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eNCA | Ukraine commander wounded, assassination attempt
Jun03

eNCA | Ukraine commander wounded, assassination attempt

Officers said that the attacker carried a Ukrainian passport in the name of Alexander Dakar. …read more Source:...

Six Countries to Join UN Security Council for Temporary Terms
Jun02

Six Countries to Join UN Security Council for Temporary Terms

U.N. member states elected six countries Friday to temporary seats on the Security Council, the U.N. body responsible for maintaining international peace and security. Starting January 1, 2018, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Poland and Peru will serve two-year terms, while the Netherlands will join for one year, in a special arrangement...

Finance: A company owned by Microsoft’s cofounder just unveiled the biggest plane in the world
Jun01

Finance: A company owned by Microsoft’s cofounder just unveiled the biggest plane in the world

Paul Allen's Stratolaunch plane rests on 28 tires, weighs 500,000 pounds, and has a 385-foot wingspan. For decades, Ukraine’s Antonov An-225 has reigned supreme as the largest plane in the world. That is, until now. On Wednesday, Stratolaunch rolled its low-orbit-launch aircraft out of the company’s hangar in the California...

Malaysia Airlines flight returns to Melbourne after passenger tries to enter cockpit
Jun01

Malaysia Airlines flight returns to Melbourne after passenger tries to enter cockpit

Armed police remove a man from Malaysia Airlines flight MH128 at Tullamarine Airport in Melbourne, Australia June 1, 2017. David Henderson/Handout via REUTERS (Reuters) Passengers and crew on a Malaysia Airlines flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur tackled a fellow passenger who attempted to enter the cockpit shouting he had a bomb, authorities...

Putin: Russian State has Never been Involved in Hacking
Jun01

Putin: Russian State has Never been Involved in Hacking

President Vladimir Putin insisted Thursday that the Russian state has never engaged in hacking and scoffed at allegations that hackers could influence the outcome of elections in the United States or Europe. But the Russian leader admitted the possibility that some individual “patriotic” hackers could have mounted some attacks amid...

Austria releases suspect accused of war crimes in Ukraine
Jun01

Austria releases suspect accused of war crimes in Ukraine

VIENNA (Reuters) – An Austrian accused of committing war crimes in eastern Ukraine has been released from custody in his home country after credibly denying the allegations against him, a spokesman for the prosecutors’ office handling the case said on Thursday. Original Article Related posts No related posts. The post Austria releases...

Sri Lankan in ‘bomb’ drama just released from psychiatric care
Jun01

Sri Lankan in ‘bomb’ drama just released from psychiatric care

Armed police stormed a Malaysia Airlines flight which was forced to return to Melbourne after a passenger tried to enter the cockpit claiming he had a bomb © AFP / MANAN VATSYAYANAMelbourne, Australia, Jun 1 – A Sri Lankan man who tried to enter an airline cockpit with what he said was a bomb, before terrified passengers managed to overpower him,...

Putin hosts Modi at Russia’s economic showcase
Jun01

Putin hosts Modi at Russia’s economic showcase

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosts Indian premier Narendra Modi on Thursday on the sidelines of the Kremlin’s annual economic forum, as Moscow looks to burnish a fragile recovery despite tensions with the West. Modi and Putin will meet on the third leg of the Indian leader’s four-nation tour of Europe with the pair looking to...

World Ignores Displaced Africans, Aid Agency Protests
Jun01

World Ignores Displaced Africans, Aid Agency Protests

The world pays the least attention to humanitarian crises when they force Africans from their homes, dashing hopes of peace, hindering reconstruction and increasing the risk of radicalization, an aid agency said Thursday. Central African Republic topped the Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) annual list of neglected displacement crises. It...

Crimea to Bring Dozen of Investment Projects to St. Petersburg Economic Forum
Jun01

Crimea to Bring Dozen of Investment Projects to St. Petersburg Economic Forum

YALTA (Sputnik) — Crimea’s government said Wednesday it was going to roll out a dozen of investment projects at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). “We will present around 10 investment projects and 20 investment platforms,” the Black Sea republic’s government said in a statement. The region hopes to attract funds...

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