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Russia counts cost of new US, EU sanctions

Russia is counting the potential cost of Western sanctions targeting its key energy and finance sectors, with the central bank promising to support lenders hit with penalties.

Russia counts cost of new US, EU sanctions

Russia is counting the potential cost of Western sanctions targeting its key energy and finance sectors, with the central bank promising to support lenders hit with penalties.

Cease-fire is not enough

Israel’s military offensive in the Gaza Strip has generated around-the-clock media coverage of the death and destruction being meted out to Palestinians, as well as attempts to broker a cease-fire.

Cease-fire is not enough

Israel’s military offensive in the Gaza Strip has generated around-the-clock media coverage of the death and destruction being meted out to Palestinians, as well as attempts to broker a cease-fire.

Kerry makes worthy gains in a chaotic world

The world has been so chaotic lately that it was easy to overlook two U.S. diplomatic maneuvers – involving the turbulent nations of Afghanistan and Iran – that avoided what could have been dangerous ruptures.

Nigeria is becoming a major global economy

Nigeria has been getting a lot of bad press lately, owing largely to the militant Islamist group Boko Haram’s abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in April, part of a brutal campaign of kidnappings, bombings and murder.

Gerrard says last three months "worst of my life"

Steven Gerrard says the slip that arguably ended Liverpool's title hopes and England being knocked out the World Cup in the group stages have contributed to what has been "probably the worst three months of my life".

Gerrard says last three months "worst of my life"

Steven Gerrard says the slip that arguably ended Liverpool's title hopes and England being knocked out the World Cup in the group stages have contributed to what has been "probably the worst three months of my life".

Djokovic ends Federer record dream

Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and seventh career major with a 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-4 victory over Roger Federer Sunday, shattering the Swiss star’s dream of a record eighth triumph in an epic struggle.

Australian Ricciardo wins Hungarian GP

Australian Daniel Ricciardo won the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix for Red Bull Sunday while Lewis Hamilton roared from pitlane to podium in another astonishing performance by the Mercedes driver.

In L.A. Clippers case, court does dirty work for NBA

By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES, July 29 (Reuters) - The National Basketball Association was navigating uncharted and possibly treacherous waters, first when it banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life for racist remarks and then when it demanded the team be sold by September.

Pacific islanders battle the bulge

The new chairman of the Pacific Islands Forum says he is determined to change the unhealthy lifestyle choices that have made his region the fattest in the world.

Pacific islanders battle the bulge

The new chairman of the Pacific Islands Forum says he is determined to change the unhealthy lifestyle choices that have made his region the fattest in the world.

Chardonnays offer a taste of terroir

Chardonnay is one of the great international grape varieties. Winemakers love it because it is so malleable, in the sense that chardonnay displays its origins – usually referred to as terroir – yet can also be molded to produce profound wines.

Airbnb woos business travelers

Airbnb on Monday set out to woo business travelers to its service that lets people turn unused rooms in homes into de facto hotel space.