A new 19-kilometer bridge between Russia and Crimea is just one of the measures the Kremlin is using to solidify its hold on the peninsula it repatriated in 2014. Russian engineers are also building a new airport terminal there.
US-Russian relations have become noticeably worse since both countries' leaders met in Hamburg in July. So, will they meet at the APEC summit? Conflicting answers have emerged.
It's official. Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder is now chairman of the Russian energy giant Rosneft's board of directors — an appointment that has caused plenty of controversy here in Germany.
German engineering giant Siemens will sell its 46-percent stake in Interautomatika after receiving "credible information" that the Russian company moved gas turbines to Crimea in breach of EU sanctions.
All of Ukraine, minus Crimea, has been declared a new state by Donetsk separatists in the east. Their new nation of 'Malorossiya' has a flag and a map. Germany has condemned it as "completely unacceptable."
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