President Obama and Germany's Angela Merkel agree that any Russian intervention in Ukraine violates international law.» Read More
It's not clear that the German Chancellor is in a position to actually hit Russia where it would hurt: Its pocketbook.
President Barack Obama demanded Russia stop supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine after the downing of a Malaysian airline by a surface-to-air missile he said was fired from rebel territory raised the prospect of more sanctions on Moscow.
*Shares in Aeroflot, Bashneft down 5-6 pct. The downward pressure on shares reflected concerns over new sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis. Both Russia and Ukraine have denied involvement in the incident.
*Chancellor issues' clear call' for Russia to help peace process. BERLIN, July 18- 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.
BERLIN, July 18- Moscow needs to recognize its responsibility for ensuring the peace process advances in Ukraine, where a ceasefire is needed to investigate the crash of a commercial airliner close to the Russian border, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday.
BERLIN/ MEXICO CITY, July 18- German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday called for an independent, international investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine.
Christopher Granville, managing director at Trusted Sources, and Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, agree that Angela Merkel's role in the negotiations with Russia will be "critical".
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*EU steps up sanctions vs Russia over Ukraine. BRUSSELS, July 16- European Union leaders failed to agree at a summit on Wednesday on sharing out a package of top jobs in the 28- nation bloc, including a new foreign policy chief, and postponed the decision until late August.
*EU to suspend new loans for Russia through EIB, EBRD. BRUSSELS, July 16- European Union leaders agreed on Wednesday to sanction Russian companies that help destabilize Ukraine and to block new loans to Russia through two multilateral lenders.
*EU steps up sanctions vs Russia over Ukraine. The 28 leaders did agree to step up sanctions against Russia over separatist violence in eastern Ukraine shortly after Washington also tightened the screw.
The 28 leaders did agree to step up sanctions against Russia over separatist violence in eastern Ukraine shortly after Washington also tightened the screw.
BERLIN, July 14- Germany would benefit from a free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union but negotiations need to be held more transparently or no deal will be possible, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was quoted as saying.
*Ukraine denies firing over border, suggests rebels did so. DONETSK, Ukraine/ MOSCOW, July 13- Russia threatened Ukraine on Sunday with "irreversible consequences" after a Russian man was killed by a shell fired across the border, while Kiev said Ukrainian warplanes struck again at separatist positions in the east of the country, inflicting big losses.
BERLIN, July 13- It has taken a quarter of a century longer than hoped but Berlin is now glimpsing the prosperity that was supposed to land in its lap after the Wall came down in 1989 and it was restored as the jubilant capital of Germany.
*Ukraine accuses Russia of involvement in border fighting. KIEV, July 12- Ukrainian war planes bombarded separatists along a broad front on Saturday, inflicting huge losses, Kiev said, after President Petro Poroshenko said "scores and hundreds" would be made to pay for a deadly missile attack on Ukrainian forces.
*Kiev says air attacks kill around 1,000 rebels. KIEV, July 12- Ukrainian war planes bombarded separatists along a broad front on Saturday, inflicting huge losses, Kiev said, after President Petro Poroshenko said "scores and hundreds" would be made to pay for a deadly missile attack on Ukrainian forces.
KIEV, July 12- Ukraine scrambled jet fighters to strike at rebel positions early on Saturday, after separatists resumed missile attacks on government forces near the frontier with Russia, the border guard service said.
By Maria Tsvetkova and Richard Balmforth. KIEV/ DONETSK, Ukraine, July 9- Ukrainian government forces on Wednesday warned separatists in the eastern town of Donetsk that a plan was now in place to take back the territory they occupy, but defiant rebels reported a steady flow of new recruits who were ready to fight.
BEIJING, July 7- Airbus Group NV's helicopter division sealed a deal on Monday to sell 123 helicopters to Chinese companies during German Chancellor Angela Merkel's China visit.