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    Dutch Experts, Investigators Return to MH17 Crash Site
    Oct14

    Dutch Experts, Investigators Return to MH17 Crash Site

    Dutch officials returned to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine on Monday in a new bid to recover the human remains and personal belongings of the nearly 300 people killed aboard the downed plane. Four observers from the Netherlands joined representatives from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe...

    Kerry, Fabius Discuss Global Threats, Regional Issues
    Oct13

    Kerry, Fabius Discuss Global Threats, Regional Issues

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius met in Paris Monday night discussing what a senior State Department official described as a full range of issues the two countries work on together as close and longstanding allies. According the official, during their 90-minute meeting, Kerry and Fabius discussed the...

    Australia’s PM to Confront Putin on MH17 Downing
    Oct13

    Australia’s PM to Confront Putin on MH17 Downing

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said that he plans to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin on the downing in July of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 during a summit in Brisbane next month. “Look, I’m going to shirtfront Mr. Putin — you bet I am,” Abbott told reporters Monday using a term used to describe aggressive...

    Putin Orders Russian Troops Away From Ukrainian Border
    Oct12

    Putin Orders Russian Troops Away From Ukrainian Border

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered more than 17,000 troops to withdraw from an area near the Ukrainian border as he prepares to meet with Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko. A Kremlin spokesman said the Russian troops spent the past few months training in the Rostov region, which is located across the border from the areas in...

    Ukraine, Russian Presidents to Meet in Bid to End Crisis
    Oct12

    Ukraine, Russian Presidents to Meet in Bid to End Crisis

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko says he will meet with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin next week in Italy for talks on a peace plan for eastern Ukraine and an ongoing natural gas dispute. Poroshenko, speaking Saturday, said the talks will take place on the sidelines of an Asia-Europe summit in Milan, and are likely to include the...

    Russia’s Putin Addresses CIS Summit Overshadowed by Ukraine
    Oct11

    Russia’s Putin Addresses CIS Summit Overshadowed by Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin — embroiled in an a bitter standoff with Western governments over Ukraine — said his country does not oppose moves by ex-Soviet states to establish closer economic ties with the West. But he told leaders of 11 Commonwealth of Independent States on Friday that he faults member-states for not considering...

    Ukraine President Signs Key Anti-Graft Legislation
    Oct10

    Ukraine President Signs Key Anti-Graft Legislation

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday signed anti-graft legislation that Kyiv says could see hundreds of thousands of civil servants lose their jobs if found to have links with past Soviet or pro-Russian governments. The so-called “lustration” bill aims to remove any civil servant who held a federal or regional government...

    Hopes of Change Betrayed for Downcast Bosnian Voters
    Oct10

    Hopes of Change Betrayed for Downcast Bosnian Voters

    Bosnia’s 3.3 million voters will choose a new political elite across six layers of government on Sunday in an election that, had it happened a few months ago, might have been a catalyst for change. But hopes that civil unrest in February would usher in a brighter future for a country riven by corruption and ethnic and ideological divisions...

    EU Energy Chief Asks Russia, Ukraine to Hold Gas Crisis Talks
    Oct09

    EU Energy Chief Asks Russia, Ukraine to Hold Gas Crisis Talks

    European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger has asked Ukraine and Russia to take part in another round of talks to try to solve a gas pricing row on Oct. 21 in Berlin, a Commission official said on Thursday. The European Union’s executive hopes to broker a deal to resolve a stand-off that has prompted Moscow to shut off gas deliveries...

    MH17 Victim Found Wearing Oxygen Mask
    Oct09

    MH17 Victim Found Wearing Oxygen Mask

    Dutch prosecutors have confirmed the body of a passenger on the Malaysian airliner that crashed in July in eastern Ukraine was found wearing an oxygen mask. The prosecutors said the victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was Australian. Forensic experts have tested the mask for fingerprints, saliva and DNA, but the tests yielded no...

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