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    EU Set to Impose Tougher Sanctions on Russia
    Jul29

    EU Set to Impose Tougher Sanctions on Russia

    The European Union is set to impose new sanctions against Russia, targeting its finance and defense sectors over the conflict in Ukraine. A decision by European Union ambassadors, meeting in Brussels, is expected later Tuesday. In a conference call with President Barack Obama on Monday, the leaders of Britain, Germany, Italy and France expressed...

    19 Killed in Fierce Fighting Around Ukraine Crash Site
    Jul29

    19 Killed in Fierce Fighting Around Ukraine Crash Site

    Intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine killed at least 19 civilians, local officials said on Tuesday, as Kyiv pressed an offensive to close in on the separatists. Ukrainian forces have been pushing rebel units back towards their two main urban strongholds of Donetsk and Luhansk and have sought to...

    US: Russia Violated Nuclear Treaty
    Jul29

    US: Russia Violated Nuclear Treaty

    The United States accused Russia of violating a historic nuclear test ban treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile. U.S officials said President Barack Obama informed Russian President Vladimir Putin in a letter Monday of the United States’ determination that Russia broke the 1987 treaty. The move was first reported Monday evening...

    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...

    France to Lead Air Algerie Black Box Analysis
    Jul28

    France to Lead Air Algerie Black Box Analysis

    The black boxes from an Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali last week, killing all 118 people aboard, arrived in Paris on Monday as France takes the lead in the investigation. France’s transport minister said reviewing the data from the jet could take “weeks.” Flags flew at half-mast in France on Monday as the country began...

    Ukraine Recaptures Strategic Town Near Crash Site
    Jul28

    Ukraine Recaptures Strategic Town Near Crash Site

    At least three civilians were killed in overnight fighting in eastern Ukraine and government troops pressed ahead with their campaign against pro-Russian rebels, taking a strategic point close to where Malaysian flight MH17 crashed, officials said on Monday. Kyiv said on Monday its troops recaptured Savur Mogila, a strategic piece of high ground...

    Hague Court: Russia Must Pay Yukos Shareholders $50 Billion
    Jul28

    Hague Court: Russia Must Pay Yukos Shareholders $50 Billion

    The Hague’s arbitration court ruled on Monday that Russia must pay a group of shareholders in defunct oil giant Yukos around $50 billion for expropriating its assets, a big hit for a country teetering on the brink of recession. The Hague court said it had awarded shareholders in the GML group just under half of their $114 billion claim,...

    MH17 Crash Investigators Hampered by Fighting in Ukraine
    Jul28

    MH17 Crash Investigators Hampered by Fighting in Ukraine

    A team of international crash investigators and police officers was forced to cancel a visit to the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines plane Sunday in eastern Ukraine. Heavy fighting has been reported between government forces and rebels close to the area where Flight MH17 came down ten days ago. The team of international police officers from...

    US: Images Prove Russia Fired Rockets into Ukraine
    Jul27

    US: Images Prove Russia Fired Rockets into Ukraine

    United States officials have released satellite images (see below) they say show that Russia has fired rockets against Ukrainian forces in the last week, in support of separatist rebels. The images, which were prepared by the Director of National Intelligence and forwarded to reporters by the State Department, show what the U.S. government says...

    US, Europe Demand Harsher Russia Sanctions
    Jul27

    US, Europe Demand Harsher Russia Sanctions

    A senior British official is calling for the 2018 World Cup to be moved from Russia as punishment for the country’s role in the Ukraine crisis, as calls intensify from both sides of the Atlantic for tougher sanctions on Moscow. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg demanded stricter sanctions and the removal of the tournament from Russia due to...

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