Monday, July 28, 2014


A demonstration in New York city on July 19 demanding sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine.

New Sanctions Due Against Russia

The leaders of the United States, Britain, France, Germany, and Italy have agreed by telephone that they would impose new sanctions on Russia for its role in the crisis in Ukraine. More

Yukos was formerly owned by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who served eight years in prison on tax-evasion and embezzlement charges before being pardoned last year.

Interview: Expert Says Yukos Ruling Could Take Years To Enforce

In what has been the largest such ruling of its kind, an international arbitration court in The Hague has ruled against Russia and awarded former majority shareholders of the Yukos oil company $50 billion for Moscow's seizure and sale of the corporation's assets. But Loukas Mistelis, the director of the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London, told RFE/RL's Glenn Kates that it could be more than a decade before investors recover these assets. More

Photogallery World War I Anniversary: Five Historians, Two Questions

One hundred years after the beginning of World War I, historians are still wondering how it started. Meanwhile many of the rest of us wonder if the global situation today is as perilous as it was on the eve of that cataclysm. More

A journalist takes photographs at the site of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash near the settlement of Hrabovo, in the Donetsk region, on July 18, one day after the crash, which killed all 298 people aboard.

Absent International Investigators, Western Journalists Build Case That Separatists Shot Down MH17

With Moscow criticizing U.S. intelligence assessments and international investigators largely unable to reach the disaster site, Western journalists have so far provided the closest thing to an investigation of the Malaysia Airlines disaster. More

Taking careful notes

In Ukraine Crisis, War Of Words Hits Wikipedia

A new Twitter trend shows how Russian, U.S., and Ukrainian government computers are being used to edit Wikipedia entries in an online tussle over the facts in the Ukraine standoff. More


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