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Europe and the U.S. agree to escalate sanctions against Russia

Europe and the United States are determined to confront President Putin over Russia’s intervention in Ukraine.

The United States and Europe put aside their differences and agreed Monday to sharply escalate economic sanctions against Russia in a set of coordinated actions driven by the conclusion that Moscow has taken a more direct role in the war in Ukraine. After months in which European leaders were hesitant to go as far as the Americans, the two sides settled on a package of measures that would target Russia’s financial, energy and defence sectors. In some cases, the Europeans may actually leapfrog beyond what the United States has done, forcing Washington to try to catch up. The agreement came during an unusual five-way video conference between President Obama and … Continue reading

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