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    U.S., Europe slap Russia with toughest sanctions yet over Ukraine
    Jul30

    U.S., Europe slap Russia with toughest sanctions yet over Ukraine

    The United States and Europe targeted Russia’s key financial, arms and energy sectors Tuesday with tough new sanctions in response to Moscow’s intervention in the Ukraine crisis. Announcing the measures, U.S. President Barack Obama denied that the West had begun a new Cold War against its former Soviet foe, but urged his counterpart....

    Canada says more Russia sanctions coming
    Jul30

    Canada says more Russia sanctions coming

    OTTAWA–Canada’s prime minister on Tuesday announced more sanctions against Russia, after the EU and US rolled new measures targeting Russia’s economy for its support for rebels in Ukraine. It will mark the 11th round of sanctions imposed by Canada against Russia since March, targeting until recently mostly individuals and...

    Aviation officials call for anti-air weapons law
    Jul30

    Aviation officials call for anti-air weapons law

    Aviation officials called for better dissemination of flight risks and a UN law restricting anti-aircraft weapons use, at an emergency meeting on Tuesday (July 29) on the downing of Flight MH17 over Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukrainian president Poroshenko wants Ukraine-Russia talks in Belarus on access to MH17 crash site
    Jul30

    Ukrainian president Poroshenko wants Ukraine-Russia talks in Belarus on access to MH17 crash site

    July 30, 2014 7:03 AMKIEV (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday asked Belarus to host talks between Russian and Ukrainian envoys to discuss access to the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The Straits...

    World › Japan feels “strong concern” about France-Russia navy deal
    Jul30

    World › Japan feels “strong concern” about France-Russia navy deal

    Japan on Tuesday expressed “strong concern” about the planned sale of French helicopter carriers to Russia, joining some EU countries in opposing the deal as the West believes Russia has failed to meet international demands to end violence in Ukraine. President Francois Hollande has defied allies Britain and the United States…...

    After shaky start, Ukraine turns eastern offensive around
    Jul30

    After shaky start, Ukraine turns eastern offensive around

    July 30, 2014 6:34 AMKIEV (AFP) – When Ukraine’s military offensive to oust pro-Russian rebels from the restive east began in mid-April with humiliated soldiers meekly surrendering their armoured vehicles it looked doomed to failure. …read more Source: The Straits...

    US slaps sanctions on Russian energy, arms and finance
    Jul30

    US slaps sanctions on Russian energy, arms and finance

    July 30, 2014 4:44 AMWASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the United States will join the European Union in slapping new sanctions on Russia’s energy sector, arms industry and financial institutions. The broader economic measures will hurt Moscow’s ability to secure dollar financing for its banks,...

    World › US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia
    Jul30

    World › US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

    Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks. President Barack Obama swiftly followed with an expansion of U.S. penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy. The...

    US Slaps Sanctions on Russian Energy, Arms And Finance
    Jul29

    US Slaps Sanctions on Russian Energy, Arms And Finance

    President Barack Obama declared on Tuesday that the United States will join the European Union in slapping new sanctions on Russia’s energy sector, arms industry and financial institutions. …read more Source:...

    US slaps sanctions on Russian energy, arms and finance
    Jul29

    US slaps sanctions on Russian energy, arms and finance

    President Barack Obama declared on Tuesday (July 29) that the United States will join the European Union in slapping new sanctions on Russia’s energy sector, arms industry and financial institutions. …read more Source: Channel...

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