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Lawmakers Say Latest Russia Sanctions Are Too Mild

Reuters | Patricia Zengerle | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) - Senior U.S. Republican lawmakers said on Monday the latest sanctions imposed on Russian individuals and companies a...

Kathleen Miles

Former NATO Commander Says Ukrainians Have 'Stomach For A Fight' And U.S. Should Help | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.30.2014 | World

Retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark said Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to reassemble the old Soviet Union and urged the U.S. to support Ukrainians...

Majority Of Americans Support Increasing Sanctions On Russia

The Huffington Post | Stephen Calabria | Posted 04.28.2014 | World

Most Americans support increasing sanctions on Russian leaders, though an even larger majority opposes providing military supplies to the Ukrainian go...

The Right Response to Putin: A European Energy Union

Joschka Fischer | Posted 06.28.2014 | World
Joschka Fischer

Dulling Putin's knife and ending the Ukraine crisis peacefully depends largely on the EU. Sanctions will not impress Putin (he and his cronies are isolating Russia economically and financially more effectively than most sanctions could); peaceful yet tangible political steps within Europe will. Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has made the right suggestion here: prompt establishment of a European energy union, starting with the market for natural gas and including joint external representation and a common pricing policy. This step, combined with further differentiation among supplier countries and progress toward implementing renewable-energy technologies, would invert the balance of power between the EU (Russia's most important customer for oil and natural gas) and the Kremlin.

EU To Sanction 15 More Russian Officials, Diplomats Say

AP | Posted 06.28.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — Diplomats say EU is adding 15 more officials to Russia sanctions list over Ukraine crisis....

U.S. Slaps New Sanctions On 7 Russian Officials, 17 Companies

Posted 04.28.2014 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The White House says the United States is sanctioning seven Russian government officials and 17 companies with links to R...

Obama: U.S. Levies New Sanctions On Russians

AP | By MATTHEW LEE and LYNN BERRY | Posted 06.27.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and its European allies hit more than two dozen Russian government officials, executives and companies with new ...

White House: New Sanctions Will 'Hurt' Putin's Inner Circle

AP | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics

BY MICHELE SALCEDO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — New penalties expected this week against Moscow for its actions against Ukraine will i...

G7 To 'Move Swiftly' On More Russia Sanctions

AP | Posted 06.25.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and other nations in the Group of Seven say they have agreed to "move swiftly" to impose additional economic san...

Report: New Sanctions To Target Putin's 'Cronies'

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2014 | World

(Updates with sanctions and Russian aircraft, paragraphs 1-2, 5-9) * Separatists seize international mediators * Lavrov...

Merkel Threatens New Russia Sanctions

AP | Posted 04.25.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union's foreign ministers will meet soon to consider further targeted sanctions agai...

Obama May Try To Push Sanctions As Kerry Warns Russia Against 'Grave Mistake'

Reuters | Arshad Mohammed | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to speak to several European leaders on Friday to try to nudge the EU towar...

John Kerry Warns Russia Against 'Grave' And 'Expensive Mistake'

AP | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is accusing Russia of failing to live up to commitments it made to ease the crisis in Ukraine. ...

Putin Admits Sanctions Hurt

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2014 | World

ST PETERSBURG, April 24 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that sanctions were hurting the Russian economy but that the d...

Hillary Clinton Calls For More Sanctions On Russia

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she believes the outcome of the standoff in Ukraine will be a bad one for Russia. Speaki...

Lawmakers Call For Tighter Sanctions On Russia

AP | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its...

Obama: Russia Faces Consequences For Destabilizing Ukraine

AP | JULIE PACE and LARA JAKES | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the com...

Politics Test Silicon Valley's Russian Ties

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — Entrepreneurs and investors say Silicon Valley's fast-growing financial ties with Russia's tech sector are being slowed dow...

Samantha Power: U.S. Ready To Impose More Sanctions Against Russia

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

(Adds quotes) WASHINGTON, April 13 (Reuters) - The United States is prepared to step up sanctions against Russia if recent actions in...

The U.S. Is Facing Reluctant Partners For Its Russia Sanctions

AP | LARA JAKES and LORI HINNANT | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is working to convince a reluctant Europe of the need to punish Russia more severely for its meddling in Ukraine...

U.S. Threatens Russia With Tougher Sanctions

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 04.10.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told his Russian counterpart on Thursday that Russia could face tougher economic sanctions because of...

Obama Signs Ukraine Aid Package Into Law

AP | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill providing $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine. ...

Markets Trump Tanks -- The Number One Lesson From Ukraine

Edward Goldberg | Posted 06.02.2014 | World
Edward Goldberg

Globalization and economic integration have created a new weapon and a new deterrent: the potential use of the marketplace against an aggressive nation state.

Congress Sends Obama Bill Aiding Ukraine, Sanctioning Russia

AP | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

BY DEB RIECHMANN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama a bill on Tuesday to provide $1 billion in loan gua...

Report: Russia Expands Sanctions Against West

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2014 | World

(Adds report, upgrades sourcing for Foreign Ministry remarks) MOSCOW, March 28 (Reuters) - Russia has retaliated against expanded sanc...