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EU adopts sanctions against Russia

The European Union formally adopted broad economic sanctions against Russia yesterday, aiming to make it pay a price over the Ukraine crisis in the hope Moscow will reverse course. A defiant Russia said Wednesday that Western sanctions over Ukraine would backfire on the United States and lead to energy price hikes in Europe after Brussels and Washington unveiled the toughest punitive measures against Moscow since the Cold War. Russia's response came as the Ukrainian military pushed on with its offensive against...

US, EU widen sanctions on Russia over Ukraine issue

US, EU widen sanctions on Russia over Ukraine issue

US President Barack Obama has announced new economic sanctions against Russia. They include banning people in the US from banking with three Russian banks. The EU earlier expanded its sanctions, targeting the oil sector, defence equipment and sensitive technologies. But Australia's priority is to get access to the crash site of the downed MH17 flight...

US, EU widen sanctions on Russia over Ukraine issue

US President Barack Obama has announced new economic sanctions against Russia. They include banning people in the US from banking with three Russian banks. The EU earlier expanded its sanctions, targeting the oil sector, defence equipment and sensitive technologies. But Australia's priority is to get access to the crash site of the downed MH17 flight in east Ukraine. International experts cannot reach the site due to heavy fighting between Ukraine's army and pro-Russia rebels. GROWING COST Russia has come under increased pressure to end...

Russia violates 1987 nuke treaty: US

Russia violates 1987 nuke treaty: US

Russia has violated a key arms control treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, the US government says. Russia tested a ground-launched cruise missile, breaking the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty signed in 1987 during the Cold War, the US said. A senior US official did not provide further details on the alleged breach, but described...

Investors pin growth hopes on US as Ukraine crisis casts shadow on Europe

Investors pin growth hopes on US as Ukraine crisis casts shadow on Europe

With the prospect of stiffer sanctions against Russia rattling confidence in Europe, investors will be looking to the United States and China to underpin the global economy. Wednesday's US gross domestic product (GDP) reading and jobs data on Friday will help markets to judge the strength of the economy's rebound and the likely speed...

Russia accuses US of 'smear campaign'

Russia yesterday called the latest US accusations of Moscow's involvement in the Ukrainian conflict a baseless "smear campaign" and said Washington bears responsibility for the bloodshed. "Due to the smear campaign against us that the US Administration has begun... we reject the unfounded public insinuations that US deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf is spreading on a daily basis," a statement by the Russian foreign ministry said. Harf on Thursday said that latest evidence suggests that Russian troops are firing artillery...

Russian businesses fear lasting damage from MH17 crash

Russian businesses fear lasting damage from MH17 crash

Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage. Throughout the Ukrainian crisis, US and European sanctions had mainly targeted a handful of individuals, sparing economic...

MH17 Crash

Rebels hand over bodies, black boxes

Rebels hand over bodies, black boxes

Dutch experts yesterday prepared to fly out bodies recovered from downed Malaysian flight MH17, as Europe moved to punish Russia for fanning the rebellion in east Ukraine that it believes led to the crash. A train carrying the remains of the victims arrived in the government-held Ukrainian city of Kharkiv five days after the...

Major challenges for next World Cup hosts

Major challenges for next World Cup hosts

After what was largely considered to be a successful World Cup in Brazil, international attention now turns to the next hosts, Russia. Whether current political tensions between Russia and the West will have any bearing on the staging of the tournament remains to be seen. What does seem assured is that the 2018 World Cup...

Who shot down the plane and why?

Who shot down the plane and why?

MALAYSIAN Airlines is probably going through the most difficult period of its existence. Within about four month's time -- after the mysterious disappearance of MH370 enroute from Malaysia to China -- a second disaster struck the airline, claiming 298 lives. The two accidents together claimed over 500 lives. The point relating to the...

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