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    Obama: ‘Not a new Cold War,’ but new Russia sanctions announced
    Jul30

    Obama: ‘Not a new Cold War,’ but new Russia sanctions announced

    President Obama announced a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and a shipbuilding company Tuesday, saying Russia must pay an increasingly high price for its military aggression in Ukraine and the downing of a passenger jet. The penalties follow tougher sanctions in an agreement reached by European Union … …read more...

    Here’s Putin’s Next Move (RSX)
    Jul30

    Here’s Putin’s Next Move (RSX)

    Vladmir Putin’s next move could be to block the transit of gas through Ukraine to Europe, write Morgan Stanley analysts. This could cause energy prices to spike in Putin’s effort to retaliate against the world for imposing economic sanctions on Russia. New Sanctions The U.S. and the European Union announced a fresh round of economic...

    Russian Stocks Are Laughing Off The Latest Sanctions (RSX, SPX)
    Jul30

    Russian Stocks Are Laughing Off The Latest Sanctions (RSX, SPX)

    If you were expecting Russian stocks to fall Wednesday, you were wrong. Russia’s MICEX index was actually up a healthy 2.2%. On Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama announced a fresh round of economic sanctions on Russia for its ongoing involvement in destabilizing Ukraine. “Among the targets of the new measures include the Bank of...

    19 killed in Ukraine as separatists maintain control of MH17 wreckage
    Jul30

    19 killed in Ukraine as separatists maintain control of MH17 wreckage

    International observers have turned back from another attempt to reach the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    Russia Restricts Imports Of Fruit, Vegetables From Poland
    Jul30

    Russia Restricts Imports Of Fruit, Vegetables From Poland

    Russia’s food safety watchdog says it has imposed “restrictions” on imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland beginning August 1. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Right-Wing Delusion That Obama Is an Israel-Hating Dove
    Jul30

    The Right-Wing Delusion That Obama Is an Israel-Hating Dove

    Among some right-leaning hawks, there is a persistent delusion that President Obama is a non-interventionist dove who rejects American exceptionalism and hegemony, all the while harboring a unique, possibly anti-Semitic distaste for Israel. The populist manifestation of this delusion has asked us to believe that Obama “pals around with...

    Majority In Russia Believe Malaysian Jet Shot Down By Ukrainians: Poll
    Jul30

    Majority In Russia Believe Malaysian Jet Shot Down By Ukrainians: Poll

    A public-opinion poll in Russia has found that the majority of residents in Russia’s big cities believe that the Malaysian passenger plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine killing 298 people on July 17 had been shot down by the Ukrainian army. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Units of Russian Banks Exempt From Sanctions
    Jul30

    EU Units of Russian Banks Exempt From Sanctions

    European Union-based subsidiaries of Russian state-owned banks are exempt from EU sanctions, two European officials said. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Euro-Zone Business Confidence Holds Up
    Jul30

    Euro-Zone Business Confidence Holds Up

    Euro-zone businesses were mostly undaunted by growing tensions between the European Union and Russia over Ukraine’s future following the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Moroccan jailed for killing Jewish physician in Ukraine
    Jul30

    Moroccan jailed for killing Jewish physician in Ukraine

    (JTA) — A Moroccan man who killed a Jewish physician in Ukraine was sentenced to 15 years in jail after a court of appeals reversed his acquittal. Shakeeb Otman from Casablanca was sent to jail on July 22 for the premeditated murder of Leon Fraierfeld, an orthopedic surgeon from the city of Lviv in western Ukraine on Oct. 19, 2012. The July...