Russia to impose duties on American goods after U.S. sets metals tariffs

By Polina Nikolskaya MINSK, June 19 : Russia will impose import tariffs on certain goods from the United States in response to duties imposed by Washington on steel and aluminium imports, Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin said on Tuesday. The tariffs will target goods that have domestic equivalents in Russia, and the move will not affect […]

Kremlin foe Bill Browder tells West: Russian money is Putin’s Achilles heel

By Guy Faulconbridge and Lucy Fielder LONDON, June 15 : Once the biggest foreign money managers in Russia, Bill Browder has some advice for the West: If you want to counter Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin, then go after Russian money and Russian oligarchs. Browder, the British 54-year-old head of investment fund Hermitage Capital Management, leads […]

G7 leaders urge Russia to stop undermining democracies

By Jan Strupczewski LA MALBAIE, Quebec, Jun 10 : Leaders of the Group of Seven countries urged Russia on Saturday to stop undermining democracies and said they were ready to step up sanctions against Moscow if necessary. The leaders of the United States, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Italy and Britain made the strongly worded statement […]

Russia’s Putin discusses political prisoners with Ukraine’s Poroshenko

By Pavel Polityuk and Maria Kiselyova KIEV/MOSCOW, June 9 : Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko discussed a possible exchange of prisoners during a telephone call on Saturday. Poroshenko had placed particular emphasis on the situation of Ukrainian citizens being held in Russia who are on hunger strike, the president’s office […]

U.S. pushes NATO to ready more forces to deter Russian threat

By Robin Emmott and Idrees Ali BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON, June 5 : – The United States is pressing European allies to ready more NATO battalions, ships and planes for combat, officials say, in a fresh move to shore up NATO’s deterrence against a potential Russian attack. U.S. Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis will seek broad agreement for […]