The struggle over Ukraine's Black Sea peninsula, Crimea, has created a political rift between Russia and the West. DW reporter Karsten Kaminski has been chatting to young people in Moscow and shares his insights with Pulse.
The EU acted legally when it imposed sanctions on Russian energy companies and banks, the European Court of Justice has ruled. The EU hit firms such as Rosneft with sanctions over Russia's destabilization of Ukraine.
Russia has dismissed "groundless" claims from US officials that it is trying to interfere in November's presidential election. Moscow's criticism comes as the US sanctioned four people accused of working for the Kremlin.
The poisoning attack on the Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has spurred German politics to take action — although there were many previous occasions that could have triggered a similar response, Yuri Andrukhovych writes.
As Berlin mulls sanctions against Russia over the Navalny poisoning, DW looks into how effective they are at resolving international crises. The picture is far from positive.
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