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    US, EU stiffen sanctions against Russia over its support for Ukraine separatists
    Jul17

    US, EU stiffen sanctions against Russia over its support for Ukraine separatists

    The US and EU strengthened sanctions on Russia over Ukraine on Wednesday, with President Obama taking his first direct swipes in the finance, military and energy sectors of the Russian economy. The move drew an angry threat of serious retaliation from Moscow. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    US, EU escalate economic sanctions on Russia
    Jul17

    US, EU escalate economic sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON — Both the U.S. and European Union imposed new economic sanctions on Russia July 16, 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...

    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...

    Ukraine sees Russian role in air strike on town
    Jul16

    Ukraine sees Russian role in air strike on town

    Ukraine has made fresh charges of Russian involvement in its conflict with separatist rebels, suggesting Moscow may have had a role in an air strike on Tuesday that killed 11 people. …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

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