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  • UK's Cameron wants tougher EU Russia sanctions, defense sale ban

    LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union should impose harder-hitting sanctions on Russia after the downing of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday, advocating an EU ban on future sales of military equipment to...
  • Rich countries, barred doors: Why aren't the U.S. and Europe more welcoming?

    Rich countries, barred doors: Why aren't the U.S. and Europe more welcoming?
    Something similar is happening at the U.S.-Mexico border and on the Mediterranean. In both places, lifesaving and rights-respecting policies are being blamed for a surge in migrants and asylum seekers. Italy started a rescue-at-sea operation called Mare...
  • Bodies leave Malaysia plane crash site; rebels hand over black boxes

    Bodies leave Malaysia plane crash site; rebels hand over black boxes
    The remains of some of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were making their way to the Netherlands on Tuesday as a senior Ukrainian separatist leader handed over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian experts....
  • Merkel challenges Putin after Ukraine crash but wary on further sanctions

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Angela Merkel challenged Moscow's attempt to pin the downing of a Malaysian airliner on Ukraine, pointing to Russia as a source of separatists' weapons. But she said it was too soon to talk about retaliatory measures. The...
  • A rival to US leadership: BRICS nations to start an alternative World Bank

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Wednesday, July 16: In Fortaleza, Brazil, on Tuesday, the other shoe dropped in terms of the effect of U.S. decline on the international economic order as the BRICS nations Brazil,...
  • World leaders demand answers after airliner downed over Ukraine with 298 dead

    HRABOVE Ukraine (Reuters) - World leaders demanded an international investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner with 298 people on board over eastern Ukraine in a tragedy that could mark a pivotal moment in the worst crisis between Russia...
  • Brazil approves new pesticide to combat coffee beetle

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's government approved the use of pesticides with the active ingredient cyantraniliprole to fight the coffee borer beetle, a note published in the country's Official Gazette said on Friday. Coffee cooperatives had been...
  • Restrained Dutch mark air tragedy in sorrow rather than anger

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch nation mourned 189 citizens lost in the Ukrainian air disaster in sorrow rather than anger on Friday, and Prime Minister Mark Rutte held back from pointing the figure of blame. In a country which values restraint and...
  • U.S. lawmakers mull more Russia sanctions after plane downed

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers are considering introducing legislation calling for additional sanctions on Russia in the wake of the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner, Senator Chris Murphy said in a telephone interview on Friday. Murphy, a...
  • Russia's Putin not blinking in 'last chance saloon'

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is in the "last chance saloon" over the Ukraine crisis but appears to be doing little to get out of it. Since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was brought down over east Ukraine, Putin has been under...
  • South Sudan ceasefire under threat as rebels, government troops clash

    JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudanese rebels and government soldiers clashed in the northern town of Nasir on Sunday, adding to fears that a shaky ceasefire agreement signed in May could totally collapse. Rebel spokesman Lul Ruai Koang said troops loyal to...
  • UK's new foreign secretary reiterates earlier stance on EU membership

    (Reuters) - Britain's new Foreign Secretary Philip Hammonds reiterated his position from two years ago that if Britain does not get good renegotiation, it should leave the European Union. In an interview with Andrew Marr of the BBC, Hammonds...