Source claims OPEC and non-OPEC states finalizing results of meeting, agreement 'close'Business & Economy December 10, 17:07
Bloomberg: Non-OPEC states agree to cut oil production by more than 600,000 barrelsBusiness & Economy December 10, 16:22
More than 20 states that produce more than half of world's oil take part in OPEC meetingBusiness & Economy December 10, 13:05
Russian energy minister Novak sees 'no risk' OPEC agreement failsBusiness & Economy December 10, 12:43
Defense ministry organizes mass escape for Aleppo civilians via humanitarian corridorsWorld December 10, 12:38
Almost 18,000 civilians evacuated from areas of Aleppo controlled by militantsWorld December 10, 7:41
Russian swimmers win 11 sets of medals at FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m)Sport December 10, 7:00
Shiveluch volcano in Russia’s Far East spews ash to 11 km in airWorld December 10, 5:28
Ceasefire agreements enter into force near Damascus, in Idlib province ― mediaWorld December 10, 4:18
“EU leaders will hold a meeting where they will discuss sanctions against Russia on Thursday and on Friday. Everyone hopes that there will be no need in that, that there will be no threat that would require the third stage of punishment,” he said.
“Nobody wants that really. The goal of sanctions is not to introduce them, the goal is to make the very threat of them an impulse to correct policies.”
Even the limited sanctions already imposed by Washington and the EU have chilled investor sentiment in Russia at a time when its economy is already on the brink of recession.
The US presidential administration is discussing new sanctions against Russia, including measures targeted against Russian financial, defense and high-tech industries, accusing Moscow of financing and secretly sending militants to participate in the conflict in Ukraine’s east.
Business groups lobbyists are asking the US authorities not to punish Moscow because that would harm the American business. If sanctions are imposed only by the US, the damage to the US industry will be even larger, Linda Dempsey, vice president of international economic affairs with the National Association of Manufacturers, said, as cited by the USA Today magazine.