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    MH17: Malaysia Pushes For UN Tribunal To Prosecute Suspects In Air Disaster
    Jul03

    MH17: Malaysia Pushes For UN Tribunal To Prosecute Suspects In Air Disaster

    Malaysia told the United Nations Security Council Thursday that it plans to present a resolution calling for an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 last year. MH17 was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine in July last year, killing all 298 people on board. Ukraine and many...

    Ukraine’s Separatist Rebels Announce Elections In October, Draw Reaction From Kiev
    Jul03

    Ukraine’s Separatist Rebels Announce Elections In October, Draw Reaction From Kiev

    Pro-Russian separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine will hold their own elections in October, the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic said Thursday. The announcement drew a rebuke from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who said any election that did not occur with oversight from Kiev could violate last February’s...

    Malaysia Pushes For UN Tribunal On MH17 Downing; Russia Balks
    Jul03

    Malaysia Pushes For UN Tribunal On MH17 Downing; Russia Balks

    Malaysia told the United Nations Security Council July 2 it plans to push for a UN-backed tribunal to prosecute those suspected of shooting down a passenger airliner last year in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    IMF, Kyiv Agree On Conditions For Next $1.7 Billion Bailout Payment
    Jul03

    IMF, Kyiv Agree On Conditions For Next $1.7 Billion Bailout Payment

    The International Monetary Fund said July 2 that it has reached agreement with Kyiv on steps needed to release $1.7 billion in much-needed bailout funds. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    One Belarusian company reportedly started paying its employees in sour cream
    Jul03

    One Belarusian company reportedly started paying its employees in sour cream

    One milk-processing factory in Slonim, Belarus reportedly started paying its employees in sour cream rather than in Belarusian rubles, according to the Belarus Digest. But this isn’t the only case of economic troubles in the former Soviet Republic. On Thursday hundreds of Chinese migrant construction workers were protesting after not...

    Ukraine NATO Membership: Nationwide Referendum Could Be Limited By Proposed Law, Official Says
    Jul02

    Ukraine NATO Membership: Nationwide Referendum Could Be Limited By Proposed Law, Official Says

    A proposed law in Ukraine’s parliament could limit the country’s ability to hold a nationwide referendum in the future on possible entry into NATO or the European Union, an official said Thursday. Days earlier, Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko established a rough timeline for the country’s entrance into the alliance and...

    Ukraine Hopes To Produce Its Own Enriched Uranium With Help From US Company
    Jul02

    Ukraine Hopes To Produce Its Own Enriched Uranium With Help From US Company

    A private U.S. nuclear energy company could begin helping Ukraine in the production of enriched uranium, the fuel in nuclear power plants, according to a statement on Thursday from Kiev’s nuclear authority, Yadernoye Toplivo. The meeting, which took place on June 23 in Kiev between ConverDyn and Ukrainian officials, is another indication of...

    Russia Reportedly Querying Recognition of Independent Baltic States
    Jul02

    Russia Reportedly Querying Recognition of Independent Baltic States

    The Russian prosecutor general’s office is to review the legality of the recognition of the Baltic republics by the State Council of the USSR in 1991, according to the state news agency Interfax. A “source familiar with the situation” told the agency that two Russian parliamentary deputies had requested that the...

    North Korea – A Rational Wildcard in the Pacific
    Jul02

    North Korea – A Rational Wildcard in the Pacific

    North Korea has featured prominently in the discourse on Asia-Pacific security in recent months. Its long-range nuclear missile testing efforts, alleged involvement in the Sony hacking incident, and declaration of cyber-war with the United States, have alarmed Western policymakers. Also, North Korea’s announcement of a year of friendship...

    Russians boycott European meeting after Finland denies visas to 6 officials
    Jul02

    Russians boycott European meeting after Finland denies visas to 6 officials

    VIENNA — A diplomatic row is brewing between Russia and Finland over Helsinki’s refusal to grant entry visas to six Russian officials who are on a sanctions blacklist over the crisis in Ukraine.Sergei Naryshkin, the speaker of the lower house of the Russian parliament, was among those barred from traveling to Helsinki this weekend for a...