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    World › Japan feels “strong concern” about France-Russia navy deal
    Jul30

    World › Japan feels “strong concern” about France-Russia navy deal

    Japan on Tuesday expressed “strong concern” about the planned sale of French helicopter carriers to Russia, joining some EU countries in opposing the deal as the West believes Russia has failed to meet international demands to end violence in Ukraine. President Francois Hollande has defied allies Britain and the United States…...

    World › US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia
    Jul30

    World › US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

    Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks. President Barack Obama swiftly followed with an expansion of U.S. penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy. The...

    World › Ukraine says rebels still manipulating crash site
    Jul29

    World › Ukraine says rebels still manipulating crash site

    Ukraine’s foreign minister said Monday that pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the rebels of shooting down. In an interview with The Associated Press, Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said new fighting that prevented an…...

    World › Fighting complicates Ukraine crash site probe; U.S., EU prepare Russia sanctions
    Jul28

    World › Fighting complicates Ukraine crash site probe; U.S., EU prepare Russia sanctions

    Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was downed further complicated an investigation on Sunday as Europe and the United States prepared economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict. At least thirteen people were killed in clashes between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels which raged in five areas…...

    World › Australia to send armed personnel to MH17 site
    Jul27

    World › Australia to send armed personnel to MH17 site

    Australia said Sunday “a number” of armed personnel will enter the MH17 crash site next week, but stressed they would be a “non-threatening force” not accompanied by military troops. Australia and the Netherlands have been readying their forces ahead of a possible deployment to rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine...

    World › Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk
    Jul27

    World › Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

    Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels. The move comes as Ukrainian forces appear to have gained some momentum recently by retaking control of territory from… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › U.S. says Russia is firing across border into Ukraine
    Jul26

    World › U.S. says Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

    Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis. Russia accused Washington of lying and charged Ukraine with firing across the border… …read more Source:...

    World › U.S. says Russia firing artillery at Ukraine military
    Jul25

    World › U.S. says Russia firing artillery at Ukraine military

    The United States on Thursday said it had evidence Russian forces are firing artillery from inside Russia on Ukrainian troops, in what officials called a “clear escalation” of the conflict. Moscow is also planning to “deliver heavier and more powerful multiple rocket launchers” to the pro-Russian separatist forces in...

    World › Ukraine fighting rages as Australia ready for MH17 site deployment
    Jul25

    World › Ukraine fighting rages as Australia ready for MH17 site deployment

    Fighting between Ukrainian troops and rebels raged Thursday near the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17, as countries which lost 298 citizens in the disaster moved to deploy their police to secure the impact zone. The Dutch team leading the crash probe was stuck in Kiev, unable to join a… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › First MH17 bodies arrive in Netherlands; 2 Ukraine warplanes shot down
    Jul24

    World › First MH17 bodies arrive in Netherlands; 2 Ukraine warplanes shot down

    The first bodies from flight MH17 arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday almost a week after it was shot down over Ukraine, as the conflict flared yet again near the Malaysian airliner’s crash site. Uniformed Dutch military personnel solemnly hoisted 40 wooden coffins from two planes and placed them in… …read more Source:...

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