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In this issue:
- US and EU continue sanctions against Russia for its activity in Ukraine;
- US and EU sanctions against the Crimea region;
- US makes major change in Cuban relations;
- The EU...more
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This alert follows our previous alerts on the Russia/Ukraine sanctions.
U.S. Passes New Sanctions Authorizing Statute - Sends Russia Frigid End of Year Message.
President Obama: U.S. will “review and calibrate”...more
Welcome to the December 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
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Executive Order Relating to the Crimea Region -
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