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  • 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.

  • BERLIN, July 26- Germany is to reject a multi-billion free trade deal between the European Union and Canada which is widely seen as a template for a bigger agreement with the United States, a leading German paper reported on Saturday.

  • 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 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.

  • July 25- Russia and Turkey lifted their gold holdings in June as both countries increased their bullion reserves for a third consecutive month, data from the International Monetary Fund showed on Friday.

  • BRUSSELS, July 25- The European Union said on Saturday it had imposed asset freezes on a number of top Russian officials, including the chiefs of Russia's FSB security service and foreign intelligence service.

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- The International Monetary Fund urged Ukraine's leaders on Friday to press forward with "steady implementation" of economic reforms agreed with the fund, a day after the prime minister tendered his resignation.

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  • BRUSSELS, July 25- The European Union reached outline agreement on Friday to impose the first economic sanctions on Russia over its behaviour in Ukraine but scaled back their scope to exclude technology for the crucial gas sector.

  • Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Friday backsliding on a World Trade Organization deal struck in Bali last December threatened a serious blow to the credibility of the global trading system.

  • July 25- Allergan Inc, known best for its Botox wrinkle treatment, said on Friday that European Union regulators had recommended use of its eye drug Ozurdex be extended to treat patients with diabetic macular edema.

  • EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine- related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro- Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed. The new measures, designed to put pressure Moscow and its allies in Ukraine, were announced in the EU's Official Journal, and took effect immediately.

  • 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.

  • GENEVA, July 24- India blocked an agreement on new global customs rules on Thursday, angering fellow members of the World Trade Organization who say Delhi's veto could be costly, economically and politically.

  • GENEVA, July 24- The latest U.S. sanctions against Russia violate World Trade Organization rules and may force Moscow into a destabilizing trade dispute, Russia's ambassador told the Geneva- based trade body on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- Israel and Gaza are already facing economic costs from the fighting between them that has raged for the past two weeks, a spokesman from the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- The board of the International Monetary Fund is expected to meet about Ukraine's loan program in late August, an IMF spokesman said on Thursday, which would likely allow the embattled country to receive its next aid disbursement of an expected $1.4 billion.

  • IMF cuts US and global growth forecasts for 2014 Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in the United States, Russia and developing economies. The lending organization predicted Thursday that global growth will be 3.4 percent in 2014, below its April forecast of 3.7 percent.