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Ukraine troops advance as experts renew attempt to reach crash site

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KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine - At least three civilians were killed in overnight fighting in eastern Ukraine and government troops pressed ahead with their campaign against pro-Russian rebels, taking a strategic point close to where Malaysian flight MH17 crashed, officials said on Monday.

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Ukraine troops advance as experts renew attempt to reach crash site

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine - At least three civilians were killed in overnight fighting in eastern Ukraine and government troops pressed ahead with their campaign against pro-Russian rebels, taking a strategic point close to where Malaysian flight MH17 crashed, officials said on Monday.

Ukraine troops advance as experts renew attempt to reach crash site

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine - At least three civilians were killed in overnight fighting in eastern Ukraine and government troops pressed ahead with their campaign against pro-Russian rebels, taking a strategic point close to where Malaysian flight MH17 crashed, officials said on Monday.

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In Ukraine's east, Soviet-style economy withers under onslaught

DONETSK/KIEV - After pro-Russian rebels took 720 kg of explosives, 360 detonators and almost 1 km of wiring, the Skochinskiy coal mine, an ageing stalwart of the economy in Ukraine's Donbass region, was put out of action.

Lavrov says Russia will not respond in kind to Western sanctions

MOSCOW - Russia will not impose tit-for-tat measures or act "hysterically" over Western economic sanctions, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday, trying to stake out the high ground amid growing tensions with the West.

German industry lobby supports tougher sanctions on Russia

BERLIN - Germany's main business lobby on Monday backed tougher sanctions on Russia, saying such pressure may help solve the conflict in Ukraine, although it could damage both the German and European Union economies.

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Lavrov says Russia will not respond in kind to Western sanctions

MOSCOW - Russia will not impose tit-for-tat measures or act "hysterically" over Western economic sanctions, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday, trying to stake out the high ground amid growing tensions with the West.

UPDATE 1-Lavrov says Russia will not respond in kind to Western sanctions

MOSCOW, July 28 - Russia will not impose tit-for-tat measures or act "hysterically" over Western economic sanctions, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday, trying to stake out the high ground amid growing tensions with the West.

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Europe subdued, Russia shares tumble on new sanctions

LONDON - The euro was stuck near its lowest level since November and Russian shares tumbled for a third straight day on Monday as new European sanctions for Moscow chilled the already frosty relationship between the two.

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Europe subdued, Russia shares tumble on new sanctions

LONDON - The euro was stuck near its lowest level since November and Russian shares tumbled for a third straight day on Monday as new European sanctions for Moscow chilled the already frosty relationship between the two.

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Gaza fighting abates as diplomatic tension flares

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel eased its assaults in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave declined sharply on Monday, the military said, with both the United States and United Nations calling for a durable ceasefire. | Video