German minister for foreign affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier (L) speaks to media as he arrives for a Foreign Affairs Council meeting at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Julein Warnand/EPA

(...) sanctions would place restrictions on certain sectors of the Russian economy, such as military sales and(...)

Two Dutch passports lie in a field among luggage, personal belongings and wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Grabovo, Ukraine. Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images 1:42

(...) with other international disaster victim identification teams in place, will carry out preliminary(...)

RDS Count Centre for the European elections in June elections – barely half of us (51.6 per cent) bothered to vote, down from 57.6 per cent in the 2009 European elections. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

(...) two-thirds. These Irish trends are matched by similar declines among most of the other established(...)

 A pro-Russia rebel guards a train containing the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash  in Torez, Ukraine. Photograph: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images 1:39

(...) sanctions against whole sectors of the Russian economy will depend largely on the line taken by the Dutch(...)

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(...) as well as bringing other significant improvements in terms of ease of deployment. These gains are(...)

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(...) – came from the pharmaceutical and chemical sectors here.The lion’s share – €29 billion – was made up of(...)

Lewis Hamilton in action during practice ahead of the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim. Photo:  Christopher Lee/Getty Images

(...) latter.Hamilton was comfortably fastest in the opening two sectors, but in the third was off the pace(...)

Luggage and belongings are seen near the site of Thursday’s Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

(...) lives and other liability could be complex and lengthy.Malaysia Airlines said flight MH-17 disappeared(...)

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(...), owned by none other than the Coca-Cola Company, collected this much in sales last year – double its 2012(...)