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    Investigators probe south Russia flydubai crash that killed 62
    Mar20

    Investigators probe south Russia flydubai crash that killed 62

    ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AFP) – Investigators in southern Russia on Sunday were probing the causes of a flydubai passenger jet crash that killed all 62 people on board, as emergency workers at the site wrapped up the salvage operation.The Boeing 737, which flew from Dubai to the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, exploded into a fireball...

    Nadiya Savchenko: Ukraine’s lionized and demonized fighter
    Mar20

    Nadiya Savchenko: Ukraine’s lionized and demonized fighter

    KIEV: Nadiya Savchenko is both lionized as a fearless Ukrainian freedom fighter — and demonized as the alleged accomplice in the murder of two Russian reporters in her country’s separatist east. The 34-year-old Ukrainian army pilot has most recently featured on global TV screens wearing patriotic T-shirts inside the glass cage of a Russian...

    Ukraine pilot verdict set to drive fresh wedge between Russia and Ukraine
    Mar20

    Ukraine pilot verdict set to drive fresh wedge between Russia and Ukraine

    MOSCOW, Russia – Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko awaits the verdict in her controversial trial over the murder of two Russian journalists with few doubting she will be found guilty in a ruling that will fuel the feud between Kiev and Moscow. A court in the southern Russian town of Donetsk … …read more Source:...

    Gays attacked ahead of festival in Ukraine
    Mar20

    Gays attacked ahead of festival in Ukraine

    LVIV, Ukraine: Some 200 right-wing militants on Saturday attacked dozens of gay people with smoke bombs and stones in Lviv, a nationalist bastion in western Ukraine, an AFP journalist witnessed. The attack occurred as representatives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community left a Lviv hotel which is hosting a gay rights...

    Heavy winds as FlyDubai plane crashes in Russia, killing 62
    Mar20

    Heavy winds as FlyDubai plane crashes in Russia, killing 62

    Under investigation: Russian Emergency Ministry employees investigate the wreckage of a crashed plane at the Rostov-on-Don airport, about 950 kilometers (600 miles) south of Moscow, Russia Saturday. A Dubai airliner crashed and caught fire early Saturday while landing in strong winds in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, officials said....

    Risk of nuclear war in Europe growing warns Russian ex-minister
    Mar19

    Risk of nuclear war in Europe growing warns Russian ex-minister

    The East-West standoff over the Ukraine crisis has brought the threat of nuclear war in Europe closer than at any time since the 1980s, a former Russian foreign minister warned on Saturday. “The risk of confrontation with the use of nuclear weapons in Europe is higher than in the 1980s,” said Igor Ivanov, Russia’s foreign minister from 1998...

    FlyDubai plane crashes in southern Russia, kills all 62 passengers aboard
    Mar19

    FlyDubai plane crashes in southern Russia, kills all 62 passengers aboard

    Emergencies Ministry members and investigators work at the crash site of the Boeing 737-800 Flight FZ981 operated by Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai, at the airport of Rostov-On-Don, Russia. (Source: Reuters) All 62 people aboard a passenger jet flying from Dubai to southern Russia were killed when their plane crashed on its second attempt to...

    One Kyrgyz citizen dies in plane crash in Rostov-na-Donu
    Mar19

    One Kyrgyz citizen dies in plane crash in Rostov-na-Donu

    Bishkek, March 19 / Kabar /. One Kyrgyz citizen died in plane crash in Rostov-na-Donu (Russia), the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports. “On March 19 of this year Boeing 737-800 of Fly Dubai airline is crashed in Rostov-na-Donu, killing 61 people. Among the victims are citizens of Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, India, as...

    Canada imposes new sanctions on Russia
    Mar19

    Canada imposes new sanctions on Russia

    Canada’s new measures align with recent actions taken by the United States and the European Union. …read more Source:...

    Vagharshak Haroutiunyan: Forecasts- No changes anticipated in Russia’s stand on Karabakh conflict
    Mar19

    Vagharshak Haroutiunyan: Forecasts- No changes anticipated in Russia’s stand on Karabakh conflict

    Russian president’s decision to withdraw forces from Syria was unexpected. Was it agreed with the allies within the U.S.-led anti-terrorist coalition, particularly with Washington? The decision to withdraw troops from Syria could be agreed with some of the allies in the coalition, while the others were just notified about it. For example...

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