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  • EU pledges $168m to offset Russia sanctions cost

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission is pledging 125 million euros ($168 million) to assist fruit and vegetable producers hit by Russia's ban on food imports from the 28-nation bloc. It said Monday the funds will help those selling products like tomatoes, carrots, peppers, apples and pears....

  • Global oil supply rises in face of Russian sanctions, Middle East crisis

    Global oil supply increased in July despite sanctions on Russia's oil and gas industry and turmoil in the Middle East, the International Energy Agency said.

  • State defends John Kerry's stay in hotel owned by blacklisted businessman

    State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf is vigorously defending Secretary of State John Kerry's overnight stay in a Myanmar hotel owned by a blacklisted businessman, although she was short on specifics about it.

  • UN Security Council threatens S. Sudan sanctions

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.N. Security Council could impose sanctions on leaders in South Sudan if gross violations of human rights continue to be carried out, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday during a visit to the country. Samantha Power said that peace talks must be...

  • Russian ban on ag imports to affect Idaho farmers

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho farmers may feel a small sting from the new Russian ban on food and agricultural imports from the West. Russia was the 14th largest export market for Idaho agriculture as of last year, according to the Idaho Department of Agriculture. The nation retaliated Thursday for...

  • Western farmers take hit from Russia food ban

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian diners won't be able to find creamy Dutch cheeses or juicy Polish apples in the grocery store or cook up chicken from the United States — the result of a Russian ban on most food imports from the West. Although the U.S., Canada and the European Union together will take...

  • Russia retaliates on West's sanctions over Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia retaliated Thursday for sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine by banning most food imports from the West, dealing a blow to Europe that also takes aim at hurting the U.S., Canada and Australia. In choosing to make an economic move, President Vladimir Putin signaled he isn't...

  • US: Russia impeding own people's access to food

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration dismissed Moscow's ban on Western food imports as trivial to the U.S. but warned it would hurt Russia's own population, drawing a moral contrast in an escalating diplomatic dispute with the former Cold War adversary. Hours after Russia announced the...

  • Editorial cartoon: Russia's response

    Cartoon by Ollie Johansson/Cagle Cartoons.

  • Obama: US sanctions are straining Russian economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that U.S. sanctions levied against Russia over its actions in Ukraine are working but that Washington would face a much different set of questions about how to respond if Moscow invaded eastern Ukraine. Western officials warn that a...

  • Report: Russia to block US agricultural imports

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hit back hard against countries that have imposed sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, ordering trade cuts that an official said would include a ban on all imports of agricultural products from the United States. The full list of...

  • Putin orders Russia gov't response to sanctions

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has ordered the government to develop measures in response to Western sanctions. Putin, in a meeting with state officials in the city of Voronezh on Tuesday, did not specify what the measures might be but said: "I have given the order today...

  • EU identifies 5 Russian banks it is sanctioning

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday revealed the details of its broad economic sanctions against Russia, including the names of five major banks which will see their access to the 28-nation bloc's capital market curtailed. The banks, in which the Russian state holds a majority stake,...

  • Russia tensions hurting European companies

    BERLIN (AP) — Russia's standoff with the West is hurting European companies, from heavy industry to sports goods makers, even before the latest sanctions have a chance to take effect. A group representing Germany's machinery industry cut its output forecast sharply on Thursday, pointing to the...

  • 3 Putin allies among 8 hit with new EU sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union targeted Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle for the first time Wednesday for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine, subjecting three of his long-time associates to EU-wide asset freezes and travel bans. A total of eight people were added to the EU's...



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