Sanctions

More Sanctions Coming Against Russia
White House spokesman Josh Earnest says President Obama will likely sign a bill slapping more sanctions on Russia by week's end.
Earnest told a briefing that the costs on Moscow will continue to increase as a result of Russian incursions in Ukraine...
Pentagon: 20,000 Russian Troops In Ukraine
The Pentagon estimates there are now about 20,000 Russian troops in Ukraine, as additional forces have gone into the country over the last week.
 
    Rear Adm. John Kirby says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Ukraine Defense Minister Ihor Tenyuh on Friday...
Obama: Deal With Iran “Important First Step”
President Barack Obama declared an interim nuclear deal with Iran an ‘‘important first step’’ that cuts off the Islamic republic’s most likely path toward a bomb.
‘‘These are substantial limitations which will help prevent Iran f…