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    Dutch prosecutors probe ‘persons of interest’ in MH17 crash
    Jun30

    Dutch prosecutors probe ‘persons of interest’ in MH17 crash

    All 298 passengers and crew on Flight MH17 died when the plane was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014 -© AFP/File ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: Dutch prosecutors said Tuesday they have identified many “persons of interest” in their probe into the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine, but no definite suspects. “We have a...

    Forest fire blazes in Chernobyl off-limits zone
    Jun30

    Forest fire blazes in Chernobyl off-limits zone

    Fire has engulfed a large section of the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine, authorities said Tuesday. It was unclear if the blaze has hit parts of the zone heavily contaminated by radiation from the 1986 reactor explosion and fire, although authorities said the flames swept through about 130 hectares. The […]...

    Investigators still have no suspects in downing of MH17
    Jun30

    Investigators still have no suspects in downing of MH17

    Prosecutors involved in the international investigation into the downing last year of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 say they do not yet have specific suspects for possible prosecution.Fred Westerbeke, the Dutch prosecutor leading the investigation, said Tuesday the international team has a number of “persons of interest” but declined to...

    Dutch confident MH17 prosecution will eventually succeed
    Jun30

    Dutch confident MH17 prosecution will eventually succeed

    ROTTERDAM (Reuters) – The head of the team of Dutch prosecutors looking into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine last year said on Tuesday he was “confident” of concluding his investigation successfully, but was not ready to bring charges. …read more Source: The...

    Goldman says Ukraine to default in July
    Jun30

    Goldman says Ukraine to default in July

    Goldman Sachs believes that Ukraine will not be able to make repay its government and will default next month. …read more Source: Kazakh...

    China starts work on 3,968-km long gas pipeline with Russia
    Jun30

    China starts work on 3,968-km long gas pipeline with Russia

    China has started construction of the 3,968-km long gas pipeline to pump 38 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Russia’s far east to Shanghai as it firmed up energy cooperation with Moscow, which is reeling under US and EU sanctions over Ukraine crisis. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev joined Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli in a...

    Australia lowers iron ore price forecast as China outlook softens
    Jun30

    Australia lowers iron ore price forecast as China outlook softens

    SYDNEY (AFP) – Leading global producer Australia on Tuesday lowered its forecast for iron ore prices as Chinese steel production eases, but said export volumes were expected to grow as suppliers ramp up output.The price was forecast to fall to US$54.40 a tonne for this year and slip to US$52.10 in 2016 as Chinas output of steel, of which...

    Putin says no change in support for Syria
    Jun30

    Putin says no change in support for Syria

    Islamic State kills at least 145 civilians in Syria’s Kobani: monitorRussia talking with U.S. on assigning blame for Syria gas attacksPutin, Kerry to discuss Ukraine, Syria, Iran, U.S. says72 dead as Syria army battles to free loyalists: monitorUS-led strikes have killed 2,079 people in Syria – monitor …read more Source: Thanh...

    Commentary: Cautious Merkel on Verge of Biggest Risk With ‘Grexit’
    Jun30

    Commentary: Cautious Merkel on Verge of Biggest Risk With ‘Grexit’

    Berlin. “If you break it, you own it,” former US Secretary of State Colin Powell warned President George W. Bush before his invasion of Iraq. Whether it will ever be fair to blame Angela Merkel for “breaking” Greece is debatable. But if the euro zone’s weakest link does default this week and is eventually forced out of the single currency,...

    Dutch say Malaysia jet inquiry is blocked in Ukraine
    Jun29

    Dutch say Malaysia jet inquiry is blocked in Ukraine

    MOSCOW – Pro-Russian separatist leaders in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk have blocked access to Dutch law enforcement officials pursuing an investigation into the downing of a Malaysian jetliner nearly a year ago, the Netherlands Public Prosecution… …read more Source:...

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