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    Feeling the Heat: What Is Putin’s Next Move?
    Dec17

    Feeling the Heat: What Is Putin’s Next Move?

    Nearly half of Russia’s revenue comes from oil and gas, and Moscow is still facing crippling sanctions over its actions in Crimea and Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Ruble Collapse Shakes Russian Economy, Consumers
    Dec17

    Ruble Collapse Shakes Russian Economy, Consumers

    MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin faces a major new challenge after a catastrophic fall in the value of the ruble, which hit a new low Tuesday despite the Central Bank’s desperate efforts to halt the selling. On the streets of Moscow, panicky consumers rushed out to buy home appliances before they became even more expensive....

    U.S. Says Russia Sanctions Vindicated As Ruble Tumbles
    Dec17

    U.S. Says Russia Sanctions Vindicated As Ruble Tumbles

    As Russia’s currency plunges, the Obama administration is delivering a message about the impact of Western sanctions: We told you so. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama to Approve New Russian Sanctions
    Dec17

    Obama to Approve New Russian Sanctions

    President Barack Obama has decided to sign legislation authorizing more sanctions on Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis, the White House said Tuesday. The bill, which cleared the Senate last week, also gives the president authority to provide $350 million in lethal and nonlethal military aid to the Ukrainian government. That potential aid...

    How Sustainability Can Guide German Foreign Policy
    Dec17

    How Sustainability Can Guide German Foreign Policy

    BERLIN — Sustainable thinking and action continues to gain increased importance in business and technology. Above all, it has become a political guiding principle. As such, it merits examination. The three pillars of sustainability — the economic, the environmental and the social pillar — are equal in importance. In terms of...

    Russia’s Sinking Economy Becoming a Global Threat
    Dec17

    Russia’s Sinking Economy Becoming a Global Threat

    WASHINGTON—Russia’s suddenly escalating financial crisis risks spilling beyond its borders and endangering parts of the global economy. With economies in Europe, Japan, China and Latin America already ailing, fresh threats have emerged from Russia’s shriveled currency, its move to dramatically boost interest rates, the damage from...

    Fallout from troubled Russia risks triggering default and increased aggression in Ukraine
    Dec17

    Fallout from troubled Russia risks triggering default and increased aggression in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON — Russia’s suddenly escalating financial crisis risks spilling beyond its borders and endangering parts of the global economy. With economies in Europe, Japan, China and Latin America already ailing, fresh threats have emerged from Russia’s shrivelled currency, its move to dramatically boost interest rates, the damage from...

    Obama backs bill imposing new sanctions on Russia
    Dec17

    Obama backs bill imposing new sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will sign legislation imposing new economic sanctions on Russia, the White House said Tuesday, as the U.S. claimed some credit for sparking Moscow’s roiling currency crisis and moved to deepen the pain. …read more Source: U.S....

    Obama to sign new sanctions bill on Russia
    Dec17

    Obama to sign new sanctions bill on Russia

    WASHINGTON — President Obama has decided to sign legislation imposing further sanctions on Russia and authorizing additional aid to Ukraine, despite concerns that it will complicate his efforts to maintain a unified front with European allies, the White House said Tuesday. The legislation calls for a raft of new measures penalizing Russia’s...

    China steps up plan for new export corridor into Europe
    Dec17

    China steps up plan for new export corridor into Europe

    Belgrade (AFP) – Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang met central and eastern European leaders Tuesday in a summit to cement Beijing’s plans for a new transport network to funnel exports into Europe.The two-day meeting in Belgrade gathering prime ministers from 16 states had infrastructure and transport top of the agenda.Beijing hopes to...