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      Family of MH17 victim sues Russia banks, US money transfer companies
      Apr05

      Family of MH17 victim sues Russia banks, US money transfer companies

      NEW YORK: The family of an American teenager killed aboard the MH17 flight launched a court case Thursday against Russian banks and US money transfer companies for helping to finance pro-Moscow separatists accused of shooting it down over Ukraine.In a complaint filed in US federal court, the family of Quinn Lucas Schansman – the only US citizen...

      NATO chief to meet Trump, alliance critic, on anniversary
      Apr02

      NATO chief to meet Trump, alliance critic, on anniversary

      WASHINGTON: Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (pix) was due to meet President Donald Trump Tuesday ahead of celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the alliance, a frequent target of the US leader.The White House visit comes before two days of talks in Washington among the 29 foreign ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization,...

      Ukraine police seize US$60m of heroin, say ‘never seen so much’
      Mar31

      Ukraine police seize US$60m of heroin, say ‘never seen so much’

      KIEV: Ukraine police seized heroin worth about US$60 million — over half a tonne of the powder — in raids in the country’s centre and west, officials said Sunday, describing it as the biggest haul they had ever seen.Chief of the national police Sergiy Knyazev announced on Facebook two raids in Kiev region yielding “600kg (1,322 pounds) of...

      Comic leads as Ukraine votes for president
      Mar31

      Comic leads as Ukraine votes for president

      KIEV: A comedian whose political experience is limited to playing the president on TV is likely to top the first round of voting when Ukrainians go to the polls on Sunday.Actor Volodymyr Zelensky’s bid started as a long shot but he has leapfrogged establishment politicians amid public frustration over corruption and stagnating living...

      Nato fetes 70 years, but Trump not partying
      Mar31

      Nato fetes 70 years, but Trump not partying

      WASHINGTON: Seventy years after it was formed to counter the Soviet Union, Russia has returned to the top of the agenda for Nato. But the alliance faces another, more unlikely problem — criticism from the US president.The 29-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization is celebrating its 70th anniversary with talks among foreign ministers Wednesday...

      Comedian ahead as Ukraine presidential campaign enters final days
      Mar28

      Comedian ahead as Ukraine presidential campaign enters final days

      KIEV: A comedian whose political experience is limited to playing the president in a TV show is likely to top the first round of voting when Ukrainians go to the polls on Sunday.Actor Volodymyr Zelensky’s bid started as a long shot but he has leapfrogged establishment politicians amid public frustration over corruption and stagnating living...

      Lithuania convicts Soviet-era officials of 1991 ‘war crimes’
      Mar27

      Lithuania convicts Soviet-era officials of 1991 ‘war crimes’

      VILNIUS: A Lithuanian court on Wednesday convicted a former Soviet defence minister and dozens of other Russian citizens in absentia of war crimes over Moscow’s deadly 1991 crackdown on the Baltic state’s independence movement.Ex-minister Dmitry Yazov, now 94, was sentenced to 10 years in prison over the assault, which killed 14...

      Mueller submits Trump-Russia inquiry report to US attorney general
      Mar23

      Mueller submits Trump-Russia inquiry report to US attorney general

      WASHINGTON: Special Counsel Robert Mueller yesterday handed in a long-awaited report on his investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election and any potential wrongdoing by US President Donald Trump, setting off a clamour from lawmakers in both parties for the document’s release.After weeks of intense speculation...

      Ukraine seizes US$51m worth of cocaine in cargo ship
      Mar21

      Ukraine seizes US$51m worth of cocaine in cargo ship

      KIEV: Ukraine’s SBU security service on Thursday seized around US$51 million worth of cocaine in a South American cargo ship that docked in the Black Sea port of Odessa.The SBU said it found over 250kg of the drug hidden in “containers with bananas” during an inspection.“A rapid analysis identified the packaged power as cocaine,“ the SBU...

      Ukraine measles outbreak kills 11, infects 30,000
      Mar18

      Ukraine measles outbreak kills 11, infects 30,000

      KIEV: Eleven people have died and more than 30,000 have been infected this year in a major outbreak of measles in Ukraine, the European country worst hit by the disease, Kiev said Monday.The latest victim was a nine-year-old girl who died from complications Saturday after contracting the highly infectious disease, the health ministry said.Some...