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    MH17 Update: Families File Lawsuits Over Malaysia Flight Downed During Ukraine War
    Oct12

    MH17 Update: Families File Lawsuits Over Malaysia Flight Downed During Ukraine War

    More than 450 days have passed since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over fields of blooming sunflowers in eastern Ukraine. For the families of the 298 people on board the flight who died that day, the long wait has brought few answers, with no one being held accountable for the deaths. …read more Source: International Business...

    EU Appears Ready to Ease Belarus Sanctions
    Oct12

    EU Appears Ready to Ease Belarus Sanctions

    Belarus’ election fell short of democratic standards, monitors said Monday after President Alexander Lukashenko won a fifth term, but Europe still looked set to ease sanctions as France and Germany welcomed a lack of political repression. Moves by Lukashenko, including the pardoning of six opposition figures before the election, suggested...

    Protesters dump raw sewage on Moldovan political party headquarters
    Oct12

    Protesters dump raw sewage on Moldovan political party headquarters

    One of Moldova’s leading political parties had some cleaning up to do on Sunday after their headquarters was doused with gallons of human excrement. The national office of the Liberal Democratic Party (PLDM) in the Moldovan capitol, Chisinau, was sprayed with three tons of raw sewage by protesters during the evening See also: Photo of a...

    EU moves closer to suspending Belarus sanctions
    Oct12

    EU moves closer to suspending Belarus sanctions

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union on Monday moved closer to suspending sanctions on Belarus following the central European nation’s release of political prisoners and a weekend election that was more transparent and calm than previous polls.France’s Europe Minister, Harlem Desir, said Monday’s foreign affairs meeting had a...

    Dutch authorities set to release final Flight MH17 report
    Oct12

    Dutch authorities set to release final Flight MH17 report

    The Dutch Safety Board is publishing its final report Tuesday into what caused Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 to break up high over Eastern Ukraine last year, killing all 298 people on board. …read more Source: Global...

    Dutch Safety Board: MH17 Was Brought Down By Russian-Made Missile
    Oct12

    Dutch Safety Board: MH17 Was Brought Down By Russian-Made Missile

    AMSTERDAM, Oct 12 (Reuters) – The Dutch Safety Board, issuing long-awaited findings on Tuesday of its investigation into the crash of a Malaysian passenger plane over eastern Ukraine, is expected to say it was downed by a Russian-made Buk missile but not say who was responsible for firing it.MH17 was shot down over territory held by...

    Ukraine Unveils New Cyber Police Force
    Oct12

    Ukraine Unveils New Cyber Police Force

    The Interior Ministry has said it will begin recruitment this week. …read more Source:...

    How Obama Views Strength
    Oct12

    How Obama Views Strength

    Joshua Richards / ReutersAnyone who got beat up as a kid knows there’s no one weaker than a bully. International politics is slightly more complicated than that, of course, but not by much. During a lengthy interview with Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes that aired Sunday night, President Obama tried to explain how Russian President Vladimir...

    USS Porter arrives in Ukraine for NATO peace mission
    Oct12

    USS Porter arrives in Ukraine for NATO peace mission

    Ryan MaassODESA, Ukraine, Oct. 12 (UPI) — The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter arrived in Odesa, Ukraine in support of the NATO initiative to promote peace in the region. …read more Source: United Press...

    Letters From Donbas, Part 6: ‘Life Resembles Survival On A Desert Island’
    Oct12

    Letters From Donbas, Part 6: ‘Life Resembles Survival On A Desert Island’

    More than 1 million people have fled eastern Ukraine since war erupted in April 2014. Some have since returned. Others never left. From teachers to pensioners to families with children, residents of rebel-held towns are struggling to get on with their lives amid the chaos and uncertainty. RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service continues to publish...