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    ‘Nobody Can Prove’ Russian Link to Rebels: Diplomat
    Jul30

    ‘Nobody Can Prove’ Russian Link to Rebels: Diplomat

    Leonid P. Moiseev, Russia’s ambassador to Singapore, made the denial hours after Barack Obama imposed harsh new sanctions on Russian banks. …read more Source:...

    Ten Weeks In The Hands Of Ukrainian Separatists
    Jul30

    Ten Weeks In The Hands Of Ukrainian Separatists

    Ukrainian theater director Pavel Yurov and Denis Grishchuk, a Kyiv-based artist, were freed earlier this month after being held for 70 days by pro-Russian separatists. They shared their story with RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    MH17: Rebels have laid mines on route to crash site, Kiev says
    Jul30

    MH17: Rebels have laid mines on route to crash site, Kiev says

    The OSCE observers turned back to the city of Donetsk after discussions with rebels …read more Source: The Globe and...

    International Observers Turned Back From Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Crash Site In Eastern Ukraine
    Jul30

    International Observers Turned Back From Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Crash Site In Eastern Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — International observers turned back Wednesday after making another attempt to reach the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down in eastern Ukraine, and a government official said the area near the zone had been mined by pro-Russian separatists who control it.Observers from the Organization for Security and...

    Total Bracing For Sanctions Impact
    Jul30

    Total Bracing For Sanctions Impact

    The oil major says it has stopped increasing its stake in Russian gas-producer Novatek and will review the effect of sanctions on Russia at the end of August. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    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...

    Educating Their Children Abroad Is the Russian Elite’s Guilty Secret
    Jul30

    Educating Their Children Abroad Is the Russian Elite’s Guilty Secret

    Lucky Anastasia Zheleznyak. She has secured one of the BBC’s sought-after positions, working as a production assistant at London’s Ellstree Film Studios. But Zheleznyak isn’t just any Russian expat making her way up the career ladder. She’s the daughter of Duma Deputy Speaker Sergei Zheleznyak, known for his warning of an...

    Russia Defiant in Face of Tougher Sanctions
    Jul30

    Russia Defiant in Face of Tougher Sanctions

    Russia’s central bank promised to support financial institutions hit by new sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union. The United States imposed sanctions on more Russian banks on Tuesday, targeting the country’s second-largest lender VTB , its subsidiary the Bank of Moscow, and the Russian Agriculture Bank. The...

    Total curbs Russia investment after MH17 downing
    Jul30

    Total curbs Russia investment after MH17 downing

    Total stopped buying shares in Russia’s Novatek the day of the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    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...