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EU reserves right to 'action' after Russia sanctions

Brussels - The European Union's executive warned on Thursday it was ready "to take action" over Russia's decision to restrict imports of EU food and agricultural products.

Op-Ed: Putin launches food fight in Ukraine

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin brings to mind a drunken college fraternity, always ready for the next road trip to get revenge. It seemed like what the world should expect from a shirtless tiger.

Russia's Putin orders response to Western sanctions

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered his government to draft a response to "unacceptable" Western sanctions over Moscow's perceived backing of pro-Kremlin rebels in Ukraine's volatile east.

Unclear whether sanctions can influence Russia

Brussels - No one doubts the latest EU and US economic sanctions on Russia will inflict significant costs, but whether they can force Moscow to reverse course in Ukraine is a completely different question.

EU targets Russian intelligence chiefs, readies tougher sanctions

Brussels - Spurred into action by the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the EU put Russia's intelligence chiefs on its sanctions list Saturday as it readied much harsher measures against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.

Obama, Putin spoke about U.S. sanctions: U.S. official

Washington - President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone on Thursday about tough new sanctions imposed on Moscow on Ukraine.White House spokesman Josh Earnest did not divulge other topics of the conversation.

Russia slams sanctions 'blackmail'

Moscow - The US and EU bolstered sanctions against Russia over its alleged support of separatists in Ukraine, drawing an angry rebuke on Thursday from Moscow which said the measures amounted to "blackmail".

U.S., EU stiffen sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

Washington - The United States and Europe strengthened sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine Wednesday, with President Barack Obama taking his first direct swipes in the finance, military and energy sectors of the Russian economy.

N. Korea, Japan trade food and medicine in kidnap investigation

The animosity between Japan and North Korea has been going on for years, occasionally escalating into hostile exchanges of threats. But the abduction of Japanese nationals in the late 1970s and early 1980s has never been resolved.

US, Europe readying tougher Russia sanctions on Ukraine

London - The United States and European partners are ready to impose tougher sanctions against Russia if it seeks to disrupt Ukraine's upcoming presidential elections, top diplomats warned Thursday.

US., Europe rallying tougher Russia sanctions on Ukraine

London - The United States and European partners are stepping up efforts to draft tougher sanctions against Russia if it seeks to disrupt Ukraine's upcoming presidential elections, a US official said Thursday.

U.S imposes more sanctions on Syria

The United States has implemented more sanctions against the Syrian government. Sanctions which prohibit U.S businesses and individuals from doing business with certain officials, banks and institutions.

US imposes sanctions on 7 Russian officials, 17 firms

Kharkiv - The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on seven Russian officials and 17 firms linked to President Vladimir Putin's inner circle to punish what it said were "provocative acts" in Ukraine.

Obama decries 'thugs' in Ukraine, Russian 'provocation'

Kuala Lumpur - US President Barack Obama told Russia Sunday it should cooperate with international observers in Ukraine, not stand by while they were detained by pro-Moscow "thugs.

Russia ready for new sanctions over Ukraine: Medvedev

Moscow - Russia is ready to face a new round of Western sanctions over Ukraine, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday."I am sure we will be able to minimise their consequences," he said in a televised speech to parliament.

US allows Boeing to sell plane parts to Iran

Washington - The United States has issued a license allowing Boeing to do business with Iran for the first time since the US embargo of 1979, a company spokesman told AFP Friday.

Europe's response to Crimea falls short of Washington

Brussels - Europe has ramped up its response to Russia's annexation of Crimea with a new round of sanctions that still fall short of Washington's moves and will have little bite, experts say.

12 top Russian politicians, Putin cronies on EU blacklist

Brussels - Twelve top Russian politicians, members of President Vladimir Putin's inner circle, and Black Sea and Crimea commanders feature on a new EU sanctions blacklist agreed Friday.Topping the latest European Union sanctions list -- which brings the total num...

Visa, Mastercard block transactions for sanctioned banks

Moscow - Visa and MasterCard have stopped servicing the credit cards of customers using Russian banks affected by the economic sanctions announced in Washington, the banks said Friday.Bank Rossiya, used by close associates of President Vladimir Putin, said in a...

Russian tycoon dumps shares to beat U.S. sanctions rap

Geneva - Russian billionaire Gennady Timchenko sold his stake in Gunvor a day before being named in sanctions announced by the United States over the Ukraine crisis, the Swiss-based commodity trading company said Thursday.

U.S. sanctions hit 'Putin's bank' and close associates

Washington - New U.S. sanctions against Russia that were announced Thursday target a bank so closely identified with President Vladimir Putin's inner circle that its chairman is widely known as "Putin's banker."Washington slapped business bans and asset freezes.

Obama expands sanctions, threatens Russian economy

Washington - US President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Vladimir Putin's inner circle and a "crony bank" for Russia's elite Thursday, while threatening to target Russia's broader economy over the Ukraine crisis."Russia must know that further escalation will onl...

Obama expands sanctions, threatens Russian economy

Washington - US President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on more Russian officials and a bank Thursday and threatened to target the broader Russian economy if Moscow escalates its actions against Ukraine."Russia must know that further escalation will only isolate i...

Russia hit by 'real economic pain' over Crimea

Washington - Russia's intervention in Crimea has cost it "real economic pain," the United States said Wednesday as it readied a new slew of sanctions to punish Moscow for taking over Ukraine's southern peninsula."The question at this point is not if we will do more...

Op-Ed: To understand the Crimea crisis, just change the nation states

What if: the Ukraine was Texas, Crimea was Louisiana, Europe was Mexico, the United States was South America, and Russia was the United States? Would you meddle? Would you understand?

EU readies Russia sanctions after Crimea vote

Brussels - EU foreign ministers were preparing the "strongest possible signal" to Russia on Monday by making it pay a price in sanctions for backing a Crimea vote for independence from Ukraine.At the same time they reiterated the need for a diplomatic solution, u...

EU calls Crimea referendum 'illegal', to decide new sanctions

Brussels - Crimea's referendum on joining Russia is "illegal and illegitimate", the European Union said Sunday, announcing that it would decide on sanctions on Monday."The referendum is illegal and illegitimate and its outcome will not be recognised," the Europea...

TopFinds: Weighing sanctions against Russia, eagle's live webcam

A Digital Journalist realizes it would be a lose-lose situation for the U.S. to force sanctions against Russia. A live Webcam tracks the drama of an eagle's nest. Radioactive waters detected in Canada. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

U.S. investigates two French banks for sanctions violations: source

U.S. authorities are investigating whether two French banks violated anti-money laundering rules and economic embargoes on countries like Iran, according to a person familiar with the investigation.

U.N. sanctions experts investigate Rodman's North Korea trips

A group of United Nations sanctions experts has been investigating former basketball star Dennis Rodman because of gifts he brought to North Korea during his visits to the reclusive state, ac...
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