Europe

US slaps new sanctions on Russia

by AFP
US Treasury announces punitive sanctions on three leading Russian banks, including the giant VTB.

EU agrees new Russian sanctions

European Union announces significant escalation of bloc's response to Ukraine crisis.

US, Europe agree to new sanctions

US President, European leaders back fresh sanctions on Russia over Ukraine.

Heavy fighting around MH17 site

Ukrainian forces make fast gains on rebel territory as investigators still blocked from crash site.

Russia firing artillery into Ukraine: US

State department asserts Moscow is playing a more direct role in the Ukrainian conflict.

EU adds to Ukraine sanctions list

by AFP
European Union adds to sanctioned parties as Ukraine tensions continue to simmer.

Ukraine PM steps down

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk submits resignation as ruling coalition fractures.

Bodies of MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands

Waiting relatives observe proceedings during first national day of mourning in 50 years.

Two fighter jets shot down from Russian territory: Ukraine

Latest deployment of anti-aircraft missiles seen likely to further escalate tensions in region.

EU to speed up Russian sanctions

by AFP
EU foreign ministers pledge stronger economic sanctions in wake of MH17 disaster.

UN passes MH17 probe resolution

Australia's push for independent investigation receives unanimous support of Security Council.

Progress seen at Ukraine crash site

Ukraine reports positive developments at crash site; Dutch to take over MH17 probe.

Russia presents its view of MH17 crash

Russia's Defense Ministry pins blame for plane crash on Ukraine fighter jet.

Leaders 'sterner' on MH17: Abbott

PM says Putin told him 'all the right things,' while international mood grows 'firmer'.

Separatists to blame: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry adamant rebels to blame for MH17 disaster.

EU threatens harsher Russia sanctions

European leaders build momentum for action against Russia after MH17 tragedy.

Russia can't control separatists: Robb

by AAP
The Russian government cannot guarantee it would or could control separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine.

Russia faces criticism after MH17 crash

US intelligence blames plane crash on ground-to-air missile; Abbott hits back at Russian response.

Russian response to MH17 crash 'unsatisfactory': PM

At least 28 Australians confirmed on flight MH17 as US agencies conclude surface-to-air missile shot down plane.

Germany and US still 'great friends'

by AFP
US Secretary of State John Kerry says spying row doesn't diminish strategic relationship.

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