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    Vladimir Putin condemns latest US sanctions against Russia
    Jul17

    Vladimir Putin condemns latest US sanctions against Russia

    Russian president says sanctions announced on Wednesday will strain bilateral relations and hurt Russian and US businessesVladimir Putin lamented the latest round of US sanctions against Russia on Thursday after Barack Obama increased economic pressure over the Ukraine crisis.The Russian president said the sanctions, announced late on Wednesday,...

    Russian stock market hit by new sanctions over Ukraine – business live
    Jul17

    Russian stock market hit by new sanctions over Ukraine – business live

    Moscow stock index falls 2% in early trading after US announces tougher sanctions against Russia for supporting Ukrainian separatists. 7.55am BSTThere was an early rush of selling on the Moscow stock market, as this graph of the MICEX this week shows: 7.48am BSTGood morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the financial markets, the world...

    EU leaders fail to settle on who will be new foreign policy chief
    Jul17

    EU leaders fail to settle on who will be new foreign policy chief

    Leaders will meet in August to decide Catherine Ashton’s successor, with Federica Mogherini one potential candidateEuropean Union leaders failed to agree on who should get the prestigious job as the 28-nation bloc’s new foreign policy chief to succeed Catherine Ashton, who also chairs the international negotiations on Iran’s...

    US threatens ‘provocative’ Russia with further sanctions
    Jul17

    US threatens ‘provocative’ Russia with further sanctions

    Washington says it could expand the scope and target list if Russia continues ‘provocative’ behaviour in UkraineThe United States warned on Wednesday that it could expand the scope and target list of its new sanctions against Russia if Moscow continues “provocative” behavior in Ukraine. A senior US administration official...

    EU in east-west power struggle over who should become foreign policy chief
    Jul16

    EU in east-west power struggle over who should become foreign policy chief

    Contender Federica Mogherini, regarded as overly pro-Russian in Ukraine crisis, faces opposition from Poland and Baltic statesThe long arm of the Kremlin extended into the very centre of European politics on Wednesday as the EU became embroiled in an east-west power struggle over who should become the new face of the union’s foreign...

    EU poised to cut funding to Russia and widen sanctions over Ukraine conflict
    Jul16

    EU poised to cut funding to Russia and widen sanctions over Ukraine conflict

    Moscow faces bank curbs over new public-sector projects, and more asset-freezing for firms ‘undermining Ukraine sovereignty’The European Union is expected to cut off large-scale financing to Russia and widen sanctions against companies at a summit on Wednesday evening, blaming Moscow for supporting the increasingly bloody conflict in...

    ‘I was a separatist fighter in Ukraine’
    Jul15

    ‘I was a separatist fighter in Ukraine’

    Artur Gasparyan, 24, is from Spitak in Armenia. In May, he says he was recruited in Moscow to fight in eastern Ukraine. Now back in the Russian capital, he spoke to Mumin Shakirov About 10 guys showed up at a meeting somewhere near VDNKh [the All-Russian Exhibition Centre in northern Moscow]. We spoke in the entrance arch of a residential...

    Ukrainian president blames Russian troops after transport plane shot down
    Jul14

    Ukrainian president blames Russian troops after transport plane shot down

    Petro Poroshenko claims serving Russian military officers are taking part in operations in east UkraineUkraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, has claimed that serving Russian military officers are taking part in operations in east Ukraine, after an An-26 transport plane was reportedly shot down near the border.A statement on the...

    Russia World Cup 2018: four years of excitement and controversy
    Jul14

    Russia World Cup 2018: four years of excitement and controversy

    Country has to build two-thirds of stadiums and must solve infrastructure problems before tournament kicks off againIt will be another four years before another ball is kicked at a World Cup, after the Germans finished off proceedings in Rio on Sunday. The next action will be in June 2018 in Moscow: Lionel Messi will be 31, Wayne Rooney will be...

    Russia withdraws delegates from Farnborough air show
    Jul14

    Russia withdraws delegates from Farnborough air show

    Further diplomatic fallout from Ukraine crisis as Kremlin’s head of defence pulls state officials following UK snubRussian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin has told his country’s defence delegates to withdraw from the Farnborough International Air Show and return home after being snubbed by the British government over the Ukraine...

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