March 24, 2014
TAKE AWAY THE WORLD CUP:
U.S., allies throw Russia out of G-8 (LESLEY CLARK, 3/24/14, McClatchy)
President Barack Obama and leaders of the world's largest industrialized countries expelled Russia from the group until it "changes course" in Ukraine and formally canceled plans to attend an economic summit in Russia in June.The move was aimed at Russian President Vladmir Putin's plan to host the G-8 group of economic powers at Sochi, Russia, which would have been its second starring role on the world stage after this winter's Olympics.Instead, the G-7 leaders will meet in Brussels without Putin. At the same time, the group said it would not send its foreign ministers to a planned G-8 meeting in Moscow next month.
Posted by Orrin Judd at March 24, 2014 8:56 PM