Russia imposes financial sanctions on Ukraine's political elite

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia imposed financial sanctions on Ukraine’s political elite on Thursday, freezing the Russian assets of hundreds of politicians and officials along with dozens of businesses owned by Ukrainian businessmen. The sanctions were set out in a decree signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and were described as counter-sanctions drawn up in response to similar Ukrainian measures […]

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Proposal to create whale sanctuary in S Atlantic defeated

A proposal to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic has been defeated at a meeting of the International Whaling Commission. Continue Reading Below Opponents of the plan argue the science doesn't support the case for a sanctuary. And they say it's not necessary because there isn't any commercial whaling occurring in the South Atlantic. Thirty-nine countries backed the […]

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Oil prices climb as Iran sanctions loom

(Reuters) Oil prices rose on Tuesday amid looming U.S. sanctions against Iran's petroleum industry, despite efforts by Washington to get other major suppliers to make up for the expected disruption. Continue Reading Below U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $67.70 per barrel at 0637 GMT, up 65 cents, or 0.2 percent from their last settlement. Brent crude […]

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