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    U.S., Europe expand economic sanctions on Russia to hit key energy firms, banks
    Jul17

    U.S., Europe expand economic sanctions on Russia to hit key energy firms, banks

    Both the U.S. and European Union imposed new economic sanctions on Russia Wednesday, with President Barack Obama declaring that Russian leaders must see that their actions supporting Ukraine’s rebels “have consequences.” Though the American and European sanctions were coordinated, they nonetheless exposed fissures in what the...

    World › Russia says new sanctions over Ukraine unacceptable; threatens retaliation
    Jul17

    World › Russia says new sanctions over Ukraine unacceptable; threatens retaliation

    Russia on Thursday called new U.S. sanctions outrageous and unacceptable, and threatened retaliation after Washington and the European Union ramped up punitive measures against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis. “The U.S. administration’s new decision to enforce sanctions against a number of Russian legal entities and individuals under a...

    US, EU stiffen sanctions against Russia over Ukraine
    Jul17

    US, EU stiffen sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

    The United States and Europe significantly strengthened sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine on Wednesday, with Washington for the first time directly targeting Russia’s banking, military and energy sectors. …read more Source: Channel...

    Can priests marry? Pope Francis drops hints
    Jul16

    Can priests marry? Pope Francis drops hints

    VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis’ hints about a possible opening on the issue of married priests are sowing confusion in the Vatican and among Catholic reformists and conservatives alike. Twice in three months, Francis has talked about changes to the tradition of celibate priests—although he has never been precise about how exactly...

    EU leaders haggle over top jobs
    Jul16

    EU leaders haggle over top jobs

    EU leaders get down to serious haggling over the bloc’s top jobs Wednesday, with all eyes on who will head the high-profile foreign affairs arm in the face of deepening crises in Ukraine and the Middle East. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine sees Russian hand in eastern airstrike, rebels blame Kiev
    Jul16

    Ukraine sees Russian hand in eastern airstrike, rebels blame Kiev

    An airstrike in eastern Ukraine sent an apartment building crumpling to the ground Tuesday, killing at least 11 people and adding to the steadily mounting civilian death toll from the fighting between government forces and pro-Russian insurgents. Rebels pinned the attack on the Ukrainian Air Force. The government swiftly denied blame but was not...

    EU weighs Russia sanctions as Ukraine toll soars
    Jul16

    EU weighs Russia sanctions as Ukraine toll soars

    Hesitant European leaders on Wednesday launch a fresh debate on adopting new sanctions against Russia for its perceived backing of Ukrainian insurgents that could damage their own fragile economies. …read more Source: Channel...

    EU leaders to haggle over top jobs
    Jul16

    EU leaders to haggle over top jobs

    BRUSSELS – EU leaders get down to serious haggling Wednesday over top jobs in the bloc, particularly on who will lead the high-profile foreign affairs arm as the bloc faces deepening crises in Ukraine and the Middle East. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    EU to discuss new Russia sanctions, Ukraine warns of invasion
    Jul16

    EU to discuss new Russia sanctions, Ukraine warns of invasion

    KIEV – EU leaders meet on Wednesday to decide on new sanctions against Russia and pro-Moscow separatists in east Ukraine as Kiev raises fears of an imminent invasion by thousands of Russian troops. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Russia has not done much to de-escalate Ukrainian conflict, says US
    Jul16

    Russia has not done much to de-escalate Ukrainian conflict, says US

    The US has said Russia has not done much to de-escalate the conflict in Ukraine and is discussing further possible steps with its allies if Moscow did not meet their expectations. “As a ge… …read more Source: The...

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