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    Australia’s Qantas to Continue Flying Over Iraq
    Jul29

    Australia’s Qantas to Continue Flying Over Iraq

    Sydney. Australian airline Qantas said Tuesday it would continue flying over Iraqi airspace, despite alliance partner Emirates deciding to alter its routes over concerns about jihadist missile attacks following the MH17 crash. Qantas said while it no longer flew over Syria or Ukraine over fears their airspace could be “unsafe,”...

    West hits Russia with more sanctions
    Jul29

    West hits Russia with more sanctions

    US and European leaders agreed on Monday to impose wider sanctions on Russia’s financial, defense and energy sectors as Ukraine said its forces advanced toward the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17. …read more Source: The Times of...

    EU to impose new Russia sanctions as fighting blocks MH17 probe
    Jul29

    EU to impose new Russia sanctions as fighting blocks MH17 probe

    SHAKHTARSK (UKRAINE) – The EU is set to approve punishing sanctions against Russia Tuesday over its role in the Ukraine crisis, after Kiev seized control of part of the MH17 crash site in fighting that blocked an international effort to recover victims’ remains. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    MH17: EU to impose new Russia sanctions as fighting blocks probe
    Jul29

    MH17: EU to impose new Russia sanctions as fighting blocks probe

    SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine: The EU is set to approve punishing sanctions against Russia Tuesday over its role in the Ukraine crisis, after Kiev seized control of part of the MH17 crash site in fighting that blocked an international effort to recover victims’ remains. …read more Source: New Straits...

    West agrees wider Russia sanctions as Kiev says forces near crash site
    Jul29

    West agrees wider Russia sanctions as Kiev says forces near crash site

    U.S. and European leaders agreed on Monday to impose wider sanctions on Russia’s financial, defense and energy sectors as Ukraine said its forces advanced toward the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17. …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    Airlines to Push for Independent Guidance on Airspace Safety After Ukraine Crash
    Jul29

    Airlines to Push for Independent Guidance on Airspace Safety After Ukraine Crash

    Montreal/Toronto. Global airlines will push to get “neutral information” on whether to use or avoid airspace over conflict zones at Tuesday’s meeting of the UN aviation agency and other airline bodies, a European-based airline industry source said. The UN agency, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), has invited...

    Russia denies firing artillery into Ukraine
    Jul29

    Russia denies firing artillery into Ukraine

    Russia’s Defence Ministry has cast doubt on images published by the US government to back up its claim that Russia has fired artillery into Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    U.S. Official to Persuade Seoul to Join Russia Sanctions
    Jul29

    U.S. Official to Persuade Seoul to Join Russia Sanctions

    Peter Harrell of the U.S. State Department, arrived in Seoul on Monday. Harrell’s visit comes as the U.S. and the EU are about to step up sanctions against Russia in the wake of the downing of a Malaysian civilian airplane by pro-Russian militants in Ukraine. A government official … …read more Source: The Chosun...

    Australian PM Abbott’s Tough Stance on MH17 Paying Off, Poll Shows
    Jul29

    Australian PM Abbott’s Tough Stance on MH17 Paying Off, Poll Shows

    Sydney. Embattled Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s forthright handling of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 appears to have paid off, a poll released on Tuesday showed, although his government has not enjoyed a similar spike in popularity. The Newspoll polling agency recorded a 12-point jump in Abbot’s net...

    West says Russia is still arming Ukraine separatists, urges more sanctions
    Jul29

    West says Russia is still arming Ukraine separatists, urges more sanctions

    Swift new sanctions against Russia are needed to stop it from arming separatists in Ukraine and destabilizing the country, the United States, Germany, France, Britain and Italy agreed on Monday. Leaders of the five countries spoke by phone and agreed the international community should “impose further costs” on Russia and that the EU...

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