Posts Tagged Foreign policy

For US and Europe, divisions over Russia penalties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Europe are seeking to maintain a united front against Russia with coordinated announcements of new economic sanctions, but divisions persist over how aggressive the West should be in punishing Moscow for its threatening moves in Ukraine.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

US, Europe escalate economic sanctions on Russia

President Barack Obama speaks about the Israel Palestinian conflict and escalating sanctions against Russia in response to the crisis in Ukraine in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to defuse the persistent crisis in Ukraine, both the U.S. and European Union imposed new economic sanctions on Russia Wednesday, with President Barack Obama declaring that Russian leaders must see that their actions supporting rebels “have consequences.”

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,