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    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...

    Eleven killed in heaviest Ukraine clashes in weeks
    Jul16

    Eleven killed in heaviest Ukraine clashes in weeks

    KIEV (AFP) – Ukraine lost eight soldiers Wednesday in a dramatic spike in fighting with pro-Russian gunmen that further imperilled a truce Washingtons top European envoy is desperately trying to salvage in Kiev.Separatist rebels also reported the death of two fighters and a civilian in shelling across the eastern industrial heartland of the...

    Obama calls Putin to discuss Iran deal: White House
    Jul16

    Obama calls Putin to discuss Iran deal: White House

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama spoke by phone Wednesday with Vladimir Putin, thanking his Russian counterpart for his role in reaching a deal on Irans 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...

    Dutch remember MH17 victims, focus on tracking those responsible
    Jul16

    Dutch remember MH17 victims, focus on tracking those responsible

    THE HAGUE: Dutch flags will fly at half-mast Friday as families remember those killed when flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine a year ago, with all efforts now focused on catching those responsible. Around 2,000 grieving relatives are expected at a private ceremony in the central Netherlands, with Prime Minister Mark Rutte and other...

    INSIGHT: The quest for justice for those on board MH17
    Jul15

    INSIGHT: The quest for justice for those on board MH17

    One year after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Eastern Ukraine, families of 298 people who died in the tragedy are still demanding answers. Channel NewsAsia’s INSIGHT spoke to some of them and asked experts if the downing of the plane is a war crime. …read more Source: Channel...

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