Posts Tagged Eastern Europe

For Malaysia Airlines, disaster strikes twice

A woman reacts to news regarding a Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Friday, July 18, 2014.  Malaysia Airlines said it lost contact with Flight 17 over Ukrainian airspace Thursday. It was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Two Boeing 777s. Two incredibly rare aviation disasters. And one airline.

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A full-circle moment for Bolshoi’s American star

This July 15, 2014 photo released by Lincoln Center Festival shows David Hallberg as Prince Siegfried in a scene from The Bolshoi Ballet's "Swan Lake" presented by Lincoln Center Festival 2014 at The David H. Koch Theater in New York. (AP Photo/Lincoln Center Festival, Stephanie Berger)

NEW YORK (AP) — “Spasiba, Katya,” David Hallberg calls out, thanking a colleague in what sounds like a pretty convincing Russian accent. We’re on our way upstairs to his dressing room at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, where his name is emblazoned on the door — in Cyrillic letters.

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Ukrainian, Russian clubs to be kept apart by UEFA

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has decided to keep Ukrainian and Russian clubs from playing each other “until further notice” because of the continuing unrest between the neighboring countries.

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Putin: US sanctions hurt bilateral ties, US firms

Russia's President Vladimir Putin arrives for an official group photo comprised of the leaders of the BRICS' nations and South American nations, during the BRICS Summit at the Itamaraty Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday lamented the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Russia, saying they will stalemate bilateral relations and hurt not only Russian but also American businesses.

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For US and Europe, divisions over Russia penalties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Europe are seeking to maintain a united front against Russia with coordinated announcements of new economic sanctions, but divisions persist over how aggressive the West should be in punishing Moscow for its threatening moves in Ukraine.

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