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    Conflicting claims fuel confusion over Metrojet disaster cause
    Nov03

    Conflicting claims fuel confusion over Metrojet disaster cause

    GWEN IFILL: Officials from at least five countries are investigating why a Russian jetliner broke up in midair and crashed in Egypt this weekend. There are many questions tonight, but little agreement so far that may have explained what happened. Wreckage lay strewn across miles of desert after Saturday’s crash, leaving a giant mangled...

    What we know so far about the Metrojet mystery
    Nov03

    What we know so far about the Metrojet mystery

    GWEN IFILL: So, what do we know so far? For more, I’m joined by Alan Diehl, a former investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, and the author of “Air Safety Investigators: Using Science to Save Lives.” Alan Diehl, I want to walk you through some of the theories we have heard so far today and which we heard just now in that...

    World Briefing: Russia: Librarian Is Accused of Allowing Access to Banned Ukrainian Books
    Nov03

    World Briefing: Russia: Librarian Is Accused of Allowing Access to Banned Ukrainian Books

    The director of the library, Natalia Sharina, was placed under house arrest and could face as much as five years in prison. …read more Source: The New York...

    Hard Talks: Moving Forward From Vienna
    Nov03

    Hard Talks: Moving Forward From Vienna

    What Secretary of State John Kerry described as the ‘most promising opportunity’ for a political solution to the Syrian war, was an opportunity that could only be realized through compromise. Frustrated by Iranian positioning in the Vienna talks, the U.S. has stepped up the military side of their Syria strategy by committing special...

    Ukrainian Jewish politician arrested on embezzlement charges
    Nov02

    Ukrainian Jewish politician arrested on embezzlement charges

    (JTA) — A Ukrainian Jewish politician has been arrested on suspicion of embezzlement and participating in organized crime. Hennadiy Korban, head of the UKROP party that he founded in June, was arrested Saturday in Dnepropetrovsk, a city in eastern Ukraine. He is accused of stealing $1.7 million intended to fund Ukrainian troops fighting the...

    UN group says Malaysia Anwar’s jailing politically motivated
    Nov02

    UN group says Malaysia Anwar’s jailing politically motivated

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Imprisoned Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was prosecuted for political reasons and should be released, a U.N. body concluded after reviewing the case widely seen as politically motivated. The government rejected the findings and called for the legal process to be respected. Anwar began serving a five-year...

    Human rights groups team up to oppose Canada selling arms to Ukraine
    Nov02

    Human rights groups team up to oppose Canada selling arms to Ukraine

    OTTAWA – Two human-rights groups have teamed up to oppose a plan by the outgoing Conservative government to allow the sale of so-called prohibited weapons to Ukraine, including automatic assault rifles and armoured vehicles.Amnesty International Canada and Project Ploughshares have written to the Department of Foreign Affairs expressing...

    Human rights groups oppose Canada selling arms to Ukraine
    Nov02

    Human rights groups oppose Canada selling arms to Ukraine

    Two human-rights groups have teamed up to oppose a plan by the outgoing Conservative government to allow the sale of so-called prohibited weapons to Ukraine, including automatic assault rifles and armoured vehicles. …read more Source: Global...

    Information Transparency and No-Fly Zones in Conflict Areas
    Nov02

    Information Transparency and No-Fly Zones in Conflict Areas

    The crash of Metrojet flight 7K9268 from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg over the weekend has again raised question about the safety of flying anywhere near a war zone. However, the Sinai Desert is not technically a war zone, and early indications are that the plane was probably brought down by a bomb rather than a missile. The video released...

    A Triage Guide to Thinking About the Russian Airliner Crash Over Egypt
    Nov02

    A Triage Guide to Thinking About the Russian Airliner Crash Over Egypt

    Marina Lystseva / ReutersThe Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt this weekend (Reuters) The Atlantic’s Krishnadev Calamur has a wrap-up of the latest news, rumors, statements, and so on about the Russian airliners crash over the Sinai Peninsula two days ago. In response to incoming queries, here is a triage guide to thinking about causes...