Posts Tagged Eastern Europe

Russia ready to incorporate Crimean football clubs

MOSCOW (AP) — Football clubs in the Crimea region annexed by Russia could play in the Russian leagues this season, the Russian Football Union president Nikolai Tolstykh said on Wednesday.

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Fabio Capello says he’s staying on as Russia coach

MOSCOW (AP) — Fabio Capello is staying in his post as Russia coach despite the team’s World Cup failure.

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West seeks to inflict more economic pain on Russia

President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, as he announces new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing Russia’s stalled growth rate and a flow of foreign capital out of Moscow, U.S. and European officials hope a new round of sanctions targeting energy and defense entities, as well as major banks, will deepen Russia’s economic pain even further and force President Vladimir Putin to end provocations in Ukraine.

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EU adopts tough new sanctions on Russia

President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, as he announces new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks. President Barack Obama swiftly followed with an expansion of U.S. penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy.

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Dick Advocaat introduced as Serbia soccer coach

Newly-appointed Serbian national soccer team coach Dick Advocaat poses for photographers with a  Serbian jersey  during a press conference in Stara Pazova, Serbia, Monday, July 28, 2014. Advocaat signed a two-year contract with Serbia and has the mandate to lead them to the 2016 European Championship in France. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

STARA PAZOVA, Serbia (AP) — Dick Advocaat, who has coached the Netherlands and South Korea at World Cups, is Serbia’s new soccer coach.

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