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  • *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.

  • Russia criticizes EU sanctions, raps US over role Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 10:48 AM ET
    Soldiers in Kiev take an oath of allegiance to the people of Ukraine on July 16, 2014.

    Russia reacted angrily on Saturday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis.

  • 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.

  • MOSCOW, July 26- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott discussed the need to ensure international recovery experts can work safely at the Malaysian airliner crash site in Ukraine, the Kremlin said on Saturday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • David Gregory: Europe must step up     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 4:25 PM ET

    "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory weighs in on the escalating violence between Russia and Ukraine.

  • US & Russia war of words     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 4:21 PM ET

    McDonald's has fallen victim to the increasing tensions between the U.S. and Russia. NBC's Jim Maceda explains.

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- A conservative U.S. lawmaker called on Friday for the Export-Import Bank to halt deals with Russia, while a U.S. company warned that closing the export credit agency would stymie a project helping to wean Ukraine off Russian energy.

  • U.S. lawmaker urges halt to Ex-Im deals in Russia Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:39 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 25- A conservative U.S. lawmaker called on Friday for the Export-Import Bank to halt deals with Russia, while a U.S. company warned that closing the export credit agency would stymie a project helping to wean Ukraine off Russian energy.

  • BRUSSELS, July 25- When Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans spoke to his European Union peers of his grief and anger over the downing of a Malaysia Airlines airliner over eastern Ukraine, it was a turning point in Europe's approach to Russia.

  • LONDON, July 25- Foreign equity and bond investors who had tentatively ventured back into Russia after a huge early-2014 selloff are again slashing their holdings for fear of being caught in the crossfire of Western sanctions. Russia has fared worst among the big emerging equity markets this year, with dollar-based losses of 13 percent.

  • *Russia anticipates more sanctions over Ukraine- analysts. MOSCOW, July 25- The Russian central bank unexpectedly raised interest rates on Friday, apparently preparing for possible further Western sanctions over Ukraine that could speed up capital flight from Moscow's already battered markets.

  • BRUSSELS, July 25- European Union ambassadors reached a preliminary agreement on Friday to push ahead with hard-hitting economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis but details remained to be worked out, diplomats said.

  • BERLIN, July 25- A German business leader who has previously warned against economic sanctions on Russia has come out in support of tougher action if President Vladimir Putin fails to cooperate on stabilizing the situation in Ukraine.

  • *Third-quarter profit $2.17/ Class A share vs est. July 24- Visa Inc, the world's largest credit and debit card company, cut its revenue forecast for the year, as growth in cross-border transactions slowed amid a strengthening of the U.S. dollar.

  • OTTAWA, July 24- Canada said on Thursday it will impose sanctions on "a broad range" of Russian companies and banks to punish Moscow for what it said was the illegal occupation of Crimea and "provocative military activity" in eastern Ukraine.

  • EU sanctions on Russian banks would hit economy, business Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    MOSCOW, July 24- Russia's state-controlled banks would have to turn to the state, domestic borrowers or new regions such as Asia if EU sanctions shut off investment, hurting their ability to lend to local businesses and further damaging the country's fragile economy.