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Sanctions

​Chinese diplomat lectures West on Russia’s ‘real security concerns’ over Ukraine
Western nations should heed Russia's legitimate security concerns over the volatile situation in Ukraine, a top Chinese diplomat has said in a rare public statement on the crisis that has damaged relations between Russia and the West.

27.02.2015 10:24

Ukraine military has begun heavy weapons withdrawal – military spokesman
Kiev troops have started the long-promised withdrawal of heavy weapons from eastern Ukraine, a step required by the fragile ceasefire agreement signed earlier this month. The rebels have been criticizing their opponents for stalling the disengagement.

26.02.2015 12:23

​Kiev's West-backed 'ludicrous demands' may derail ceasefire – Moscow
Kiev has been making unrealistic demands for the rebels to meet before pulling back their heavy weapons, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. It appears that some politicians in Ukraine and the West want to derail the Minsk ceasefire, he added.

26.02.2015 10:03

Leftists call for lifting Russian embargo on food imports
A group of leftist MPs have submitted a bill contesting the 6-month old embargo on alimentary products produced in the countries that apply economic sanctions against the Russian Federation.

26.02.2015 07:43

US Supreme Court hands Cuba a victory over its cigars
The US Supreme Court declined to intervene in a long-running battle between a US and Cuban company over the Cohiba cigar trademark. By refusing to hear an appeal, the country's highest court leaves intact a ruling in favor of the Cuban firm.

25.02.2015 03:30

​Russian sanctions create broader problems for entire EU– Cyprus president
EU sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis have neither proved effective, nor met the expectations of those who imposed them, but brought huge losses, said Cyprus President Nikos Anastasiadis ahead of a visit to Moscow.

24.02.2015 07:37

Settlement rush: Record Israel construction tenders in occupied territories
Israel was accelerating construction of the new settlements on the occupied Palestinian territories throughout 2014, setting a 10-year record for the number of construction tenders issued. The overall increase in construction starts reached 40 percent.

24.02.2015 05:55

Polish discussions on Russia: Free speech for paranoiacs
Sunday was "Polish day" in Kiev: Poland’s President Bronislaw Komorowski and the head of the European Council Donald Tusk attended the ceremonies marking the first anniversary of Viktor Yanukovich's ousting from power in Ukraine.

23.02.2015 14:51

​US, UK mulling more sanctions against Russia – Kerry
The US and its allies are considering extra sanctions against Moscow over the crisis in Eastern Ukraine. They have accused Russia of undermining a “European-brokered” truce between Kiev and the rebels, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.

21.02.2015 12:56

Netanyahu accuses Iran of ‘hiding’ nuclear program after new IAEA report
A new IAEA report has sparked a war of words ahead of key Geneva negotiations, with Israel claiming it proves that Iran is “preparing for the production of nuclear weapons,” and Tehran insisting that it shows its “transparency.”

20.02.2015 20:24

​EU and Moscow–led economic bloc should develop free trade – Hungarian PM
Efficient cooperation between the EU and Russia will define the future of Europe. That’s why the EU shouldn’t waste any opportunity to unite with Russia in pursuance of a “prosperous future,” said Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban.

20.02.2015 12:28

‘Euromaidan movement grew from child into monster’
Ukraine is now further from national sovereignty than it was a year ago, with the IMF running its finances and an American-born Ukrainian, Natalie Jaresko, heading the Finance Ministry, Roger Annis, Editor, Newcoldwar.org told RT’s In the Now show.

20.02.2015 10:00