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    Court Rejects Russia’s Appeal Over Oil Company Compensation
    Dec17

    Court Rejects Russia’s Appeal Over Oil Company Compensation

    Europe’s top human rights court said Tuesday that it had rejected an appeal from Russia over a ruling that it must pay 1.9 billion euros in damages to shareholders of defunct oil giant Yukos. Yukos, once worth $40 billion, was broken up and nationalized a decade ago, with most of its assets eventually handed to Rosneft, an energy giant run...

    Top 10 U.S. Conflict Prevention Priorities Going Into 2015: Survey
    Dec17

    Top 10 U.S. Conflict Prevention Priorities Going Into 2015: Survey

    The intensification of the crisis in Iraq due to advances by the militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is the top conflict prevention priority for U.S. policymakers in 2015, according to leading experts who took part in the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) seventh annual Preventive Priorities Survey. This fall, CFR’s...

    Scant U.S. Hope for Russian Reversal
    Dec17

    Scant U.S. Hope for Russian Reversal

    After Ruble’s fall, Western policy makers are waiting to see whether a weakened Kremlin will call off its intervention in Ukraine to win a reprieve from economic sanctions, but officials aren’t optimistic. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    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:...

    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...

    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...

    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....

    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....

    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...

    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...