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In this handout image provided by Host Photo Agency, Russian President Vladimir Putin greets President Barack Obama at the G20 summit on Sept. 5, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia. (credit: Guneev Sergey/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images)

Russian Fund With US Advisers Eludes Obama’s Sanctions

As President Barack Obama warns of stepped-up economic punishments against Russia for its military incursions inside Ukraine, U.S. sanctions have so far avoided one prominent financial institution: the $10 billion Russian Direct Investment Fund, which has partnered with brand-name American companies and whose advisers include top U.S. and European private equity executives.

08/29/2014

Ukrainian soldiers guard a road which leads to the pro-Russia occupied city of Slavyansk. (GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Dozens Dead In Odessa As Violence Spreads In Ukraine

Ukraine launched an offensive against pro-Russian forces; officials say a fire in the southern port city of Odessa killed 31 people.

05/02/2014

President Barack Obama takes questions from the floor during a townhall session with the Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) at Universiti Malaya on April 27, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (credit: Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)

Obama: US Will Levy Sanctions On Russia’s High-Tech Defense Industry Exports

Seeking to ratchet up pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Barack Obama said the United States would levy new sanctions Monday on Russian individuals and companies in retaliation for Moscow’s alleged provocations in Ukraine.

04/28/2014

President Barack Obama speaks to guests at the Community College of Allegheny County on April 16, 2014 in Oakdale, Pa. (credit: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘We Don’t Need A War’ With Russia

President Barack Obama says that the United States is not looking to go to war with Russia over the unrest in Ukraine.

04/17/2014

File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin. (credit: Harry Engels/Getty Images)

Putin: ‘Nonsense’ That Russian Forces Causing Unrest In Eastern Ukraine

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Thursday dismissed claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine as “nonsense,” but expressed hope for success of four-way talks on settling the crisis.

04/17/2014

President Vladimir Putin has mocked the Internet as a CIA project and pledged to protect Russia's interests online. (Getty Images)

Russia May Halt U.S. Inspections Over Sanctions

Russian news reports say Moscow may suspend arms control treaties in retaliation for U.S. withdrawal from military cooperation.

03/08/2014

Cossacks patrol the streets in Crimea. (Getty Images)

Obama: West Won’t Let Kremlin Carve Up Ukraine

U.S pledges the Crimean Peninsula will remain part of Ukraine.

03/07/2014

File photo of President Barack Obama. (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

Poll: Israeli Jews Losing Faith In United States

70 percent tell an Israeli pollster they no longer believe the U.S. can be relied upon to support the Jewish State’s interests.

02/08/2014

International observers confirm that Iran has begun powering down its enriched uranium project. (KAZEM GHANE/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran, U.S., Europe Start Implementing Nuclear Deal

Iran has begun to curb its atomic work in exchange for easing of international sanctions.

01/21/2014

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama to Senators: Pause For ‘Period of Time’ on Seeking Iran Sanctions

President Barack Obama has personally appealed to senators to hold off on seeking additional sanctions on Iran while the U.S. and world powers negotiate a nuclear deal with Tehran.

11/19/2013

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