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(July 29) Today's Top Headlines - EU governments agree to impose sanctions against Russia

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Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:41 am

MSN News:

European Union governments reached a deal on Tuesday to impose economic sanctions against Russia, targeting its oil industry, defence, dual-use goods and sensitive technologies, diplomats said.

The sanctions will be reviewed after three months, one diplomat said.

(Reporting by Justyna Pawlak and Tom Koerkemeier; editing by Barbara Lewis)

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. The previous story is below.

EU meets to thrash out economic sanctions on Russia

BRUSSELS, July 29 (Reuters) - EU diplomats met to forge a deal on Tuesday on the bloc's first broad economic sanctions on Russia, to try to force President Vladimir Putin to defuse the crisis in Ukraine.

After months of hesitation from the European Union, the downing of a civilian flight over Ukraine earlier this month, killing all 298 people on board, has strengthened the bloc's resolve to act and bear the brunt of any possible economic measures against Russia.

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