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Section: Voice of America (USA)

    Information War Rages Alongside Real One in Ukraine
    Jul31

    Information War Rages Alongside Real One in Ukraine

    The downing of the Malaysian airliner two weeks ago, and allegations that Russians are shelling Ukrainian troops across the border, have moved the information war swirling around the Ukrainian conflict to a new level. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from Kyiv. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Russia Bans Ukraine’s Soy, Mulls Greek Fruit, US Poultry Ban
    Jul31

    Russia Bans Ukraine’s Soy, Mulls Greek Fruit, US Poultry Ban

    Russia has banned soy imports from Ukraine and may impose restrictions on Greek fruits and U.S. poultry next week, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday, in what could be responses to new Western sanctions. Russia has already announced several bans on food imports following Western sanctions over Moscow’s support of rebels in Ukraine....

    Ukraine’s Parliament Refuses PM Resignation
    Jul31

    Ukraine’s Parliament Refuses PM Resignation

    Ukraine’s parliament has rejected the resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who announced last week his intention to step down after the two parties supporting him left the ruling coalition. The legislature voted Thursday not to accept Yatsenyuk’s resignation, despite his loss of political backing. The lawmakers also...

    European Court: Russia Must Pay Yukos Shareholders 1.9 Billion Euros
    Jul31

    European Court: Russia Must Pay Yukos Shareholders 1.9 Billion Euros

    Europe’s top human rights court awarded shareholders in Yukos 1.9 billion euros [$2.6 billion] in damages on Thursday, a new blow to Russia days after some of the former oil company’s shareholders won $50 billion in The Hague. The Strasbourg-based court found that Russia had failed to “strike a fair balance” in its...

    ‘Russian Involvement’ Is Central to UK Inquiry Into Ex-KGB Agent’s Death
    Jul31

    ‘Russian Involvement’ Is Central to UK Inquiry Into Ex-KGB Agent’s Death

    Evidence that shows Russia was behind the 2006 murder of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko in London will mostly be given in secret, the chairman of a public inquiry into his death said on Thursday. Kremlin critic Litvinenko, 43, died after being poisoned with a radioactive isotope in November 2006, a crime which from his death bed he blamed...

    International Experts Reach MH17 Crash Site in Ukraine
    Jul31

    International Experts Reach MH17 Crash Site in Ukraine

    An international team of experts has reached the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine for the first time, after days of attempts foiled by violence in the separatist-controlled area. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe announced the development Thursday, saying a small team of its monitors, accompanied...

    Dutch, Australians Again Attempt to Reach MH17 Crash Site
    Jul31

    Dutch, Australians Again Attempt to Reach MH17 Crash Site

    Experts from the Netherlands and Australia tried on Thursday to reach the crash site in eastern Ukraine of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 after several failed attempts this week. Members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) were also part of a team that was trying to navigate a safe route to the area where the...

    Russia Lashes Out at Latest Western Sanctions
    Jul31

    Russia Lashes Out at Latest Western Sanctions

    Russia is lashing out at new U.S. and European economic sanctions imposed to protest what the West sees as Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine. The Russian Foreign Ministry Wednesday called new restrictions targeting the Russian energy, defense, technology and finance sectors “destructive and short-sighted.” It said Washington is...

    Sources: Russian Bank Subsidiaries in EU to Escape Sanctions
    Jul30

    Sources: Russian Bank Subsidiaries in EU to Escape Sanctions

    Russian bank subsidiaries based in the European Union will be exempt from EU economic sanctions designed to choke off finance for big state-owned Russian lenders, sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters on Wednesday. These sources said the exemption, which EU officials said they would monitor closely to avoid abuse, meant Sberbank and...

    Some Ukrainian Rebels Vent Frustration with Putin
    Jul30

    Some Ukrainian Rebels Vent Frustration with Putin

    Western leaders may be Vladimir Putin’s biggest critics over the conflict in east Ukraine but the Russian leader is also facing criticism from some of the rebels they accuse him of arming. The European Union and the United States have imposed new sanctions on Russia because they say Putin has not done enough to persuade the pro-Russian...

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