U.S. judge dismisses lawsuit of Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska against U.S. over sanctions

A U.S. judge has dismissed Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s lawsuit against the United States over sanctions imposed on the billionaire, saying his numerous claims challenging Washington’s actions lacked merit. U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta wrote on Sunday night that Deripaska failed to make a persuasive case against the U.S. Treasury Department and its Office… Read More U.S. judge dismisses lawsuit of Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska against U.S. over sanctions

Russia threatens to withdraw from International Space Station unless U.S. sanctions on space sector are lifted

The head of Russia’s space agency on Monday suggested Moscow would withdraw from the International Space Station in 2025 unless Washington lifted sanctions on the space sector that were hampering Russian satellite launches. Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Roscosmos, was addressing parliamentarians ahead of a summit in Geneva later this month between Russian President Vladimir… Read More Russia threatens to withdraw from International Space Station unless U.S. sanctions on space sector are lifted

Russia expels ten U.S. diplomats in retaliatory act over recent sanctions

Russia on Friday asked 10 U.S. diplomats to leave the country in retaliation for Washington’s expulsion of the same number of Russian diplomats over alleged malign activity and suggested the U.S. ambassador return home for consultations. The measures, part of a broader retaliatory package, were approved by President Vladimir Putin, as a response to an… Read More Russia expels ten U.S. diplomats in retaliatory act over recent sanctions

U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia over election meddling

The United States on Thursday imposed a broad array of sanctions on Russia, including curbs to its sovereign debt market, to punish it for interfering in last year’s U.S. election, cyber hacking, bullying Ukraine and other alleged malign actions. The U.S. government blacklisted Russian companies, expelled Russian diplomats and barred U.S. banks from buying sovereign… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia over election meddling

Russia President Vladmir Putin orders cut of U.S. diplomats by 755

President Vladimir Putin said the United States would have to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 people and that Russia could consider imposing additional measures against the United States as a response to new U.S. sanctions approved by Congress. Moscow ordered the United States on Friday to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff and… Read More Russia President Vladmir Putin orders cut of U.S. diplomats by 755

U.S. Senate slams fresh sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea

The U.S. Senate voted almost unanimously on Thursday to slap new sanctions on Russia, putting President Donald Trump in a tough position by forcing him to take a hard line on Moscow or veto the legislation and infuriate his own Republican Party. The legislation all but dashes Trump’s hopes for warmer ties with Moscow as… Read More U.S. Senate slams fresh sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea