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    Whither the Russian Bear?
    Dec23

    Whither the Russian Bear?

    The Russian bear that is. Having spent roughly 20 years sulking in “hibernation” (and enjoying oil riches) following the 1989 implosion of the Soviet Union, Russian revanchism is now on center stage. It is not as if Russian President Vladimir Putin did nothing for the 15 years that he has been in power. But much of what he accomplished in making...

    U.S. Sends Putin A Reminder to Stop Meddling In Ukraine
    Dec22

    U.S. Sends Putin A Reminder to Stop Meddling In Ukraine

    The U.S. slapped additional penalties on Russia for its continuing actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Argentina’s Thiago Tirante wins Jr. Orange Bowl tennis title in boys’ 14-under division
    Dec22

    Argentina’s Thiago Tirante wins Jr. Orange Bowl tennis title in boys’ 14-under division

    Argentina’s Thiago Tirante wins Boys 14s titleUkraine girls sweep 14-Under and 12-Under titlesCoco Gauff makes furious comeback for third place in 12s … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    Pressuring Russia, U.S. Imposes 34 Ukraine-Related Sanctions
    Dec22

    Pressuring Russia, U.S. Imposes 34 Ukraine-Related Sanctions

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on 34 individuals and entities as part of its efforts to pressure Russia for its intervention in Ukraine, the U.S. Treasury Department said. “Today’s steps support the U.S. commitment to seek a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine by maintaining our...

    U.S. Imposes Sanctions Over Russia’s Intervention in Ukraine
    Dec22

    U.S. Imposes Sanctions Over Russia’s Intervention in Ukraine

    The Obama administration imposed sanctions on 34 individuals and companies it said were circumventing American and international restrictions. …read more Source: The New York...

    US Expands Sanctions Against Russia
    Dec22

    US Expands Sanctions Against Russia

    The United States Treasury Department Tuesday imposed sanctions on 34 individuals and entities for previous sanctions evasion and other activities related to Russia’s involvement in Ukraine. The Treasury also announced that a number of majority-owned subsidiaries of Russian state banks, Sberbank and VTB, as well as defense company Rostec...

    Sanctions Delay Revealed Italian Frustration
    Dec22

    Sanctions Delay Revealed Italian Frustration

    After two weeks of delays instigated by Italy, the EU finally extended sanctions on Russia by another six months. “Since the Minsk agreements will not be fully implemented by 31 December 2015,” the European Council said in a statement yesterday, “the duration of the sanctions has been prolonged whilst the Council continues its assessment of...

    Ukraine to Fred Durst: You Chose Russia, and You Can’t Have Us Both
    Dec22

    Ukraine to Fred Durst: You Chose Russia, and You Can’t Have Us Both

    American singer Fred Durst loves Russia so much that a few months ago he told a Russian radio host he “wouldn’t mind getting a Russian passport.” And Russia loves him back: In October, ahead of a lengthy tour across the country, Moscow’s embassy in London tweeted that if Durst wanted to live in Crimea — a … …read more...

    Diplomatica: New ambassador from the Ukraine wants costly Russian sanctions increased
    Dec22

    Diplomatica: New ambassador from the Ukraine wants costly Russian sanctions increased

    The new ambassador of Ukraine believes the best way to get Vladimir Putin’s forces out of Ukraine is to make his expansion efforts so costly that the Russian leader has no choice but to retreat. “We want to make sure that at some point, this invasion is so costly for the Russians that they have to pull back,” Ambassador Andriy Shevchenko...

    U.S. Expands Sanctions Over Russian Activity in Ukraine
    Dec22

    U.S. Expands Sanctions Over Russian Activity in Ukraine

    (WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration has imposed financial restrictions on 34 people and entities for helping Russian and Ukrainian companies evade U.S. penalties and other infractions. The Treasury Department says the action helps “maintain the efficacy of existing sanctions” established after Russia’s annexation of Crimea last year and...