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Canada’s Justin Trudeau urges Iran to give ‘complete’ explanation a year after downing of Ukraine plane
Jan08

Canada’s Justin Trudeau urges Iran to give ‘complete’ explanation a year after downing of Ukraine plane

Canada will not accept “anything less than a comprehensive and honest explanation” from Iran on what led its military to mistakenly shoot down a Ukrainian passenger plane a year ago, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday. In a statement on the one-year anniversary of the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 near Tehran,...

Iran announces payments of US$150,000 to each family of Ukraine plane crash victims
Dec30

Iran announces payments of US$150,000 to each family of Ukraine plane crash victims

Iran’s cabinet has created a compensation fund to pay the families of the 176 victims of a Ukrainian passenger plane that was shot down by Iranian forces outside Tehran last January, the president announced Wednesday.Iran will pay US$150,000 for each victim, state TV reported, without specifying a timeline. The announcement comes as the...

Hunter Biden subpoena seeks information on Ukraine gas company Burisma and other entities
Dec13

Hunter Biden subpoena seeks information on Ukraine gas company Burisma and other entities

A subpoena seeking documents from Hunter Biden asked for information related to more than two dozen entities, including Ukraine gas company Burisma, according to a person familiar with a Justice Department tax investigation of US President-elect Joe Biden’s son.The breadth of the subpoena, issued on December 8, underscores the wide-angle...

Germany’s defence chief calls China a ‘systemic challenge’ as Berlin ramps up military presence in Asia
Nov05

Germany’s defence chief calls China a ‘systemic challenge’ as Berlin ramps up military presence in Asia

Germany’s defence chief has labelled China a “systemic challenge” in a call for greater military cooperation with “like-minded” countries, including Australia, invoking Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea to warn of the risk of territorial conflicts in the Indo-Pacific.In candid remarks made against the backdrop of uncertainty about...

US election 2020: Russia’s Putin rejects Trump’s criticism of Biden family business
Oct26

US election 2020: Russia’s Putin rejects Trump’s criticism of Biden family business

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he saw nothing criminal in Hunter Biden’s past business ties with Ukraine or Russia, marking out his disagreement with one of Donald Trump’s attack lines in the US presidential election.Putin was responding to comments made by Trump during televised debates with Democratic challenger Joe...

Why Donald Trump seized on dubious ‘Hunter Biden emails’ story
Oct21

Why Donald Trump seized on dubious ‘Hunter Biden emails’ story

Looking to undermine rival Joe Biden two weeks before the election, President Donald Trump’s campaign has seized on a tabloid story offering bizarre twists to a familiar line of attack: Biden’s relationship with Ukraine. But the story in the New York Post raised more questions than answers, including about the authenticity of an email...

Iran and Ukraine to discuss compensation for passenger plane shoot-down that killed 176
Oct17

Iran and Ukraine to discuss compensation for passenger plane shoot-down that killed 176

Iran said on Saturday that it would enter into talks with Ukraine next week over compensation for the accidental shoot-down of a passenger plane in January, resulting in 176 deaths.Talks are to begin on Monday, when experts will first investigate the technical and legal details of the incident, Deputy Foreign Minister Mohsen Baharwand told the...

Heat of Western sanctions will only force Russia and China into closer embrace
Oct16

Heat of Western sanctions will only force Russia and China into closer embrace

A long-time target of US and EU sanctions, Russia will soon face the menacing threat of new restrictions. On Monday, an agreement to impose new punitive measures gained the full support of 27 EU foreign ministers, following Franco-German accusations that Russian authorities were behind the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.If Russia has...

Australia, Netherlands slam Russia’s move to withdraw from Malaysia Airline MH17 crash talks
Oct16

Australia, Netherlands slam Russia’s move to withdraw from Malaysia Airline MH17 crash talks

Australia on Friday joined the Netherlands in criticising Russia’s decision to withdraw from consultations over its involvement in the 2014 shooting of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine, which killed 298 people, mostly Dutch and Australian citizens.Since 2018, the three countries have held discussions aimed at uncovering the cause...

US election 2020: Trump furious after Facebook, Twitter restrict story about Biden, son and Ukraine
Oct15

US election 2020: Trump furious after Facebook, Twitter restrict story about Biden, son and Ukraine

US President Donald Trump and his political allies reacted with fury after Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday restricted a New York Post article linking Joe Biden and his son Hunter to a Ukrainian energy company that figured in the impeachment investigation of Trump.Facebook said it would reduce distribution of the article, seeking to slow the...