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    President Obama prepares to increase sanctions on Russia
    Jul29

    President Obama prepares to increase sanctions on Russia

    President Obama is preparing to increase U.S. sanctions on Russia in a coordinated effort with European leaders in response to Russia’s continued role in supporting the separatist fighters in neighboring Ukraine, a senior administration official said Monday. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    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...

    Syria’s War Poets
    Jul29

    Syria’s War Poets

    GAZIANTEP, Turkey—Visiting Czechoslovakia in the 1970s, the American novelist Philip Roth reflected on what distinguished him from his peers behind the Iron Curtain: “It occurred to me that I work in a society where as a writer everything goes and nothing matters, while for the Czech writers I met in Prague, nothing goes and...

    White House: EU, US to Impose New Russia Sanctions
    Jul29

    White House: EU, US to Impose New Russia Sanctions

    MoreUkraine: MH17 Downed by ‘Massive Explosive Decompression’Putin’s Fragile DeceptionsDeath Toll Mounts as Clashes Intensify in Ukraine(WASHINGTON) — The United States and European Union plan to impose new sanctions against Russia this week, including penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy, the White House...

    HOLMES: What’s at stake in Ukraine?
    Jul29

    HOLMES: What’s at stake in Ukraine?

    ANALYSIS/OPINION: What’s at stake in Ukraine? If the actions of Western governments speak louder than words, the short answer is “not much.” The full range of sanctions on Russia has not yet been imposed, and there is a widespread reluctance to embrace Ukraine too closely. But what if our reluctance … …read more...

    U.S. and Europe Set to Toughen Russia Sanctions
    Jul29

    U.S. and Europe Set to Toughen Russia Sanctions

    A package targeting Russia’s financial, energy and defense sectors was driven by the conclusion that Moscow has taken a more direct role in Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    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...

    Ukraine Setbacks Afflict Putin
    Jul29

    Ukraine Setbacks Afflict Putin

    Pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine saw some of their worst battlefield setbacks in weeks as the West agreed on tougher sanctions—posing fresh challenges on two fronts for the Kremlin. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    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...