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  • Fallout from increased sanctions     Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    Discussing the potential fallout from more aggressive sanctions against Russia, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • MOSCOW/ ATHENS, July 31- Russia has banned soy imports from Ukraine and may impose restrictions on Greek fruits and U.S. poultry next week, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday, in what could be responses to new Western sanctions.

  • Barking dogs and underwear: Russia's wackiest laws Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Russian lawmakers have proposed outlawing dogs from barking and banning children from crying after a certain hour.

  • Russia halts Ukrainian soy, sunseed imports: Report Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 11:42 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a government meeting on the Russian economy, in Moscow.

    Russia will suspend Ukrainian soy, soymeal and sunseed imports starting from Aug. 1 due to breach of phytosanitary requirements, Interfax news said.

  • EU identifies 5 Russian banks it is sanctioning Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union on Thursday revealed the details of its broad economic sanctions against Russia, including the names of five major banks which will see their access to the 28- nation bloc's capital market curtailed.

  • Russia suspends Ukrainian soy, sunseed imports - agency Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    MOSCOW, July 31- Russia's Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service will suspend Ukrainian soy, soymeal and sunseed imports starting from Aug. 1 due to breach of phytosanitary requirements, Interfax news agency said, citing the service.

  • EU adopts toughest Russian sanctions yet Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, July 31- The European Union formally adopted sanctions on Thursday curbing arms sales to Russia and cutting off financing for targeted banks over Moscow's support for rebels in Ukraine.

  • *Investors fret over Argentina default fallout. NEW YORK, July 31- U.S. stocks slumped in a broad decline on Thursday, with the Dow and S&P 500 turning negative for July on concerns over the strength of overseas economies and ongoing tensions with Russia.

  • Beyond oil and reserves, Russia running on empty Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    MOSCOW, July 31- For all the sanctions Western leaders can throw at Russia, the biggest threat to President Vladimir Putin's ability to back separatists in east Ukraine is something beyond his or their control: the price of oil.

  • MOSCOW, July 31- Russia may impose new food import restrictions next week, reports said on Thursday, in what could be responses to new Western sanctions over Moscow's support of rebels in Ukraine. Greece supplied fruit worth $611 million to Russia in 2013, RIA added, citing customs data.

  • *Investors fret over Argentina default fallout. NEW YORK, July 31- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply lower Wall Street open Thursday, with the Dow and S&P 500 likely to turn negative for the month on concerns over the strength of overseas economies and ongoing tensions with Russia.

  • *PM vows Ukraine will never default on its debts. KIEV, July 31- Ukraine's parliament rejected Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk's resignation on Thursday and finally passed legislation he said was needed to finance an army offensive against a separatist rebellion raging in the east and avert a national default on its debts.

  • *Lukoil sees limited access to funds. MOSCOW, July 31- The head of Russia's second largest oil producer Lukoil said on Thursday that Western sanctions on Russia would force the company to reduce its investment programme due to limited access to funds.

  • Russia tensions hurting European companies Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 5:07 AM ET

    A group representing Germany's machinery industry cut its output forecast sharply on Thursday, pointing to the uncertainty caused by political tension with Russia over its alleged role in destabilizing Ukraine.

  • July 31- Russia said on Thursday it had stopped imports of Ukrainian juice, Moscow's latest trade ban following new Western sanctions over Ukraine. Russia is also considering restrictions on all or some fruit imports from the European Union. Below is a list of major food imports banned by Russia since the start of 2014:.

  • MOSCOW/ STRASBOURG, July 31- The European Court of Human Rights awarded shareholders in Yukos 1.9 billion euros in compensation after the former oil company argued Russia had unlawfully seized it after imposing bogus taxes and via a sham auction.

  • MOSCOW/ STRASBOURG, July 31- The European Court of Human Rights awarded shareholders in Yukos 1.9 billion euros in compensation after the former oil company argued Russia had unlawfully deprived the company of its possessions by imposing bogus taxes and a sham auction of its key asset.

  • MOSCOW/ STRASBOURG, July 31- The European Court of Human Rights awarded shareholders in Yukos 1.9 billion euros in compensation after the former oil company argued Russia had unlawfully deprived the company of its possessions by imposing bogus taxes and a sham auction of its key asset.

  • MOSCOW, July 31- Russia's consumer protection watchdog said on Thursday it had stopped imports of Ukrainian juice, Moscow's latest trade ban announced following new Western sanctions over Ukraine.

  • Russia says bans imports of Ukrainian juice Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    MOSCOW, July 31- Russia's consumer protection watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, said on Thursday it had stopped imports of Ukrainian juice, Moscow's latest trade ban following new Western sanctions against Russia over Ukraine.