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Moscow fights back after sanctions; battle rages near Ukraine crash site

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MOSCOW/KIEV - Russia fought back on Wednesday over new U.S. and EU sanctions imposed over Ukraine even as G7 leaders warned of further steps, while Ukraine's government accused pro-Russian rebels of placing land mines near the site of a crashed Malaysian airliner to prevent a proper investigation. | Video

'Complacent' NATO unprepared for Russian threat - British lawmakers

LONDON - NATO is not prepared for the threat of a Russian attack on one of its members, British lawmakers said on Thursday, calling for more equipment and troops to be positioned in the Baltic States, which, they said, were particularly vulnerable.

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Moscow fights back after sanctions; battle rages near Ukraine crash site

MOSCOW/KIEV - Russia fought back on Wednesday over new U.S. and EU sanctions imposed over Ukraine even as G7 leaders warned of further steps, while Ukraine's government accused pro-Russian rebels of placing land mines near the site of a crashed Malaysian airliner to prevent a proper investigation. | Video

'Complacent' NATO unprepared for Russian threat: British lawmakers

LONDON - NATO is not prepared for the threat of a Russian attack on one of its members, British lawmakers said on Thursday, calling for more equipment and troops to be positioned in the Baltic States, which, they said, were particularly vulnerable.

EU names 8 Russians, 3 firms subject to asset freeze

BRUSSELS - The European Commission published the names of eight Russians, including some of President Vladimir Putin's associates, and three companies which will have their assets frozen as part of sanctions against Russia's actions in eastern Ukraine.

WRAPUP 3-Moscow fights back after sanctions; battle rages near Ukraine crash site

(Adds G7 comment, European Commission list, fresh details)

Russia says U.S. accusations over nuclear treaty 'unfounded'

MOSCOW - Russia on Wednesday dismissed Washington's accusations that it has violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Treaty as "unfounded", and said it had its own complaints against the United States over the treaty.

EU names 8 Russians, three firms subject to asset freeze

BRUSSELS - The European Commission published the names of eight Russians, including some of President Vladimir Putin's associates, and three companies which will have their assets frozen as part of sanctions against Russia's actions in eastern Ukraine.

UPDATE 1-Russia says U.S. accusations over nuclear treaty "unfounded"

MOSCOW, July 30 - Russia on Wednesday dismissed Washington's accusations that it has violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Treaty as "unfounded", and said it had its own complaints against the United States over the treaty.

UPDATE 1-Russia's Rosneft, North Atlantic Drilling in $4.25 bln drilling deal

* Rosneft's offshore exploration may suffer due to sanctions

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Carnage at U.N. school as Israel pounds Gaza Strip

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering in a U.N.-run school and another 17 near a street market on Wednesday, Gaza's Health Ministry said, with no ceasefire in sight after more than three weeks of fighting. | Video