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      Missile that downed MH17 plane came from Russian military: investigators
      May25

      Missile that downed MH17 plane came from Russian military: investigators

      Investigators probing the 2014 downing of flight MH17 said Thursday for the first time that the missile which brought down the plane over eastern Ukraine originated from a Russian military brigade. But Moscow quickly rejected the accusation, saying no such weapon had ever crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border. The Joint Investigation Team...

      Pilot saves 127 passengers in 'blind' landing after hailstones shatter plane windscreen
      Aug01

      Pilot saves 127 passengers in 'blind' landing after hailstones shatter plane windscreen

      A Ukrainian captain from AtlasGlobal, a Turkish airline, has been hailed as a hero for making a safe landing after an unexpected hail storm wrecked the aircraft’s windscreen last Friday (July 28). With low visibility, Captain Alexander Akopov was forced to execute a ‘blind’ landing. …read more Source:...

      WATCH: Dramatic footage as underground water pipe bursts in Kiev
      Jun02

      WATCH: Dramatic footage as underground water pipe bursts in Kiev

      A huge blast rocked Kiev’s Goloseevsky Avenue following an underground pipe rupture, Monday. The pipe rupture was reportedly followed by the rush of water to the surface. The incident damaged several cars and parts of a nearby house. Public energy company ‘Kyivenergo’ reported that the testing of the pipe was planned and the...

      France's Macron meets with Vladimir Putin, promises tough talk and cooperation on key issues
      May30

      France's Macron meets with Vladimir Putin, promises tough talk and cooperation on key issues

      French President Emmanuel Macron met Russia’s Vladimir Putin near Paris on Monday, promising some frank talking with the Kremlin leader after an election campaign in which his team accused Russian media of trying to interfere. Macron, who took office two weeks ago, has said dialogue with Russia is vital in tackling a number of international...

      Macron promises tough talk at first Putin meeting
      May29

      Macron promises tough talk at first Putin meeting

      VERSAILLES, France – New French President Emmanuel Macron is promising tough talk at his first meeting with Vladimir Putin on Monday, following an election campaign when his team accused Russian media of trying to interfere in the democratic process. Macron, who took office two weeks ago, has said that dialogue with Russia is vital in...

      Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest for the first time
      May15

      Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest for the first time

      Portugal’s Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday performing a jazz-style ballad written by his sister, taking the top spot for the first time in the country’s history and celebrating with a call to “put emotion back into music”. Along with singers from Italy and Bulgaria, Sobral was a favourite going...

      NBC exclusive – Trump: I was going to fire Comey ‘regardless,’ he was a ‘showboat’
      May12

      NBC exclusive – Trump: I was going to fire Comey ‘regardless,’ he was a ‘showboat’

      President Donald Trump said Thursday that he was going to fire “showboat” FBI Director James Comey “regardless” of what the Justice Department recommended, directly contradicting what the White House said a day earlier. In an exclusive interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt, Trump said the FBI had been in...

      NBC exclusive – Trump: I was going to fire Comey ‘regardless,’ he was a ‘showboat’
      May12

      NBC exclusive – Trump: I was going to fire Comey ‘regardless,’ he was a ‘showboat’

      President Donald Trump said Thursday that he was going to fire “showboat” FBI Director James Comey “regardless” of what the Justice Department recommended, directly contradicting what the White House said a day earlier. In an exclusive interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt, Trump said the FBI had been in...

      Italy’s cool karma chameleon is hot Eurovision tip
      May11

      Italy’s cool karma chameleon is hot Eurovision tip

      ROME – With his gravelly voice, catchy choruses and chatty good nature Francesco Gabbani has already conquered Italian fans and is now chasing full-throated glory at Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest. The slicked back hair, snazzily snug outfits and a slightly Freddie Mercuryesque moustache certainly help to explain his visual...

      Besides Macron, here are the youngest leaders of the world
      May08

      Besides Macron, here are the youngest leaders of the world

      Paris – Emmanuel Macron, 39, who won the second round of the French presidential election on Sunday, according to estimates, will be one of the world’s youngest leaders. Here is a look at those who were still a little wet behind the ears when they attained high executive office: Young leaders Hungary: Viktor Orban became prime...