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    Treasury Department Fines Exxon Mobil for Russia Sanctions Violations
    Jul20

    Treasury Department Fines Exxon Mobil for Russia Sanctions Violations

    The U.S. Treasury Department has fined Exxon Mobil Corporation $2 million for violating Russia sanctions related to Ukraine, while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was CEO of the global oil and gas conglomerate. The department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed the civil penalty after concluding Exxon Mobil did not voluntarily...

    Year After Reporter Killed in Ukraine, No Progress in Probe
    Jul20

    Year After Reporter Killed in Ukraine, No Progress in Probe

    After renowned journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed in a car bombing in central Kyiv last year, Ukraine’s president promised all-out efforts to solve the case. But as of Thursday’s anniversary of his death, there has been no visible progress. Instead, say Ukrainian journalists, the case is mired in either incompetence or deliberate...

    Russia Obtains Gas Turbines for Crimea, But Can It Turn Them On?
    Jul20

    Russia Obtains Gas Turbines for Crimea, But Can It Turn Them On?

    Russia outfoxed European Union sanctions by delivering gas turbines made by Germany’s Siemens to the annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea. Now for the hard part, switching them on. No Russian company, according to Reuters data, has ever got a Siemens turbine working without the help of the manufacturer. In this case, Siemens said the turbines...

    Pro-Russian Rebel Leader in Eastern Ukraine Unveils Plan for New State
    Jul19

    Pro-Russian Rebel Leader in Eastern Ukraine Unveils Plan for New State

    The pro-Russian rebel leader of a breakaway region in eastern Ukraine proposed on Tuesday replacing Ukraine with a new federal state, in comments that could further undermine a 2015 peace deal that is already faltering. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko rejected the idea, describing Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk...

    What’s Behind Putin’s Hate for the Magnitsky Act?
    Jul18

    What’s Behind Putin’s Hate for the Magnitsky Act?

    Congress passed the “Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act” in 2012 to punish Russian human rights abusers by banning them from entering the United States. The Magnitsky Act is back in the headlines after it was reportedly on the agenda of a recently revealed meeting last June at Trump Tower in New York involving President...

    Ukrainian Separatists Proclaim a New State
    Jul18

    Ukrainian Separatists Proclaim a New State

    Separatists in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday proclaimed a new state that aspires to include not only the areas they control but also the rest of Ukraine. The surprise announcement in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk casts further doubt on the 2015 cease-fire deal that was supposed to stop fighting in Ukraine’s industrial heartland and bring...

    3 Years on, Families Honor Loved Ones Lost on Downed MH17
    Jul17

    3 Years on, Families Honor Loved Ones Lost on Downed MH17

    Relatives and friends of people killed three years ago when a surface-to-air missile blew a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet out of the sky over Ukraine gathered Monday to mark the anniversary at a new memorial near the Amsterdam airport from which the plane departed. The commemoration, in presence of the Dutch king, comes as international...

    EU Agrees to Allow in More Ukraine Exports for 3 Years
    Jul17

    EU Agrees to Allow in More Ukraine Exports for 3 Years

    EU foreign ministers approved on Monday measures to allow Ukraine to export more industrial and agricultural products free of tariffs to the bloc in recognition of reforms undertaken by Kyiv and the country’s fragile economy. By the end of September, Ukraine will be able to export greater tonnage of farm products, including grains, honey...

    Russia’s Putin Hopes Dialogue With Trump Will Continue
    Jul14

    Russia’s Putin Hopes Dialogue With Trump Will Continue

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that he hoped for further dialogue with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump after their meeting in Hamburg earlier this month on the fringes of the G20 summit. “If the dialogue were to go on, as you’ve said in this sense, in a humanitarian sense, there is the chance to hope that the...

    Russia’s Ban on US Adoptions Gets Snarled in New Melodrama
    Jul14

    Russia’s Ban on US Adoptions Gets Snarled in New Melodrama

    More than four years after it was imposed, Russia’s ban on adoptions by Americans is back in the news, rekindling frustration and sadness among some of those affected by it. Chuck Johnson, CEO of the National Council for Adoption, worries that any efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration to get the ban lifted might now be...

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