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  • EU to sanction more Russians over Ukraine policy 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:34 pm
  • LUXEMBOURG - A high-ranking official of the European Union says foreign ministers have decided to sanction more Russians with asset freezes and visa bans as a sign of opposition to Moscow's policy toward Ukraine.

  • Politics test Silicon Valley's Russian ties 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 2:20 pm
  • SAN MATEO, California - Entrepreneurs and investors say Silicon Valley's fast-growing financial ties with Russia's tech sector are being slowed down by current political tensions between the White House and the Kremlin.

  • Israel bars Palestinian Olympian from leaving Gaza 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 12:07 pm
  • GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel has barred 30 runners, including an Olympic athlete, from leaving the Gaza Strip to participate in a marathon later this week, highlighting Israel's tight restrictions on travel in and out of the Hamas-ruled territory, Palestinian officials said Tuesday.

  • Swiss bolster EU sanctions over Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 11:51 am
  • GENEVA - The Swiss government bolstered European Union sanctions over Russia's annexation of Crimea on Wednesday but stopped short of imposing any of its own.

  • AP Exclusive: State official must repay $7,200 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 5:17 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The chief of state parks in Illinois must repay $7,200 of travel reimbursement he wasn't entitled to after inquiries by The Associated Press, the latest in a series of missteps at the Department of Natural Resources since February.

  • In new row, Israel at odds with US over visas 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 11:26 am
  • TEL AVIV, Israel - With the United States irked at Israel over its settlement policies and the lack of progress in peace talks, an obscure diplomatic classification has emerged as a new sticking point between the two close allies.

  • Disney World among casualties of US-Venezuela spat 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 12:32 am
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - U.S.-Venezuela relations have been deteriorating for years, and for members of the socialist-governed county's better off, the failed diplomacy is suddenly endangering a dearly held value: Disney World.

  • Officials mull uphill travel ban at Whitefish 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 3:28 pm
  • WHITEFISH, Montana - The U.S. Forest Service and Whitefish Mountain Resort are considering changes to the resort's policy of allowing skiers to travel uphill after two people entered an area with active avalanche control.

  • Are tougher penalties against Russia to come? 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 10:39 am
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. penalties against a Russian bank and the Kremlin's inner circle have pinched Moscow, but their effectiveness is in doubt if the goal is to get President Vladimir Putin to roll back his forces from Crimea or prevent more land grabs.

  • US, Europe sanctions target Putin's inner circle 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 8:33 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Raising the stakes in an East-West showdown over Ukraine, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered economic sanctions against nearly two dozen members of Vladimir Putin's inner circle and a major Russian bank that provides them support. He warned that more sweeping penalties against Russia's robust energy sector could follow.