Posts Tagged Eastern Europe

EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

In this Wednesday, July 3, 2013, file photo, Russian  Federal Security Service Chief Alexander Bortnikov attends a meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow. A European Union document released Friday, July 25, 2014, shows that among those targeted by a EU-wide asset freeze and travel ban are Alexander Bortnikov, head of the Russian Federal Security. The new sanctions were announced in a Friday entry to the EU's Official Journal. In all, 15 people were sanctioned, and 18 organizations or businesses, including rebel groups taking part in the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine.  (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service, File)

BRUSSELS (AP) — 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.

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Cilic, Cuevas reach semifinals of Croatia Open

UMAG, Croatia (AP) — Top-seeded Fabio Fognini rallied to defeat Borna Coric of Croatia 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the Croatia Open on Friday.

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Horsey in halfway lead at Russian Open

MOSCOW (AP) — David Horsey shot a 4-under 68 Friday for a two-stroke lead at the halfway mark of the Russian Open.

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Mercedes drivers fastest in Hungarian GP practice

Britain's  Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes  waits  in the paddock during the first practice session at the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, July 25, 2014. The Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday, July, 27, 2014. (AP Photo/MTI, Szilard Koszticsak)

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first and second practices for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday, with Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg second.

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Defending champ Svitolina makes Baku semis

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Elina Svitolina of Ukraine moved her Baku Cup title defense into the semifinals by dispatching Pauline Parmentier of France 6-4, 6-4 on Friday.

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