Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution that would have set up an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger airliner last year in eastern Ukraine.
The multimillionaire wife of bankrupt property developer Seán Dunne planned to use the money from the sale of a €19 million South Africa hotel to pay for a €7 million property in the UK, a Cape Town court was told.
Leaders from the Group of Seven (G7) nations vowed at a summit in the Bavarian Alps to keep sanctions against Russia in place until President Vladimir Putin and Moscow-backed separatists fully implement the terms of a peace deal for Ukraine.
Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists have fought their first serious battles in months, while Ukraine's defence minister has said an attempt by rebels to take the eastern town of Maryinka has been thwarted.
The United States said it was "deeply troubled" after Russian President Vladimir Putin officially enacted a controversial law banning what Moscow deems to be "undesirable" non-governmental organisations.