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Russia Sanctions

Will the U.S. Fund Russian Gas Exports?

Doug Norlen | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Doug Norlen

Given Russia's use of natural gas exports to bully Ukraine and Western Europe in the current crisis, sanctions should be expanded to include companies working in Russia's oil and gas export sector.

Christina Wilkie

Six Members Of Congress Have Financial Stake In Russian Sanctions | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As members of Congress and the Obama administration scramble to respond to the increasing threat posed by the Russian military in Ukrain...

Ukraine and the EU: History is Not Destiny

Daniela Schwarzer | Posted 05.25.2014 | World
Daniela Schwarzer

What the world is now witnessing in Ukraine is a political struggle between two different visions of modernity, good governance and a decent society. It is an echo, 20 years later, of what happened in 1989 and thereafter in many Warsaw Pact countries. They are now mostly members of the European Union and of NATO, living proof that history is not destiny. There is no reason why it could not happen now in Ukraine, in Russia. . .and elsewhere. The choice is for Ukrainians, Russians and others to make. But Europe and the United States should be there to help.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Contrary Congress Can't Get It Together To Help Ukraine | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. lawmakers agree on the need for swift response to Russia's annexation of Crimea, but their debate over reforms to the International...

Brooklyn Nets Owner Threatens To Bring Club Under Russian Jurisdiction

Reuters | Alexei Anishchuk | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business

MOSCOW, March 24 (Reuters) - A Russian billionaire said on Monday he planned to relocate his company that runs the Brooklyn Nets basketball team to Ru...

Oh, We See What You Did There...

Posted 03.21.2014 | Comedy

The U.S. may be imposing sanctions against some Russian officials in the wake of the conflict with Ukraine, but we softened the blow by also handing o...

Russian Economy Takes Hit As New Round Of Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2014 | World

By Jason Bush and Barbara Lewis MOSCOW/BRUSSELS, March 21 (Reuters) - Russian shares fell sharply on Friday as investors took fright a...

Putin: No More Sanctions... For Now

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2014 | World

MOSCOW, March 21 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia should for the time being refrain from imposing sanctions on Americans i...

Russia Mulls Response To Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2014 | World

MOSCOW, March 21 (Reuters) - Russia is considering a "mirror response" to sanctions imposed by the West over the Crimea crisis, Russia's state-run R...

Sabrina Siddiqui

U.S. Officials Are So Stoked To Be Sanctioned By Putin | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Russia's move to sanction U.S. officials over the Crimea conflict landed in Washington on Thursday with a thud. It quickly became the li...

Russia Bans Entry To U.S. Lawmakers, Officials

AP | MIKE CORDER and RAF CASERT | Posted 05.20.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday slapped travel bans and asset freezes on 12 more people, closing in on President Vladimir Putin's inn...

Merkel: EU May Hit Russia With Economic Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2014 | World

By Madeline Chambers BERLIN, March 20 (Reuters) - European leaders will show they are ready to ramp up punitive measures against Russi...

U.S. Vows More Russia Sanctions Over Crimea

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday vowed to take further action against those supporting Russia's move to annex Uk...

Exxon's Russia Partnerships Challenge US Exports as Energy Weapon Narrative

Steve Horn | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Even if the U.S. (and/or ExxonMobil) comes out ahead in this energy-centric geopolitical brouhaha, we still all end up losing in the end.

Luke Johnson

Obama's Russia Sanctions Elicit A 'Meh' From Moscow To Washington | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States responded Monday to Crimea's secession vote by announcing sanctions against seven Russian and four Ukrainian officials...

Crimea: Compromise, Not Sanctions, Is The Way Forward

Lord David Owen | Posted 05.17.2014 | World
Lord David Owen

Territorial disputes are only solved after long, hard negotiations. The only recent exception in Europe has been the very successful velvet divorce conducted without referendums or threats of violence by politicians in what was Czechoslovakia. Let us not forget either that that was achieved in the teeth of opposition from European governments and the Russian Federation who wanted no change in boundaries.

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. ...

EU Poised To Slap More Sanctions On Russia

AP | MIKE CORDER and RAF CASERT | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers slapped travel bans and asset freezes Monday on 21 people from Russia and Crimea who they linked to...

Kerry Issues Stern Warning On Crimea Vote

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD and LARA JAKES | Posted 05.14.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Washington and the international community won't recognize the outcome of Sunday's referendum in Crimea on seceding from Ukraine, U.S....

West Readies Sanctions For Crimea Vote

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD and LARA JAKES | Posted 03.14.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington and the international community won't recognize the outcome of the upcoming referen...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Ukraine Aid Clears Senate Panel As New Snarl Looms | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill that would provide Ukraine with up to $1 billion in loan guarantees and levy sanctions against Russian officials cleared a Senate...

Senate Unveils Bill With Tough Sanctions On Russia

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress will weigh some of the most significant U.S. sanctions on Russia since the end of the Cold War in a bid to pressure Presi...

Hillary Clinton Right About Putin and Hitler

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Certain Republicans in Congress should stop taking political shots at President Obama or Clinton about the current crisis. By playing politics they help Putin and hurt America.

Russia Warns EU It Will Retaliate Against Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2014 | World

* Russia warns EU not to undermine trust of "strategic partner" * Says OSCE must condemn opposition violence * EU halte...

Europe Tells Russia To Reverse Course Or Face Consequences

Agence France Presse | Claire Rosemberg | Posted 05.06.2014 | World

Europe's leaders on Thursday sharply condemned Russia's stand on Ukraine and warned it was readying targeted sanctions within days if Moscow failed to...