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    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...

    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,...

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