Ratcheting up the Pressure on Russia
European Union leaders meeting in Brussels are considering a new, tougher round of sanctions against Russia. Fears of a wider confrontation in eastern Ukraine are spiralling. The West has accused Moscow of direct involvement in the battle between pro-Russian separatists and Kiev's forces. The Kremlin denies the charge.
Sanctions weigh on EU economies
The chair of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, Elmar Brok, has suggested sanctions that target the entire financial sector - even hedge funds - making it more difficult for the Russian economy to be refinanced. But with counter measures already impacting economies across the bloc -- can the E-U afford even more of a lashback?
Signs of a comeback for Detroit
Detroit is home to America's big three automakers, some of whom had to declare bankruptcy following the 2008 financial crisis. Now, the city is unable to pay its bills and is negotiating its own bankruptcy. There's much work to be done, but there are also some initial signs that growth may be returning to the once booming metropolis.