Should they do better? - No changes in USA-Russia relations

Author: Andrew Andrew / today 14:26 / Politics

Exchange of detainees does not improve relations between Washington and Moscow

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Celebrities to defend Kanye after posting swastika merged with a Star of David

Author: Andrew Andrew / December 04, 2022 14:59 / World

Singer Akon doesn't like the idea of shutting the Ye down and smothering out his speech just because what he's saying is objectionable to some.

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Germany will support the EU oil embargo on Russia

Author: Richard Richard / May 02, 2022 21:35 / Politics

Finance Minister Christian Lindner, speaking to Julia Chatterley, a CNN reporter, said Germany would agree to any new sanctions on Russia with its EU partners. “Germany is ready to impose new sanctions, including an oil embargo,” he said.

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Germany’s “solution” to reduce Russia’s dependence on gas. It’s easy on the wallet and annoys Putin

Author: Richard Richard / April 16, 2022 20:09 / Europe

The Germans are being urged to adjust the thermostat at the plant to a lesser extent and to use the Easter train or bicycle to reduce their dependence on Russian gas and oil.

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Putin's daughters on new EU blacklist

Author: Richard Richard / April 08, 2022 13:56 / Politics

Europe is closing its doors to adult relatives of the Russian regime in reaction to its brutality in Ukraine, including president Vladimir Putin's daughters.

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Ursula von der Leyen says pressure on Putin must be increased: "Let's look at oil"

Author: Nicolas Nicolas / April 06, 2022 15:16 / Europe

Ursula von der Leyen, head of the European Commission, said on Wednesday that the European Union would impose new sanctions on Russia, probably on gas and oil. "At this critical time in the war, we need to increase pressure on Putin again," von der Leyen was quoted as saying in the European Parliament.

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Lessons from Russia: A Rights-Based Approach to Energy Policy in the EU

Author: Nicolas Nicolas / April 05, 2022 18:01 / Europe

Recent oil and gas sanctions imposed on Russia, in light of its human rights violations in Ukraine, have revealed major problems in the EU’s energy security. As the EU now scrambles for new sources, questions about the human rights track record of alternative energy providers are raised. How can the EU ensure that its new energy supplies and an energy policy that are committed to the protection of human rights internationally?

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France pushing for energy sanctions against Russia

Author: Nicolas Nicolas / April 05, 2022 16:34 / Economy

BRUSSELS: French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Tuesday that there is a “total determination” from all 27 European Union countries for sanctions against Russia that could target oil and coal over evidence its troops deliberately killed Ukrainian civilians.

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Spanish police and FBI agents search Russian oligarch's yacht in Mallorca

Author: Nicolas Nicolas / April 04, 2022 16:44 / World

Civil Guards stand by the yacht called Tango in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Monday April 4, 2022. U.S. federal agents and Spain's Civil Guard are searching the yacht owned by a Russian oligarch. The yacht is among the assets linked to Viktor Vekselberg, a billionaire and close ally with Russia's President Vladimir Putin, who heads the Moscow-based Renova Group, a conglomerate encompassing metals, mining, tech and other assets, according to U.S. Treasury Department documents.

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Russia sanctions: How Huawei has been an early winner from war on Ukraine

Author: Nicolas Nicolas / April 01, 2022 17:54 / Tech

Europe’s technology leaders are fleeing Russia as sanctions and public criticism make working inside the country difficult, if not impossible. But one company is flooding the vacuum left behind: China’s technology giant Huawei. Huawei has posted dozens of jobs in recent weeks for engineers at its four Russian research centers, and for business development personnel in Moscow, according to the Financial Times.

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