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US sanctions companies, people over Russia actions in Ukraine
Dec22

US sanctions companies, people over Russia actions in Ukraine

From DNA India Washington , Reuters The US Treasury, in a statement named seven Russian businessmen, six of whom it said were executives at Bank Rossiya or its affiliates ABR Management and Sobinbank. The United States (US) on Tuesday targeted more Russian businessmen and companies over Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the conflict in...

Stolen Paintings Recovered in Ukraine Return to Verona
Dec21

Stolen Paintings Recovered in Ukraine Return to Verona

VERONA, Italy — Italy’s culture minister is returning home from Ukraine on Wednesday with 17 paintings, including works by Tintoretto, Rubens and Mantegna, stolen from a Verona museum in an audacious heist last year and later recovered by Ukrainian officials. Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko handed over the paintings to Culture Minister...

Japan, Russia Agree on Economic Ties; Stalemate on Territory
Dec16

Japan, Russia Agree on Economic Ties; Stalemate on Territory

Russia and Japan agreed Friday to hold talks on joint economic development of four islands at the center of a decades-old territorial dispute between the countries. It was a small step forward that fell far short of breaking the stalemate in a dispute that has prevented Russia and Japan from signing a peace treaty formally ending their World War...

Breakthrough in Japan, Russia islands row eludes PM Abe, Putin
Dec16

Breakthrough in Japan, Russia islands row eludes PM Abe, Putin

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin wrapped up two days of talks on Thursday, with numerous economic deals but no big breakthrough on a territorial row that has over-shadowed ties since World War Two.Putin was heading home with promises of economic cooperation after appearing to achieve what experts said was a...

Obama vows retaliation for suspected Russian hacking
Dec16

Obama vows retaliation for suspected Russian hacking

President Barack Obama is promising that the U.S. will retaliate against Russia for its suspected meddling in America’s election process, an accusation the Kremlin has vehemently denied. Amid calls on both sides of the political aisle on Capitol Hill for a full-bore congressional investigation, including assertions President Vladimir Putin...

Russia Casts Shadow over European Union Summit
Dec16

Russia Casts Shadow over European Union Summit

BRUSSELS — Russia had no seat at the European Union’s table Thursday but it cast a shadow over the summit as a target for criticism of its role in the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s influence over the wars that have dragged on for years deeply frustrated a Europe limited to diplomacy, money or...

White House suggests Putin was involved in US hacking
Dec15

White House suggests Putin was involved in US hacking

The Obama administration suggested Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally authorized the hacking of Democratic officials’ email accounts in the run-up to the presidential election. The Obama administration said it was “fact” that hacking had helped Donald Trump’s campaign. The White House also assailed...

Netherlands Find Compromise to Enact Ukraine Deal
Dec15

Netherlands Find Compromise to Enact Ukraine Deal

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders reached a compromise with the Netherlands Thursday that should allow the bloc to enact an agreement on closer ties with Ukraine, regarded as a landmark deal to counter Russian influence. Dutch Prime Minister Rutte said Thursday he now has the necessary guarantees to push the deal through the Dutch Parliament as...

E.U. Officials: E.U. to Extend Russia Sanctions for 6 Months
Dec15

E.U. Officials: E.U. to Extend Russia Sanctions for 6 Months

The European Union will extend its sanctions against Russia for six more months to keep pressure on Moscow to respect the fragile peace agreement in Ukraine, EU officials said Thursday. Two officials said EU nations backed the deal at a summit of EU leaders and the formal decision will be adopted over the next few days. They spoke on condition of...

US Troops to Arrive in Europe in January to Reassure Allies
Dec14

US Troops to Arrive in Europe in January to Reassure Allies

WARSAW, Poland — The United States is deploying troops to Poland, the Baltic states and Romania next month as part of raising the security of the region, Polish and U.S. defense officials said Wednesday. Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz made the announcement following talks with the commander of U.S. land troops in Europe, Lt. Gen. Ben...

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