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    EU expands Russian oligarch sanctions blacklist in wake of MH17 crash
    Jul25

    EU expands Russian oligarch sanctions blacklist in wake of MH17 crash

    Measures against Moscow looking likely after shooting down of plane, though deep divisions remain among 28 member statesThe European Union has expanded its blacklist of Russians subject to sanctions and broad economic measures against Moscow are looking increasingly likely following the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 despite deep...

    MH17: Australia and Netherlands join renewed push to secure crash site
    Jul25

    MH17: Australia and Netherlands join renewed push to secure crash site

    Australian police sent to London anticipating access to crash site, while locals are allegedly looting items from wreckageThe Netherlands and Australia are standing by to send police and troops to the site of the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine, in an attempt to finally secure the scene of the disaster, more than a week after the plane...

    Russians in London: ‘It’s official policy now to hate us’
    Jul25

    Russians in London: ‘It’s official policy now to hate us’

    Those living in capital have noticed backlash since the downing of flight MH17, and feel UK media is blaming all RussiansOutside Kalinka, a Russian delicatessen and grocers on London’s bustling Queensway, customers were uneasy . “I am shocked,” says one, an electrician, who came to London 12 years ago to work on building sites....

    Australia sends 100 more police for MH17 mission, as rhetoric softens
    Jul25

    Australia sends 100 more police for MH17 mission, as rhetoric softens

    Police may be armed and backed up by defence personnel, but Tony Abbott stresses their only brief is to bring bodies homeAustralia is sending 100 more federal police officers to Europe in the hope they will be able to join a Dutch-led mission to secure the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.Tony Abbott said some of the police could...

    More journalists detained in Ukraine while reporting on MH17 tragedy
    Jul25

    More journalists detained in Ukraine while reporting on MH17 tragedy

    Further to my posting yesterday about the pressures placed on journalists in Ukraine, there have been more abductions. Both sides in the conflict were responsible for detaining reporters.CNN reports that a Ukrainian journalist working as a fixer for the broadcaster, Anton Skiba, is being held by pro-Russian separatists. … …read more...

    MH17: Australia ready to send police to secure crash site
    Jul25

    MH17: Australia ready to send police to secure crash site

    Tony Abbott says 90 police officers are ready to be deployed to eastern Ukraine site where Malaysia Airlines plane was downedAustralia’s prime minister has said his country is close to finalising a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash site as part of a multinational...

    MH17 site: Obama and Abbott agree on push for access as more wreckage found
    Jul25

    MH17 site: Obama and Abbott agree on push for access as more wreckage found

    US president promises to work closely with Australia set up ‘full, unimpeded and transparent’ international investigationThe US president, Barack Obama, and the Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, have held further talks on securing access for investigators to the MH17 air crash site in eastern Ukraine.In the phone call on Friday...

    Abbott has handled the MH17 crisis with dignity. Now he must insist the attackers are brought to justice | Bruce Haigh
    Jul25

    Abbott has handled the MH17 crisis with dignity. Now he must insist the attackers are brought to justice | Bruce Haigh

    There is nothing manufactured for electoral advantage in how Tony Abbott is handling the MH17 crisis. He should apply his instinctive compassion to domestic politics, tooTony Abbott has handled the MH17 crisis with pluck and maturity and that seems to be the general consensus. On this issue he has shown greater leadership than Barack Obama and...

    MH17 crash: sanctions against Russia are illegal, ambassador claims
    Jul24

    MH17 crash: sanctions against Russia are illegal, ambassador claims

    Moscow insists documents that show Russians armed the separatists who shot down Malaysia Airlines plane are forgedThe west is imposing “illegal, unreasonable and counter-productive” sanctions against Russia based on internet forgeries that do not prove any of its missiles shot down the Malaysian airliner, the Russian ambassador to...

    Ukrainian prime minister Arseny Yatseniuk resigns
    Jul24

    Ukrainian prime minister Arseny Yatseniuk resigns

    Yatseniuk quits as he berates parliament for failing to pass law taking control of energy sector as Russian gas supply dwindlesUkraine’s prime minister has tendered his resignation, berating parliament for failing to pass legislation to take control over the country’s increasingly precarious energy situation and to increase army...

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