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    International police team forced to retreat from battlefield in Ukraine
    Jul29

    International police team forced to retreat from battlefield in Ukraine

    The road to the site is now violently contested between pro-Russia rebel fighters and the Ukrainian military because it is also a route for supplies to reach the rebels holding Donetsk …read more Source: The Globe and...

    French Sales of Weapons to Russia Not Welcomed by European Union
    Jul29

    French Sales of Weapons to Russia Not Welcomed by European Union

    “The agreement was signed in 2011, the boat is almost finished and must be delivered in October … The Russians have paid. We would need to pay back 1,1 billion euros,” French President François Hollande explained during a dinner hosted by the Presidential Press Association on July 21. After the crash of flight MH17 above the...

    Eastern Ukrainians Flee as Fighting Heats Up
    Jul29

    Eastern Ukrainians Flee as Fighting Heats Up

    SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine—Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police team from reaching the site of the Malaysia Airlines crash. “Mom, hang in there,”...

    Ukraine official: Black box shows missile shrapnel downed Malaysian airliner
    Jul29

    Ukraine official: Black box shows missile shrapnel downed Malaysian airliner

    Evidence from the black box of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 indicates that shrapnel from an exploding missile ripped through the passenger jet, causing a “massive explosive decompression” that led to the crash and death of 298 passengers and crew, a Ukrainian government official said Monday. …read more Source: Miami...

    US Says Russia Tested A Cruise Missile In Violation Of Cold War Treaty
    Jul29

    US Says Russia Tested A Cruise Missile In Violation Of Cold War Treaty

    In another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, the U.S. government said on Monday that Moscow had violated the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty, and urged immediate bilateral talks on the issue. The Cold War treaty, ratified in 1988, was designed to eliminate ground-launched cruise missiles with ranges of...

    Fighting turns back Ukraine crash investigators
    Jul29

    Fighting turns back Ukraine crash investigators

    Artillery fire blocked the route to the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner in eastern Ukraine on Monday, forcing an international delegation of European monitors and police officials to turn back without reaching the crash site. The setback in efforts to secure the site, to recover more bodies and to begin an independent investigation...

    UN Commissioner: MH17 Downing Could Be A War Crime
    Jul29

    UN Commissioner: MH17 Downing Could Be A War Crime

    The U.N. high commissioner for human rights says the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in rebel-held eastern Ukraine “may amount to a war crime.” Commissioner Navi Pillay’s assessment Monday came as an international team of investigators and police was again prevented from visiting the site after heavy fighting between...

    U.S. sales to Russia have only risen since sanctions imposed
    Jul29

    U.S. sales to Russia have only risen since sanctions imposed

    In the months since the United States imposed sanctions on Russian businesses and close associates of President Vladimir Putin’s, an odd thing has happened: U.S. exports to Russia have risen. …read more Source: Miami...

    Japan is stepping up sanctions against Russia
    Jul29

    Japan is stepping up sanctions against Russia

    TOKYO — Japan is imposing more sanctions against Russia over its support for pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine who are accused of shooting down a Malaysian jet, the chief government spokesman said Monday. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    U.S. says Russia violated nuclear missile treaty
    Jul29

    U.S. says Russia violated nuclear missile treaty

    With tensions already high over Ukraine and downed Malaysian plane, Obama administration accuses Russia of conducting banned tests …read more Source:...