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    Dutch, Ukrainians, Australians mark year since MH17 downing
    Jul18

    Dutch, Ukrainians, Australians mark year since MH17 downing

    NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands — Her voice cracking with emotion, Asmaa Aljuned delivered a parting message Friday that her late husband never got to tell passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 a year ago.”On behalf of Malaysia Airlines and the rest of the crew, once again we would like to thank you for flying with us,” said Aljuned, the...

    Rebel shelling in east Ukraine kills three civilians, soldier: Ukraine military
    Jul18

    Rebel shelling in east Ukraine kills three civilians, soldier: Ukraine military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Three civilians have been killed by shelling by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine’s separatist eastern regions, the Ukrainian… …read more Source:...

    Avoiding Lustration in Ukraine: Senior Prosecutor Evades Sweep Of Yanukovych-Era Officials
    Jul18

    Avoiding Lustration in Ukraine: Senior Prosecutor Evades Sweep Of Yanukovych-Era Officials

    Ukrainian prosecutor Oleh Valendyuk should have been out of a job last fall, the victim of a lustration law meant to clear away members of former President Viktor Yanukovych’s team after his ouster at the hands of pro-European protesters. Instead, Valendyuk holds a higher position than ever: he is the top prosecutor in the capital, Kyiv....

    Russia Disbands Crews Of French-Made Mistral Helicopter Carriers: Report
    Jul18

    Russia Disbands Crews Of French-Made Mistral Helicopter Carriers: Report

    Russia has disbanded the crews of two French-made Mistral-class helicopter carriers, whose delivery was canceled by France in November 2014 in response to Moscow’s alleged involvement in the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, a report said Friday. Both countries are currently said to be working on a tentative agreement on compensation...

    Ukrainians, Australian kin mark year since MH17 downing
    Jul18

    Ukrainians, Australian kin mark year since MH17 downing

    HRABOVE, Ukraine — In a solemn procession, residents of the Ukrainian village where a Malaysian airliner was shot down with 298 people aboard a year ago marched Friday to the crash site. Half a world away, Australia’s prime minister remembered the “savagery” of the attack as he unveiled a plaque in Canberra set in soil from the field where...

    Russia Calls Ukrainian Constitutional Changes Inadequate
    Jul18

    Russia Calls Ukrainian Constitutional Changes Inadequate

    Russia has rejected proposed changes in Ukraine’s constitution as not going far enough to fulfill Ukraine’s obligations under the Minsk peace accord. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Remembering Victims Of Flight MH17 With Ukrainian Sunflowers
    Jul18

    Remembering Victims Of Flight MH17 With Ukrainian Sunflowers

    A year after a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was shot down over eastern Ukraine, killing all aboard, a Dutch town is remembering the victims with Ukrainian sunflowers. Flight MH17 was hit by a missile over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014, amid fighting between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government. The plane was destroyed by a...

    US Army chief of staff: Troop commitments ‘will be hard to maintain’ for much longer
    Jul18

    US Army chief of staff: Troop commitments ‘will be hard to maintain’ for much longer

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Army is far more heavily engaged around the world than projected when it began slashing force size several years ago, and its commitments will be hard to maintain in the long run as troop numbers shrink, General Ray Odierno said on Friday. Odierno, the Army chief of staff, said decisions about cutting the...

    France, Germany Call For Implementation of Minsk Agreement
    Jul18

    France, Germany Call For Implementation of Minsk Agreement

    The leaders of Germany, France, Ukraine, and Russia discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine in a phone conversation on July 17, the French presidency said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Somber anniversary for downing of Malaysian jet
    Jul18

    Somber anniversary for downing of Malaysian jet

    Friday marked one year since Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine …read more Source:...