Russian President Vladimir Putin

In this March 21, 2014, photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin signs bills making Crimea part of Russia in the Kremlin in Moscow. U.S. sanctions against a Russian bank and the Kremlin's inner circle have pinched Moscow, but if the goal is to get Putin to roll his forces out of Crimea or prevent him from doing any more land grabs, their effectiveness remains in doubt.  (AP Photo/Sergei Chirikov, Pool)

Are tougher penalties against Russia to come?

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. penalties against a Russian bank and the Kremlin’s inner circle have pinched Moscow, but their effectiveness is in doubt if the goal is to get President Vladimir Putin to roll back […]

03/22/2014

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Ukraine grapples with despair in Crimea takeover

Russian President Vladimir Putin insists he has no intention of invading other regions in Ukraine, much less other nations. But leaders in Russia’s backyard aren’t so sure, and they are looking to for assurances that […]

03/19/2014

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After Crimea, world anxious about what is next

President Obama is gathering allied leaders for a meeting in Europe next week to discuss further action in response to Russia’s involvement in Ukraine. This after Russia formally annexed Crimea and stands defiant to Western […]

03/18/2014

Russia President Vladimir Putin (AP Photo)

WeHo bars boycott vodka in Russian protest

WEST HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Bars in West Hollywood have taken Stolichnaya vodka off their shelves in protest Russian President Vladimir Putin’s oppression of gays in that country, it was reported Saturday. West Hollywood City Councilman […]

07/27/2013