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    U.S. says imposes further sanctions on Russian, Ukrainian firms and people
    Jul30

    U.S. says imposes further sanctions on Russian, Ukrainian firms and people

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States imposed further Russia and Ukraine-related sanctions on Thursday, including on associates of a billionaire Russian gas trader, Crimean port operators, and former Ukrainian officials. …read more Source:...

    Germany’s triumph: from the ruins of war, how a new European empire was built
    Jul30

    Germany’s triumph: from the ruins of war, how a new European empire was built

    European integration was designed to contain Berlin’s power – instead, it has increased it. Ein reich über alles: Hans Burgkmair the Elder’s woodcut of 1510 shows a double-heaed eagle, symbol of the Holy Roman empire. Photo: AKG-Images In a blistering speech to the Greek parliament on 15 July, the former finance minister Yanis...

    American traitor, Israeli hero
    Jul30

    American traitor, Israeli hero

    The U.S. government’s announcement that Jonathan Pollard will soon gain his release from prison is cause for celebration in Israel, and understandably so. There, Pollard is considered a patriot and hero. By engaging in espionage on Israel’s behalf, he placed himself at great risk. Once caught, he endured considerable punishment — 30...

    Russia begins pre-trial hearings for Ukraine ex-pilot Nadiya Savchenko
    Jul30

    Russia begins pre-trial hearings for Ukraine ex-pilot Nadiya Savchenko

    A court in southern Russia has begun pre-trial hearings in the case of a Ukrainian former military pilot charged over the deaths of two Russian… …read more Source:...

    Making waves, if not ruling them
    Jul30

    Making waves, if not ruling them

    MORE than a year after America and its allies set out to punish the Kremlin for backing rebels in Ukraine and annexing Crimea, Russia is finding new friends and dealing with the West from a position of growing strength. At any rate, that is the message that Vladimir Putin has been delivering to his own people and anybody else who will listen. In...

    Malaysia, Australia and EU protest Russian veto of MH17 tribunal
    Jul30

    Malaysia, Australia and EU protest Russian veto of MH17 tribunal

    Kuala Lumpur / Sydney (dpa) – Malaysia, Australia and the European Union on Thursday protested after Russia vetoed the proposal to establish a UN tribunal to try those responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine last… …read more Source:...

    After Russia’s U.N. veto, countries seek court for downed flight MH17 prosecutions
    Jul30

    After Russia’s U.N. veto, countries seek court for downed flight MH17 prosecutions

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The five countries investigating the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine a year ago are considering setting up an independent international tribunal after Russia vetoed attempts to establish a U.N.-backed court to prosecute suspects. …read more Source:...

    Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills four civilians, soldier
    Jul30

    Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills four civilians, soldier

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists accused each other on Thursday of shelling civilian areas near the rebel-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine despite a ceasefire, with four civilians and one soldier killed. …read more Source:...

    Armed U.S. soldiers en route to Ukraine stopped in Austria
    Jul30

    Armed U.S. soldiers en route to Ukraine stopped in Austria

    The police at Vienna’s Schwechat airport several days ago stopped a group of armed American soldiers who were on their way to Ukraine, writes the daily Kurier.The group made up of nine soldiers raised the security alarm for attempting to travel to Ukraine along with their weapons without having a necessary permit, the Vienna-based daily is...

    Ukraine pilot in Russia court hearing
    Jul30

    Ukraine pilot in Russia court hearing

    Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko appears in Russian court, accused of involvement in the killing of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

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