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Sanctions

Iran to construct 48 power plants in Indonesia in 5yrs
Iran and Indonesia have agreed to build 48 small-scale hydroelectric power plants. The two countries seeking to improve ties harmed by sanctions over Tehran’s nuclear program.

25.05.2015 11:31

‘Extension of anti-Russian sanctions would hit Greece quite hard’
As the Greek economy is in crisis and the country is trying to attract money from any source to survive, prolongation of the sanctions against Russia would only worsen the situation, former Greek diplomat Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos told RT.

22.05.2015 10:56

Japan admits US pressure behind anti-Russian sanctions – Duma speaker
Upon completing his visit to Tokyo, Duma speaker Sergey Naryshkin told reporters that Japanese politicians acknowledge that their country has joined the anti-Russian campaign under US pressure and understand the importance of future dialogue with Russia.

22.05.2015 09:09

Washington asks Athens to back anti-Russia sanctions - Greek minister
Greece has revealed it’s been asked by the US to prolong anti-Russia sanctions. However, Athens stressed Russia is a strategic ally and the ‘sanction war’ is causing it an estimated loss of €4 billion a year.

21.05.2015 10:27

Tories plan to jail, fine illegal migrant workers amid highest immigration figures since 2011
Prime Minister David Cameron has unveiled new laws to prosecute migrants working illegally in the UK as immigration figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) reveal that net immigration reached 318,000 in 2014.

21.05.2015 10:58

Nuland in Moscow: Squeaky bum time for Kiev?
Victoria Nuland arrived in Moscow last weekend and declared that Ukraine’s government doesn’t intend to resume the civil war. Either Nuland was being mendacious or President Poroshenko is on a dangerous solo-run.

20.05.2015 15:25

Sanctions effect is shrinking - Russia’s richest businessman Vladimir Potanin
The effect of sanctions is waning and its high time investors returned to Russia, said Vladimir Potanin the CEO and a principal owner of Norilsk Nickel. He adds that Russia and the US had great potential for rapprochement.

19.05.2015 15:36

Thomson Reuters launches tool to track Russian sanctions
Financial news agency Thomson Reuters has launched a Russian Sanctions Tracking Service to monitor the impact of sanctions on Russian businesses. The service will be updated daily from open sources and databases.

18.05.2015 14:36

Oil price to reach $80 by 2017 – Iranian oil minister
Iran hopes its crude oil exports will be back to the pre-sanctions level of 2.5 million barrels per day (bpd) and the oil price to rise to around $80 a barrel by end of 2016, according to Iran’s Deputy Oil Minister Rokneddin Javadi.

18.05.2015 07:04

Obama acknowledges he can’t isolate Russia – senior Duma MP
The international participation in Russia’s Victory Day commemorations proves that the US policy of maximum political isolation for Moscow has failed, claims State Duma’s Foreign Relations chief.

15.05.2015 10:47

‘Gap now opening up between Kiev & US, Kiev & EU’
The US, initially strongly behind Kiev, is now telling it to wind down the armed conflict, while the EU also wants the Ukrainian problem to be solved and the sanctions to be gradually lifted, said Martin McCauley, Author and current affairs commentator.

15.05.2015 08:26

‘US closing eyes to Saudi atrocities – sign of extraordinary hypocrisy for Iranians’
The US is accusing Iran of being a “sponsor of terrorism” while ignoring their Saudi allies are slaughtering Yemeni civilians, funding Al-Qaeda, and have occupied Bahrain, said political analyst at Tehran University Seyed Mohammad Marandi.

14.05.2015 12:10