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      Canadian PM says Iranian missile brought down airliner
      Jan10

      Canadian PM says Iranian missile brought down airliner

      Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday “multiple” intelligence sources indicate that Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner after it took off from Tehran, killing all 176 on board, including 63 Canadians. Trudeau’s comments came as images posted on social media increasingly pointed to a catastrophic mistake by...

      Ukrainian plane with at least 170 aboard crashes in Iran
      Jan08

      Ukrainian plane with at least 170 aboard crashes in Iran

      DUBAI – A Ukrainian airliner carrying at least 170 passengers crashed on Wednesday due to technical problems soon after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport, and all aboard were killed, Iran’s state television said. The Boeing 737 belonging to Ukraine International Airlines crashed near the airport and burst into...

      Finland picks Sanna Marin, its youngest-ever prime minister
      Dec09

      Finland picks Sanna Marin, its youngest-ever prime minister

      HELSINKI – Finland’s Social Democrats elected a 34-year-old former transport minister to the post of prime minister on Sunday (Dec 8), making her the youngest head of government in the country’s history. Ms Sanna Marin narrowly won Sunday’s vote to replace outgoing leader Antti Rinne, who resigned on Tuesday after losing...

      Crooning customers get free rides in Ukraine’s karaoke cab
      Oct29

      Crooning customers get free rides in Ukraine’s karaoke cab

      VINNYTSIA, Ukraine – A Ukrainian taxi driver is offering his passengers rides for a song, by refunding their bill if they appear on his YouTube channel performing their favourite tunes. Andriy Turko has fitted a karaoke system in his cab in a drive to discover new musical talent in his home city of Vinnytsia. Anyone who agrees to be filmed...

      Ukraine’s Zelensky says Trump did not blackmail him in call
      Oct11

      Ukraine’s Zelensky says Trump did not blackmail him in call

      KIEV – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said yesterday that US President Donald Trump did not seek to blackmail him during a phone call in July or a meeting last month. Mr Zelensky said he had not known that US military aid to Ukraine had been blocked at the time of the call. Having been made aware of this by his defence...

      Netherlands, Australia vow to pursue convictions for downing of MH17
      Oct09

      Netherlands, Australia vow to pursue convictions for downing of MH17

      SYDNEY – Australia and the Netherlands said on Wednesday (Oct 9) that they will pursue criminal prosecutions for those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that killed 298 people even if it takes many years. The airliner was shot down on July 17, 2014, over territory held by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine...

      White House says it will not cooperate with impeachment inquiry
      Oct09

      White House says it will not cooperate with impeachment inquiry

      WASHINGTON – The White House said on Tuesday (Oct 8) it would refuse to cooperate with a “baseless, unconstitutional” congressional impeachment inquiry, setting Republican President Donald Trump on a collision course with the Democratic-led US House of Representatives. An eight-page letter signed by White House counsel Pat...

      Embattled Donald Trump leaves New York angry, bitter
      Sep27

      Embattled Donald Trump leaves New York angry, bitter

      NEW YORK – From his New York skyscraper, President Donald Trump should have felt on top of the world. Instead, scandal over his alleged shakedown of Ukraine’s president for dirt on an opponent has brought him to the lowest point of his presidency – and at risk of crashing further. The former real estate tycoon and reality TV...

      Trump calls Democratic impeachment inquiry a ‘joke’
      Sep26

      Trump calls Democratic impeachment inquiry a ‘joke’

      A downbeat Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed as a “joke” the grounds laid out for the impeachment inquiry into him, as Democrats stood firm in accusing the US president of a “mafia-style shakedown” of his Ukrainian counterpart. Trump denied claims he abused his office by repeatedly urging President Volodymyr Zelensky to...

      Russian pilot saves over 230 lives landing jet in corn field
      Aug16

      Russian pilot saves over 230 lives landing jet in corn field

      MOSCOW – A Russian pilot was being hailed as a hero yesterday for landing an Airbus carrying more than 230 people in a Moscow corn field after a bird strike. The Ural Airlines A321 flying to Crimea hit a flock of seagulls shortly after take-off from Moscow’s Zhukovsky airport yesterday, the Rosaviatsia air transport agency said in a...