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    Dutch probe secret service role ahead of MH17 crash
    Jan07

    Dutch probe secret service role ahead of MH17 crash

    THE HAGUE: The Netherlands wants to know whether its intelligence services warned airlines of danger about flying over war-torn Ukraine prior to the downing of flight MH17 in July, officials said Tuesday. Dutch officials are leading the probe into what brought down the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 over Ukraine and killed 298 people aboard, most...

    For some Russians, mortgage costs soaring due to ruble slide
    Jan07

    For some Russians, mortgage costs soaring due to ruble slide

    When they took out a mortgage on a small two-room apartment seven years ago, Oksana Li and her husband hoped to make a new home for themselves and their young son.Now, like thousands of other Russians, they are seeing that dream unravel as they are unable to make payments — even by working longer hours and a second job.That’s because they...

    Sanctions Against Russia Could Last Despite Pressure
    Jan07

    Sanctions Against Russia Could Last Despite Pressure

    European Union sanctions against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine are cutting both ways: hurting Russia as well as pinching some big European companies. …read more Source:...

    Bus crash in eastern Ukraine kills 12 servicemen, injures 21
    Jan06

    Bus crash in eastern Ukraine kills 12 servicemen, injures 21

    A bus carrying Ukrainian servicemen collided with two heavy trucks on a snowy road, killing 12 of them and injuring 21, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday. The accident occurred late Monday in eastern Ukraine, where government forces are fighting Russia-backed separatists. The troops killed in the crash were members of the National Guard, the...

    Dutch probe secret service role ahead of MH17 crash
    Jan06

    Dutch probe secret service role ahead of MH17 crash

    The crash site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, in a field near the village of Grabove, in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, on July 23, 2014 -© AFP/File THE HAGUE: The Netherlands wants to know whether its intelligence services warned airlines of danger about flying over war-torn Ukraine prior to the downing of flight MH17 in July,...

    Dutch probe secret service role ahead of MH17 crash
    Jan06

    Dutch probe secret service role ahead of MH17 crash

    January 07, 2015 1:37 AMTHE HAGUE (AFP) – The Netherlands wants to know whether its intelligence services warned airlines of danger about flying over war-torn Ukraine prior to the downing of flight MH17 in July, officials said Tuesday. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Malaysian team to help identify victims
    Jan06

    Malaysian team to help identify victims

    SEPANG: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) have deployed eight Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) experts to Indonesia to assist in the search and forensic processes involving AirAsia QZ8501. Bukit Aman CID director Datuk Seri Mohamad Salleh said the team comprising six officers and two personnel were expected to be in Indonesia for a month and...

    Ukraine reinforces front lines as peace talks creep forward
    Jan06

    Ukraine reinforces front lines as peace talks creep forward

    Ukraine deployed new military aircraft, heavy weapons and vehicles to bolster troops fighting separatists in the country’s east as it continues peace talks with rebels and Russia’s government.Hollande: Russia sanctions should end ‘if Ukraine progress’Ukrainian army, rebels trade blame amid warning of hard 2015Kiev, rebels...

    Beijing, Almaty submit bid files for ’22 Winter Games to IOC
    Jan06

    Beijing, Almaty submit bid files for ’22 Winter Games to IOC

    The two cities left in the depleted field for the 2022 Winter Games have submitted their bid files to the International Olympic Committee.Bid leaders from Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, handed over their documents Tuesday at IOC headquarters in Lausanne, a day ahead of the deadline.The so-called bid books include details of each city’s...

    HRW Calls on Germany to Pressure Ukraine on Civilian Casualties
    Jan06

    HRW Calls on Germany to Pressure Ukraine on Civilian Casualties

    A U.S.-based human rights group is calling on Germany to press Ukraine’s prime minister to ensure Ukrainian forces take all precautions to minimize harm to civilians in their fight against pro-Russia … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

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