RT News - July 17, 2014 (12:00 MSK)

The lone crusader America slaps Russian energy giants with another more painful sanctions package. But Europe holds back, uncertain if it wants to follow suit. Vladimir Putin warns Washington that the penalties will backfire, as he wraps up a tour of Latin America with a pile of lucrative contracts in his pocket and firm handshakes from his BRICS partners. An Israeli strike on a Gaza beach kills four Palestinian children as they played football. The short humanitarian ceasefire agreed by both sides after the tragedy will last for another 4 hours.