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    EU Slaps Sanctions on Five Russian Banks
    Aug01

    EU Slaps Sanctions on Five Russian Banks

    The European Union has sanctioned five Russian banks to protest Moscow’s intervention in restive eastern Ukraine. The EU said it is limiting the banks’ access to European capital markets, which could further impede the already weak Russian economy that some analysts say is sliding toward a recession. The 28-nation EU bloc called for...

    Russia halts Ukrainian soy, sunseed imports: Report
    Aug01

    Russia halts Ukrainian soy, sunseed imports: Report

    Russia will suspend Ukrainian soy, soymeal and sunseed imports starting from Aug. 1 due to breach of phytosanitary requirements, Interfax news said. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine MH17 Wreckage Site Finally Accessed By Investigators
    Aug01

    Ukraine MH17 Wreckage Site Finally Accessed By Investigators

    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — As mortar fire landed nearby, an international team of investigators finally reached the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage site Thursday and got their first look at a scene experts fear has been badly compromised in the two weeks since the plane was blown out of the sky. For the families of the 298 victims, it...

    MH17 Victims’ Items and DNA Retrieved From Crash Site
    Jul31

    MH17 Victims’ Items and DNA Retrieved From Crash Site

    Investigators from the Netherlands and Australia finally returned Thursday to the site in eastern Ukraine where MH17 was shot down two weeks ago. …read more Source:...

    We Had Our 9/11 (But Pretended It Didn’t Happen)
    Jul31

    We Had Our 9/11 (But Pretended It Didn’t Happen)

    That Europe is not raising its voice to stop the bloodshed in Gaza is no big surprise. Sadly, we are used to a 28 Member States consensus-based foreign policy that tends to be anodyne. Bad news for Europe’s potential, but much worse for others around the world who miss our ambition to be assertive about human rights and international law...

    Brits Say Putin Shows NATO Is Useless
    Jul31

    Brits Say Putin Shows NATO Is Useless

    NATO, the U.S.-led military alliance that has protected America and western Europe from attack since the end of World War Two, is no longer fit for purpose. The growing aggression of Russian president Vladimir Putin and his territorial ambitions, as displayed in his annexation of Crimea and his supplying pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, has shown...

    Dutch-led investigators gather DNA from MH17 victims
    Jul31

    Dutch-led investigators gather DNA from MH17 victims

    The head of the Dutch-led international team investigating the Malaysian Airline Flight 17 disaster says his group has retrieved additional DNA samples from 25 victims at a mortuary in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    Dutch retrieve DNA of some Ukraine crash victims
    Jul31

    Dutch retrieve DNA of some Ukraine crash victims

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — The head of the Dutch-led international team investigating the Malaysian Airline Flight 17 disaster says his group has retrieved additional DNA samples from 25 victims at a mo… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Information War Rages Alongside Real One in Ukraine
    Jul31

    Information War Rages Alongside Real One in Ukraine

    The downing of the Malaysian airliner two weeks ago, and allegations that Russians are shelling Ukrainian troops across the border, have moved the information war swirling around the Ukrainian conflict to a new level. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from Kyiv. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Dutch retrieve DNA of some Ukraine crash victims
    Jul31

    Dutch retrieve DNA of some Ukraine crash victims

    The head of the Dutch-led international team investigating the Malaysian Airline Flight 17 disaster says his group has retrieved additional DNA samples from 25 victims at a mortuary in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Miami...