Posts Tagged Eastern Europe

US faces reluctant partners in sanctioning Russia

In this April 8, 2014, photo, Secretary of State John Kerry appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. As it warns Russia to step back from Ukraine or suffer another financial hit, the U.S. is simultaneously trying to coax along a reluctant Europe, which is trying to balance its desire to punish Moscow against its fear of economic turmoil from the effects of a new, harsher round of Western trade sanctions.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is working to convince a reluctant Europe of the need to punish Russia more severely for its meddling in Ukraine while at the same time warning Moscow to step back or take more financial hits.

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Cornet overcomes Radwanska to reach Katowice final

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland was overcome by Alize Cornet of France 0-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the Katowice Open semifinals on Saturday. Cornet will face first-time WTA finalist Camila Giorgi of Italy.

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Belgium, Russia headline Group H at the World Cup

Chelsea's Eden Hazard arrives for a training session at their facilities in Stoke d'Abernon, near London, Monday, April 7, 2014.  Paris Saint-Germain take a 3-1 lead from the first leg into their second leg Champions League quarterfinal soccer match against Chelsea on Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham).

BRUSSELS (AP) — With Belgium, Russia, South Korea and Algeria, don’t expect too much pre-World Cup hype from Group H.

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Report: No missed opportunities in Boston attack

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, asks a questions on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, during the committee's hearing about the Boston Marathon Bombings leading up to the year anniversary of the attack. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A review of how the government’s intelligence agencies handled information they had before the Boston Marathon bombings last year concluded that it was impossible to know whether anything could have been done differently to prevent the attack.

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