Dec 19, 2014

Rosneft may delay Arctic wells on sanctions as it turns to Asia

OAO Rosneft may delay Arctic exploration wells as Russia’s biggest oil company seeks alternatives to technology it has lost access to because of sanctions imposed on the country by the U.S. and Europe over the Ukraine conflict. “We have to adapt and find alternative ...

Dec 19, 2014

U.S. weighs response to Sony hacking attack blamed on North Korea

The United States was considering possible options on Thursday in response to a major cyberattack on Sony Pictures blamed on North Korea, amid calls for tougher sanctions on Pyongyang to cut it off from the global banking system. U.S. experts say options for the ...

Nov 25, 2014

U.S. Congress skeptical of Iran nuclear talks extension

U.S. House and Senate members reacted coolly Monday to an extension of international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, with skeptical lawmakers demanding Congress “tighten the economic vice on Tehran” through new sanctions. No sooner had the extension been announced in Vienna and U.S. Secretary ...

Russia policy needs dialogue, Abe tells Hollande

Sep 25, 2014

Russia policy needs dialogue, Abe tells Hollande

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with French President Francois Hollande on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, where the two leaders discussed efforts to combat the Islamic State and how best to deal with Russia’s activities in Ukraine. “It is important to put ...

Sep 12, 2014

Obama unveils new sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

President Barack Obama said Thursday that the United States would intensify sanctions in the defense, finance and energy sectors to punish Russia over its “illegal actions” in Ukraine. The move was coordinated with the European Union, which earlier also agreed to slap a new ...