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      Ukraine collars criminals trying to sell uranium-238 in western region amid ‘dirty bomb’ fears
      Aug06

      Ukraine collars criminals trying to sell uranium-238 in western region amid ‘dirty bomb’ fears

      Ukraine’s security service said on Wednesday it had seized a small quantity of what appeared to be nonfissile uranium in a peaceful western region of the war-torn former Soviet state. The State Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said a group of criminals had been trying to sell the uranium-238 isotope — common in nature and […] The post...

      Russia vetoes U.N. Security Council proposal on MH17 tribunal
      Jul30

      Russia vetoes U.N. Security Council proposal on MH17 tribunal

      Russia on Wednesday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago. The foreign ministers of the Netherlands, Australia and Ukraine attended a meeting over the downing that killed all 298 people on board...

      Right-wingers gather to protest Ukraine government of Petroshenko
      Jul22

      Right-wingers gather to protest Ukraine government of Petroshenko

      Hundreds of Ukrainian right-wingers were rallying in Kiev on Tuesday to protest against government policies in the wake of a deadly stand-off between radical nationalists and police in the country’s west. The radical Right Sector group was one of the most militant factions in the massive protests in Ukraine’s capital that prompted...

      U.S. general touts putting air controllers with Iraqi troops, giving Ukraine ‘lethal equipment’
      Jul22

      U.S. general touts putting air controllers with Iraqi troops, giving Ukraine ‘lethal equipment’

      Putting U.S. air controllers with Iraqi forces closer to combat areas so they can identify and direct bombing would improve airstrikes on Islamic State rebel targets and should be “seriously considered,” a top U.S. general told lawmakers on Tuesday. Gen. Mark Milley, nominee for the next Army chief of staff, also told his Senate confirmation […]...

      Russia proposes U.N. resolution on MH17 ‘aerial incident’, but omits call for tribunal
      Jul21

      Russia proposes U.N. resolution on MH17 ‘aerial incident’, but omits call for tribunal

      Russia on Monday introduced a U.N. resolution demanding that those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year be brought to justice — but eliminating the international tribunal that the five countries investigating the crash are seeking to prosecute the perpetrators. Russia said earlier this month it opposed a...

      Russian scientists squeezed by sanctions, Kremlin policies
      Jul21

      Russian scientists squeezed by sanctions, Kremlin policies

      Hundreds of Russian scientists say companies abroad are refusing to sell them scientific equipment they need to do their work and Western publications are curtly turning down their research papers. The reason, they believe, is a combination of sanctions against Russia over its involvement in Ukraine and rising hostility to Russia in the West...

      Putin orders formation of new Russian military reserve force
      Jul18

      Putin orders formation of new Russian military reserve force

      Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the creation of a new reserve armed force as part of steps to improve training and military readiness at a time of international tensions with the West over Ukraine. The new reserve force has been discussed for several years and was first ordered by Putin in 2012 shortly after […] The post Putin orders...

      New video emerges of Ukrainian rebels looting luggage of Flight MH17 victims
      Jul17

      New video emerges of Ukrainian rebels looting luggage of Flight MH17 victims

      Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Friday she was ‘sickened’ after new footage emerged allegedly of Russian-backed rebels ransacking the luggage of passengers killed after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine. The video was obtained by Sydney’s Daily Telegraph and published on the one-year anniversary of...

      Putin tells Dutch PM MH17 tribunal would be counterproductive
      Jul16

      Putin tells Dutch PM MH17 tribunal would be counterproductive

      Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday told Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte that establishing an international tribunal to prosecute those behind the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine would be counterproductive. “Vladimir Putin in detail explained the Russian position regarding the premature and counterproductive nature...

      A year after Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, relatives still wait for answers
      Jul16

      A year after Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, relatives still wait for answers

      On their son Bryce’s birthday this year, Silene Fredriksz-Hoogzand and her husband Rob went to a Dutch air base, watched pall bearers solemnly unload seven coffins from a military cargo plane and wondered if they contained parts of the remains of Bryce or his girlfriend Daisy Oehlers. For many families of the 298 people killed […] The post...