Russia has announced a ban on imports of certain food and agricultural products from Europe, the U.S., Canada, Japan and Australia. The ban is a response to sanctions being imposed by the West on Russia. We'll take a look at how the tit-for-tat sanctions will impact the crisis in Ukraine.
If Russia does not agree to cooperate with the investigation of Malaysian airlines flight 17, the EU is considering tougher sanctions. EU ambassadors are meeting in Brussels today to consider a series of tighter restrictions on Russia. We'll get an update from Brussels.
The won't recognize an upcoming Crimean referendum to join Russia. We'll get an update from Jeffrey Mankoff from the Center for Strategic and International Studies. And a new report by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack says there were hundreds of violent attacks on teachers, students and school buildings in the last five years alone. Diya Nijhowne, the group’s director, will detail some of the attacks.
The Carnegie Endowment’s Andrew Weiss analyzes the state of U.S-Russia relations. The international film festival season is off and running. We take a look at which festival matters most these days. Plus, this weekend's local events take us to Latin America and Europe.