Putin Deports Executives for Speeding as Sanctions Loom


By Jason Corcoran and Henry Meyer  Mar 14, 2014 12:13 PM GMT+0100  Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/BloombergVladimir Putin, Russia's president, in Seoul.Even before the Ukraine standoff, foreign companies in Russia say they were alarmed by the number of executives being deported for minor infractions. Now with the West preparing sanctions, they’re bracing for more.Almost 1,000 people from countries outside the …

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China Warns West that Sanctions on Russia Could Spiral into Chaos – U.S. & E.U. Indicate Sanctions to Begin Monday


13.Mar.2014SCGThe showdown in Ukraine is about to escalate on Monday if neither side backs down.According to Reuters, China's top envoy to Germany has warned the West against punishing Russia with sanctions for its intervention in Ukraine, saying such measures could lead to a dangerous chain reaction that could spiral out of control. This comes as …