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    Dutch Government Releases MH17 Documents After Pressure From Local Media
    Apr09

    Dutch Government Releases MH17 Documents After Pressure From Local Media

    The Dutch government has released nearly 600 documents related to the July 17 crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash in eastern Ukraine. Investigators made the documents available after local news outlets pressured the government with freedom of information requests, although documents containing private data of the 298 victims will remain...

    Greece Repays $495 Million to IMF
    Apr09

    Greece Repays $495 Million to IMF

    Greece has made a debt repayment of $495 million to the International Monetary Fund, easing days of uncertainty and bringing relief to investors. It was a crucial payment that will help Greece move closer to securing a final international bailout package and stay in the eurozone. Finance ministers of eurozone countries agreed earlier this year to...

    Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei Questions Intentions of U.S. in Nuclear Deal
    Apr09

    Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei Questions Intentions of U.S. in Nuclear Deal

    (Reuters) – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday demanded that all sanctions on Iran be lifted at the same time as any final agreement with world powers on curbing Tehran’s nuclear program is concluded. Khamenei, the Islamic Republic’s most powerful figure and who has the last say on all state matters, was...

    Russia’s Missing Article: Censorship, Prudence, Or A Win For Moscow’s Troll Army?
    Apr09

    Russia’s Missing Article: Censorship, Prudence, Or A Win For Moscow’s Troll Army?

    A newspaper in the Russian region of Buryatia excised an article about a local soldier who was allegedly severely injured while fighting for the separatists in eastern Ukraine. Is it a case of heavy-handed censorship or was it an example of the successful functioning of the Kremlin’s notorious “troll army”? …read more...

    US, Russian War Games Rekindle Cold War Tensions
    Apr09

    US, Russian War Games Rekindle Cold War Tensions

    Russia is so close that the F-16 fighter pilots can see it on the horizon as they swoop down over a training range in Estonia in the biggest ever show of U.S. air power in the Baltic countries. The simulated bombs release smoke on impact, but the M-61 cannon fires live ammunition, rattling the aircraft with a deafening tremor and shattering...

    Separatists in Ukraine carried out ‘summary killings’ of captured soldiers: Amnesty International
    Apr09

    Separatists in Ukraine carried out ‘summary killings’ of captured soldiers: Amnesty International

    AP Photo/Alexander ZemlianichenkoMasked pro-Russian armed militants guard a checkpoint with a Russian national flag on the right, blocking the major highway which links Kharkiv, outside Slovyansk, Ukraine, Saturday, May 24, 2014. KYIV, Ukraine — Amnesty International said Thursday that it has evidence that Russian-backed separatists in east...

    Ukraine Sets Its Sights On Joining NATO
    Apr09

    Ukraine Sets Its Sights On Joining NATO

    KIEV, April 9 (Reuters) – Ukraine, locked in conflict with Russian-backed separatists in its east, on Thursday drew up a new security doctrine denouncing Russia’s “aggression” and setting its sights on joining the U.S.-led NATO military alliance. Oleksander Turchynov, head of the national security council, told a session...

    ‘I kill if I want to’: Russian rebel commander says he shot dead 15 Ukrainian POWs
    Apr09

    ‘I kill if I want to’: Russian rebel commander says he shot dead 15 Ukrainian POWs

    A Russian commander in the Kremlin-backed separatist battalion in eastern Ukraine claims to have shot dead 15 Ukrainian soldiers taken captive by his fighters Meanwhile, Amnesty International discovered evidence of summary killings of Ukrainian soldiers at the hands of separatists. See also: Ukraine’s nameless dead ‘would take forever...

    Ukraine Rebels Killed Captive Soldiers, Claims Amnesty International
    Apr09

    Ukraine Rebels Killed Captive Soldiers, Claims Amnesty International

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Amnesty International said Thursday that it has evidence that Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine have killed several captured government soldiers in gross violation of international humanitarian law. The human rights group said in a statement that footage it has seen shows at least four Ukrainian soldiers — now...

    Amnesty Says Ukraine Rebels Killed Captive Soldiers
    Apr09

    Amnesty Says Ukraine Rebels Killed Captive Soldiers

    Amnesty International said Thursday that it has evidence that Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine have killed several captured government soldiers in gross violation of international humanitarian law. The human rights group said in a statement that footage it has seen shows at least four Ukrainian soldiers — now confirmed dead — being...