Present and past owners of OAO Bank Rossiya, the only company hit with sanctions for Russia’s takeover of Crimea, include three billionaires, two proteges of a Nobel Laureate and, according to a Spanish prosecutor, one possible mob boss.
Three major atomic accidents in 35 years are forcing the world’s nuclear industry to stop imagining it can prevent more catastrophes and to focus instead on how to contain them.
The effort to keep Middle East peace talks alive has pushed the U.S. to consider doing what once was unthinkable: freeing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard.
Wall Street leaders including Lloyd Blankfein and James Gorman, who have courted business in Vladimir Putin’s Russia, are facing a dilemma as tensions over Ukraine escalate.
The geopolitical crisis in Ukraine may have an impact on the U.S. economy, the chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers said.
Robert S. Strauss, a consummate Washington power broker, Democratic Party leader and trusted counselor to presidents of both parties, has died. He was 95.
The U.S. and Ukraine pressed Russia to cancel or postpone a March 16 referendum that would allow it to annex Crimea, warning that Western powers will exact an economic toll if Russia doesn’t back off.
Russia’s leadership should start listening to the people or risk mass protests and disorder, said Mikhail Gorbachev , the last leader of the Soviet Union.
Western analysts have been scratching their heads trying to figure out if China’s new leader, Xi Jinping, can properly be labeled a “reformer.”
"Using the courts to fight political opponents is unacceptable."
- Mikhail Gorbachev on Jul 18, 2013