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    CEO of oil giant Total killed in Moscow plane crash
    Oct21

    CEO of oil giant Total killed in Moscow plane crash

    Moscow (AFP) – The CEO of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, died in a plane crash at a Moscow airport late Monday when the private jet he was using struck a snowplough on takeoff.Russian investigators said Tuesday the driver of the snow-clearing machine was drunk and that his actions, along with “an error by air traffic...

    Rights Group Accuses Kyiv Of Using Cluster Munitions
    Oct21

    Rights Group Accuses Kyiv Of Using Cluster Munitions

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused Ukrainian government forces of using cluster munitions in populated areas in the eastern city of Donetsk earlier this month. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Intensifies Food Restrictions from EU
    Oct21

    Russia Intensifies Food Restrictions from EU

    Russia announced it will further restrict its food imports from the European Union on Tuesday in response to Western sanctions over its actions in Ukraine. The country’s agriculture supervisory agency announced Monday that “temporary restrictions” will go into effect on European beef and pork offal (entrails and internal...

    City face CSKA behind closed doors, Guardiola returns to Rome
    Oct21

    City face CSKA behind closed doors, Guardiola returns to Rome

    Paris (AFP) – Manchester City continue their search for a first Champions League win this season when they face CSKA Moscow on Tuesday, while Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are among the sides in action elsewhere.AFP Sports looks at all the fixtures in Groups E, F, G and H on Tuesday: Group E CSKA MOSCOW V...

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now
    Oct21

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Tuesday. 1. The CEO of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, died in a plane crash in Moscow. He was 63. 2. Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died at the age of 82 after battling cancer. 3. Turkey said it would facilitate the passage of Iraqi Kurdish to the Syrian town of...

    Polish Ex-Minister Says Putin Offered To Divide Ukraine With Poland
    Oct21

    Polish Ex-Minister Says Putin Offered To Divide Ukraine With Poland

    Polish parliamentary speaker Radoslaw Sikorski says Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2008 proposed to Poland’s then-prime minister that they divide Ukraine between themselves. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Total CEO Christophe De Margerie Killed In Moscow Plane Collision
    Oct21

    Total CEO Christophe De Margerie Killed In Moscow Plane Collision

    By Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW, Oct 21 (Reuters) – The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed in an airplane collision with a snow plow at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport, airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said on Tuesday. “Tonight, a plane crashed when it collided with a snow-clearing...

    Ukraine Used Cluster Bombs, Report Charges
    Oct21

    Ukraine Used Cluster Bombs, Report Charges

    The Ukrainian Army appears to have fired cluster munitions, a weapon banned in much of the world, into the heart of Donetsk, according to physical evidence and interviews with witnesses and victims. …read more Source: The New York...

    In war-weary Donetsk, Ukraine, lives are in limbo
    Oct21

    In war-weary Donetsk, Ukraine, lives are in limbo

    Says one resident: “We live like today’s day is the last one.” …read more Source: USA...

    News of the day from across the globe, Oct. 21
    Oct21

    News of the day from across the globe, Oct. 21

    1Ukraine fighting: A report by Ukraine’s parliament revealed Monday that more than 300 soldiers were killed during a weeks-long battle that marked a crushing setback in the military campaign to root out pro-Russia separatist forces in the east. Iranian authorities have arrested four people suspected of throwing acid on women, according to a...