The European Union will extend asset freezes and travel bans imposed on dozens of Russians and Ukrainians after Moscow's annexation of Crimea to the end of this year.
Discussions among European leaders about new sanctions have again raised fears that the SWIFT payment system might be cut off, a move that experts warn would wreak financial havoc on Russia.
As members of the government and opposition of Syria met on Thursday, a dozen Syrian children sat around tables reciting the Arabic alphabet and learning to find their devastated homeland on a map.
Pathologists examining the body of ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, poisoned with a rare radioactive isotope London in 2006, carried out the world's most dangerous-ever post-mortem, an inquiry into his killing heard Wednesday.
Russia's government intends to spend at least 2.34 trillion rubles ($35 billion) to help the economy withstand Western sanctions and the collapse in oil prices, according to a plan published Wednesday.
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