME) dropped as much as 1.4 percent after the open. The limits placed on the company saw demand for Chinese metal shoot up, with China's aluminum exports reaching a record high in 2018. The United States extended several times its deadline for US consumers to wind down business with Rusal.
Trump also said there's a "Massive protest expected today". Trump concluded with, "The fight for freedom has begun!" Maduro, 56, accused Trump of ordering his assassination, while his main global backer Russian Federation called on Wednesday for mediation in a standoff that is splitting foreign powers.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called Guaido a "US puppet" and accused Washington, which has stated that it has all options on the table to respond to the crisis, of organizing a coup in the Latin American country. The Kremlin condemned the sanctions as illegal interference, while China said they would lead to suffering for which Washington would bear responsibility.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will lead the U.S. team for trade negotiations with the Chinese. State media last month reported that lawmakers were considering new foreign investment regulations that would ban forced technological transfers - or the requirement that foreign companies fork over intellectual property as a condition for access to the huge Chinese market.
The sanctions were announced to ratchet up pressure against Maduro and demonstrate U.S. support for Juan Guaido, the Venezuelan opposition leader who proclaimed himself interim president last week and was immediately recognised by the United States and a host of other countries.
MPs would have been able to vote on delaying Brexit to the end of the year and preventing a no-deal exit under the terms of the Bill - although the Labour leadership said it would seek a shorter extension to Article 50. Meanwhile Sammy Wilson, the DUP's Brexit spokesman, has urged Theresa May to "face down the stubbornness" of Dublin and Brussels over her Withdrawal Agreement.