Posts Tagged International relations

Airlines symbolize nations’ hopes or reflect shame

In this April 8, 2014, file photo a school utility worker mops a mural depicting the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino High School campus at Makati city east of Manila, Philippines. After the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on Thursday, July 17, 2014, Malaysia is now grappling with the horrific loss of two of its airplanes, just four months apart. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The jetliner is much more than a machine used to get from one spot to another. It often carries deep symbolism, especially when flying for a national airline.

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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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Wizards get C Blair in deal with Dallas

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards have acquired center DeJuan Blair in a sign-and-trade deal with the Dallas Mavericks.

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US, Europe escalate economic sanctions on Russia

President Barack Obama speaks about the Israel Palestinian conflict and escalating sanctions against Russia in response to the crisis in Ukraine in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to defuse the persistent crisis in Ukraine, both the U.S. and European Union imposed new economic sanctions on Russia Wednesday, with President Barack Obama declaring that Russian leaders must see that their actions supporting rebels “have consequences.”

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