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International Two Giant Banks, Seen as Immune, Become Targets Federal prosecutors are nearing criminal charges against some of the world’s biggest banks, according to lawyers briefed on the matter, a development that could produce the first guilty plea from a major bank in more than two decades. In doing so, prosecutors are confronting the popular […]
International EU imposes more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine crisis (Reuters) – The European Union announced asset freezes and travel bans on 15 Russians and Ukrainians over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine, but the measures were seen as less aggressive than sanctions imposed this week by the United States. The EU list published on Tuesday included […]
International Obama announces new U.S. sanctions on Russia over Ukraine (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama announced new sanctions against some Russians on Monday in an attempt to stop President Vladimir Putin from fomenting the rebellion in eastern Ukraine, but held off from broad measures that would hit Russia’s economy. The new sanctions, to be […]
International Russia hikes rates as credit rating cut Russia hiked interest rates for a second month running Friday in an effort to limit the economic damage of rising tensions over Ukraine. The move by the central bank came just hours after Standard & Poor’s cut Russia’s credit rating to one notch above junk, citing a […]
International Three American doctors shot dead at Afghan hospital An Afghan security guard shot and killed three Americans at a hospital in Kabul on Thursday. Officials said the three killed were doctors, including a visiting father and son. Another doctor and a U.S. nurse were wounded in the attack. District Police Chief Hafiz Khan told […]