| Aug 14, 2014
RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil — When a country imposes economic sanctions on another, there are always unintended consequences.
In this case it all began when pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine shot down a Malaysian airline passenger plane. The United States...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 10:07 AM
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland has asked the European Commission to lodge a formal complaint to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over a Russian ban on EU food products that has hit Poland particularly hard, the Polish Economy Ministry said on Tuesday.
| Jul 25, 2014
| 2:58 PM
Russian authorities accused Ukraine of trying to kill law enforcement officials who were checking reports of cross-border shooting on Friday by firing a volley of mortar rounds over the frontier into Russia.
A Russian security official said up to 40...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 9:24 PM
President Barack Obama escalated U.S. economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday for its aggression against Ukraine but dismissed suggestions the growing chill in U.S.-Russian relations marked the start of a new Cold War.
The United States and the...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Russia on Thursday began rolling out a sweeping embargo on food imports from the United States, members of the European Union and allied nations in response to those countries' economic sanctions for Moscow's aggressiveness in Ukraine.
| Jul 18, 2014
With a Sunday deadline approaching, Iranian and Western negotiators likely will agree on one thing: They need more time to reach a deal on Iran's rogue nuclear program. Six months wasn't enough.
President Barack Obama has signaled that he will likely...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 11:00 AM
British Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday that he would press fellow European leaders to impose harsher sanctions on Russia in the aftermath of the Malaysia Airlines crash.
Cameron, who has been the most vocal Western European leader to...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:35 PM
The United Nations has sanctioned a North Korean shipping company but spared Cuban entities in connection with a Cuban weapons shipment seized aboard a Pyongyang-bound freighter in violation of a U.N. arms embargo.
Ocean Maritime Management Company, Ltd....
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Europe's top diplomats agreed Tuesday to impose sanctions on more Russian officials and entities that have allegedly contributed to the unrest in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, including the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 by a suspected Russian...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:34 PM
It's neither pleasant nor polite to say it, but the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may have been the best thing to happen to President Obama's policy on Ukraine in weeks.
Until the plane went down with 298 passengers and crew last week, the...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:04 AM
Evelyn Beatrice Hall, in her 1906 biography of Voltaire, summarized his political philosophy as "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.", although those exact words were never uttered by Voltaire himself. That...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:35 PM
The Kremlin has struck back at the United States and the European Union, banning imports of food and agricultural products from countries that imposed sanctions against Russia for its behavior in Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree...