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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Boris Nemtsov killers handed long jail sentences
    Jul13

    Boris Nemtsov killers handed long jail sentences

    Five men convicted of killing Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov were on Thursday given lengthy prison terms. A Russian court last month convicted Zaur Dadayev and four accomplices — all ethnic Chechens — for the February 2015 assassination of Nemtsov, a fierce critic of Vladimir Putin. Dadayev, the...

    Germany mulling consequences after turbines sent to Crimea
    Jul13

    Germany mulling consequences after turbines sent to Crimea

    BERLIN (AP) ” The German government says it’s discussing possible consequences after learning Russia diverted at least two German-produced gas turbines to Crimea, in violation of European Union sanctions.Chancellor Angela Merkel’s… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russian Jets Buzz NATO Airspace as ‘Close Encounters’ Rise Sharply
    Jul13

    Russian Jets Buzz NATO Airspace as ‘Close Encounters’ Rise Sharply

    Russia has significantly increased its military activity in the skies around Western European NATO members, according to a new report that warns the tactic could present a danger to civilian aircraft. NATO forces in Europe scrambled fighter jets to intercept approaching Russian aircraft — so-called Quick Reaction Alerts or QRA — close to 800...

    Russian weapons maker Kalashnikov developing killer AI robots
    Jul13

    Russian weapons maker Kalashnikov developing killer AI robots

    Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov has announced it will launch a range of autonomous combat drones which will use artificial intelligence to identify targets and make decisions on their own. The move is likely to fuel ongoing concerns about the ethics of autonomous weapons. The company released images of one of the combat robots, showing it...

    DW: Bulgaria Expects a Busy Summer
    Jul13

    DW: Bulgaria Expects a Busy Summer

    n the resort of Slanchev Bryag, known internationally as Sunny Beach, tourism is booming. Because of the risk of terrorism in travel destinations such as Turkey and Egypt, Bulgaria has established itself as an alternative option, says Deusche Welle. Regular customers value the cost-effectiveness of its package holidays and its beaches with their...

    The barrier-breaking power of learning someone else’s story
    Jul13

    The barrier-breaking power of learning someone else’s story

    As 16-year-old Malak Lahham was passing through Israel’s international airport, security personnel pulled her aside and told her she would have to answer some questions. “I was creeped out,” Lahham, an Arab, later admitted. “What was going to happen? Have I done anything wrong?” She was traveling with no family members, only her teacher....

    Qatar Airways to launch flights to Ukraine
    Jul13

    Qatar Airways to launch flights to Ukraine

    Qatar Airways will launch direct flights to the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, starting late next month, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported yesterday, quoting officials at the Qatari airline. The airline will carry out seven weekly flights to Boryspil International Airport from the Qatari capital, Doha. The move came as part of the company’s plans...

    News24.com | Teary-eyed Malaysian MH17 families demand justice
    Jul13

    News24.com | Teary-eyed Malaysian MH17 families demand justice

    Teary-eyed families of Malaysians killed when a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday demanded those responsible be brought to justice, ahead of the third anniversary of the disaster. …read more Source:...

    Trump: I wish I asked Putin, ‘Were you actually supporting me?’
    Jul13

    Trump: I wish I asked Putin, ‘Were you actually supporting me?’

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin multiple times during their meeting last week on the Kremlin’s efforts to interfere in last year’s presidential election. But there’s one question Trump did not ask of his Russian counterpart...

    Malaysia Expects MH17 Suspects To Be Known By End Of 2017
    Jul13

    Malaysia Expects MH17 Suspects To Be Known By End Of 2017

    Malaysia hopes that suspects in the July 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 should be known by the end of 2017, its Transport Minister, Liow Tiong Lai. He was speaking to journalists on July 13 in Kuala Lumpur after briefing the families of the victims. The jet crashed in eastern Ukraine controlled by Russia-backed separatists killing...