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EU readies possible capital, tech sanctions on Russia
By Justyna Pawlak and Adrian Croft BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine that could inflict wider damage on its economy following the downing of a Malaysian airliner, but it delayed action for a few days. Efforts to forge a united front were hampered by a French announcement that the planned delivery of a warship to Moscow would ...(7/22/2014 2:46:16 PM)
Russia to U.S.: Show Us Evidence Rebels Downed Jet
Russia's Ambassador to Malaysia Lyudmila Vorobyeva asked the question during a press conference late Monday.(7/22/2014 6:26:33 AM)
US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement.(7/22/2014 6:54:52 PM)
Russia may ask rich to help foot bill for Crimea with 'solidarity tax'
By Lidia Kelly MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia could ask its richest citizens to help foot the bill for the annexation of Crimea by paying a "solidarity tax" proposed by a group of lawmakers. Deputies from the State Duma lower house of parliament, which is dominated by backers of President Vladimir Putin, have drawn up a draft law that would increase income tax for people earning more than more than 1 ...(7/22/2014 11:58:46 AM)
Transfer of French warships to Russia 'inappropriate': US
The delivery of French Mistral-class warships to Russia would be "completely inappropriate" given the West's misgivings about Moscow's role in Ukraine, the United States said Tuesday. "We don't think anyone should be providing arms to Russia," deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters, adding US officials had voiced their concern over the deal in recent days to French Foreign ...(7/22/2014 3:19:39 PM)
COLUMN-Russia worries in a low-volatility world: James Saft
Rising tensions between Russia and the West are doing what central bankers can't or won't: scare investors. Global stock markets fell for a third straight session on Monday, driven in substantial part by rising tensions after the downing of a civilian airplane over Ukraine. The U.S. blames the destruction of a Malaysian Airlines jet on pro-Russian fighters armed by Russia, and EU and U.S ...(7/22/2014 8:00:00 AM)
Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia
France says it will go ahead with the sale of a warship to Russia despite calls for an arms embargo against the country, highlighting how Europe's strong business ties are hindering its ability to punish Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.(7/22/2014 3:51:57 PM)
Once joined in Soviet Union, Ukraine, Russia never further apart
Despite asking everyone to steer clear of politics, bringing together relatives from Russia and Ukraine a day after Kiev accused Moscow of arming rebels to bring down an airliner was never going to be easy. The father of the groom, who hails from Russia, raised his glass: "Our country is now going through difficult times. The rest of the wedding party hissed "Shush!", desperate to head off any ...(7/22/2014 4:32:44 AM)
Caught in global storm over MH17, Russia battens down the hatches
Russia is the main backer of the rebels in eastern Ukraine widely accused of shooting down the airliner, possibly using a Soviet-era anti-aircraft missile supplied by Russia.  "I don't know what the Kremlin can do, even assuming that they understand the consequences that are coming," says Alexander Golts, military expert with the independent online journal Yezhednevny Zhurnal. The US and ...(7/21/2014 12:27:40 PM)
Russia challenges accusations that Ukraine rebels shot down airliner
* Russia say says Ukrainian jet tracked airliner MOSCOW, July 21 (Reuters) - Russia's Defence Ministry on Monday challenged accusations pro-Russian rebels were to blame for shooting down a Malaysian airliner and asked the United States to produce satellite images to support its assertions. At a briefing in which generals used flashing radar images on big screens in a state-of-the-art conference ...(7/21/2014 12:05:29 PM)
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