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  • DONETSK/ KIEV, July 28- After pro-Russian rebels took 720 kg of explosives, 360 detonators and almost 1 km of wiring, the Skochinskiy coal mine, an ageing stalwart of the economy in Ukraine's Donbass region, was put out of action.

  • *Russia has to start paying by Jan. 15 2015- paper. MOSCOW, July 28- Shareholders in defunct oil giant Yukos won a court battle against Russia in one of the largest-ever commercial legal cases, in which Moscow must pay $50 billion for expropriating the assets, Kommersant daily said, citing unnamed sources.

  • MOSCOW, July 28- The Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague will announce on Monday that Russia must pay $50 billion to former shareholders of the defunct oil company Yukos, Russian business daily Kommersant reported on its website, citing unnamed sources. The newspaper said Russia was expected to appeal against the ruling.

  • FOREX-Market takes a shine to the dollar, shuns euro Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 7:36 PM ET

    SYDNEY, July 28- The U.S. dollar hovered near six-month highs against a basket of major currencies early on Monday, holding onto solid gains made last week as investors turned bearish on the euro.

  • July 28- The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague will on Monday announce that Russia must pay $50 billion to former shareholders of the defunct oil company Yukos, Russian business daily Kommersant reported on its website, citing unnamed sources. The newspaper said Russia was expected to appeal against the ruling.

  • German vice chancellor: press Russian oligarchs Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 11:33 AM ET

    BERLIN— Europe should take aim at rich businesspeople who support Russia's government as it increases pressure on Moscow over its actions in Ukraine, Germany's vice chancellor said Sunday.

  • *Russia dismisses US charges it will supply more missiles. DONETSK, Ukraine, July 27- A Ukrainian push to dislodge pro-Russian rebels from the site of the downed Malaysian airliner further complicated plans for an investigation on Sunday as Europe and the United States prepared economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict.

  • *Washington warns more heavy weapons crossing to conflict zone from Russia. KIEV/ DONETSK, Ukraine, July 27- As Ukrainian troops gained ground in eastern Ukraine in early July, separatist leader, Aleksander Borodai, a Russian national, left for Moscow for political consultations.

  • *Economic sanctions loom for Russia. FRANKFURT, July 27- With the prospect of stiffer sanctions against Russia rattling confidence in Europe, investors will be looking to the United States and China to underpin the global economy.

  • Study: Embargo wouldn't hurt Russia Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 3:05 AM ET

    LONDON— 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.

  • KIEV/ DONETSK, Ukraine, July 26- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday his country was not fighting a civil war in its east but was fighting "foreign mercenaries", hailing soldiers for forcing pro-Russian rebels out of several towns and cities.

  • MOSCOW, July 26- Russia reacted angrily on Saturday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation on security issues and undermine the fight against terrorism and organized crime.

  • OTTAWA, July 26- It is hard to envisage how Russia could ever be allowed back into the Group of major industrialized nations, given Moscow's aggression in Ukraine, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Saturday. Russia formally joined the G7 in 1998, when the body was renamed the G8.

  • MOSCOW, July 26- Russia reacted angrily on Saturday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation on security issues and undermine the fight against terrorism and organised crime.

  • MOSCOW, July 26- Russia said on Saturday that the United States bore some responsibility for the conflict in Ukraine though its backing for the Kiev government. There is one conclusion- the Obama administration has some responsibility both for the internal conflict in Ukraine and its severe consequences, "the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

  • MOSCOW, July 26- Russia said on Saturday that additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis would hamper cooperation over security issues and undermine the fight against terrorism and organised crime.

  • MOSCOW, July 26- Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in Ukraine's crisis would hamper cooperation over security issues.

  • FACTBOX-EU targets Russian officials in sanctions list Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 10:15 PM ET

    Mikhail Fradkov: Permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation; director of the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation. Nikolai Patrushev: Permanent member and secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

  • Business Highlights Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 6:15 PM ET

    A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. That helped the market overcome its latest dip, on July 17th, when a passenger jet was shot down in eastern Ukraine and Israel invaded the Gaza Strip, raising investor worries that conflicts around the world could escalate and destabilize financial markets.

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- Evidence that Russia is moving more weapons into Ukraine to arm rebels is likely to trigger more U.S. sanctions against Moscow once the European Union likely agrees its own sanctions next week, senior U.S. officials said on Friday.