Russian sanctions deepen
The US has imposed further sanctions against Russia over the events in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. Eleven individuals and 15 companies have been added to the sanctions list, and several of those targeted reportedly have ties to President Vladimir Putin. Companies singled out include affiliates of the Russian oil giant Rosneft, along with several organizations associated with one of the country’s major banks. Two Finnish citizens were also slapped with sanctions, although it’s unclear why. Ameera David weighs in.
Then, Erin Ade is joined by Staffan de Mistura, special envoy on Syria at the United Nations. Staffan tells us what the Syrian government is doing to address the economic issues they’re facing amidst the brutal civil war there.
After the break, Bianca Facchinei takes a look at a new economic study on millennials. According to Pew Research, 26 percent of millennials live at home, compared to 22 percent of young adults in 2007. Even though the US economy is rebounding, it hasn't decreased the proportion of young American adults living with their parents.
Afterwards, Ameera and Erin discuss how the US Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to reverse a federal appellate court’s insider trading ruling, calling it a “roadmap” for potential criminals.
And in The Big Deal, Ameera and RT correspondent Manual Rapalo talk about WikiLeaks publishing a number of damming documents that point to dozens of instances involving the National Security Agency spying on Japan.
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