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    U.S. expands sanctions against key Russian sectors
    Sep12

    U.S. expands sanctions against key Russian sectors

    As punishment for aggression against Ukraine, the West is hitting Russia’s financial, defense and energy sectors …read more Source:...

    Obama slaps Putin with more sanctions
    Sep12

    Obama slaps Putin with more sanctions

    The Obama administration slapped more sanctions Friday against the Russian financial, energy and defense industries as punishment for Moscow’s continued military aggression in eastern Ukraine. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said previous sanctions will be extended to Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, and to Rostec, a major Russian...

    Air force exercise involving U.S., Canada and Russia cancelled
    Sep12

    Air force exercise involving U.S., Canada and Russia cancelled

    An Air Force exercise involving the U.S., Canada and Russia was canceled because of Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine, a spokesman for NORAD told the Associated Press. More from the Associated Press article: The North American Aerospace Defence Command is comprised of U.S. and Canadian forces and is charged with detecting and...

    Ukraine, rebels swap dozens of prisoners
    Sep12

    Ukraine, rebels swap dozens of prisoners

    Progress under shaky cease-fire deal reached between gov’t in Kiev and pro-Russian rebels has been slow, but steady …read more Source:...

    U.S. Expands Sanctions Against Russia
    Sep12

    U.S. Expands Sanctions Against Russia

    The United States has announced another round of sanctions aimed to punish Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis, targeting defense, energy, and banking sectors. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poland Resumes Gas Supplies to Ukraine
    Sep12

    Poland Resumes Gas Supplies to Ukraine

    Poland resumed natural gas deliveries to Ukraine on Friday after receiving a pledge that Russia’s Gazprom would deliver requested supplies to Polish state-run gas importer PGNiG. Poland, at odds with Russia over the stand-off in Ukraine, stopped so-called reverse flows to Ukraine after PGNiG said it had received less gas than ordered this...

    Ukraine plane disaster’s “most likely” scenario revealed
    Sep12

    Ukraine plane disaster’s “most likely” scenario revealed

    Announcement from chief Dutch prosecutor overseeing criminal investigation into jetliner’s downing comes after separate probe made its conclusions …read more Source:...

    Raw: Ukraine gov’t, rebels exchange prisoners
    Sep12

    Raw: Ukraine gov’t, rebels exchange prisoners

    Government and rebel forces in Ukraine exchanged dozens of prisoners on Friday, as part of a ceasefire agreement sealed earlier this month. (Sept. 12) …read more Source: USA...

    U.S. Escalates Sanctions on Russian Energy, Defense Sectors
    Sep12

    U.S. Escalates Sanctions on Russian Energy, Defense Sectors

    The United States is imposing harsh new sanctions on Russian energy and defense firms, the Treasury Department announced Friday, in response to American confirmation that Russian forces have fought alongside Ukrainian separatists. The new sanctions restrict exports of American goods, services and technology to Russian’s largest oil...

    EU Announces Sanctions on Russian Oil Companies, Banks, Lawmakers
    Sep12

    EU Announces Sanctions on Russian Oil Companies, Banks, Lawmakers

    BRUSSELS—New European Union sanctions against Russia announced Friday toughen financial penalties on the country’s banks, arms makers and its biggest oil company, to punish Moscow for what the West sees as efforts to destabilize Ukraine. The EU measures, details of which were released Friday after a preliminary agreement Thursday, broaden...