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    Dutch MH17 Investigation Leaves Unanswered Questions
    Oct13

    Dutch MH17 Investigation Leaves Unanswered Questions

    Dutch officials say it was a Russian-made surface-to-air missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 killing all 298 people aboard last year as it flew over eastern Ukraine, where fighting was underway between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian forces. The conclusion came in a final report on the investigation released at an air base...

    Russian Missile Maker Contradicts Dutch MH17 Report
    Oct13

    Russian Missile Maker Contradicts Dutch MH17 Report

    The Russian state arms manufacturer of the missile system believed to be behind the downing of Malaysian Air flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine last year says its own investigation into the crash contradicts findings from a Dutch probe into the tragedy. Speaking at a press conference in Moscow, Almaz-Antey’s CEO Yan Novikov said evidence...

    Dutch Probe to Release MH17 Crash Report Tuesday
    Oct13

    Dutch Probe to Release MH17 Crash Report Tuesday

    An investigative panel into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine is due to make its report Tuesday, but there may be no absolute determination of who fired a missile believed to have struck the plane during its flight. The Dutch-led investigation is expected to explain how the crash is believed to have occurred, but not who is...

    EU Appears Ready to Ease Belarus Sanctions
    Oct12

    EU Appears Ready to Ease Belarus Sanctions

    Belarus’ election fell short of democratic standards, monitors said Monday after President Alexander Lukashenko won a fifth term, but Europe still looked set to ease sanctions as France and Germany welcomed a lack of political repression. Moves by Lukashenko, including the pardoning of six opposition figures before the election, suggested...

    Russia Resumes Gas Supply to Ukraine
    Oct12

    Russia Resumes Gas Supply to Ukraine

    Russia’s gas monopoly Gazprom resumed supplies to Ukraine Monday, in a development that will help the country meet its energy needs through the harsh winter months. Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said supplies, which were suspended in the spring, recommenced earlier after the company received $234 million out of a promised $500 million...

    UN: Nearly 2M Ukraine Children at Risk of Polio
    Oct09

    UN: Nearly 2M Ukraine Children at Risk of Polio

    The World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund are urging the government in Ukraine to give the immediate go-ahead for a life-saving nationwide polio immunization campaign. The U.N. agencies warn the government’s failure to back the campaign is putting the lives of nearly 2 million children at risk. Six weeks after a...

    Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet Wins Nobel Peace Prize
    Oct09

    Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet Wins Nobel Peace Prize

    The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for its “decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011.” The Nobel Prize committee in Oslo, Norway announced the prize Friday, noting that the prize goes to the four...

    Belarus’ Veteran Leader Poised for Re-election, Eyes Better Ties With West
    Oct09

    Belarus’ Veteran Leader Poised for Re-election, Eyes Better Ties With West

    President Alexander Lukashenko, in power for 21 years, is virtually certain to win a fifth term in office on Sunday in an election observers say is unlikely to see the kind of violent mass protests that marred the 2010 poll. The West has long ostracized Lukashenko, a feisty, heavily built former state farm manager, over his human rights record...

    Turkey’s Erdogan Warns Russia on Energy Deals
    Oct09

    Turkey’s Erdogan Warns Russia on Energy Deals

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, angered by Russia’s bombing campaign in Syria, warned Moscow on Thursday that Ankara may look elsewhere for partners to supply natural gas and build its first nuclear power plant. One of the top importers of Russian gas, Turkey has joined with Moscow in a major effort to construct a new gas pipeline –...

    War Crimes in 2008 Russia-Georgia Conflict  Probed
    Oct08

    War Crimes in 2008 Russia-Georgia Conflict Probed

    The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) said Thursday that its prosecutor has called for an inquiry into allegations of war crimes committed during the Russia-Georgia conflict in 2008. A three-member pre-trial chamber of the court is expected to review the notification from Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda of her intention “to submit a...

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