Sanctions run counter to G20, international law, WTO, GATT

The sanctions that some G20 countries have taken against Russia run counter to the principles of G20, the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, reminded partners at the organisation’s summit currently held in Brisbane, Australia.

More importantly, Putin said, sanctions run counter … Read the rest

German business leaders abandoning Merkel

German chancellor, Angela Merkel, is under pressure from leading industrialists to roll back sanctions against Russia, as some of her backers switch their support to her party’s Eurosceptic rival, the Alternative for Germany (AfD).

Merkel’s aides say she has been … Read the rest

‘EU foreign policy prisoner to US threats’

EU foreign policy has become a prisoner of the United States, trapped and forced to impose and maintain sanctions against Russia, prominent French economist Jacques Sapir told RIA Novosti Wednesday.

“The EU at first had no intention of moving to … Read the rest

EU foreign policy has become a prisoner of the United States, trapped and forced to impose and maintain sanctions against Russia, prominent French economist Jacques Sapir told RIA Novosti Wednesday.

“The EU at first had no intention of moving to … Read the rest

‘The goal of sanctions is a color revolution in Russia’

The goal of Western economic sanctions is a “color revolution” in Russia, Russian Academy of Sciences presidium member, academician Yevgeny Primakov is convinced. He told TASS in a jubilee interview of conspiracy theories around oil prices, the U-turn of Russia’s … Read the rest

‘Keep sanctions, Putin is winning’

Vladimir Putin has outmaneuvered his opponents and humiliated Ukraine by continuing to back pro-Russian separatists and flouting a cease-fire, making it crucial that sanctions on Russia remain firm, France’s ambassador to the U.S. said.

The Russian president “has won because … Read the rest

German sanctions against Russia voted on pure speculation

A German parliamentarian, who is also chairman of the German Defense Committee and former member of the Yugoslavian OCSE, says the German government had no idea whether MH17 was actually shot down.

Alexander Neu, during an interview for Rossiya Segodnya, … Read the rest

Obama threatens sanctions after Zim signs Russian deal

The United States has reportedly warned Zimbabwe about its growing economic dealings with Russia after Harare recently sealed an agreement with Moscow for a US$3billion platinum mine.

According to Herald columnist Nathaniel Manheru, who is thought to be President Robert … Read the rest

Russia considers US movie boycott amid sanctions, stereotyping

After a string of recent movies including The Avengers, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and A Good Day to Die Hard featured Russian villains, a member of the country’s parliament has suggested outlawing foreign movies that “demonize Russia and Russians.” And … Read the rest

After a string of recent movies including The Avengers, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and A Good Day to Die Hard featured Russian villains, a member of the country’s parliament has suggested outlawing foreign movies that “demonize Russia and Russians.” And … Read the rest

Russia signs platinum deal with Zimbabwe

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has signed economic and cooperation deals in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe is in “desperate need of investment,” Thea Fourie, an analyst at IHS Global Insight in Johannesburg, told Bloomberg in an e-mailed statement. Mugabe “has reached out … Read the rest

German eurosceptics surge in two state elections

The eurosceptic ‘Alternative for Germany’ party got more than ten percent of the vote in the country’s regional elections on Sunday, making the right-wing a growing threat for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives.

According to Beatrix von Storch, a Euro MP … Read the rest

West’s new sanctions subverts peace process in Ukraine

The West’s new package of sanctions against Russia looks “somewhat strange,” since this move actually subverts the peace process in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

“As for sanctions that were imposed today, or yesterday, it all looks somewhat strange … Read the rest

Sanctions against Russia would affect Exxon and BP

The U.S. and European Union are poised to halt billions of dollars in oil exploration in Russia by the world’s largest energy companies in sanctions that would cut deeper than previously disclosed.

The new sanctions over Ukraine would prohibit U.S. … Read the rest