Berlusconi’s party urge lifting of anti-Russian sanctions

Silvio Berlusconi’s party, Forza Italia, will urge the government to lift anti-Russian sanctions, which are crippling bilateral ties and harming Italy’s national interests, the former Prime Minister said after his meeting with President Vladimir Putin.

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Silvio Berlusconi’s party, Forza Italia, will urge the government to lift anti-Russian sanctions, which are crippling bilateral ties and harming Italy’s national interests, the former Prime Minister said after his meeting with President Vladimir Putin.

“Tomorrow we will present a … Read the rest

Clinton Foundation cashed in as Sweden lobbied Hillary

Bill Clinton’s foundation set up a fundraising arm in Sweden that collected $26 million in donations at the same time that country was lobbying Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department to forgo sanctions that threatened its thriving business with Iran, according … Read the rest

Belgians ignore EU sanctions against Moscow

Belgian companies continue expanding their businesses in Russia despite the sanctions imposed by the West against Moscow over its alleged involvement in the Ukrainian conflict, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich told RIA Novosti in an interview.

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‘Don’t kick Russia out of SWIFT’

European Central Bank policymaker Ewald Nowotny has warned against kicking Russian banks out of the SWIFT payments transfer system as part of tighter sanctions on Moscow, the Austria Press Agency quoted him as saying on Thursday.

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China ready to help Russia says foreign minister

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday that China is ready to help Russia overcome its economic difficulties.

Beijing is willing to help Moscow and believes that Russia “has the ability and the wisdom to overcome the current economic difficulties,” … Read the rest

No more US sanctions for Cuba

Oddly, during a week when President Obama prepares to launch new sanctions against Venezuela and Russia, The White House admits that sanctions do not work.

“It is clear that decades of US isolation of Cuba have failed to accomplish our … Read the rest

Oddly, during a week when President Obama prepares to launch new sanctions against Venezuela and Russia, The White House admits that sanctions do not work.

“It is clear that decades of US isolation of Cuba have failed to accomplish our … Read the rest

White House mulling sanctions against Israel

The Obama administration is refusing to discuss reports that emerged early Thursday claiming that the White House is considering imposing sanctions on Israel for continuing construction on Jewish homes in Jerusalem.

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf dodged several questions on … Read the rest

‘Sanctions are aimed at regime change in Russia’

The ultimate goal of the anti-Russian sanctions imposed by some Western nations is to stir public protests and oust the government, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

“Western leaders publicly state that the sanctions must hurt [Russia’s] economy and stir … Read the rest