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US, Europe slap Russia with toughest sanctions yet


The United States and Europe targeted Russia’s key financial, arms and energy sectors Tuesday with tough new sanctions in response to Moscow’s intervention in the Ukraine crisis.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Canada says more Russia sanctions coming

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Canada’s prime minister on Tuesday announced more sanctions against Russia, after the EU and US rolled new measures targeting Russia’s economy for its support for rebels in Ukraine.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan to step up sanctions against Russia

In this Friday, July 11, 2014 photo, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference in Tokyo. For Japan, the ramping up of sanctions by the West against Russia can be summed up in a familiar phrase: It’s complicated. The tug-of-war over Ukraine threatens to derail Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s moves toward rapprochement with Russia. Suga offered only vague support Thursday, July 17, for the coordinated American and European moves targeting Russian energy firms, financial institutions, arms suppliers and four individuals.“We are watching the situation of the EU and U.S.,” Suga said at a regular briefing. “Working with the international community is our stance regarding Ukraine, so we would like to take appropriate measures in line with that attitude.” (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

Japan’s top government spokesman said Monday that the country is stepping up sanctions against Russia over the unrest in Ukraine.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

This fourth page of a four page document released by the U.S. State Department in Washington, July 27, 2014 shows a satellite image that purports to shows ground scarring at two multiple rocket launch sites oriented in the direction of Ukraine military units. AP

Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Malaysia marks grim Eid after MH17 crash

A body sitting in a plane chair is seen at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines jet near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Saturday. AP

Malaysia on Monday marked a solemn Eid’l Fitr, Islam’s biggest festival, as families of those aboard downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 mourned the dead.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »