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Russia Sanctions

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...

Will Russia Sanctions Push Europe Back into Recession?

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 05.27.2014 | World
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Around 40 percent of Russia's trade is with Western Europe. Even if Russia fails to retaliate by itself imposing counter-sanctions -- an unrealistic assumption -- its weaker economy would quickly translate into lower sales by Western European companies to the world's eighth largest economy, as well as less certain input supplies from there.

Christina Wilkie

Member Of Congress Unloads Russian Stocks Following HuffPost Report | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A member of Congress who held stocks in Russian companies has requested that her broker sell them "forthwith" after the investments were...

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...