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Section: Voice of America (USA)

    Russia Wants Apple, SAP to Cooperate Against Foreign Spying
    Jul30

    Russia Wants Apple, SAP to Cooperate Against Foreign Spying

    Russia has proposed that Apple Inc. and SAP hand the government access to their source code to make sure their widely used products are not tools for spying on state institutions. The suggestion that two of the world’s flagship technology companies disclose some of their most sensitive business secrets comes as the United States and Europe...

    Russia Bans Polish Fruit, Veggies in Apparent Retaliation for Sanctions
    Jul30

    Russia Bans Polish Fruit, Veggies in Apparent Retaliation for Sanctions

    Russia announced a ban on most fruit and vegetable imports from Poland on Wednesday and said it may extend the restrictions to the rest of the European Union, its first apparent retaliation to new Western sanctions imposed over Ukraine a day earlier. Moscow, which buys more than 2 billion euros worth of EU fruit and vegetables a year making it by...

    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...

    New US, EU Sanctions Imposed Against Russia Over Ukraine
    Jul30

    New US, EU Sanctions Imposed Against Russia Over Ukraine

    The United States and European Union are imposing tougher new sanctions against Russia for its support of separatists in eastern Ukraine. Tuesday’s sanctions announcement came as Ukraine’s foreign minister accused Russia of continuing to send fighters and weapons across the border. VOA State Department correspondent Scott Stearns...

    Obama Names New Ambassador to Russia
    Jul30

    Obama Names New Ambassador to Russia

    President Barack Obama has named veteran diplomat and Eastern European expert John Tefft as the new ambassador to Russia. Tefft is long experienced in diplomatic circles within the former Soviet Union, having served as Obama’s ambassador to Ukraine and former President George W. Bush’s ambassador to Georgia and Lithuania. Tefft may be...

    US Ambassador: Advanced Weapons on Russia-Ukraine Border
    Jul30

    US Ambassador: Advanced Weapons on Russia-Ukraine Border

    The United States says it expects to pass another round of tough sanctions against Russia over its alleged involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. In an interview with VOA, the US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt said Russian President Vladimir Putin must take steps to de-escalate the crisis. The shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines...

    VOA Interview with Geoffrey Pyatt
    Jul30

    VOA Interview with Geoffrey Pyatt

    Geoffrey R. Pyatt is the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine. He was interviewed by VOA’s Henry Ridgwell. …read more Source: Voice of...

    US Envoy: Advanced Weapons on Russia-Ukraine Border
    Jul30

    US Envoy: Advanced Weapons on Russia-Ukraine Border

    The United States says it expects to pass another round of tough sanctions against Russia for its alleged involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. In an interview with Voice of America, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine said Russian President Vladimir Putin must take steps to de-escalate the crisis. He spoke to Henry Ridgwell at the U.S....

    EU Sanctions Against Russia – Who Will Feel the Pain?
    Jul29

    EU Sanctions Against Russia – Who Will Feel the Pain?

    European Union governments have agreed to impose new sanctions against Russia that will target, among other areas, its defense sector, with Washington poised to follow. Experts agree the measures were long in coming but there seems to be little agreement over how painful they will be for Russia – and for Europe itself. Agreed to by European...

    Kerry: No Evidence Russia Seeks to End Ukraine Violence
    Jul29

    Kerry: No Evidence Russia Seeks to End Ukraine Violence

    Calling on Russia to use its “considerable influence” with separatists in eastern Ukraine to ensure the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash site is secured, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said there is not a “shred of evidence” Russia seeks to end the violence and bloodshed in eastern Ukraine. Speaking Tuesday during a...

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