Russian President Vladimir Putin said he believes U.S. President Barack Obama is a “decent and brave man” who would save him from drowning, even as the two leaders failed to form “very close” personal relationship.
Ukrainian forces killed three pro- Russian militants after an attack on a national guard base in the country’s east as the U.S. and its European allies sat down with Ukraine and Russia to discuss the crisis.
Forcing Russia out of global financial markets is the strongest tool at U.S. President Barack Obama’s disposal if he wants to stop Vladimir Putin’s territorial ambitions, according to former government officials and sanctions specialists.
Top diplomats from Ukraine and Russia will meet today for the first time since clashes erupted in Ukraine’s restive east, accompanied by U.S. and European Union counterparts poised to impose new sanctions if talks fail.
Ukraine accused Russia of fueling terrorism in its eastern regions as a move against separatists in the town of Kramatorsk stalled on the eve of an international conference aimed at defusing the crisis.
Greenlight Capital Inc.’s David Einhorn invested in IEX Group Inc., a five-month-old trading platform designed to address perceived flaws in the U.S. stock market, according to CBS Corp.’s “60 Minutes.”
Andy Rooney, the beetle-browed CBS commentator who pondered the logic of modern life on his “60 Minutes” segment for more than 30 years, died late yesterday in New York, according to CBS News. He was 92.