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    EU adopts tough new sanctions on Russia
    Jul30

    EU adopts tough new sanctions on Russia

        BRUSSELS — Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, EU officials and diplomats said. …read more Source: Saudi...

    EU sanctions to hit Russia where it hurts
    Jul30

    EU sanctions to hit Russia where it hurts

    BRUSSELS — The EU prepared Tuesday to hit Russia where it hurts with tough economic sanctions as Moscow insisted the West can do it little harm and showed no sign of reversing course in Ukraine. Late Monday the leaders of the United States, Germany, France, Britain and Italy put aside their differences and agreed for the international commu...

    EU agrees ‘strong’ sanctions to punish Russia
    Jul29

    EU agrees ‘strong’ sanctions to punish Russia

    EU agrees to widen sanctions against Russia for its role in Ukraine, but stops short of harming vital gas deals. …read more Source: AL...

    Civilian deaths mount in eastern Ukraine
    Jul29

    Civilian deaths mount in eastern Ukraine

    Children among 22 killed in eastern Horlivka town as troops try to encircle separatists in area where airliner crashed. …read more Source: AL...

    MH17 downing may be war crime: UN
    Jul29

    MH17 downing may be war crime: UN

    KIEV — The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 "may amount to a war crime", the UN said Monday, adding that fighting in east Ukraine has claimed over 1,100 lives with both government and rebel forces using heavy weaponry in built-up areas. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay condemned the "horrendous...

    Downing of MH17 possible war crime: UN rights chief
    Jul28

    Downing of MH17 possible war crime: UN rights chief

    The UN’s top human rights official has called for a thorough probe into the violation of international law when the Malaysia Airline was shot down on July 17 over eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine forces battle for MH17 crash site
    Jul28

    Ukraine forces battle for MH17 crash site

    Fighting against pro-Russian rebels intensifies near downed Malaysia Airlines plane, holding up a Dutch mission. …read more Source: AL...

    Police visit to MH17 disaster site canceled
    Jul28

    Police visit to MH17 disaster site canceled

    DONETSK, Ukraine — A team of international police officers that had been due to visit the site of the Malaysian plane disaster in eastern Ukraine canceled the trip Sunday after receiving reports of fighting in the area. Alexander Hug, the deputy head of a monitoring team from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, said it...

    Chechnya leader seeks travel ban on Obama, others
    Jul28

    Chechnya leader seeks travel ban on Obama, others

    MOSCOW — Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed leader of Chechnya, said on Saturday he would ban entry to and freeze any bank accounts of US President Barack Obama and top EU officials for bringing “tragedy” to Ukraine, in a gesture of defiance after being hit by sanctions. After the European Union imposed sanctions over Ukraine th...

    MH17 armed mission ‘unrealistic’ as Ukraine fighting kills 13
    Jul27

    MH17 armed mission ‘unrealistic’ as Ukraine fighting kills 13

    Dutch PM Mark Rutte says plans to send armed officers to ensure that investigators are able to carry out their work at the crash site are no longer viable. …read more Source: Gulf...

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