Russia and USA

U.S. unlikely to extend Russian debt payment licence

U.S. unlikely to extend Russian debt payment licence

The United States is unlikely to extend a soon-to-expire licence that allows Russia to pay U.S. bondholders, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Wednesday. Russia has so far managed to make its international bond payments even …

U.S. plans to boost penalty on export violations - report

U.S. plans to boost penalty on export violations - report

The U.S. plans to increase the penalties for companies violating rules that limit export of products that threaten national security, an effort recently focused on countries including Russia and China, according to a top Biden administration …

NATO to engage in comprehensive deterrence of Russia

NATO to engage in comprehensive deterrence of Russia

NATO's new strategic concept will include the provision on the need to deter "any aggression" from Russia, U.S. State Secretary Antony Blinken said. "At the heart of NATO and at the heart of the Strategic Concept …

Antonov: Russia does not threaten U.S., its allies in Europe

Antonov: Russia does not threaten U.S., its allies in Europe

Moscow does not threaten Washington and its European allies and is doing its best to prevent further escalation of the Ukrainian crisis, Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov said in an article for Newsweek. "Our country …

US looks for opportunities to abandon Russian uranium

US looks for opportunities to abandon Russian uranium

Amid the situation in Ukraine, the United States is looking for ways to stop buying uranium from Russia. This statement was made at a Senate hearing by Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. According to her, a team was created within the …

Coca-Cola may completely exit Russia

Coca-Cola may completely exit Russia

Soft drink manufacturer Coca-Cola may discontinue business in Russia if the special military operation in Ukraine continues for too long, CEO James Quincy said on Wednesday. Coca-Cola’s business in Russia could "disappear …

U.S. Fed raises rates by half a percentage point

U.S. Fed raises rates by half a percentage point

The U.S. central bank has announced its biggest interest rate increase in more than two decades as it toughens its fight against fast rising prices. The Federal Reserve said it was lifting its benchmark interest rate by half a …

Kremlin speaks about Putin-Erdoğan conversation

Kremlin speaks about Putin-Erdoğan conversation

During a telephone conversation with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his gratitude to his counterpart for his assistance in implementing the exchange of Russian Konstantin Yaroshenko …

U.S. House allows confiscated foreign assets to aid Ukraine

U.S. House allows confiscated foreign assets to aid Ukraine

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that would allow confiscated foreign assets to be used to support Ukraine. The legislation, dubbed the Asset Seizure for Ukraine Reconstruction Act, passed in a 417-8 …

Russia demands that U.S. stop supplying arms to Ukraine

Russia demands that U.S. stop supplying arms to Ukraine

Moscow has sent Washington a note demanding that the US stop supplying weapons to Kiev, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov told the Rossiya-24 TV channel. "Eight hundred million dollars - this is how much …

U.S. pushes Finland and Sweden to join NATO

U.S. pushes Finland and Sweden to join NATO

As part of its standoff with Russia, the United States has been actively pushing Finland and Sweden to join NATO, US Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics Daleep Singh told an online seminar on Thursday. "We …