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    West agrees wider Russia sanctions as Kiev says forces near crash site
    Jul29

    West agrees wider Russia sanctions as Kiev says forces near crash site

    U.S. and European leaders agreed on Monday to impose wider sanctions on Russia’s financial, defense and energy sectors as Ukraine said its forces advanced toward the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17. …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    U.S. Official to Persuade Seoul to Join Russia Sanctions
    Jul29

    U.S. Official to Persuade Seoul to Join Russia Sanctions

    Peter Harrell of the U.S. State Department, arrived in Seoul on Monday. Harrell’s visit comes as the U.S. and the EU are about to step up sanctions against Russia in the wake of the downing of a Malaysian civilian airplane by pro-Russian militants in Ukraine. A government official … …read more Source: The Chosun...

    Airlines to Push for Independent Guidance on Airspace Safety After Ukraine Crash
    Jul29

    Airlines to Push for Independent Guidance on Airspace Safety After Ukraine Crash

    Montreal/Toronto. Global airlines will push to get “neutral information” on whether to use or avoid airspace over conflict zones at Tuesday’s meeting of the UN aviation agency and other airline bodies, a European-based airline industry source said. The UN agency, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), has invited...

    Australian PM Abbott’s Tough Stance on MH17 Paying Off, Poll Shows
    Jul29

    Australian PM Abbott’s Tough Stance on MH17 Paying Off, Poll Shows

    Sydney. Embattled Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s forthright handling of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 appears to have paid off, a poll released on Tuesday showed, although his government has not enjoyed a similar spike in popularity. The Newspoll polling agency recorded a 12-point jump in Abbot’s net...

    Russia denies firing artillery into Ukraine
    Jul29

    Russia denies firing artillery into Ukraine

    Russia’s Defence Ministry has cast doubt on images published by the US government to back up its claim that Russia has fired artillery into Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos
    Jul29

    Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government must pay $50 billion for using tax claims to destroy Yukos, once the country’s largest oil producer, and its Kremlin-critical CEO, an international court has ruled.Monday’s verdict by the Permanent Court for Arbitration increases the economic and diplomatic isolation of Russia at a...

    World › Ukraine says rebels still manipulating crash site
    Jul29

    World › Ukraine says rebels still manipulating crash site

    Ukraine’s foreign minister said Monday that pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the rebels of shooting down. In an interview with The Associated Press, Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said new fighting that prevented an…...

    Stocks pause as traders await key economic news
    Jul29

    Stocks pause as traders await key economic news

    After dawdling between small gains and losses in a slow day of summer trading, the stock market ended little changed on Monday.Instead of worrying about the conflict between Russia and Ukraine or trouble in the world’s other hot spots, investors appeared to sit tight.The main reason, said Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Banyan...

    MH 17 crash may aggravate Ukraine crisis: Finnish expert
    Jul29

    MH 17 crash may aggravate Ukraine crisis: Finnish expert

    The crash of the Malaysian passenger plane MH17 is possible to deteriorate the crisis in Ukraine, said Kristi Raik, senior researcher at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in an interview with the Finnish national broadcaster YLE on Monday. …read more Source:...

    U.S., EU to impose new sanctions on Russia this week
    Jul29

    U.S., EU to impose new sanctions on Russia this week

    The United States and Europe will slap new sanctions against Russia this week in the wake of its continued assistance to rebels in eastern Ukraine, U.S. media reported Monday. …read more Source:...

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