- The Trump administration accidentally slapped sanctions on an Italian restaurant and a graphic design studio on the last day before the former president left office, The Guardian reported.
- Trump ordered that sanctions be imposed on a network of Venezuelan oil firms and individuals associated with the state oil company. However, a mistake meant that two Italian business owners, who shared the same name as a man involved in the oil trade, had their businesses targeted in the crackdown.
- Alessandro Bazzoni, the owner of a pizzeria in the Italian city of Verona, discovered that his business was placed on a US trade blacklist after visiting his local bank. “When I heard that my current accounts had been blocked, I thought it was a joke.”
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