russia http://michiganradio.org en Michigan's congressional delegation supports U.S. sanctions on Russia over Crimea http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-congressional-delegation-supports-us-sanctions-russia-over-crimea <p>Members of Michigan’s congressional delegation are hopeful that U.S. and European Union sanctions will put enough pressure on Russia to change what’s been happening in <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/03/16/290525623/crimeans-vote-on-splitting-from-ukraine-to-join-russia">Crimea.</a></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:15:32 +0000 Steve Carmody & The Associated Press 16877 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's congressional delegation supports U.S. sanctions on Russia over Crimea Stabenow concerned about security at Winter Olympics http://michiganradio.org/post/stabenow-concerned-about-security-winter-olympics <p>Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow is joining other members of Congress who are expressing concern about security at the Winter Olympic games next month in Russia.</p><p></p><p>There are concerns that the games face <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/01/15/262509949/russia-tightens-security-net-as-sochi-olympics-approach">an unprecedented terrorist threat level.</a></p><p></p><p>Stabenow says Russian authorities have not shared enough of their security plans for the games.</p><p></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:43:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 16127 at http://michiganradio.org Stabenow concerned about security at Winter Olympics A Michigan congressman is raising safety concerns about next month's Winter Olympics http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-congressman-raising-safety-concerns-about-next-months-winter-olympics <p>Members of Congress, including one from Michigan, say they have serious concerns about Americans' safety at next month's Olympics in Russia, and they want Moscow to cooperate more on security.<br /><br />Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised his country will do all it can to ensure a safe Olympics.<br /><br />The State Department has advised Americans planning to go that they should keep vigilant about security because of potential terrorist threats, crime and uncertain medical care.<br /> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 02:27:00 +0000 The Associated Press 16089 at http://michiganradio.org A Michigan congressman is raising safety concerns about next month's Winter Olympics Anti-gay laws in Russia may end sister-city relationship in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/anti-gay-laws-russia-may-end-sister-city-relationship-michigan <p>The city of Lansing may end its sister-city relationship with St. Petersburg, Russia.</p><p>The Russian city recently passed an anti-homosexual ordinance and arrested people during a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender rally.</p><p>Jody Washington is a Lansing City Council member. She says Michigan’s capital city shouldn’t have any kind of friendly agreement with a city that violates human rights.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:51:18 +0000 Steve Carmody 13549 at http://michiganradio.org Anti-gay laws in Russia may end sister-city relationship in Michigan