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Russian Sanctions

Who Wins Hockey's New Cold War? Nobody.

Paul Stewart | Posted 04.06.2015 | Sports
Paul Stewart

It concerns and disgusts me that there are some folks in North America who are taking a perverse pleasure in the fallout and the collapse of the ruble. Part of the beauty of hockey at its best is its ability to transcend borders and politics.

Russia Warns Of Recession In 2015

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 02.01.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government has acknowledged that the country will fall into recession next year, battered by the combination of Western sa...

Germany's Merkel Says Continued Russia Sanctions Are 'Unavoidable'

AP | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says continued sanctions against Russia are "unavoidable" and that it will take "patience and persever...

A New, Risky Form of Protectionism

Frank A. Weil | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

The point is that "protectionism" either for trade/job reasons or national security is a dangerous game that most likely will end up hurting everyone involved more than the basic problems that led to that type of economic warfare.

The Flawed Logic of Russian Sanctions (and Why They Might Be Useful Anyway)

Kimberly Marten | Posted 11.28.2014 | World
Kimberly Marten

Western sanctions are harming the Russian economy, but that doesn't mean they will achieve anything the West wants in Ukraine.

Germany's Merkel Calls For Sanctions On Russia To Be Put Into Effect

AP | Posted 09.10.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Wednesday for the European Union to put new sanctions against Russia into effect immediately be...

Russian Bank Hires Former Senators To Lobby Against U.S. Sanctions

Center for Public Integrity | Alexander Cohen | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washingto...

McDonald's Says Russian Officials Shut Down 12 Locations

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business

MOSCOW, Aug 29 (Reuters) - McDonald's said on Friday that a total of 12 of its branches in Russia had been temporarily closed over the state food sa...

Kerry as Churchill

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

While commentators grow impatient with Kerry's Churchillian warnings about the consequences of failure in the Middle East peace process, the world might sadly witness how right Kerry is.

Oil Tycoon Khodorkovsky Downplays Sanctions Weapon In Ukraine Crisis

euronews | Posted 04.28.2014 | World

As the US and EU prepare to unveil new sanctions against Russia, accusing it of destabilising Ukraine, the former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky has do...

U.S. Announces Sanctions Against Russian Officials

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the most comprehensive sanctions against Russia since the end of the Cold War, President Barack Obama on Monday froze the U.S. ...