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  • Study: Embargo wouldn't hurt Russia

    Study: Embargo wouldn't hurt Russia

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:17:34 GMT
    An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed forces, a report argued Sunday.More >>
    An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed forces, a report argued Sunday.More >>
  • EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

    EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:14 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:14:30 GMT
    European Union ambassadors have reached a preliminary deal on stepped-up sanctions against Russia, targeting its access to European capital markets and trade in the defense sector, dual-use goods and sensitive...More >>
    The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.More >>
  • China profits boost Asian stock markets

    China profits boost Asian stock markets

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:24 AM EDT2014-07-28 06:24:27 GMT
    Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday, shrugging off jitters about stiffer Western sanctions against Russia, after China reported strong corporate profits.More >>
    Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday, shrugging off jitters about stiffer Western sanctions against Russia, after China reported strong corporate profits.More >>
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