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, where fighting between Moscow-backed rebels and government troops has intensified since a Malaysian airliner was shot down.

Russia says confused by Obama's accusations over Malaysian jet crash probe

MOSCOW - Russia is puzzled by U.S. President Barack Obama's suggestion that Moscow was not cooperating with an international investigation into what downed a Malaysian Airline's jet earlier this month, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

World, 10:21am EDT

EU and U.S. announce new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON - The European Union and the United States on Tuesday announced further sanctions against Russia, targeting its energy, banking and defense sectors in the strongest international action yet over Moscow's support for rebels in eastern Ukraine. | Video

World, Russia, United Nations, 7:06am EDT

Libyan militants overrun Benghazi special forces base as chaos deepens

BENGHAZI Libya - Militant fighters overran a Libyan special forces base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle involving rockets and warplanes that killed at least 30 people. | Video

World, United Nations, Libya 6:47am EDT

UPDATE 1-Aer Lingus lifts profit forecast on recent strong trading

LONDON, July 30 - Irish airline Aer Lingus lifted its 2014 profit guidance, reinstating an earlier forecast six weeks after it downgraded it, saying recent trading trends would help it meet the target after all.

Industrials 3:09am EDT

Total second-quarter reveals freeze on Novatek stake buying post MH17 downing

PARIS - Total has stopped buying shares in Russia's Novatek the day of the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine, but that it is still too early to gauge the impact of new sanctions against Russia, the French oil major's top revealed with its second quarter results on Wednesday.

Deals, Russia, 2:04am EDT

Israel's 'Iron Dome' makers were hit by hackers, expert says

VIENNA - Three Israeli defense contractors behind the Iron Dome missile shield and related systems were robbed of hundreds of documents by hackers linked to the Chinese government starting in 2011, a U.S.-based computer forensics expert said on Tuesday.

World, Israel, Cyber Crime 29 Jul 2014

EU and U.S. announce new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON - The European Union and the United States on Tuesday announced further sanctions against Russia, targeting its energy, banking and defense sectors in the strongest international action yet over Moscow's support for rebels in eastern Ukraine.

World, Russia, United Nations, 29 Jul 2014

U.N. agency to form airline safety task force after Ukraine crash

MONTREAL - The United Nations' civil aviation body said on Tuesday it would quickly form a task force on airline safety, noting that while this was complex and politically sensitive, urgent action had to be taken after the recent downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine.

World, United Nations 29 Jul 2014

Russia, U.S. agree fighting should stop near crash site in Ukraine -Russia

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his U.S. counterpart John Kerry agreed in a phone conversation that fighting near the site where a Malaysian airliner crashed in eastern Ukraine needs to be stopped, Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

World, 29 Jul 2014