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  • Putin says considering retaliation against 'strange' Western sanctions

    DUSHANBE (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Friday new Western sanctions against Russia looked "a bit strange" given his backing of peace efforts in eastern Ukraine, and warned he was considering taking fresh retaliation. The European Union and...
  • U.S. intensifies sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States hit Russia's largest bank, a major arms maker and arctic, deepwater and shale exploration by its biggest oil companies with new sanctions on Friday to punish Moscow for its intervention in Ukraine. The sanctions,...
  • Beethoven's Ninth provides some sparks at Hollywood Bowl

    Beethoven's Ninth provides some sparks at Hollywood Bowl
    There was a time when Beethoven's Ninth Symphony was considered to be a "festival piece," reserved for important occasions, but nowadays, it's done routinely by ensembles major and minor. Its "Ode to Joy" is the European Union anthem, Japan has...
  • European states demand release of Estonian nabbed by Russian agents

    European states demand release of Estonian nabbed by Russian agents
    Estonia's European allies on Friday demanded that Russia release an Estonian security official who was allegedly abducted a week ago on Estonian territory and taken to a prison in Moscow, where he faces espionage charges. Russian state-run media contend...
  • Life is less comfortable under America's defense umbrella

    To the editor: While Bruce Ackerman makes a fair point in calling for the European Union to assume far more responsibility for the continent's security, he overstates Washington's pivot to Asia while failing to make equal demands of our Asian and Middle...
  • U.S., European Union target Russian energy sector with new sanctions

    In a marked escalation of their sanctions campaign against Russia, the United States and the European Union hit the Kremlin on Friday with new penalties for its actions in Ukraine, targeting favored financial, energy and defense businesses. The...
  • Euro zone ministers upset by broken French budget promises

    MILAN (Reuters) - France faced harsh criticism on Friday for failing to meet a deadline to put its finances in order, as frustrated euro zone ministers struggled to keep alive their post-crisis strategy for the bloc's stagnating economy. Emboldened by...
  • Russia threatens Ukraine with import tariffs from Nov

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will introduce import tariffs on Ukrainian goods as of Nov. 1 if Kiev proceeds with a trade pact with the European Union, local news agencies cited Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev as saying on Friday. Ukraine is set to...
  • Russia's Rostec sees little impact of sanctions on arms exports

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - State-owned Rostec said on Friday new European Union sanctions would have little impact on the Russian conglomerate's arms exports or on its chief executive, an ally of President Vladimir Putin. Rostec owns companies including...
  • Falling oil price tilts political, economic balance in U.S. favor

    LONDON/KUWAIT (Reuters) - The drop in oil prices to their lowest in two years has caught many observers off guard, coming against a backdrop of the worst violence in Iraq this decade, heightened tensions between the West and Russia, and sanctions...
  • Factbox: How UK and an independent Scotland might split up a nation

    LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland's referendum on independence on Thursday could break up the United Kingdom, more than three centuries after the union of England and its northern neighbor. Polls currently put Scottish unionists a nose ahead but the vote is...