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    After Russia’s UN veto, countries seek court for downed flight MH17 prosecutions
    Jul30

    After Russia’s UN veto, countries seek court for downed flight MH17 prosecutions

    The five countries investigating the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine a year ago are considering setting up an independent international tribunal after Russia vetoed attempts to establish a UN-backed court to prosecute suspects. Russia deployed its permanent member’s veto in the United Nations Security Council on Monday,...

    Russia vetoes UN tribunal to investigate MH17 crash in Ukraine
    Jul30

    Russia vetoes UN tribunal to investigate MH17 crash in Ukraine

    Russia has blocked a UN Security Council resolution that would have created an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for bringing down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. Russia was alone in the 15-member council in voting Wednesday in New York against the establishment of the tribunal. Eleven members voted in favor. China,...

    Russia not responsible for MH17 crash: Kremlin
    Jul30

    Russia not responsible for MH17 crash: Kremlin

    Russia is not responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine one year ago, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday. …read more Source: <a href=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-07/30/c_134464598.htm target=_blank title="Russia not responsible for MH17 crash: Kremlin”...

    After Russia's U.N. veto, countries seek court for downed flight MH17 prosecutions
    Jul30

    After Russia's U.N. veto, countries seek court for downed flight MH17 prosecutions

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The five countries investigating the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine a year ago are considering setting up an independent international tribunal after Russia vetoed attempts to establish a U.N.-backed court to prosecute suspects. …read more Source: The...

    EU ‘very much regrets’ Russian veto of UN MH17 resolution
    Jul30

    EU ‘very much regrets’ Russian veto of UN MH17 resolution

    Russia exercised its veto over the resolution which was drafted by Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine. Angola, China and Venezuela abstained. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russia Veto’s U.N. Resolution for Investigation into Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17
    Jul30

    Russia Veto’s U.N. Resolution for Investigation into Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

    The Security Council on Wednesday “sent the wrong message” to the families of the victims, Malaysia’s Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai told the council after the vote NEW YORK – Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s U.N. ambassador, has vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have established an international criminal tribunal to...

    Japan to send gov’t rep to OSCE monitoring cease-fire in Ukraine
    Jul30

    Japan to send gov’t rep to OSCE monitoring cease-fire in Ukraine

    …read more Source: Kyodo News

    Russia opens trial against Ukrainian aviator
    Jul30

    Russia opens trial against Ukrainian aviator

    Ukrainian pilot and lawmaker Nadiya Savchenko went on trial in Russia on Thursday in a politically charged case that could send ties between Moscow and Kiev to a new low. The 34-year-old helicopter navigator faces up to 25 years in prison for her alleged involvement in the killing of two Russian journalists in war-torn eastern Ukraine last…...

    Russia opens trial against Ukrainian aviator
    Jul30

    Russia opens trial against Ukrainian aviator

    DONETSK (RUSSIA) – Jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko went on trial in Russia Thursday in a politically charged case that could send ties between Moscow and Kiev to a new low. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills four civilians, soldier
    Jul30

    Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills four civilians, soldier

    Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists accused each other on Thursday of shelling civilian areas near the rebel-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine despite a ceasefire, with four civilians and one soldier killed. …read more Source: Channel...

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