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    Russia Lashes Out at Latest Western Sanctions
    Jul31

    Russia Lashes Out at Latest Western Sanctions

    Russia is lashing out at new U.S. and European economic sanctions imposed to protest what the West sees as Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine. The Russian Foreign Ministry Wednesday called new restrictions targeting the Russian energy, defense, technology and finance sectors “destructive and… …read more Source: The Chosun...

    Obama Names New Ambassador to Russia
    Jul31

    Obama Names New Ambassador to Russia

    President Barack Obama has named veteran diplomat and Eastern European expert John Tefft as the new ambassador to Russia. Tefft is long experienced in diplomatic circles within the former Soviet Union, having served as Obama’s ambassador to Ukraine and former President George W. Bush’s amb… …read more Source: The Chosun...

    3 Putin allies among 8 hit with new EU sanctions
    Jul31

    3 Putin allies among 8 hit with new EU sanctions

    The European Union targeted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle for the first time Wednesday for the Kremlin’s actions in Ukraine, subjecting three of his long-time associates to EU-wide asset freezes and travel bans.A total of eight people were added to the EU’s sanctions list for allegedly undermining...

    Sanctions seen damaging Russia if not lifted quickly
    Jul31

    Sanctions seen damaging Russia if not lifted quickly

    U.S. and European sanctions against Russia’s energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents. The U.S. and European Union released details Wednesday of new sanctions aimed at hurting Russia’s...

    World › Moscow fights back after sanctions; battle rages near Ukraine crash site
    Jul31

    World › Moscow fights back after sanctions; battle rages near Ukraine crash site

    Russia fought back on Wednesday over new U.S. and EU sanctions imposed over Ukraine even as G7 leaders warned of further steps, while Ukraine’s government accused pro-Russian rebels of placing land mines near the site of a crashed Malaysian airliner to prevent a proper investigation. Russia announced a ban on… …read more...

    Moscow Fights Back After Sanctions; Battle Rages Near Ukraine Crash Site
    Jul30

    Moscow Fights Back After Sanctions; Battle Rages Near Ukraine Crash Site

    Russia fought back on Wednesday over new U.S. and EU sanctions imposed over Ukraine, where fighting between Moscow-backed rebels and government troops has intensified since a Malaysian airliner was sh… …read more Source:...

    Asian stocks rise, euro hit by Russia fears
    Jul30

    Asian stocks rise, euro hit by Russia fears

    HONG KONG–Asia’s markets mostly rose Wednesday, extending a recent rally, with a weaker yen boosting Tokyo while investors await the release this week of key US data and the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting. The US and Europe’s imposition of fresh sanctions on Russia left Wall Street in negative territory, while the euro...

    Won’t start World War III over Ukraine: British PM
    Jul30

    Won’t start World War III over Ukraine: British PM

    According to Britain, Russia’s annexation of Crimea and intervention in Ukraine is similar to what happened in Belgium before WW1 and Poland in WW2. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Russia warns that EU sanctions will lead to higher energy prices
    Jul30

    Russia warns that EU sanctions will lead to higher energy prices

    July 30, 2014 11:31 PMMOSCOW (AFP) – Moscow warned on Wednesday that a new wave of Western sanctions would drive up European Union energy prices, and said they would hurt the bloc’s economy as much as Russia. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Rebel chief in east Ukraine bans swearing
    Jul30

    Rebel chief in east Ukraine bans swearing

    DONETSK (UKRAINE) – A top rebel chief in east Ukraine has banned fighters from swearing, saying it “spiritually demeans us and will lead our army to defeat”, according to a document published on a Twitter account used by insurgents. …read more Source: Bangkok...

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