Russia’s rouble has suffered its biggest daily fall in three years and stocks in major companies slid by up to 50 percent as investors reacted to a new set of US sanctions aimed at hurting some of Russia’s most powerful tycoons.
Bill Browder has spent nine years campaigning to punish Russian officials responsible for killing his friend Sergei Magnitsky. He hopes Moscow's increased aggression will convince Europe it's time to act.
Moscow has opened a fresh criminal probe against British financier Bill Browder. But the Kremlin critic told DW that the probe represents just another "spike in these Russian games" ahead of a new Magnitsky Act.
Tehran has expressed hope that the Iran nuclear deal can be saved despite the US pulling out of the agreement. Iran's statement came during a visit of the British foreign minister to Iran.
Moscow has slapped economic sanctions on hundreds of Ukrainian nationals, including ministers, senior lawmakers and President Petro Poroshenko's son. Russia said the measures could be revoked if Kyiv lifts theirs.
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