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Sanctions

Sanctions 'not effective' in modern world - Putin
Sanctions against Russia will backfire and actually benefit the economy, President Vladimir Putin has said. His comments follow US President Obama’s threat that the White House has prepared a third round of sanctions.

24.04.2014 12:06

3 charged conspiring to smuggle chemical lab equipment to Syria
Three men including an American have been charged with plotting to illegally export lab equipment and chemical warfare devices to Syria, according to an unsealed indictment.

24.04.2014 02:05

Coup no more? US clears Egypt to receive Apache helicopters
The United States pledged 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt on Tuesday, easing back for the first time on sanctions placed against the country last year following the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi.

23.04.2014 14:19

Sanctions will make Russia stronger - Medvedev
Western-led sanctions will not deliver a fatal blow to Russia’s economy and may actually bring benefits, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday, adding Russians won’t be caught in the political crossfire in Ukraine.

22.04.2014 12:14

US lawmakers call on sanctions against Gazprom, Russian banks
Washington is inching closer to imposing a tighter financial grip on Russia. The next round of sanctions could target more banks and the heart of the Russian economy - the energy sector. In sights is Gazprom, Russia’s largest natural gas producer.

21.04.2014 07:14

‘Ukrainian crisis puts China in a very advantageous position’
The Ukrainian crisis is likely to push Russia to develop a crucial relationship with China, and it’s also probable that the US will cozy up more with China to balance against Russia, both of which benefit China, Chinese expert Andrew Leung told RT.

21.04.2014 09:55

An American plane in Iran explained by Tehran
Despite the Islamic Republic’s off-limit trade status, a US corporate jet was spotted on the tarmac of a major airport in Tehran, fueling speculation in aviation and political circles as to how and why the aircraft got there.

19.04.2014 08:19

Obama signs bill banning Iran's proposed UN ambassador from entering the US
United States President Barack Obama signed a bill on Friday that bars Iran’s proposed ambassador to the United Nations from legally gaining entry to the US.

18.04.2014 20:04

Shell tells Putin gas project not derailed by Ukraine
Royal Dutch Shell’s new CEO Ben Van Beurden met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, signaling Ukraine tension has not affected investment in Russia, and that energy contracts won't be derailed by international politics.

18.04.2014 13:31

‘More sanctions against Russia is mutually assured economic destruction’
At this juncture more sanctions is ultimately economic suicide, and mutually assured economic destruction, global financial markets expert Patrick Young told RT.

18.04.2014 13:37

‘Ukraine today is new Balkans’
Ukraine is on the frontline of Russia v US superpower tensions, while a major naval base there makes it the bottom line underlying this confrontation, Richard Sakwa, professor of Russian and European politics at the University of Kent, told RT.

18.04.2014 12:03

Asia eyes Russian investment as Western ties deteriorate
​Asian business is keen to snatch development opportunities in Russia as economic ties with the West are weighed down by the Ukraine crisis, the Deputy Chairman and the Board member of Russia’s Vnesheconombank Aleksandr Ivanov, told RT.

18.04.2014 07:46

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