- A look at the EU's new sanctions against Russia
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's sanctions against Russia are bound to inflict pain on the country's ailing economy. While still narrowly targeted, they come as a warning shot to convince Moscow to change its Ukraine policies or face even tougher penalties.
- Fiat 2Q profits drop by 55 percent
MILAN (AP) — Italian carmaker Fiat SpA, which controls Chrysler, on Wednesday said second-quarter profits dropped by more than a half due to lower performance in North and Latin America.
- Ukraine: Clashes prevent visit to jet debris site
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still baking in midsummer heat in farm fields — deepening frustration for victims' relatives and the governments whose citizens died.
- 2 tabloid journalists charged with phone hacking
LONDON (AP) — British police have charged two former senior journalists at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid with conspiring to hack phones.
- Leaders of Spain, Catalonia hold secession talks
MADRID (AP) — The leader of the economically powerful Catalonia region held firm in a meeting with Spain's prime minister on Wednesday, saying he intends to push ahead with a secession referendum in November despite the central government's vows to stop it from happening.