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    New EU sanctions to target Russian businesses
    Jul25

    New EU sanctions to target Russian businesses

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union ambassadors reached a preliminary deal Friday on stepped-up sanctions against Russia, targeting its access to European capital markets and trade in the defense sector, dual-use goods and sensitive technologies. The trade bloc’s foreign ministers on Tuesday ordered the preparation of stepped-up economic...

    Brazilian soccer star who took Ukrainian citizenship gets drafted into its army
    Jul25

    Brazilian soccer star who took Ukrainian citizenship gets drafted into its army

    Edmar Halowski de Lacerda is getting ready to swap his training kit for khakis after being dragged into the brutal war that’s engulfing his new homeland. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Officials Investigate Cause of Air Algerie Crash
    Jul25

    Officials Investigate Cause of Air Algerie Crash

    Authorities appear to have ruled out a missile attack in the crash of an Air Algerie flight that went down in Mali on Thursday, but many questions remain. The plane was carrying 118 passengers French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters Friday – 112 passengers and 6 crew members. Fifty-four French nationals are among the victims....

    Russian Court Leaves Ukrainian Pilot Jailed
    Jul25

    Russian Court Leaves Ukrainian Pilot Jailed

    A court in the Russian city of Voronezh on July 25 upheld the detention of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko accused of complicity in the murder of two Russian journalists in Ukraine. The court rejected an appeal filed by Savchenko’s lawyers who asked the court to release her on bail. Savchenko participated in the hearing via videolink from...

    EU Lines Up Economic Sanctions on Russia
    Jul25

    EU Lines Up Economic Sanctions on Russia

    European officials Friday put off discussion about imposing sanctions on members of President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle but pressed ahead with plans to deliver sector-wide economic sanctions on Russia next week. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukrainian Troops Recapture Rebel Stronghold
    Jul25

    Ukrainian Troops Recapture Rebel Stronghold

    The Ukrainian government said it had regained control of the key separatist stronghold of Lysychansk after several days of fierce fighting, raising the Ukrainian flag above the city. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Russia fires artillery over border at Ukrainian targets
    Jul25

    Russia fires artillery over border at Ukrainian targets

    U.S. officials call Russian military action a ‘clear escalation’ of hostilities. …read more Source: USA...

    Dempsey: Putin may light fire and lose control
    Jul25

    Dempsey: Putin may light fire and lose control

    Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey touched on the ongoing situation in Ukraine, including talks with NATO allies about increasing readiness. (July 25) …read more Source: USA...

    MH17 Photos Show Crash Site Unguarded As European Monitors Arrive
    Jul25

    MH17 Photos Show Crash Site Unguarded As European Monitors Arrive

    European monitors arrived Friday at the site of the MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine as new photos emerged of wreckage that appeared to be left unguarded by both monitors, and pro-Russia separatists who have been reported to have barred access to parts of the crash site. …read more Source: International Business...

    MH17: Europe crafts preliminary deal on Russia sanctions over Ukraine
    Jul25

    MH17: Europe crafts preliminary deal on Russia sanctions over Ukraine

    Ambassadors asked the EU’s Executive Commission to draw up a legal text setting out economic sanctions that the EU would impose for possible agreement next week …read more Source: The Globe and...