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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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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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FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament “can achieve positive change.”

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