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    MH17: Russia Fabricated Satellite Images To Blame Ukraine For Downing Of Malaysia Airlines Plane, Report Says
    Jun01

    MH17: Russia Fabricated Satellite Images To Blame Ukraine For Downing Of Malaysia Airlines Plane, Report Says

    Satellite images released by the Russian government days after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 were faked to implicate Ukraine in the crash that killed 298 people, a new report said Sunday. The aircraft, which was traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur went down in an area of eastern Ukraine held by pro-Russian separatists outside...

    Moscow Says Blacklist of EU’s Kremlin Critics Not Politically Motivated
    Jun01

    Moscow Says Blacklist of EU’s Kremlin Critics Not Politically Motivated

    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksei Meshkov on June 1 rejected Western criticism of the Kremlin’s European Union blacklist, saying that the entry ban against 89 politicians from 17 EU countries was not politically motivated. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Malaysia Airlines ‘technically bankrupt’, new CEO says
    Jun01

    Malaysia Airlines ‘technically bankrupt’, new CEO says

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Malaysia Airlines is “technically bankrupt”, its new German CEO said Monday as he outlined plans to stabilise the failing flag carrier including 6,000 job cuts.”We are technically bankrupt and that decline of performance started long before the tragic events of 2014,” Christoph Mueller told...

    Symbols of Ukraine’s Strength Hide Tensions in Kharkiv
    Jun01

    Symbols of Ukraine’s Strength Hide Tensions in Kharkiv

    Fortifications and flags project Ukrainian power in Kharkiv, just down the road from Russia. But more than a year after a failed attempt by pro-Russian activists to seize control of Ukraine’s second-largest city, symbols of strength cannot mask the tension that threatens to undermine Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Axe to swing as Malaysia Airlines tries to start fresh
    Jun01

    Axe to swing as Malaysia Airlines tries to start fresh

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Troubled Malaysia Airlines on Monday laid out plans for an across-the-board “hard reset” of the way the carrier is run that will see around 6,000 jobs cut as it struggles to stay in business.The bullet-point blueprint, released by email, marks the first concrete move by new CEO Christoph Mueller, a German...

    Banks Behind Hillary Clinton’s Canadian Speeches Really Want The Keystone Pipeline
    Jun01

    Banks Behind Hillary Clinton’s Canadian Speeches Really Want The Keystone Pipeline

    WASHINGTON — Two Canadian banks tightly connected to promoting the controversial Keystone XL pipeline in the United States either fully or partially paid for eight speeches made by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the period not long before she announced her campaign for president. Those speeches put more than $1.6 million in...

    Britain: New Russian Travel Ban Shows Western Sanctions Working
    Jun01

    Britain: New Russian Travel Ban Shows Western Sanctions Working

    Former British Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind says Russia’s entry ban on 89 European politicians and military leaders shows Western sanctions imposed on Moscow for its March 2014 annexation of the Crimean peninsula are working. Rifkind told British radio Sunday that Russian officials “would not have reacted unless they felt very...

    Russia bans 89 European politicians from entering country
    Jun01

    Russia bans 89 European politicians from entering country

    MOSCOW — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov needs to explain why 89 politicians from 17 European countries have been banned from entering Russia and confirm their names, an opposition lawmaker said Sunday in a formal inquiry. Dmitry Gudkov, the sole member of Russia’s parliament who opposes the Kremlin, also told Lavrov that while he...

    IMF Lowers Ukraine Growth Forecast, Cites Progress on Kyiv Reforms
    Jun01

    IMF Lowers Ukraine Growth Forecast, Cites Progress on Kyiv Reforms

    The International Monetary Fund has lowered its growth forecast for Ukraine’s moribund economy to minus 9 percent, while citing progress toward a deal with Kyiv on reforms that could clear the way for further IMF help. The negative growth projection – down from a 5 percent estimate in April – was announced Sunday in Kyiv, along...

    Russia Doctored Photos in Shooting Down of Airliner, Report Finds
    Jun01

    Russia Doctored Photos in Shooting Down of Airliner, Report Finds

    Group says Russia wanted it to appear Ukraine fire missile. …read more Source: ABC...