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BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) — Riding in his 10th Tour de France, three-time world champion Michael Rogers of Australia finally got his first stage victory in cycling's greatest race on Tuesday by leading a breakaway group to a downhill finish as the pack entered the Pyrenees.
By Justyna Pawlak and Adrian Croft BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine that could inflict wider damage on its economy following the downing of a Malaysian airliner, but it delayed action for a few days. Efforts to forge a united front were hampered by a French announcement that the planned delivery of a warship to Moscow would go ahead despite U.S. and British pleas to halt it. At a meeting in Brussels, EU foreign ministers for the first time raised the possibility of restricting Russian access to European capital markets, defense and energy technology, asking the executive European Commission to draft proposals this week. Such sanctions would require the approval of all EU leaders and would apply only if Moscow does not cooperate with an international investigation into the Malaysian Airlines plane crash in an area of eastern Ukraine controlled by Russian-backed separatists and fails to stop weapons flowing into the country.