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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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Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles

In this July 17, 2014, file photo, people walk amongst the debris, at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine. More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: continue to keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace.  (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace.

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Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles

In this July 17, 2014, file photo, people walk amongst the debris, at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine. More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: continue to keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace.  (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace.

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Squash champ hopes win offers boost to Malaysia

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Nicol David of Malaysia hopes her gold medal in squash at the Commonwealth Games can offer a “bit of a boost” for her home country after the anguish from two airline tragedies.

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