Business groups are pushing to ensure that any economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States are joined by as much of the rest of the world as possible, warning Congress and the Obama administration that unilateral U.S. action would put tens of billions of dollars of American investment and trade at risk of retaliation. Read full article >>
A stand-off involving pro-Russian soldiers outside a Ukrainian military base near Sevastopol in Crimea reportedly ends without incident.
By Steve Gutterman and Andrew Osborn MOSCOW/SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) - Russia said any U.S. sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang back on the United States and that Crimea has the right to self-determination as armed men tried to seize another Ukrainian military base on the peninsula. In a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Foreign
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine — Russia and Crimea moved to solidify ties Friday as pro-Russia parties in Crimea planned campaigns for a referendum on splitting from Ukraine and Moscow enthusiastically greeted a visiting Crimean delegation. Read full article >>
BEIJING — There is no shortage of problems facing China these days: a terrorist attack that recently left 29 people killed and 143 injured; corruption in government; a worrisome slowdown in economic growth. Read full article >>