Sanctions are designed to hurt and in most cases they do just that. But in Russia, cheesemongers are benefitting. The government is providing them with cheap loans to satisfy people’s appetite for European cheese.
Brussels has backed sanctions against Iran for its involvement in assassination attempts in France and Denmark. For some European governments, the measures are long overdue.
Ecstatic crowds are expected to greet Vladimir Putin as he enters the Church of St. Sava in Belgrade alongside Aleksandar Vucic. For over a month, thousands have turned out for weekly protests against Serbia's president.
NASA rescinded an invitation to Dmitry Rogozin after US senators spoke out against his visit. Rogozin normally wouldn't have been allowed to enter the US in the first place due to sanctions against him.
Greeted by church bells, gun salutes and a puppy, Russia's Vladimir Putin arrived in Belgrade. The lavish event is seen as an attempt by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to boost his image after weeks of protests.
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