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    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...

    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...

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