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Aug 01, 2014

Russia keeps fugitive whistle-blower Edward Snowden in legal limbo

The Kremlin is keeping Edward Snowden guessing about whether it will renew temporary asylum for the fugitive U.S. intelligence contractor...

Aug 01, 2014

John F. Tefft, a Career Diplomat, Will Go to Russia

John F. Tefft, a career diplomat, who was nominated without objections, will fill a post that had been vacant since February...

Jul 30, 2014

Obama adds sanctions to Russia

Spurred to new action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, followed swiftly by a new round of U.S. penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy... #European Union #Barack Obama

Jul 31, 2014

European court orders Russia to pay damages to opposition politician

The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday ordered Russia to pay damages for civil rights violations against a prominent opposition politician who was arrested at a street protest in Moscow in 2010 and subsequently detained... #European Union #Barack Obama

Aug 01, 2014

Ukraine, Russia spar over soccer in Crimea

Soccer Squabble: Russia and Ukraine spar over control of clubs in Crime... #European Union #Barack Obama

Aug 01, 2014

Société Générale Profit Rises as Loan Problems Recede

France's second-largest bank said its second-quarter net income was up 7.8 percent to about $1.37 billion, but it still faces potential risks, including exposure to Russia... #Société Générale #BNP Paribas #France

Jul 30, 2014

A close look at the EU's sanctions against Russia and their potential economic impact

The European Union's sanctions against Russia are bound to inflict pain on the country's ailing economy... #European Union #Brussels

Jul 29, 2014

EU Agrees to Broad Sanctions On Russia

The EU agreed to place sanctions on broad sectors of the Russian economy, marking a significant escalation of the bloc's response to allegations that Moscow is fueling the conflict in eastern Ukraine... #European Union #Brussels

Aug 01, 2014

Greenpeace protest ship released by Russia after 10 months

The Greenpeace protest ship Arctic Sunrise has been released after 10 months of detention by Russian authorities and the damaged icebreaker is now limping back home to Amsterdam, the environmental activist group said Friday... #Amsterdam #GREENPEACE New Zealand #The Arctic

Jul 30, 2014

Russia sanctions are immediate — and so are questions

Sanctions happen quickly but are often hard to interpre... #Amsterdam #GREENPEACE New Zealand #The Arctic