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    Putin says calls for UN tribunal on downing of airliner premature
    Jul16

    Putin says calls for UN tribunal on downing of airliner premature

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday calls for a U.N. tribunal to be set up to prosecute suspects in the downing of a Malaysian airliner in a rebel-held part of Ukraine were counterproductive and premature. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine passes draft bill to grant east regions more autonomy
    Jul16

    Ukraine passes draft bill to grant east regions more autonomy

    Ukraine’s parliament approved a draft law on Thursday to grant two separatist regions greater autonomy, a first step towards meeting the demands of a ceasefire agreement on the status of the pro-Russian self-styled “people’s republics”. …read more Source: Channel...

    Putin criticises calls for U.N. tribunal on downing of airliner
    Jul16

    Putin criticises calls for U.N. tribunal on downing of airliner

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin told the Dutch prime minister on Thursday that calls for setting up an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of bringing down a Malaysian passenger airliner over Ukraine were counterproductive. …read more Source: The...

    Space crew praises US-Russian ‘handshake in space’ 40 years on
    Jul16

    Space crew praises US-Russian ‘handshake in space’ 40 years on

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Two Russians and an American in orbit commemorated Wednesday the 40th anniversary of the Apollo-Soyuz mission, when a handshake in space brought the two Cold War rivals closer together.The three delivered a video address to mark the 1975 event as they floated side by side in the International Space Station (ISS), a show of...

    A year after Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, relatives still wait for answers
    Jul16

    A year after Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, relatives still wait for answers

    On their son Bryce’s birthday this year, Silene Fredriksz-Hoogzand and her husband Rob went to a Dutch air base, watched pall bearers solemnly unload seven coffins from a military cargo plane and wondered if they contained parts of the remains of Bryce or his girlfriend Daisy Oehlers. For many families of the 298 people killed […] The post...

    Obama Calls Putin to Discuss Iran Deal: White House
    Jul16

    Obama Calls Putin to Discuss Iran Deal: White House

    President Barack Obama spoke by phone Wednesday with Vladimir Putin, thanking his Russian counterpart for his role in reaching a deal on Iran’s nuclear program. US ties with Russia have been strained to breaking point over the war in Ukraine, but Russia was an “important” part of the group of nations that negotiated the deal...

    People in Ukraine continuing to flee homes, UN says
    Jul16

    People in Ukraine continuing to flee homes, UN says

    The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said the number of people fleeing their homes continue to rise, with close to 1.4 million people now internally displaced and some 922,000 people having fled to neighbouring countries, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here Wednesday. …read more Source: Global...

    Investigators: MH17 shot down over Ukraine by air-to-air missile not made in Russia
    Jul16

    Investigators: MH17 shot down over Ukraine by air-to-air missile not made in Russia

    MOSCOW. KAZINFORM – The Russian Investigation Committee is inclined to believe that an air-to air missile, which was not made in Russia, shot down a Malaysian Boeing (MH17 flight) over Ukraine a year ago. …read more Source:...

    Clashes rage in Ukraine
    Jul16

    Clashes rage in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine: Ukraine lost eight soldiers on Wednesday in a dramatic spike in fighting with pro-Russian gunmen that further imperilled a truce Washin …read more Source: The News...

    People in Ukraine continuing to flee homes, UN says
    Jul16

    People in Ukraine continuing to flee homes, UN says

    The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said the number of people fleeing their homes continue to rise, with close to 1.4 million people now internally displaced and some 922,000 people having fled to neighbouring countries, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here Wednesday. …read more Source: China...

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