By Rebecca Berg | 08/31/14 11:15 AM
After President Obama suggested this week that the U.S. might impose further sanctions against Russia for its latest incursion into Ukraine, Democrats still aren't fully bought in to the idea.
08/30/14 08:31 PM
BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away. Instead, the 28-nation bloc's heads of state and government tasked their executive body to...
08/30/14 08:00 AM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an "invasion" on Saturday after Washington imposed penalties on 25 businesses, banks and individuals. "Sanctions are an invasion of the Iranian nation. We should resist the invasion and put the invaders in their...
08/29/14 05:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a $10 billion sovereign wealth fund...
By Susan Crabtree | 08/29/14 12:11 PM
The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday penalized more than 25 entities and individuals it believes are involved in assisting Iran's nuclear program, supporting terrorism or aiding Tehran's evasion of U.S. and international sanctions.
By Jed Babbin | 08/27/14 03:48 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin apparently is a very patient man. Having taken over the Crimean Peninsula, his gradual conquest of Ukraine is proceeding, albeit at an uncertain pace.
08/21/14 01:15 PM
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's food safety agency said Thursday that it was checking McDonald's restaurants around the country, a day after several branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow. The pressure on the American chain, which has 435 restaurants in Russia, comes at a time of heightened...
08/18/14 07:15 AM
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....
By Zack Colman | 08/13/14 10:51 AM
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.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/12/14 03:32 PM
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.
08/12/14 11:45 AM
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...
08/10/14 01:15 PM
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...
08/07/14 06:32 PM
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...
08/07/14 03:32 PM
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...
08/07/14 03:03 PM
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...
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