Reuters: Yatseniuk says Ukraine to impose sanctions on Russian individuals, firms

Reuters: Yatseniuk says Ukraine to impose sanctions on Russian individuals, firms

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on July 23: 'I instruct the committee to propose for the government's consideration a list of individual and sector sanctions on Russian citizens and legal entities supporting and financing terrorism in Ukraine in 10 days.' © AFPUkrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on July 23: ‘I instruct the committee to propose for the government’s consideration a list of individual and sector sanctions on Russian citizens and legal entities supporting and financing terrorism in Ukraine in 10 days.’ © AFP

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on July 23 Kyiv would impose sanctions on Russian individuals and companies…

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#MH17: Victims begin long journey home from Ukraine

#MH17: Victims begin long journey home from Ukraine

Some of the victims' Some of the victims’ “long journey home” begins

The first planes carrying victims’ bodies from crashed flight MH17 have left Ukraine for the Netherlands, where experts will begin identifying them.

The Dutch prime minister will meet the planes in Eindhoven, amid a national day of mourning for the victims.

A total of 200 bodies have so far been accounted for from the 298 victims, 193 of whom were…

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Pro-Russian separatists intimidate journalists covering Ukraine crisis

Pro-Russian separatists intimidate journalists covering Ukraine crisis

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Journalists working in Ukraine are being intimidated by pro-Russian separatists on a daily basis, and not only in the country’s eastern region. It’s also tough for Ukrainian journalists who try to work inside Russia.

Here is a catalogue of incidents so far this month involving the media, courtesy of a summary compiled by the Paris-based press freedom watchdog, Reporters Without Borders, and…

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John F. Hall Jr.: When leaders won’t lead in stopping Russia #MH17

John F. Hall Jr.: When leaders won’t lead in stopping Russia #MH17

John F. Hall Jr. writes: The nearly 300 people killed aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 were merely victims to Russia's ruthless efforts to tear apart an independent, sovereign nation on its border that seemingly threatened Vladimir Putin's twisted vision for a re-born Soviet Union.  © AFPJohn F. Hall Jr. writes: The nearly 300 people killed aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 were merely victims to Russia’s ruthless efforts to tear apart an independent, sovereign nation on its border that seemingly threatened Vladimir Putin’s twisted vision for a re-born Soviet Union. © AFP

We’re now nearly one week past the unconscionable execution of nearly 300 innocent souls aboard Malaysian…

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Environmental: Water, super-sewers and the filth threatening the River Thames

Environmental: Water, super-sewers and the filth threatening the River Thames

The Great Stink of the 1800s alerted politicians to the filth in the Thames. The Victorian sewers fixed it, but trouble is brewing again. Is a clean river just a pipe dream?

After 150 years, London's sewage system needs a rejig to keep up with its growing population. Photograph: Mark LovattAfter 150 years, London’s sewage system needs a rejig to keep up with its growing population. Photograph: Mark Lovatt

“Water is the giver of life,” says the great-great-grandson of the engineer who revolutionised London’s…

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UK: Arms export licences for Russia still in place despite claims of arms embargo

UK: Arms export licences for Russia still in place despite claims of arms embargo

David Cameron told MPs on Monday: 'Future military sales from any country in Europe should not be going ahead. We have already stopped them from Britain.' Photograph: Pool/ReutersDavid Cameron told MPs on Monday: ‘Future military sales from any country in Europe should not be going ahead. We have already stopped them from Britain.’ Photograph: Pool/Reuters

More than 200 licences to sell British weapons to Russia, including missile-launching equipment, are still in place despite David Cameron’s claim in the Commons on Monday that the government had imposed an absolute arms…

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#MH17: US intelligence says Russia ‘created conditions’ for plane disaster

#MH17: US intelligence says Russia ‘created conditions’ for plane disaster

US officials stop short of blaming crash directly on Moscow and say separatists likely shot down plane by accident.

Pro-Russia rebels guard the area around the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 during monitoring by investigators. Photograph: Rob Stothard/GettyPro-Russia rebels guard the area around the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 during monitoring by investigators. Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty.

US intelligence officials accused Moscow of “creating the conditions” that resulted in the death of 298 people aboard the…

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DutchNews.nl: Dutch declare Wednesday official day of mourning for #MH17 dead

DutchNews.nl: Dutch declare Wednesday official day of mourning for #MH17 dead

A sea of flowers for the victims at Schiphol airportA sea of flowers for the victims at Schiphol airport. Photo: Persian Dutch Network

Wednesday July 23 has been designated an official day of mourning to remember those who died on flight MH17, Prime Minister Mark Rutte has announced.

Flags will be at half mast on government buildings and church bells will be rung for five minutes prior to the landing of the first plane bringing back the first…

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BBC News: First #MH17 dead to be flown to Netherlands from Ukraine

BBC News: First #MH17 dead to be flown to Netherlands from Ukraine

An Australian Air Force Boeing C-17 is one of the planes assigned to the task of repatriating the bodiesAn Australian Air Force Boeing C-17 is one of the planes assigned to the task of repatriating the bodies

The first bodies recovered from the Malaysia Airlines plane which crashed in Ukraine last week are to be flown to the Netherlands for identification.

A day of mourning is being held to mark the occasion, more than five days after the aircraft was downed in a rebel-held area in eastern Ukraine.

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EU to widen Russia sanctions #MH17

EU to widen Russia sanctions #MH17

EU ministers have been meeting in Brussels to discuss tightening sanctions against Russia for backing for the rebel separatist fighters blamed for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane.

There is widespread anger over the plane crash in eastern Ukraine, in which 298 people died.

A statement after the talks said that the EU would prepare “proposals for taking action, including on access to…

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