RT America -- July 16, 2014

The US announced Wednesday afternoon it is imposing more sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine. A press release from the Department of Treasury says the sanctions are in response to the "continued attempts to destabilize eastern Ukraine" and the "ongoing occupation of Crimea." Notably absent is European support for the Obama administration's latest move. RT's Gayane Chichakyan offers more details.

German politicians may resort to old school typewriters to maintain privacy. American espionage activity, both from the National Security Agency and CIA, has led some lawmakers to consider reverting to non-electronic methods of communication that are more difficult to spy on. RT’s Ameera David has more details on the reasons behind the potential move.