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    Putin signs decree on restricting agricultural imports in retaliation to Ukraine sanctions
    Aug07

    Putin signs decree on restricting agricultural imports in retaliation to Ukraine sanctions

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday banning or restricting imports of agricultural products, raw materials and food for one year from a country that has invoked economic sanctions against Russian businesses and individuals. Stopping short of an outright ban, Russia may adapt restrictive measures such as targeted items to...

    World › Russia to block US agricultural imports
    Aug07

    World › Russia to block US agricultural imports

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hit back hard against countries that have imposed sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, ordering trade cuts that an official said would include a ban on all imports of agricultural products from the United States. The full list of products to be banned or limited… …read more Source: Japan...

    A third of Germans fear NATO-Russia war over Ukraine, poll finds
    Aug07

    A third of Germans fear NATO-Russia war over Ukraine, poll finds

    One in three Germans thinks a war could break out between Russia and NATO over the conflict in Ukraine, according to an opinion poll published on Wednesday, a finding that helps explain the country’s cautious approach to the crisis. Germans, whose country was devastated in World War II and split into East and West during […] The post...

    Russia could be about to invade Ukraine, warns Nato
    Aug07

    Russia could be about to invade Ukraine, warns Nato

    Russia has massed about 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine’s border and could use the pretext of a humanitarian mission to invade, Nato said. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Putin hits back with ban on food from sanction nations
    Aug06

    Putin hits back with ban on food from sanction nations

    President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday (Aug 6) slapped one-year bans and limits on food and agricultural imports from nations that have imposed sanctions on Russia over its defiant stance on Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Fears over Russian troop increase at Ukraine border
    Aug06

    Fears over Russian troop increase at Ukraine border

    DONETSK (UKRAINE) – Fears that Russia was massing troops on Ukraine’s border grew on Wednesday ahead of a visit by NATO’s secretary general, as an air strike hit the main eastern city where Kiev troops are besieging rebels. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Putin bans food from nations with sanctions on Russia
    Aug06

    Putin bans food from nations with sanctions on Russia

    President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday slapped a one-year ban and restrictions on food and agricultural product imports from nations that have imposed sanctions on Russia over its defiant stance on Ukraine. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Tensions grow in Ukraine over Russia troop buildup on border
    Aug06

    Tensions grow in Ukraine over Russia troop buildup on border

    As the steadily advancing Ukrainian army sets its sights on reclaiming the largest rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, tension is building over whether a large Russian army lying in wait just across the border will step in to protect the separatists. President Vladimir Putin has resisted mounting pressure from Russian nationalists to send the...

    ‘Complex’ Ukraine situation delays MH17 crash report
    Aug06

    ‘Complex’ Ukraine situation delays MH17 crash report

    August 07, 2014 2:24 AMTHE HAGUE (AFP) – The “complex” situation in the eastern Ukraine means investigators will miss the deadline to file a preliminary report into the cause of flight MH17’s crash, the Dutch team leading the probe said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The Straits...

    MH17 search suspended over security concerns
    Aug06

    MH17 search suspended over security concerns

    International experts have suspended their search for body parts at the MH17 crash site on Wednesday (Aug 6) because of deteriorating security in eastern Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said. …read more Source: Channel...

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