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Ukraine crisis: New EU sanctions hit Russia on Friday

New EU sanctions against Russia will take effect on Friday, blocking loans for five big state banks and curbing EU business with oil and defence firms. 28 more words

Yesterday's retrospective - 10 September

European equities fell for a third day. One would argue market jitters is about the prospects of Scotland becoming independent with investors weighing the economic uncertainty. 391 more words


Sanctions take to the sky as Russia plans plane production with China

Russia has announced it is to go into partnership with China in the joint-production of a long haul aircraft as a result of sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. 55 more words


Moscow threatens to close its airspace to foreign passenger jets  in response to any new sanctions

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has vowed to respond to any new sanctions, hinting that Western air companies would be barred from using Siberian airspace for flights between Europe and Asia. 364 more words


Pro-Russian rebels 'free 1,200 Ukrainian prisoners' amid EU sanctions delays

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said 1,200 Ukrainian prisoners taken by pro-Russian separatists have been freed. The signing of new sanctions against Russia by EU governments has meanwhile been delayed.  514 more words


RT: If new EU sanctions hit energy sector, Russia may close airspace - Medvedev

Published time: September 08, 2014 10:42
Edited time: September 08, 2014 13:30

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (RIA Novosti/Dmitry Astakhov)

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned Russia may shut its air corridors to Western airlines if the next round of European sanctions hit Russian energy companies. 620 more words


Kelly McParland: Moscow threatens to hold itself hostage over tightened sanctions

In an early scene in Mel Brooks’s classic western farce Blazing Saddles, the new sheriff (a black man in an all-white town) pulls his pistol, points it at his own chin and threatens to shoot. 921 more words

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