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    Donetsk residents distraught after homes shelled by Ukrainian military  video
    Jul30

    Donetsk residents distraught after homes shelled by Ukrainian military video

    Residents start to repair damaged apartment buildings in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Tuesday after the military shelled residential areas. Municipal officials in the nearby town of Horlivka say up to 17 people, including several children, were killed in fighting on Monday. Ukrainian forces have been pushing rebels back towards their...

    West is ready to ratchet up sanctions against Russia, says Hammond
    Jul30

    West is ready to ratchet up sanctions against Russia, says Hammond

    Foreign secretary makes threat as EU sanctions are imposed on trade with Russia’s defence, banking and energy industriesThe west is prepared to “tighten the screws” further on Russia if it continues to arm rebels suspected of shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine, Philip Hammond, the foreign secretary, has...

    Belarus to host Ukraine crisis talks
    Jul30

    Belarus to host Ukraine crisis talks

    President Petro Poroshenko wants discussions with Russia and OSCE to focus on securing access to MH17 crash siteBelarus is to host talks between Ukraine, Russia and OSCE representatives on the crisis in eastern Ukraine, President Alexander Lukashenko’s office has said.It did not say when the meetings would take place but the Ukrainian...

    Qantas should be forced to stop flying over war zones, says union leader
    Jul30

    Qantas should be forced to stop flying over war zones, says union leader

    Transport Workers Union national secretary says Abbott government should insist on planes being reroutedThe Abbott government must step in to reroute Qantas and other Australian flights away from conflict zones after the MH17 tragedy, a union leader says.The national secretary of the Transport Workers Union (TWU), Tony Sheldon, said travellers...

    MH17: Abbott says Australia is unlikely to follow tougher US and EU sanctions
    Jul30

    MH17: Abbott says Australia is unlikely to follow tougher US and EU sanctions

    Prime minister says his priority is recovering bodies from the crash site as the US and EU increase sanctions against Russia Australia is unlikely to follow the US and European Union in pursuing new sanctions against Russia as its focus remains on recovering the bodies of victims of the downed flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine.Tony Abbott played...

    US follows EU in setting new sanctions targeting Russian economy
    Jul29

    US follows EU in setting new sanctions targeting Russian economy

    US decision comes soon after the European Union punished Moscow over continued backing of Ukrainian separatists Barack Obama announced a new set of economic sanctions against sectors of the Russian economy on Tuesday, soon after the European Union punished Moscow for its continued backing for Ukrainian separatists with its most punitive measures...

    Ukraine would accept mutual ceasefire, says John Kerry – video
    Jul29

    Ukraine would accept mutual ceasefire, says John Kerry – video

    John Kerry issues a statement after meeting with Ukraine’s foreign minister, Pavlo Klimkin, to discuss the conflict between Ukrainian armed forces and pro-Russian separatists, as well as access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Klimkin met with the US secretary of state John Kerry at the state department in Washington on...

    Is there a future for Malaysia Airlines after flights MH370 and MH17?
    Jul29

    Is there a future for Malaysia Airlines after flights MH370 and MH17?

    Airlines often rebrand after a crash repainting livery, tweaking logos or even changing their names. But after the loss of two of its planes, it will not be easy for Malaysia Airlines to surviveIt was a sultry summer evening as Alice Ephraimson-Abt, a bright 23-year-old, waited to board the Asian aeroplane that was to take her to start a new life...

    Ukraine rebel chief Igor Bezler: ‘I won’t hesitate to have you shot’
    Jul29

    Ukraine rebel chief Igor Bezler: ‘I won’t hesitate to have you shot’

    Nicknamed the Demon, leader said to be behind the downing of MH17 ends rare interview by exploding into rage and threatening journalistsWith a walrus moustache, a fiery temper and a reputation for brutality, Igor Bezler is the most feared of all the rebel leaders in eastern Ukraine. Nicknamed Bes, or the Demon, he is regarded as something of a...

    Economic sanctions against Russia agreed by EU governments
    Jul29

    Economic sanctions against Russia agreed by EU governments

    Sanctions will target oil industry, defence, dual-use goods and sensitive technologiesEuropean Union governments reached a deal on Tuesday to impose economic sanctions against Russia, targeting its oil industry, defence, dual-use goods and sensitive technologies.The sanctions will be reviewed after three months, a diplomat said. …...

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