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EU reaches preliminary deal on Russia economic sanctions

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BRUSSELS - European Union ambassadors reached a preliminary agreement on Friday to push ahead with hard-hitting economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis but details remained to be worked out, diplomats said. | Video

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Russia takes aim at McDonald's burgers as U.S. ties worsen

MOSCOW - McDonald's burgers and shakes may become the latest victims of worsening ties between Moscow and Washington after a Russian consumer watchdog agency accused the U.S. chain of sanitary violations.

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Russia takes aim at McDonald's burgers as U.S. ties worsen

MOSCOW - McDonald's burgers and shakes may become the latest victims of worsening ties between Moscow and Washington after a Russian consumer watchdog agency accused the U.S. chain of sanitary violations.

EU will exclude gas technology from Russia sanctions-sources

BRUSSELS - EU leaders seeking to agree sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine are expected to include oil technology but exclude technology for Russia's all-important gas sector, EU sources said on Friday.

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EU reaches preliminary deal on Russia economic sanctions

BRUSSELS - European Union ambassadors reached a preliminary agreement on Friday to push ahead with hard-hitting economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis but details remained to be worked out, diplomats said. | Video

EU will exclude gas technology from Russia sanctions - sources

BRUSSELS - EU leaders seeking to agree sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine are expected to include oil technology but exclude technology for Russia's all-important gas sector, EU sources said on Friday.

Factbox - What European businesses say about Russia sanctions

- European Union ambassadors reached a preliminary agreement on Friday to push ahead with hard-hitting economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis but details remained to be worked out, diplomats said.

Cukurova and Alfa agree on financing terms in Turkcell stake dispute

ISTANBUL - Turkey's Cukurova and Russia's Alfa Group have agreed terms under which Cukurova could finance the recovery of a disputed $1.6 billion stake in telecoms firm Turkcell , a British court said on Friday.

Russia says up to 40 shells hit Russian territory on Friday

MOSCOW - A Russian security official said up to 40 shells fired by Ukrainian forces fell on Friday on the Russian province of Rostov near the border with eastern Ukraine where Kiev is fighting pro-Russian separatists.

World Cup bids ethics investigation to report in September

(This July 21 story has been corrected to clarify that the FIFA investigation into the World Cup bidding process relates to both the 2018 and 2022 tournaments)

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Crunch time for Gaza truce talks as death toll passes 800

GAZA/JERUSALEM - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional leaders to nail down a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared, and further violence loomed between Israelis and Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. | Video