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    Russia Dismisses New US Sanctions
    Dec20

    Russia Dismisses New US Sanctions

    Russia says it has a historic right to Crimea and has dismissed new U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia because of its annexation of the territory. The Russian foreign ministry said Saturday the sanctions will not force Russia to give up Crimea because Crimea is a “historic and integral part of Russia.” U.S. President Barack Obama has...

    Obama Orders Trade Ban on Crimea for Russian ‘Occupation’
    Dec20

    Obama Orders Trade Ban on Crimea for Russian ‘Occupation’

    President Barack Obama has imposed a wide-ranging trade ban on the Russian-annexed Crimea peninsula, with an executive order that bars exports of key U.S. goods and services and blocks Crimean imports. A White House statement Friday said the order is “intended to provide U.S. clarity to American corporations doing business in the...

    UN: Children Bearing Brunt of Ukraine War
    Dec19

    UN: Children Bearing Brunt of Ukraine War

    The U.N. Children’s Fund reports that the conflict in Ukraine is having a terrible impact on more than 1.7 million children. The United Nations estimated that more than 1 million people have fled their homes since March because of fighting between government forces and Russian-backed rebels. About half of them are displaced within Ukraine,...

    EU Leaders on Russia: After Sanctions, What Next?
    Dec19

    EU Leaders on Russia: After Sanctions, What Next?

    It’s a rare occasion when European Union leaders end a summit in just one day, but that’s what happened Thursday when heads of state wrapped up their last big meeting of the year before midnight in Brussels. A top item of discussion: the standoff with Russia over Ukraine. Months of European and U.S. sanctions against Russia over the...

    Putin Says Russian Economy Will Emerge Stronger
    Dec19

    Putin Says Russian Economy Will Emerge Stronger

    RussianPresident Vladimir Putin has said his country’s sinking economy will not only recover but also become stronger, despite falling oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Obama Signs Into Law Bill Authorizing More Russia Sanctions
    Dec19

    Obama Signs Into Law Bill Authorizing More Russia Sanctions

    U.S. President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation passed by the U.S. Congress authorizing more sanctions on Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis. The president said in a statement Thursday that while he signed the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014, it “does not signal a change” in the administration’s sanctions...

    Putin: Russian Economy to Rebound in 2 Years
    Dec18

    Putin: Russian Economy to Rebound in 2 Years

    Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual end-of-the-year news conference Thursday, tackling questions on the Russian economy, the crisis in Ukraine and Russian relations with the west. VOA’s Jeff Custer reports. …read more Source: Voice of...

    EU Adopts Tighter Investment Sanctions on Crimea
    Dec18

    EU Adopts Tighter Investment Sanctions on Crimea

    European Union governments adopted tighter restrictions on European investment in Crimea onThursday, targeting Russian Black Sea oil and gas explorationand tourism, an EU official said. According to the official, the new restrictions, approved by the EU’s 28 governments just before the bloc’s leaders discuss the Ukraine crisis and...

    Putin Addresses Russia Amid Economic Crisis
    Dec18

    Putin Addresses Russia Amid Economic Crisis

    President Vladimir Putin is holding his end-of-year news conference Thursday amid a growing economic crisis in Russia. It is expected to be dominated by debate over the ruble, with Russia’s national currency struggling to cope with falling oil prices and sanctions. The Kremlin leader is also expected to take questions on Ukraine and on...

    Russia’s Ruble Partly Recovers as Consumers Spend on Inflation Fears
    Dec18

    Russia’s Ruble Partly Recovers as Consumers Spend on Inflation Fears

    Russia’s currency, the ruble, has recovered by about 10 percent, after falling sharply in value this week, as the government pressured exporters not to hoard their foreign currency. Consumers in Moscow have been on a spending spree, on fears of price hikes, after a massive interest rate increase failed to stop the ruble’s decline. The...

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