Monthly Archives: July 2014

Europe and the U.S. agree to escalate sanctions against Russia

Europe and the United States are determined to confront President Putin over Russia’s intervention in Ukraine.

The United States and Europe put aside their differences and agreed Monday to sharply escalate economic sanctions against Russia in a set of coordinated actions driven by the conclusion that Moscow has taken a more direct role in the war in Ukraine. After months in which European leaders were hesitant to go as far as the Americans, the two sides settled on a package of measures that would target Russia’s financial, energy and defence sectors. In some cases, the Europeans may actually leapfrog beyond what the United States has done, forcing Washington to try to catch up. The agreement came during an unusual five-way video conference between President Obama and … Continue reading

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China warned to expect revenge over the execution of Ugandans

Medard Lubega Seggona MP, who is leading a delegation to China to plead for more Ugandans on death row in the country.

By Nkonge I Kaggwa in Kampala Ugandans have protested the execution of two Ugandan youth in China and have threatened revenge on Chinese living and selling fake products in the country. The threat has been made by six Ugandan legislators under their umbrella organization, the Buganda Caucus. They also demanded that the newly-elected United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President Sam Kutesa take on the issue as a matter of importance, so that Ugandans can know his significance in international relations. “We now urge the UNGA President to immediately intervene in this matter before other Ugandans are killed because Ugandans here could revenge,” the legislators warned. The Ugandans who were executed … Continue reading

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