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Germany Warns of Lehman-Like Contagion From Russian Gas Cuts

Germany warned that Russia’s moves to slash Europe’s natural gas supplies risked sparking a collapse in energy markets, drawing a parallel to the role of Lehman Brothers in triggering the financial cr..


European Union Working to Forge Gas and Power Ties With Israel

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi met Israeli officials on Tuesday, seeking to forge stronger energy ties with the Middle Eastern country and r..


‘Like Shooting a Moving Target.’ This Company Is Trying to Withdraw from Russia. It’s Getting Complicated

In the early weeks of the war on Ukraine, an unprecedented number of firms announced they would cease operations in Russia as an act of protest against the invasion. But announcing a departure and act..


As Starbucks Exits Russia, Another Symbol of American Capitalism Fades

Starbucks joined McDonald’s in announcing a permanent end to its operations in Russia this week, having previously suspended trading in Russia in March. The news comes amid an exodus of Western busine..


McDonald’s to Sell Its Russian Business

McDonald’s said Monday that it has started the process of selling its Russian business, which includes 850 restaurants that employ 62,000 people, making it the latest major Western corporation to exit..


Brittney Griner’s Detention in Moscow Extended for One Month

MOSCOW — The lawyer for WNBA star Brittney Griner said Friday her pre-trial detention in Russia has been extended by one month.

Alexander Boykov told The Associated Press he believed the relatively s..


Russia’s Conspiracy-Laden Claims that Israel Is Supporting Neo-Nazis Could Change Tel Aviv’s Stance on the War in Ukraine

For a lesson in defending the indefensible, Sergei Lavrov is your man. Russia’s Foreign Minister’s comments broadcast Sunday that Hitler had “Jewish blood” and the “most rabid antisemites tend to be J..


Russia Releases U.S. Marine Vet as Part of Prisoner Exchange

(Washington, D.C.) — Russia and the United States have carried out a dramatic prisoner exchange, trading a Marine veteran jailed in Moscow for a convicted Russian drug trafficker serving a long prison..


‘Hope Gives You the Strength to Act.’ Portraits of Russians Risking Everything to Support Ukraine

When words are so closely controlled that it’s a crime to call a war a war, what drives someone to speak out?

The Russian protesters seen here cite a variety of things. One is a sense of moral respon..


For Putin, It’s All About the Money—And I Learned That the Hard Way

As we watch the murderous carnage that Putin has unleashed against innocent Ukrainians, we are all trying to understand Putin’s motivations. Some say he’s reacting to NATO expansion, others contend th..