Weekly Roundup: U.S. Lobbies for New Russian Sanctions, Italian Mob Deepens Economic Hold, and More

U.S. President Barack Obama will speak with EU leaders to push the economic bloc to impose new sanctions against Russia, Reuters reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. The reluctance of some European nations to ratchet up pressure on the Russian government has delayed sanctions by the United States. More U.S. officials have suggested Russian President Vladimir Putin could be a future designee, Newsweek said. More Should North Korea move ahead with suspected plans to complete a fourth nuclear test, the international community will consider "further sanctions that have even more bite," President Obama said during a South Korean press...