The US ambassador to Germany has called on Berlin to block an Iranian bid to withdraw large sums of cash from bank accounts in Germany to offset the effect of new US financial sanctions imposed after Washington withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal.
In February, when the government of Somalia sounded an alarm to the UN about risks of a famine in the country, the UN’s Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), besides quickly shuffling a response team, was acting from a steep sense of history.
Mexico's largest source of cash comes from Mexicans living in the United States. That is now under the microscope after Trump issued an executive order on Wednesday to start building a wall on the border.
Thousands of elderly citizens in Greece have swarmed selected branches of the country’s crisis-hit banks, which were ordered by government to reopen in order to allow them withdraw cash from their state pensions.
Since the Iranian legislature has required that the government discontinue monthly cash subsidies to the affluent, the administration might have to check the bank accounts to identify the rich whose allowances must be eliminated.