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Fighting complicates Ukraine crash probe, U.S., EU prepare Russia sanctions

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DONETSK Ukraine - Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was downed further complicated an investigation on Sunday as Europe and the United States prepared economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict. | Video

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Fighting complicates Ukraine crash probe, U.S., EU prepare Russia sanctions

DONETSK Ukraine - Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was downed further complicated an investigation on Sunday as Europe and the United States prepared economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict. | Video

Peace before economy for Russia sanctions, German Fin Min tells paper

BERLIN - Germans must put peace before economic considerations and accept tougher sanctions against Russia if necessary, Germany's finance minister told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper on Sunday.

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Peace before economy for Russia sanctions, German Fin Min tells paper

BERLIN - Germans must put peace before economic considerations and accept tougher sanctions against Russia if necessary, Germany's finance minister told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper on Sunday.

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Russia should lose 2018 soccer World Cup over Ukraine - UK deputy PM

LONDON - Russia should be stripped of the right to host the 2018 football World Cup unless President Vladimir Putin stops destabilising Ukraine, Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said on Sunday, warning the world would look weak if it did not act.

REFILE-UPDATE 2-Russia should lose 2018 soccer World Cup over Ukraine -UK deputy PM

* Clegg says Putin's behaviour towards Ukraine 'beyond pale'

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Russia should lose 2018 soccer World Cup over Ukraine: UK deputy PM

LONDON - Russia should be stripped of the right to host the 2018 soccer World Cup unless President Vladimir Putin stops destabilizing Ukraine, Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said on Sunday, warning the world would look weak if it did not act.

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Pushing locals aside, Russians take top rebel posts in east Ukraine

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine - As Ukrainian troops gained ground in eastern Ukraine in early July, separatist leader, Aleksander Borodai, a Russian national, left for Moscow for political consultations.

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Russia should lose right to stage 2018 World Cup: Clegg

LONDON - Russia should forfeit the right to stage the 2018 World Cup finals following the destruction of the Malaysian Airlines jet in Ukraine, according to Britain's deputy prime minister Nick Clegg.

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Investors pin growth hopes on U.S. as Ukraine crisis casts shadow on Europe

FRANKFURT - With the prospect of stiffer sanctions against Russia rattling confidence in Europe, investors will be looking to the United States and China to underpin the global economy.

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U.S.-Israeli tensions rise as hostilities in Gaza subside

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was quoted as saying on Monday, as tensions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and Washington flared over U.S. mediation to end the almost three-week-old war. | Video