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    Russia’s Food Sanctions: Boon for Some, Bust for Others
    Sep25

    Russia’s Food Sanctions: Boon for Some, Bust for Others

    Russia retaliated against Western sanctions imposed for its actions in Ukraine by halting food imports from the West. The temporary import ban on food from the European Union, North America, Norway and Australia has Russian consumers concerned that they could face sharp increases in food prices. But in an ironic twist, the restrictions have made...

    Russia’s Food Sanctions: Boon for Producers, Bust for Consumers
    Sep24

    Russia’s Food Sanctions: Boon for Producers, Bust for Consumers

    Russia retaliated against Western sanctions imposed for its actions in Ukraine by halting food imports from the West. The temporary import ban on food from the European Union, North America, Norway and Australia has Russian consumers concerned that they could face sharp increases in food prices. But in an ironic twist, the restrictions have made...

    NATO Confident in Afghan Security Following Political Power Sharing
    Sep24

    NATO Confident in Afghan Security Following Political Power Sharing

    NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says he is confident that Afghan forces can take charge of security behind a new government in Kabul that comes as part of a political power-sharing agreement following this year’s historic elections. The NATO Secretary General spoke with VOA at the United Nations about Afghanistan, Syria, and...

    World Bank: Russian Economy Nears ‘Stagnation’
    Sep24

    World Bank: Russian Economy Nears ‘Stagnation’

    Russia’s economic growth is slow and may stagnate over the next two years, according to a World Bank study published Wednesday. The bank says Russia’s economic growth may be just one-half of one percent this year — and forecasts it may be slightly slower in 2015 and 2016. The bank’s new Russia Economic Report highlights...

    EU Plans for Iran Gas Imports If Sanctions Go
    Sep24

    EU Plans for Iran Gas Imports If Sanctions Go

    The European Union is quietly increasing the urgency of a plan to import natural gas from Iran, as relations with Tehran thaw while those with top gas supplier Russia grow chillier. Two “ifs” – the removal of sanctions on Iran and the addition of some pipeline infrastructure – are not preventing EU planners preparing, a European...

    NATO Sees Significant Pullback of Russian Troops from Ukraine
    Sep24

    NATO Sees Significant Pullback of Russian Troops from Ukraine

    NATO has observed a significant withdrawal of Russian forces from inside Ukraine, but many Russian troops remain stationed near the border, an alliance military spokesman said on Wednesday. “There has been a significant pullback of Russian conventional forces from inside Ukraine, but many thousands are still deployed in the vicinity of the...

    Japan Announces New Russia Sanctions
    Sep24

    Japan Announces New Russia Sanctions

    Japan has announced additional sanctions on Russia over unrest in Ukraine and urged Moscow to find a peaceful resolution to the crisis. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the new sanctions will tighten restrictions on arms exports to Russia, as well as ban some Russian banks from issuing securities in Japan. “Japan...

    Watchdog: Kremlin Internet Plans Could Endanger Free Speech
    Sep24

    Watchdog: Kremlin Internet Plans Could Endanger Free Speech

    Russian proposals on protecting Internet users against threats from the West could be a Kremlin ploy to crack down on critical voices inside Russia, a representative of Europe’s main rights and democracy watchdog said. Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the Internet as a “CIA special project,” and Russia media last week quoted...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Secures Less US Aid Than Hoped
    Sep24

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Secures Less US Aid Than Hoped

    Addressing a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress last week, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked for military aid and a special security status for his country. Poroshenko said his army needed more military equipment – both non-lethal and lethal. “Blankets and night vision goggles are important,” he said, “but one cannot win a war with...

    Russian MPs Back Initial Proposal to Curb Foreign Media Ownership
    Sep23

    Russian MPs Back Initial Proposal to Curb Foreign Media Ownership

    Russian lawmakers gave initial backing on Tuesday to a draft law limiting foreign ownership of Russian media to 20 percent from the existing ceiling of 50 percent, a move critics say will reinforce the dominance of outlets loyal to the Kremlin. With only one vote against the proposal, the draft law passed the first of three readings in the Duma,...

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