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    Australia memorializes victims of Malaysian plane shot down
    Jul17

    Australia memorializes victims of Malaysian plane shot down

    SYDNEY (AP) — Tearful relatives of several Australians who were flying on the Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over eastern Ukraine a year ago gathered for a memorial service Friday that included the unveiling of a plaque set in soil from the place where they died. …read more Source: CNS...

    Australia Memorializes Victims of Malaysian Plane Shot Down
    Jul17

    Australia Memorializes Victims of Malaysian Plane Shot Down

    Australia unveils memorial for victims of Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine 1 year ago …read more Source: ABC...

    Britain Endorses Creating UN Tribunal In MH17 Crash
    Jul17

    Britain Endorses Creating UN Tribunal In MH17 Crash

    British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on July 16 endorsed calls for a United Nations tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine one year ago. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Memorial services scheduled for anniversary of MH17 crash
    Jul17

    Memorial services scheduled for anniversary of MH17 crash

    Doug G. WareCANBERRA, Australia, July 16 (UPI) — Memorial services are scheduled in at least three nations on Friday — the one-year anniversary of the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    All eyes on new commander as military faces significant challenges
    Jul17

    All eyes on new commander as military faces significant challenges

    When Jonathan Vance formally takes over as Canada’s top military commander, one of the first things he will be forced to address is sexual misconduct in the ranks. The Conservative government tapped Vance to replace Gen. Tom Lawson as chief of defence staff three days before a scathing report that found an “underlying sexual culture” in the...

    Ukraine war still stymies investigation of Malaysia jetliner disaster
    Jul17

    Ukraine war still stymies investigation of Malaysia jetliner disaster

    A year after 298 people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 perished in an explosion over eastern Ukraine, the conflict behind the tragedy continues to thwart international investigators trying to determine who was responsible. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Poroshenko Denies Reforms Will Give Separatist Ukraine Regions Special Status
    Jul17

    Poroshenko Denies Reforms Will Give Separatist Ukraine Regions Special Status

    Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko has denied reports that Ukraine is moving away from being a unitary state, despite parliament approving his move to give more powers to the war-stricken Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Under the current ceasefire agreement between Ukraine, Russia and pro-Russian rebel forces in Donetsk and Luhansk, Kiev is...

    Greece’s Banks Will Reopen Monday
    Jul16

    Greece’s Banks Will Reopen Monday

    (ATHENS, Greece)—Greece’s government says the country’s banks will reopen Monday after being closed for three weeks but cautioned that restrictions on withdrawals would only be lifted gradually. Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas made in the announcement Thursday evening on state-run ERT television. Banks were closed June 29 to...

    Harper’s tight-lipped strategy could hurt him on trade and TPP
    Jul16

    Harper’s tight-lipped strategy could hurt him on trade and TPP

    Last week I wrote that the Conservative Party’s allergy to the news media has gone past silly and become self-destructive. This week offered more evidence of the same. The Prime Minister met with the leader of Ukraine, but would take no questions from reporters. Not everyone agrees with Stephen Harper when it comes to Russia and Ukraine,...

    Little Certainty a Year After MH17 Downed Over Ukraine
    Jul16

    Little Certainty a Year After MH17 Downed Over Ukraine

    A year since a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was blown out of the sky over war-ravaged eastern Ukraine — killing 298 people — there has been little official word of progress in determining what brought down Flight MH17. One of the probes under way reportedly points toward a ground-to-air missile fired from a village held by Russia-backed...