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    Study: Embargo wouldn’t hurt Russia
    Jul27

    Study: Embargo wouldn’t hurt Russia

    An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed forces, a report argued Sunday.European Union countries exported $583 million of military equipment to Russia last year, less than 1 percent of the nation’s $68 billion defense budget, according to a study by...

    Ukraine launches offensive to retake rebel stronghold of Donetsk
    Jul27

    Ukraine launches offensive to retake rebel stronghold of 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 the rebels. But Russia also […] The post...

    UK Deputy PM wants Russia stripped of World Cup
    Jul27

    UK Deputy PM wants Russia stripped of World Cup

    Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister wants Russia stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup to punish President Vladimir Putin for “belligerent behavior” in the Ukraine crisis.While calling for tougher sanctions against Russia, Nick Clegg told The Sunday Times newspaper that it is “unthinkable” for President...

    Russia Stoic on Sanctions Threat, Analysts Worried
    Jul27

    Russia Stoic on Sanctions Threat, Analysts Worried

    Russia has remained stoic about the threat of tighter Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, but analysts are concerned that the uncertainty they generate could alone choke off growth. …read more Source:...

    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...

    Russia criticizes EU sanctions, raps U.S. over Ukraine role
    Jul27

    Russia criticizes EU sanctions, raps U.S. over Ukraine role

    Russia reacted angrily on Saturday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation on security issues and undermine the fight against terrorism and organized crime. …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    Obama’s U.N. envoy spearheads plane response
    Jul27

    Obama’s U.N. envoy spearheads plane response

    One day after a passenger jet was shot out of the sky, Samantha Power took her seat at the United Nations Security Council and angrily began building the Obama administration’s case against separatists in eastern Ukraine and their Russian benefactors. Her 13-minute remarks were both emotional and blistering, a combination that has become a...

    Malaysia, Dutch PMs to discuss access to plane crash site
    Jul27

    Malaysia, Dutch PMs to discuss access to plane crash site

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Saturday he would meet his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte next week to discuss how to secure full access for investigators to the site in Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was downed. Russia criticizes EU sanctions, raps U.S. over Ukraine roleLast plane carrying MH17 victims departs for...

    First MH17 victim identified, grieving relatives visit site
    Jul27

    First MH17 victim identified, grieving relatives visit site

    GRABOVE (UKRAINE) – Forensic experts have identified the first of 298 people killed in the MH17 disaster, the Dutch government said, as grieving relatives defied safety concerns to pay an emotional visit to the crash site in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    First MH17 victim identified, grieving relatives visit site
    Jul27

    First MH17 victim identified, grieving relatives visit site

    Forensic experts have identified the first of 298 people killed when flight MH17 which was shot down over Ukraine last week, the Dutch government said on Saturday (July 26). …read more Source: Channel...

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