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Australia rules out new sanctions against Russia
Jul30

Australia rules out new sanctions against Russia

Australia’s PM says that he is not considering sanctions against Russia while his government focuses on retrieving Australian victims from the wreckage of the Malaysian flight MH17. …read more Source:...

Ukraine army retakes town from rebel bastion
Jul30

Ukraine army retakes town from rebel bastion

Ukraine’s army says that it had retaken a town on the outskirts of the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk, and intercepted another convoy of vehicles crossing over from Russia. …read more Source:...

Putin may have passed point of no-return over Ukraine
Jul30

Putin may have passed point of no-return over Ukraine

MOSCOW, (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin risks becoming an international pariah over the Ukraine crisis but the Russian president is battening down the hatches for the gathering economic and political storm. The United States and the European Union saw the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 as a chance for Putin to distance himself from...

EU and U.S. announce new  sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
Jul30

EU and U.S. announce new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The European Union and the United States yesterday announced further sanctions against Russia, targeting its energy, banking and defence sectors in the strongest international action yet over Moscow’s support for rebels in eastern Ukraine. The measures mark the start of a new phase in the biggest...

US slaps more sanctions on Russia
Jul30

US slaps more sanctions on Russia

President Barack Obama has declared 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:...

MH17 victim’s father urges Ukraine fighting lull
Jul29

MH17 victim’s father urges Ukraine fighting lull

The father of a British MH17 victim said fighting in the Ukrainian plane crash zone should end to facilitate the repatriation of victims, after he met Prime Minister David Cameron. …read more Source:...

Civilians killed in Ukraine amid fierce fighting
Jul29

Civilians killed in Ukraine amid fierce fighting

Intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine killed at least 19 civilians, local officials have said. …read more Source:...

Dutch PM asks fighting to cease near crash site
Jul29

Dutch PM asks fighting to cease near crash site

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has called Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to ask Ukrainian forces to stop fighting around the MH17 crash site. …read more Source:...

White House: US reconstruction aid to go to parts of east Ukraine
Jul29

White House: US reconstruction aid to go to parts of east Ukraine

Vice President Joe Biden told Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk that the United States would provide almost US$7 million in reconstruction aid to parts of eastern Ukraine, including US$1 million in new support, the White House said. …read more Source: Buenos Aires...

Kiev wrests control of part of MH17 site
Jul28

Kiev wrests control of part of MH17 site

Ukraine’s army has seized control of part of the vast site where Malaysian airliner MH17 crashed, as the UN announced the downing of the plane could constitute a war crime. …read more Source:...

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