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Ukrainian Parliament Declines Resignation of Prime Minister Yatsenyuk
2014-07-31 07:33:00
Ukraine?s parliament did not accept the resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, as only 16 lawmakers submitted votes of no confidence, while 109 voted against accepting the resignation.

UK Opens Public Inquiry Into Litvinenko Poisoning
2014-07-31 07:22:22
A public inquiry into the death of ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko eight years ago has opened in London, coroner Sir Robert Owen said at a hearing Thursday.

Kiev Ratifies Deals Providing MH17 Crash Site Security, Australian Police Access
2014-07-31 07:05:16
The Ukrainian parliament on Thursday ratified agreements between Ukraine and the Netherlands to allow Australian police missions into the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site and provide security for the crash investigators, according to Ukrainian parliamentarians.

Israel Determined to Complete Destruction of Hamas Tunnels
2014-07-31 06:54:00
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel was determined to complete the destruction of tunnels that Palestinian militants use to smuggle arms and secretly enter Israeli territory, Reuters reported.

International Experts Reach Boeing Crash Site in East Ukraine
2014-07-31 06:52:00
A group of international experts and monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) reached the Malaysian Boeing crash site in violence-plagued eastern Ukraine Thursday, the organization said.

European Council Approves Economic Sanctions Against Moscow
2014-07-31 06:28:00
The European Council has given its final approval to economic sanctions against Russia, the council said in a statement Thursday.

Ukraine?s Parliament Introduces 1.5% Military Tax
2014-07-31 06:15:00
Ukraine?s parliament amended its tax laws to introduce a 1.5-percent military tax based on workers' income, Parliament Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov said Thursday.

Ex-TEPCO Executives to Face Criminal Charges Over Fukushima Disaster
2014-07-31 05:39:00
Three former executives of the Fukushima power plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) deserve to face criminal charges over the 2011 nuclear disaster, the independent judicial panel of Japanese citizens announced Thursday.

Snowden Applies for Temporary Asylum in Russia
2014-07-31 05:27:00
Fugitive NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has applied to have his temporary asylum in Russia extended for another year, his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said Thursday.

Ex-CIA Employee Discloses US Secret Surveillance Programs
2014-07-31 05:27:00

OSCE Experts Again Fail to Reach MH17 Crash Site in Ukraine
2014-07-31 05:02:00
A group of experts of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) was again unable to reach the Malaysian Boeing 777 crash site in eastern Ukraine Thursday, a Ukrainian deputy prime minister said.

US Experiments With Human Life, Ignores UN Anti-Torture Laws ? Ombudsman
2014-07-31 04:48:00
A Russian rights ombudsman has accused the United States of conducting illegal human experiments, violating major international laws, following reports of a botched execution in an Arizona prison.

Sierra Leone Declares Health Emergency Over Ebola Virus - Reports
2014-07-31 04:35:00
Sierra Leone has declared a public health emergency in order to deal with the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus ever, with epicenters of the outbreak to be quarantined, the country?s President Ernest Bai Koroma said in a statement, Reuters reported.

Argentina Deliberately Defaults, Rejects Alternative Proposals - Reports
2014-07-31 04:15:00
Argentina went into default deliberately, turning down a number of proposals made by the court-appointed mediator, Infobae.com local news website reported Thursday, citing a statement by hedge fund NML Capital.

Russian Inspectors Due Thursday at Boeing Crash Site in Ukraine
2014-07-31 03:47:00
The deputy head of Russia?s aviation agency, Oleg Storchevoi, and a group of aviation experts have arrived in Kiev to participate in the investigation of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crash site in eastern Ukraine.

NATO Unprepared For Potential Attack by Russia, Although Risk is Low ? Report
2014-07-31 03:23:00
NATO is not prepared to deal with a military threat from Russia, although the risk of attack is very low, according to the cross-party Defense Committee of UK lawmakers report.

Russia Counting on China to Assist with Humanitarian Aid in Ukraine - Foreign Ministry
2014-07-31 03:23:00
Russia is relying on China?s assistance in organizing a humanitarian mission in eastern Ukraine, Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov said during talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Russia?s Lukoil in Talks to Sell Gas Stations in Ukraine to Austria?s AMIC
2014-07-31 03:22:00
Russia?s second-largest oil producer Lukoil said Thursday it had agreed to sell its retail assets in Ukraine to Austria?s AMIC Energy Management GmbH, according to a press release.

Local Authorities Say Kiev?s Military Operation Leaves Over 100 Civilians Dead in Luhansk
2014-07-31 03:01:00
More than 100 civilian residents of Ukraine?s eastern city of Luhansk have been killed since Kiev launched its military operation against independence supporters, the city?s authorities reported Thursday.

New Sanctions Against Russia Will Hurt West Most - Media
2014-07-31 02:46:00
The latest package of sanctions imposed by the United States and the EU against Russia will mostly hurt the West, thus solidifying Russian President Vladimir Putin?s positions, the BBC reported.

Russia, Argentina Discuss New Transnational ?rime Threats, Challenges
2014-07-31 02:21:00
Moscow and Buenos Aires have held bilateral discussions on new transnational ?rime threats and challenges, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

Seleznev?s Lawyers Say US Investigators Detained Wrong Person
2014-07-31 02:12:00
The lawyers of a Russian national Roman Seleznev announced that a possible investigation error has been made, as the prosecution failed to prove that the detained person is the one who was supposed to be taken into custody.

Guam Court Rejects Release Motion for Russian Citizen Seleznev
2014-07-31 01:11:00
The District Court in Guam has denied a motion to release Russian citizen Roman Seleznev, who was charged with cyber-fraud by US authorities, The Pacific Daily News reported Thursday.

Another 16,000 Israeli Troops Mobilized for Gaza Operation
2014-07-31 00:56:00
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has given an order to mobilize 16,000 additional reserve forces for its Gaza operation, bringing the total number of reservists called to 86,000 since July 8, Agence France-Presse reported Thursday, citing a Israeli military source.

US Considering Sanctions on Derivatives, Short-Term Loans with Russian Companies ? Agency
2014-07-31 00:03:00
The United States could impose sanctions on derivatives trading and short-term loans with Russian companies if Moscow doesn?t change its stance on the crisis in Ukraine, Bloomberg reported Thursday citing a Treasury Department official.

Italy Evacuates Over 120 Citizens From Libya Due to Security Concerns
2014-07-30 22:23:00
Over 120 Italian citizens were evacuated from Libya between 17 and 27 of July due to the deterioration of the security situation in the country, the statement issued by Italian Foreign Ministry late Wednesday said.

Australia Declares August 7 Day of Mourning For MH17 Victims
2014-07-30 22:07:00
The day of mourning for the victims of the Malaysian plane crash in eastern Ukraine will be held in Australia on August 7, country?s Prime Minister Tony Abbott wrote on his official website Thursday.

US House of Representatives Votes To Sue Obama Over Healthcare Reform
2014-07-30 21:52:00
US House of Representatives passed the resolution allowing to file a lawsuit against president Barack Obama accusing country?s leader of exceeding his authority in carrying out the healthcare reform, Reuters reported Thursday.

At Least 19 Killed by Landslide in India, 140 Trapped Underground
2014-07-30 20:33:00
The death toll from the landslide in one of the central states of India reached 19 people with another 140 still trapped underground, Agence France-Presse reported Thursday citing local health department officials.

Palestinian Authorities to File Lawsuit Against Israel in ICC - Reports
2014-07-30 20:14:00
Palestinian authorities prepare a lawsuit to the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Israel for committing ?war crimes? in Gaza Strip that have already led to the death of nearly 1.3 thousand people, the majority of victims being civilians, al-Arabi al-Jadeed reported late Wednesday.

Nearly 130 Palestinians Killed in Gaza Strip Wednesday ? Health Ministry
2014-07-30 19:49:00
Almost 130 Palestinians were killed Wednesday in Gaza Strip, where Israel conducts a military operation that has already claimed lives of over 1.3 thousand people, health ministry official Ashraf al-Kidra told journalists.

Russia Hands UN, OSCE Data of MH17 Crash Area Surveillance
2014-07-30 19:28:00
Russia submitted to the United Nations and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) its data of objective area surveillance over the Malaysian Boeing crash site in Ukraine, Russian Ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin told UN Security Council Wednesday.

Prime Ministers of Malaysia, Netherlands to Hold Meeting on MH17 Crash
2014-07-30 19:02:00
Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte will meet later on Thursday to discuss ?the consequences of MH17 plane crash in Ukraine, which claimed lives of citizens of both Malaysia and the Netherlands,? the official statement issued by the Hague government said.

Russia Concerned About Ukraine Trying to Hide Evidence of MH17 Crash
2014-07-30 18:46:00
Russia is concerned about Kiev authorities trying to destroy evidence of the tragedy that happened to Malaysian plane downed in eastern Ukraine on July 17, Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said Wednesday.

UN Says Syria Notified of Entry of Aid, One Cross Point Under Review
2014-07-30 15:17:55
On aid getting into Syria, UN Under Secretary General Valerie Amos told the Security Council on Wednesday that on July 24 the first UN convoy crossed into Syria from Turkey through the Bab al-Salam border crossing.

UN Humanitarian Chief Says Power Plant , UN School Hit in Gaza, Urges Ceasefire
2014-07-30 14:57:42
In Gaza, the UN's humanitarian headquarters ?was hit five times over a period between 1 am and 2 am? yesterday, Valerie Amos the UN's Emergency Relief Coordinator said on Wednesday.

Former Assistant Administrator Says EPA Emissions Rule Unlawful
2014-07-30 13:40:00
During a Wednesday House Science and Technology Committee hearing on EPA regulations to limit power plant emissions by 30 percent by 2030, expert witness and former assistant administrator at the EPA, Jeffrey Holmstead stated that the regulation is a gross overreach of agency powers and is unlawful.

Hamas Cutting Weapons Deal with North Korea - Report
2014-07-30 13:03:00
Hamas was covertly attempting to strike an arms deal with North Korea so it can press on with firing missiles at Israel from the Gaza Strip, according to a report published the other day by The Telegraph newspaper.

Terrorist Ideology of Al-Qaeda Expanding Significantly - Reports
2014-07-30 12:44:00
Terrorist ideology behind al-Qaeda is expanding significantly, despite US leader?s statements that Islamist terror threat is in decline, The Washington Free Beacon reported, citing the words of Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

Kiev Says Over 360 Military Killed in East Ukraine Operation
2014-07-30 12:22:21
At least 363 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and over 1,400 others injured since the start of Kiev?s military operation against independence supporters in the southeast of the country, the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine said Wednesday.

UN Chief Urges Halt to Hostilities Near Boeing Crash Site in Ukraine
2014-07-30 12:16:34
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday expressed concern over continued heavy fighting around the crash site of a Malaysian passenger plane in eastern Ukraine, which impedes the international investigation of the incident.

Russian Gas Sector Totally Excluded From New EU Sanctions - European Commission Source
2014-07-30 11:56:48
The new round of sanctions against Russia announced by the European Union do not target the country's natural gas sector, a source at the European Commission told reporters Wednesday.

Luhansk People?s Republic Facing Humanitarian Crisis ? Prime Minister
2014-07-30 11:49:00
The self-proclaimed Luhansk People?s Republic (LPR) is facing a humanitarian crisis, LPR Prime Minister Marat Bashirov said Wednesday.

Kiev Says Ready to Attend Contact Group Meeting in Minsk Thursday
2014-07-30 10:51:00
The Kiev government is ready to send its representatives to the Ukraine contact group meeting in the Belarusian capital of Minsk on July 31, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman said Wednesday.

US Negotiating New Military Base in Uzbekistan
2014-07-30 10:43:00
The United States is in negotiations to open a new military base in southern Uzbekistan that would bring $1 billion to the Uzbek budget annually, uzmetronom.com reported Wednesday.

Kiev Manipulating East Ukraine Death Toll ? Committee of Soldiers' Mothers
2014-07-30 10:36:00
The Ukrainian Army has been lowering the death toll in the operation against the militia in eastern Ukraine by listing dead soldiers as defectors in order to avoid paying compensation to their families, the head of the Committee of Soldiers' Mothers of Donbas told Latvia?s Baltkom radio.

Big Waves First Recorded in Once Ice-Covered Part of Arctic
2014-07-30 10:32:00
Huge waves, exceeding 16 feet during a storm, have been registered for the first time in the Arctic?s Beaufort Sea located off the coast of Alaska, according to a recently published study.

Russia Says EU Sanctions Will Hurt Energy Market in Europe
2014-07-30 10:27:00
EU sanctions against Russia?s energy sector will inevitably lead to a price hike on the European energy market, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

Europe Funds Terror Through Ransom Payments ? Pulitzer Prize Finalist
2014-07-30 10:13:00
European governments are funding Al-Qaeda by paying ransoms for hostage releases, New York Times investigative journalist and Pulitzer Prize Finalist Rukmini Callimachi claims.

US to Sustain Tangible Loss From ?Short-Sighted? Anti-Russian Sanctions ? Moscow
2014-07-30 09:55:00
The United States will experience ?significant loss? due to its anti-Russian sanctions, used by Washington as revenge against Moscow?s independent policies, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

Russia Striving to Start Ukraine Negotiations ? Lavrov
2014-07-30 09:43:00
Russia will do its utmost to start the negotiations process in Ukraine and end the bloodshed, Russia?s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.

Russia Concerned by Reports of Kiev Using Ballistic Missiles in Eastern Ukraine
2014-07-30 09:27:00
Moscow is concerned by reports that Ukraine?s government troops have used ballistic missiles against independence supporters in the country?s east, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.

Ebola Virus May Pose Major Threat to UK - Reports
2014-07-30 08:37:00
The Ebola virus may pose a major threat to the UK as it rages on in West Africa, Sir Mark Walport, the UK?s Chief Scientific Advisor, said in an interview with The Telegraph.

Germany Urges Both Sides of Ukraine Conflict to Provide Safe Access to MH17 Crash Site
2014-07-30 08:36:00
Berlin is calling on Kiev authorities and eastern Ukrainian militia forces to provide secure access to the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site, German Deputy Government Spokesperson Christiane Wirtz said Wednesday.

Moscow to Propose Urgent East Ukraine Humanitarian Mission
2014-07-30 08:33:00
Russia will propose the urgent creation of a humanitarian mission for violence-hit eastern Ukraine to the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and other international organizations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.

Landslide Kills 8, Entraps Over 150 in India
2014-07-30 08:13:00
Eight people reported dead and more than 150 entrapped under the debris left by a monstrous landslide in the village of Malin in Maharashtra?s Pune district, according to The Times of India.

Moscow Warns Washington Anti-Russian Sanctions Will Be Costly
2014-07-30 07:49:00
The Russian Foreign Ministry warned Washington Wednesday that the United States will sustain ?significant loss? because of anti-Russian sanctions.

Israel?s Operation Protective Edge to Become Dragged-Out War ? Ambassador
2014-07-30 07:45:00
Israel?s Operation Protective Edge is likely to become a dragged-out war, Israel?s ambassador to Russia Dorit Golender said Wednesday, commenting on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu?s warning of ?a protracted campaign.?

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: standoff continues
2014-07-30 07:45:00

Ukraine Army Shelling Kills At Least 5 Civilians, Injures 23 in Horlivka in 24 Hours
2014-07-30 07:34:00
At least five civilians have been killed, 23 wounded over the past 24 hours as the Ukrainian Army continued shelling the city of Horlivka in Donetsk Region, the 5 Kanal television station reported Wednesday.

Ukrainian Military Activity in Plane Crash Zone Violates UN Resolution ? Lavrov
2014-07-30 07:15:00
Kiev is acting in violation of a UN Security Council resolution by not halting its military actions near the Malaysian plane crash site in eastern Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.

Heavy Fighting Prevents International Experts from Accessing MH17 Crash Site
2014-07-30 06:31:01
A group of independent experts from Australia and the Netherlands was again unable to reach the crash site of Malaysian Flight MH17 due to heavy fighting between militia and the Ukrainian Army, according to the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

Russian Lawmaker Says US Fails to Understand Sanctions Beneficial to Russia
2014-07-30 06:27:00
The United Stated does not understand that it is supporting the Russian economy by imposing new sanctions, Sergei Ryabukhin, the head of the budgetary committee of the Federation Council, Russia?s upper house of parliament, said Wednesday.

1 Dead, 9 Injured From Kiev Shelling of Russian Territory
2014-07-30 06:24:00
Since the military operation in Donbas started, one person has been killed and nine injured as a result of Ukrainian shelling of Russian territory, Rostov?s regional government reported Wednesday.

EU Sanctions Against Russia Compatible With WTO Regulations - Source
2014-07-30 06:10:00
The European Commission believes that new EU sanctions against Russia are compatible with the World Trade Organization?s (WTO) regulations, a source in the Commission told journalists Wednesday.

Russian Internal Affairs Ministry to Join UN, OSCE International Missions
2014-07-30 06:06:00
The Russian Internal Affairs Ministry has prepared a legal basis for its employees? work in the UN and the OSCE secretariats to help to establish law and order in different countries, according to a draft presidential decree drafted by the ministry.

Mistral Deal With Russia Unaffected by Sanctions ? French Shipbuilders
2014-07-30 06:02:00
The new sanctions imposed by the United States against Russia will not impact the delivery of Mistral warships to Russia, according to the director of corporate media relations at DCNS, a French naval defense company.

Ukraine Militia Finds Ballistic Missile Fragments near Luhansk
2014-07-30 05:38:00
Eastern Ukrainian militia forces have found fragments of a ballistic missile warhead in Luhansk Region, the military governor of the city of Luhansk, Serhiy Grachev, said.

Terrorist Ideology of Al-Qaeda Expanding Significantly - Reports
2014-07-30 05:27:00
The terrorist ideology behind al-Qaeda is expanding significantly, despite US President Barack Obama?s statements that the Islamist terror threat is in decline, The Washington Free Beacon reported, quoting Defense Intelligence Agency director Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

Russian Lawmaker Says Obama?s Legacy is Starting New Cold War
2014-07-30 05:07:00
US President Barack Obama will make history as the statesman who started a new cold war, senior Russian parliamentarian Alexei Pushkov said Wednesday.

Australia's Priority to Access MH17 Crash Site, Not Sanctions Against Russia ? Abbott
2014-07-30 04:47:00
Australia?s number one priority is getting access to the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine, rather than imposing further sanctions on Russia, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday as quoted by The Star.

Malaysia Airlines Boeing Crashes in Ukraine
2014-07-30 04:47:00

US Releases Report Accusing Russia of Violating INF Treaty
2014-07-30 04:40:00
The United States released Wednesday a report accusing Russia of violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) by testing a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile.

OSCE to Start 24/7 Monitoring of Border Crossings in Rostov Region
2014-07-30 04:35:00
A group of OSCE observers will start round-the-clock monitoring of Russia?s Gukovo and Donetsk crossing points on the border with Ukraine on Wednesday, the mission?s head Paul Picard said at the meeting with the Rostov?s regional authorities.

New US Sanctions to Have No Impact on Visa, MasterCard Activity in Russia
2014-07-30 04:34:00
Washington?s newest update to the list of sanctioned Russian banks will not affect Visa or MasterCard operations in the country, the companies? representative offices in Russia told RIA Novosti Wednesday.

Russian Central Bank Says Will Support Banks Targeted by Sanctions
2014-07-30 03:50:00
Russian banks, targeted by US and EU sanctions, will be supported by the Russian Central Bank if necessary, the Central Bank?s press service said in a statement Wednesday.

Sanctions Against Russia
2014-07-30 03:50:00

Russia Bans Imports of Polish Fruits, Vegetables - Agriculture Watchdog
2014-07-30 03:44:00
Russia?s agriculture watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor will implement a ban on all fruits and vegetables imported from Poland beginning August 1, an aide from the department told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

US Court Says Seizure of Kurdish Oil Tanker Outside Jurisdiction
2014-07-30 03:20:00
A US court said it lacked jurisdiction to seize a batch of Kurdish crude worth $100 million aboard a tanker off Texas, Reuters reported Wednesday, referring to court filings.

1,194 Palestinians Killed as Israel Continues Operation Protective Edge
2014-07-30 02:54:00
At least 43 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip overnight into Wednesday morning, raising the total number of Palestinians killed since the start of Israel?s Operation Protective Edge to 1,194.

Russian Citizen Seleznev?s Cybercrime Hearing in Guam Postponed Due to Weather
2014-07-30 02:17:00
Russian citizen Roman Seleznev?s court hearing on the island of Guam has been rescheduled due to bad weather, the court?s representatives said Wednesday.

US to Sell 5,000 Hellfire Missiles to Iraq Worth $700Mln
2014-07-30 00:41:00
The United States is planning to sell 5,000 AGM-114K/N/R Hellfire missiles worth $700 million to Iraq to help it fight Sunni Islamic State militants, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement.

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Aims at EU Membership
2014-07-29 20:41:00
In a Monday appearance before the Atlantic Council, Ukraine?s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin stated that Ukrainian membership in the European Union has always been his intention, and that he is looking ahead to future EU membership as the country begins ratification and implementation of the European Association Agreements.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Says Kiev Committed to Peace
2014-07-29 19:19:00
Ukraine?s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin spoke to the Atlantic Council on Tuesday asserting that his government is committed to peace but did not address the civilian casualties in Kiev's ?anti-terror? operations.

More than a 100 People Evacuated from Russia-Ukraine Border Due to Shelling
2014-07-29 18:51:00
About 120 people were evacuated from Russian checkpoint Matveyev Kurgan due to shelling at the adjacent Ukrainian checkpoint Uspenka, Russia?s Border Guard Service in the Rostov Region Vasily Malayev told RIA Novosti Wednesday.

Situation in the South-East of Ukraine
2014-07-29 18:51:00

Over 48,000 Ukrainians Apply for Refugee Status in Russia
2014-07-29 14:49:39
More than 48,000 Ukrainian citizens have already applied for refugee status in Russia, the Russian Emergencies Ministry press office said Tuesday.

Palestinians Face Looming ?Public Health Crisis? - Aid Worker
2014-07-29 14:15:00
Palestinians in the besieged coastal strip of Gaza face a ?public health crisis? because of Israeli airstrikes on infrastructure, an aid worker told RIA Novosti.

European Commission Voices Concern Over Psychosocial Trauma in Syria, Gaza Children
2014-07-29 12:55:13
The EU is concerned about the negative impacts of raging crises in Syria and Gaza, as well as other parts of the world, on surviving children's mental health and future, David Sharrock, a spokesperson for humanitarian aid at the European Commission, said Tuesday.

Ukrainian Troops Using Ballistic Missiles Against Independence Supporters - Report
2014-07-29 12:43:00
Ukraine?s government troops have used short-range ballistic missiles against independence supporters in the country?s east, CNN reported Tuesday citing US officials.

Japanese Schoolgirl Arrested for Decapitating Her Classmate
2014-07-29 12:38:00
A teenage Japanese girl has been arrested in Japan?s town of Sasebo after the local police found a beheaded body on a bed in her house.

UN Observer Says Justice Subordinated to ?Power Politics? During Lockerbie Bombing Trial
2014-07-29 12:33:00
Mark Hirst ? Judicial standards in the UK were ?subordinated by power politics? during the Pan Am 103/Lockerbie judicial proceedings, the UN?s official observer to the trial, Hans Koechler, has told RIA Novosti.

First Group of OSCE Monitors Arrives to Russia?s Rostov Region
2014-07-29 12:33:00
The first group of OSCE monitors arrived on Tuesday in Russia?s southern Rostov region on border with Ukraine to inspect the situation, a representative from Russia?s Federal Security Service said.

Gaza Violence in Danger of ?Spiraling Downwards? - Kerry
2014-07-29 12:26:00
Violence between Israel and Palestinian militants is ?spiraling downwards? and could make peace efforts unworkable, US Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters in Washington on Tuesday.

Ukraine?s National Guard Shelling Residential Areas in Donetsk ? Self-Defense Forces
2014-07-29 12:20:28
Ukraine?s National Guard is shelling high rise buildings in Donetsk, a deputy defense minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People?s Republic Fyodor Berezin said Tuesday.

Ukraine Hinders MH17 Crash Investigation, Violates UN Resolution - Russia
2014-07-29 11:42:00
Attempts by international experts to reach the crash site of a Malaysian passenger plane in eastern Ukraine have been hampered by a new round of hostilities launched by Kiev authorities in the area, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

Ebola Outbreak in Russia Unlikely - Infection Disease Specialist
2014-07-29 10:25:07
Russians do not need to fear the Ebola outbreak now spreading in West African countries, infectious disease experts to RIA Novosti Tuesday.

Twelve Russian Children Evacuated from Conflict-Torn Ukrainian Regions ? Ombudsman
2014-07-29 10:18:44
Twelve Russian children have been evacuated from eastern Ukraine since the start of military conflict between pro-Kiev forces and independence supporters, press-office of Russia's children?s rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said Tuesday.

Russia Demands Ukraine to Stop Cross-Border Fire
2014-07-29 10:13:00
Moscow demands that Kiev immediately stop its cross-border fire and ensure the safety of international monitors being deployed on the Russian-Ukrainian border, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

Wannabe Sovereignties ?Closely Watching? Scottish Independence Referendum
2014-07-29 10:08:43
Spain?s Catalonia and other struggling regional governments are closely watching preparations for the Scottish independence referendum that may set a precedent for peaceful constitutional change, a former senior adviser to the Catalan government told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

Russia Grants Refugee Status to 233,000 Ukrainians ? Russian Ombudsman
2014-07-29 09:54:00
More than 230,000 Ukrainians have been provided with refugee status in Russia, Pavel Astakhov, Russia's children's rights ombudsman, said Tuesday.

Western-Backed Kiev Authorities Wage War Against Own People ? Moscow
2014-07-29 09:34:00
The Kiev government intensified the military action against its own people after getting support from Western countries, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

Kiev Says Cannot Provide Security Guarantees to Experts at Crash Site
2014-07-29 09:19:57
Ukraine?s security troops said Tuesday they cannot provide security guarantees to international experts working at the scene of the Boeing crash in Donetsk Region, controlled by independence supporters.

Russia?s Aeroflot Extends Flight Ban to Ukrainian Cities
2014-07-29 08:24:00
Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot has decided to extend a ban on flights to Odesa and Dnepropetrovsk until August 31 and to Kharkiv and Donetsk until October 25, a spokesperson for the company said Tuesday.

Dutch Prime Minister Urges Kiev to Stop Fighting Near MH17 Crash Site
2014-07-29 08:07:00
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has called on Kiev authorities to stop its military operation against independence supporters around the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine, Agence France-Presse reported Tuesday, citing a government representative.

Putin Vows Assistance in Taking Ill Children Out of Crisis-Hit East Ukraine
2014-07-29 08:00:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin promised Tuesday to help in evacuating children, who require urgent medical assistance, from violence-hit eastern Ukraine.

Australia Concerned Over Malaysian Plane Crash Probe Obstruction
2014-07-29 07:28:39
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is concerned over Australian and Dutch investigators? failure to reach the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 crash site due to a risky and deteriorating security situation in eastern Ukraine, The Australian reported Tuesday.

Latvian Volunteers Head to Donetsk Republic, Plan to Join Militia
2014-07-29 07:20:07
A group of volunteers from Latvia is heading to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People?s Republic in eastern Ukraine to join independence supporters, the leader of Latvia?s For Native Language party told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

Ukrainian Shell Fragments Damage Russian Border Checkpoint
2014-07-29 07:09:35
Fragments of shells from pro-Kiev forces have damaged several buildings at the Russian checkpoint of Gukovo, located on the border with Ukraine, a representative from Russia?s Federal Security Service said Tuesday.

One Child Killed as Bus Carrying Refugees in East Ukraine Comes Under Fire
2014-07-29 06:46:00
A 3-year old child and 12 passengers were injured as a bus carrying refugees in eastern Ukraine came under fire, the head of the South-Eastern Front information center said Tuesday.

US Orders Seizure of Iraqi Kurdistan?s Oil Cargo
2014-07-29 06:34:00
A US court has ordered marshals to seize a cargo of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan aboard a tanker off the Texas coast, Reuters reported Tuesday, referring to court filings.

Russian, Chinese Companies Sign Memorandum to Build Floating Nuclear Plants
2014-07-29 05:42:00
Rusatom Overseas, a subsidiary of Russia?s state nuclear corporation Rosatom, said in a statement Tuesday it had signed a memorandum on a project to build floating nuclear power plants with China?s CNNC New Energy.

Russian Naval Destroyer Moving to Mediterranean
2014-07-29 05:41:00
The Russian Navy?s Vice-Admiral Kulakov, an Udaloy-class destroyer, is moving to the eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, where it will join the permanent Russian naval task force, Northern Fleet spokesman Capt. 1st Rank Vadim Serga said.

International Experts Fail to Reach Malaysian Boeing Crash Site for Third Time Running
2014-07-29 05:41:00
A group of international investigators has for the third time failed to reach the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 due to ongoing fighting in the region, Agence France-Presse reported Tuesday, citing a statement by the Dutch Justice Ministry.

Japanese Minister Says French Mistral Deal With Russia Can Affect Japan?s Security
2014-07-29 05:37:00
The sale of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers to Russia may have a negative impact on Japan?s security, Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said during a meeting with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian in Tokyo.

Russians Aware of Kiev's Shelling at Border, Against Troop Deployment to Ukraine - Poll
2014-07-29 05:00:00
Russians are well-aware of Ukraine?s shelling of their territories but are against sending troops to Ukraine, a poll released Tuesday by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) revealed.

Ukraine?s Naftogaz Proposes Gazprom to Review Gas Transit Contract
2014-07-29 04:51:00
Ukrainian energy company Naftogaz has sent Gazprom a letter proposing that the Russian gas giant reviews the terms of contract for gas transit via Ukraine, Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolev told UNN Tuesday.

Power Plant in Gaza Shut Down After Israeli Attacks
2014-07-29 04:39:00
The only power plant in the Gaza Strip has been shut down after Israeli attacks set several fuel reservoirs on fire, a local energy company representative told RIA Novosti.

Russia Says UN Sends ?Clear Signal? Against Oil Deals with Syria, Iraq Terrorists
2014-07-29 04:32:00
The Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that the UN Security Council?s statement on the illicit oil trade with terrorists in Syria and Iraq is a ?clear signal? that any such deals are impossible.

Mercosur Summit to Sign New Economic Zone Agreement
2014-07-29 04:25:34
Participants of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) summit are expected to sign documents establishing a new economic zone that includes the member states of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Mercosur and Petrocaribe, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua said.

Hamas Would Welcome Russia as Mediator in Gaza - Senior Official
2014-07-29 04:22:00
Palestine?s militant Hamas movement would welcome Russia?s initiative to broker a Gaza ceasefire, a senior Hamas official told RIA Novosti Tuesday.

Hamas Urges Egypt to Revise Peace Initiative to Mediate Ceasefire
2014-07-29 04:21:00
The militant Hamas movement in Gaza believes Egypt needs to come up with an expanded version of truce to reclaim its role as the main mediator in the Israeli-Palestinian armed conflict, a senior Hamas official told RIA Novosti Tuesday.

Ukraine?s Right Sector Blockade of Russian Oil Company Lukoil Harmful - Source
2014-07-29 04:21:00
Russian oil company Lukoil confirmed Monday that the radical Right Sector movement organized a blockade of Lukoil petrol stations in the city of Ivano-Frankivsk in western Ukraine and called this move an obstacle to business.

Senior Official Says Hamas ?Grateful? to Qatar, Turkey for Siding With Palestinians
2014-07-29 04:20:00
The Islamist Hamas movement in Gaza is grateful to Qatar and Turkey for their offer of extensive political, economic and diplomatic support to Paletinians, a senior Hamas official told RIA Novosti Tuesday.

Hamas Has Upper Hand in Gaza, Set to Win Standoff With Israel ? Senior Official
2014-07-29 04:18:00
Leadership of the Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas is certain its fighters will get the upper hand over Israeli troops engaged in a ground operation in Gaza, a senior Hamas official told RIA Novosti Tuesday.

OSCE Mission to Hold Talks With Rostov Region?s Authorities
2014-07-29 04:08:00
The first group of members of the OSCE?s permanent mission is arriving to Rostov-on-Don and will hold a meeting with the region?s authorities, the Russian Foreign Ministry, heads of the border and customs services, a spokesman for the Rostov Region government told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

Russia to Introduce Term ?Aggressor State? to Legislation
2014-07-29 03:55:00
Lawmakers in Russia?s State Duma are considering adding the notion of ?aggressor country? to the country?s laws, Izvestia newspaper reported Tuesday.

Japan Gives Up Plan to Buy Fukushima Lands for Nuclear Waste Storage Facilities
2014-07-29 03:41:00
The Japanese Government has given up on a plan to buy contaminated lands near the Fukishima-1 nuclear power plant in order to build storage facilities for nuclear waste, Japan Today reported Tuesday.

Tokyo Considering Putin?s Visit to Japan, to Take Into Account Whole Scope of Factors
2014-07-29 03:39:00
Tokyo has not made a decision on Russian President Vladimir Putin?s visit planned to Japan in the fall as a comprehensive analysis of all factors is needed, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday.

Libyan Authorities Paying for Legal Defense of Al-Qaeda Suspect
2014-07-29 03:30:00
The Libyan government is paying to defend Abu Anas Libi, an al-Qaeda member suspected of terrorism, The Washington Post reported.

BP Wary of Sanctions Against Russia
2014-07-29 03:27:00
Sanctions against Russia may have a negative impact on the performance and financial situation of oil and gas company BP, who holds a stake in Rosneft, a statement by BP said.

Construction of Brand New US Nuclear Plants Hampered
2014-07-29 03:27:00
The US has launched the construction of new nuclear energy plants using large prefabricated Lego-like blocks, in a move expected to save both time and money, and perhaps give a fresh start to the once promising energy source.

US Representative Arrives in Seoul to Discuss Anti-Russia Sanctions
2014-07-29 03:26:00
Peter Harrell of the US State Department arrived in Seoul in order to persuade South Korea to impose sanctions against Russia, the Chosun Libo newspaper reported Tuesday.

Thirty Palestinians Killed in Gaza Overnight Bombings
2014-07-29 02:44:00
Thirty Palestinians have been killed overnight in bombings that started again in the Gaza Strip, local medics confirmed.

Japan's New Sanctions Against Russia 'Unfriendly, Short-Sighted' ? Moscow
2014-07-29 02:35:00
Japan?s announcement of further sanctions against Moscow is ?unfriendly and short-sighted,? Russia?s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday in a commentary.

Japan, France Agree on Expanding Defense Cooperation
2014-07-29 01:18:00
France and Japan will expand defense cooperation and conduct joint military exercises as part of a treaty signed in Tokyo by Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian.

US Thanks Japan for Sanctions Against Russia
2014-07-29 01:14:00
US Secretary of State John Kerry thanked Japan?s Foreign Affairs Minister Fumio Kishida for the sanctions Japan has put in place against Russia, Japan's Foreign Affairs Ministry said.

US Expects More Cases of Ebola in West Africa Outbreak - CDC
2014-07-29 00:52:00
A West African outbreak of Ebola that has already claimed some 650 lives is not over yet, Dr Steve Monroe from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday.

Washington Says Moscow Violated INF Treaty
2014-07-29 00:33:00
The United States has claimed Russia violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) by testing a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile, The New York Times reported citing senior US officials.

US to Provide $7 Mln to Ukraine in Reconstruction Aid - Reports
2014-07-29 00:25:00
Washington will provide Ukraine with $7 million in reconstruction aid for the country?s eastern regions, Reuters reported citing the US Vice President Joe Biden.

Iraqi Islamists Getting Stronger - Military Expert
2014-07-29 00:24:00
The Sunni hardliners who overran swathes of Iraq and Syria are growing stronger as the world looks the other way, Janine Davidson, a military expert at the Council on Foreign Relations, told RIA Novosti.

Russia Warns Citizens Planning Trips to Western Africa of Ebola Virus Threat
2014-07-28 23:52:00
Rospotrebnadzor, Russia?s consumer protection agency, on Monday warned the citizens planning trips to West African countries of Ebola virus threat.

Selling Israel Weapons for Use on Palestinians - Middle East expert
2014-07-28 23:25:00
While negotiating a truce between Israelis and Palestinian militants, the US continues to stoke the conflict by selling deadly weapons to Israel, a Middle East expert told RIA Novosti Monday.

US Selling Israel Weapons for Use on Palestinians - Middle East Expert
2014-07-28 23:25:00
While negotiating a truce between Israelis and Palestinian militants, the US continues to stoke the conflict by selling deadly weapons to Israel, a Middle East expert told RIA Novosti Monday.

UN Secretary General Concerned with Israeli Calls for Evacuation in North of Gaza Strip
2014-07-28 23:16:07
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is concerned with Israel?s calls to the residents of northern part of Gaza Strip to evacuate, an official statement said Monday.

Ukraine?s Naftogaz Expects Interim Ruling on Lawsuit Against Gazprom by Winter
2014-07-28 23:07:00
Ukraine?s Naftogaz hopes that by winter its lawsuit against Gazprom in Stockholm can get an interim ruling, Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolev stated Monday.

Ukraine?s Right Sector Demands Fuel for Army from Russia?s Lukoil ? OSCE
2014-07-28 21:46:00
Militants of the Ukrainian radical organization the Right Sector blocked off several gas stations in Ivano-Frankivsk, demanding from Russian oil company Lukoil 2.5-3 tons of fuel per month for the Ukrainian army, OSCE stated in report Monday.

Russia's UN Envoy Slams Ukraine Military Action Near MH17 Crash Site
2014-07-28 13:34:55
Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin on Monday said the Ukrainian military is still active inside the 40km area around the MH17 crash site, in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2166.

Ukraine Violated ICAO Disclosure Rules ? Russian Aviation Authority
2014-07-28 13:22:00
Russia?s civil aviation authority Rosaviatsiya said Monday that Ukraine?s security council violated international disclosure rules by its recent comments about the content of the crashed Malaysian Boeing?s black boxes.

Over 90 Civilians Killed in Ukraine?s Luhansk Since July ? City Council
2014-07-28 13:14:50
More than 90 civilians have died in Luhansk in eastern Ukraine since early July as a result of military actions, the city council said Monday.

International Journalists Also Targeted by Ukrainian Armed Forces
2014-07-28 13:10:00
Once in eastern Ukraine beware: a plain text message or a careless phone call may turn out disastrous.

Large-Scale US Surveillance Does Produce Abuses ? Author of HRW- ACLU Report
2014-07-28 13:09:58
The mere collection of large amounts of personal data by the US wiretapping agency in the environment where whistleblowers are becoming increasingly criminalized has already created significant harm, an American activist told RIA Novosti Monday, commenting on remarks by US national security officials that there have been no tangible abuses.

US Reports Record Numbers of Faith Refugees in 2013
2014-07-28 12:53:48
The US State Department released a report on Monday describing the world?s ?largest displacement of religious communities in recent memory? in 2013 as millions of Christians, Muslims and Hindus were forced from their homes by persecution and violence.

Ban Ki-moon Urges Cessation of Violence in Gaza in Call to Israel, Cites Hamas Rockets
2014-07-28 12:51:01
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cease fire in Gaza during a phone conversation.

UN Security Council Warns Against Oil Sales by Terrorist Groups in Iraq, Syria
2014-07-28 12:48:54
As the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and Jabhat Al-Nusra take over oil fields in Iraq and Syria and move to sell the oil, the UN Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted a Presidential Statement calling on member states not to trade in oil with these entities.

Kerry Says Short-Term Ceasefires Route to Peace in Gaza
2014-07-28 12:41:36
US Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that brokering a series of short-term ceasefires is the best chance for securing long-term peace between Israel and Palestinian militants in Hamas-run Gaza.

Russian Diplomat Says No Grounds to Believe Black Boxes Manipulations Carried Out
2014-07-28 12:25:58
Moscow has no grounds to believe that any manipulations have been conducted during the deciphering of the Boeing black boxes and Russia is not politicizing the issue that they have been sent to the UK for analysis, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told Rossiya Segodnya International News Agency Monday.

Yukos Payout Ruling ?Another Way of Sanctioning Russia? ? Lawmaker
2014-07-28 12:18:43
The Hague arbitration court?s decision ordering Russia to pay $50 billion worth of damages to former shareholders of defunct oil producer Yukos is just another way of sanctioning Moscow over its handling of the Ukrainian crisis, a senior Russian lawmaker said Monday.

Russia to Appeal Hague Arbitration Court Ruling on Yukos - Finance Ministry
2014-07-28 12:09:31
Russia will appeal a recent ruling by an arbitration panel in the Netherlands over the payment of billions of dollars to shareholders of the former Russian oil giant Yukos, the Finance Ministry said Monday.

Russia Ready to Discuss Police Mission to MH17 Crash Site in Eastern Ukraine
2014-07-28 11:50:10
Russia is ready to discuss issues of granting foreign police officers access to the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine, but Kiev authorities should primarily stop the military operation in the area, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told international news agency Rossiya Segodnya Monday.

MH17 Downing in Eastern Ukraine May Amount to War Crime - UN
2014-07-28 11:11:41
The downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine may constitute a "war crime," UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday, presenting a report on situation in Ukraine.

Donetsk Militia Hopes for Unbiased Boeing Crash Investigation
2014-07-28 11:03:00
Militia in the Donetsk People?s Republic hopes that probe into the Boeing crash in eastern Ukraine will be investigated by the international commission and involve Russian representatives, a militia commander said Monday.

Israel, Hamas Interested in Ceasefire But No Agreement Yet - Ban Ki-moon
2014-07-28 10:39:00
Israel and Hamas have expressed an interest in UN call for a humanitarian truce but have not yet reached an agreement, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday.

UN Human Rights Envoy Concerned About 100,000 Muslims Displaced in Myanmar
2014-07-28 10:32:07
New UN Human Rights Special Envoy to Myanmar Yanghee Lee expressed concern over the conditions in camps for more than 100,000 Muslims displaced by Buddhist extremists, and warned that the human rights situation in the country is deteriorating, Turkey?s Hurriyet Daily News reported.

Chicago-Based Muslims Informed About Local Health Care On Yearly Basis
2014-07-28 10:17:49
As the holy month of Ramadan came to an end, an annual outreach program aimed at helping Chicago-based Muslims understand the importance of healthcare also wound down, the Chicago Tribune reported.

FBI Chief Investigator Dismisses CIA Officer?s Claims Over 1988 Plane Bombing Intel
2014-07-28 09:58:33
An agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) who led the US probe into the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988 has denied claims made by a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)?s former officer who told RIA Novosti that FBI investigators did not read vital US intelligence material related to the attack.

Fracking May Despoil UK World Heritage Sites For the Sake of ?Public Interest?
2014-07-28 09:29:00
British government on Monday gave the go-ahead to energy companies to drill and hydraulically fracture (frack) onshore wells in national parks and sites designated as ?world heritage? by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), according to an official statement.

Kiev Authorities Agree on Deployment of UN Monitoring Mission in Ukraine
2014-07-28 09:29:00
Kiev authorities agreed on Monday to allow a short-term deployment of UN human rights monitoring team to Ukraine following rapid deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the country amid the ongoing political crisis.

Moscow Challenges Authenticity of US ?Proof? of Alleged Russian Shelling of Ukraine
2014-07-28 08:49:00
The authenticity of satellite imagery, which the United States claims is proof of alleged cross-border Russian shelling of Ukraine, cannot be established, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

International Experts Reject Opportunity to Work at Malaysian Plane Crash Site
2014-07-28 08:37:00
A roup of international aviation experts and policemen have refused to work at the Malaysia Air Boeing 777 crash site due to security concerns, and decided instead to return to Donetsk, a representative of the OSCE delegation told RIA Novosti Monday.

Moscow Says Russia May Ban US Poultry Import in August
2014-07-28 08:36:41
Russia is considering imposing restrictions on poultry imports from the United States due to an outbreak of salmonellosis, the assistant of Alexey Alexeenko, head of Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor), said Monday to RIA Novosti.

Utah Muslims Feeling Out of Place in US, Turning to One Another for Support
2014-07-28 08:32:57
Muslims in the United States' Utah have recently been turning to one another, feeling like outsiders in their own faith, especially after the month-long religious obligation Ramadan has ended, The Salt Lake Tribune Reported Monday.

Many Civilian Casualties in East Ukraine Result of Intense Shelling ? UN Report
2014-07-28 08:06:00
Intense shelling of villages, towns and cities in eastern Ukraine has resulted in a large number of civilian casualties, according to the UN report on the human rights in Ukraine released Monday.

West Using Ukraine Crisis to Deploy More NATO Troops ? Belarus
2014-07-28 08:03:20
Several nations are leveraging the events in Ukraine to influence NATO to deploy troops within their borders, Belarus? Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said Monday.

Huge Fuel Depot Fire in Libyan Capital Threatens Residents - Witness
2014-07-28 07:50:00
Mark Hirst ? The main petroleum storage facility that supplies Libyan capital Tripoli has caught fire and may explode unless the international community can provide resources to help extinguish the flames, a medical professional in the city has told RIA Novosti.

West Ignores Kiev's Nonfulfillment of Agreements ? Lavrov
2014-07-28 07:35:41
The West is not trying to make Kiev fulfill its obligations, including the beginning of dialogue with the country?s independence supporters, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

Lavrov Says MH17 Crash Investigation Raises Suspicion
2014-07-28 07:23:00
The investigation into the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine casts doubt upon US claims, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

US Detention of Russian Citizens Abroad Not Related to Ukraine Crisis ? Lavrov
2014-07-28 07:11:00
Moscow sees no linkage between the crisis in Ukraine and the US practice of detaining Russian citizens abroad, including the most recent case of Roman Seleznev, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

High Temperatures Threaten Inmates? Health in US Prisons ? Reports
2014-07-28 06:56:20
High temperatures at some correctional facilities in the United States might make them life-threatening environments for the aging inmate population, WUIS, University of Illinois at Springfield?s radio station, reported.

One in Two Germans Backs Harsher Sanctions Against Russia ? Poll
2014-07-28 06:46:26
More than 50 percent of Germans would back tougher sanctions against Russia even if they meant a loss of ?many jobs? and a slowdown in the nation?s economic growth, according to a telephone opinion poll published by German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel.

Russia Hopes for Talks Between Kiev, Independence Supporters Shortly ? Lavrov
2014-07-28 06:41:00
Moscow hopes the Kiev government will launch negotiations with eastern Ukraine?s independence supporters soon, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

US Says Now Less Interested in Deal with Snowden ? Reports
2014-07-28 06:25:00
One year after disclosures on the global surveillance, Washington is less interested in reaching a deal with former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, political journalism organization Politico reported Monday.

Emirates Stops Flying Over Iraq Due to Risk of Missile Attack ? Reports
2014-07-28 06:20:00
Emirates is to stop flying over Iraq due to instability posed by the country?s militants and in light of the recent Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, The Times quoted Emirates CEO Tim Clark as saying.

UN Acknowledges Kiev Forces Using Heavy Weaponry in Eastern Ukraine
2014-07-28 06:07:00
Pro-Kiev forces are employing heavy weaponry against independence supporters in Ukraine?s eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, a report released by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, said Monday.

Lavrov Urges West to Demand Immediate Ceasefire in Ukraine
2014-07-28 05:54:00
Western countries must demand an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

Kansas City International Airport Ranked Fourth US Hub for Terrorist Travel - Report
2014-07-28 05:53:00
The Kansas City International Airport is ranked fourth out of 57 US hubs for terrorist travel, a report prepared by Kansas City area emergency management officials states.

Russia Hopes for Talks Between Kiev, Independence Supporters Shortly ? Lavrov
2014-07-28 05:25:00
Moscow hopes the Kiev government will launch negotiations with eastern Ukraine?s independence supporters soon, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

Russia to Use All Legal Capabilities to Fight Ex-Yukos Shareholders in Hague Court
2014-07-28 05:18:00
Moscow will use all of its legal capabilities to uphold its interests in a $50-billion court case by ex-Yukos shareholders in The Hague, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

Russia Expects West to Avoid Censorship in Media Coverage of Ukraine Crisis - Lavrov
2014-07-28 05:15:00
Moscow has expressed hope that Western governments will uphold freedom of speech and avoid censoring media coverage of the Ukraine crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

Russia Says West Taking No Action to Settle Ukraine Conflict
2014-07-28 05:15:00
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reproached western countries Monday for their lack of political proposals to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, saying they are merely making demands of Russia and threatening sanctions.

US High School Launches Drone Program for Students ? Reports
2014-07-28 05:05:00
Beebe High School in the state of Arkansas will integrate drones into its curriculum this fall, following the initiative of a principal, Seattle PI reported.

OSCE Should Remove Suspicion Russia Supplying East Ukraine With Arms, Personnel - Lavrov
2014-07-28 04:50:00
Russia hopes that the arrival of observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on the Ukrainian border will alleviate fears that border crossings are being used to deliver arms, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

Obama Calls for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza
2014-07-28 04:41:00
US President Barack Obama called for an immediate ceasefire on both sides of the Gaza Strip conflict as he spoke on the phone with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, the White House said in a statement.

Moscow Hopes Tracks Not Erased in Malaysian Plane Crash Investigation
2014-07-28 04:26:00
Moscow hopes no one attempts to erase tracks in the investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

Russia Asks US Not to Block OSCE Mission Deployment on Russian-Ukrainian Border
2014-07-28 04:18:06
Moscow expects that OSCE monitors will be deployed on the Russian-Ukrainian border soon and has asked the United States not to block the deployment, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

Malaysia Airlines Loses up to $2Mln Daily after MH370, MH17 Tragedies
2014-07-28 03:55:00
Malaysia Airlines is on the verge of bankruptcy, losing up to $2 million every day, after its flight MH370 disappeared in March and MH17 crashed four months later, Agence France-Presse wrote Sunday citing analysts from a Malaysia-based aviation consultancy Endau Analytics.

Washington Unable to Track US Weapons Sent to Afghan Army ? Reports
2014-07-28 03:29:00
The US government cannot track where almost 750,000 weapons sent to Afghanistan?s Army went, BuzzFeed reported Monday, citing a report by Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko.

Moscow Says Kiev Did Next to Nothing in February, April Agreements
2014-07-28 03:11:00
Ukraine has not fulfilled its obligations from February 21 or April 17, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

Federal Judge Declares DC Open Carry Ban Unconstitutional
2014-07-28 02:57:00
A federal judge ruled that Washington?s ban on carrying guns in public was unconstitutional and allowed open carry for self-defense purposes, The Washington Post reported.

Minsk Sees Eurasian Economic Union As Zone of Unrestricted Trade
2014-07-28 02:52:00
Minsk sees the Eurasian Economic Union (EAU) as a zone of free trade without any restrictions, Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei told local STV channel Sunday.

Israel?s Operation in Gaza Kills Over 1,000 Palestinians, One-Quarter Children
2014-07-28 02:32:00
At least 1,032 Palestinians have been killed in Israel's Operation Protective Edge and ground invasion into the Gaza Strip, including 219 children and 117 women, a nongovernmental organization based in the Gaza Strip, Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, said in its most recent report.

Almost 33,000 Ukrainian Refugees in 448 Temporary Settlements in Russia
2014-07-28 02:15:00
The number of refugees accommodated in temporary settlements in various regions of Russia has almost reached 33,000, said the representative of Russian interagency command group to RIA Novosti on Monday.

Regional Administration Reports 13 Killed in Ukrainian Army Shelling of Horlivka
2014-07-28 02:07:00
The Ukrainian Army shelling of Horlivka in the country's Donetsk region claimed the lives of 13 people, including two children, according to Donetsk Regional State Administration.

Hamas Violates Its Own Ceasefire ? Israeli Prime Minister
2014-07-28 01:51:00
Rebels from the Palestinian movement Hamas violate the ceasefire previously initiated by the group, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an interview with CNN Sunday.

French Foreign Ministry Urges Nationals to Leave Libya Due to Security Concerns
2014-07-28 01:38:54
The French Foreign Ministry urged its citizens, who are currently in Libya, to leave the country due to security concerns, Reuters reported Sunday citing the ministry?s statement.

UN Security Council Calls for Ceasefire in Gaza
2014-07-28 01:37:40
The UN Security Council has called on Israel and Palestine for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, and expressed concerns over the deterioration of the situation in the region, Eugene-Richard Gasana, Rwanda's UN ambassador and the Council?s president for July, said in a statement after holding an emergency special session on the situation on the Middle East.

Russian Border Guards Open Humanitarian Corridor for Ukrainian Soldiers
2014-07-28 01:32:00
Russian border guards has again opened a humanitarian corridor for the Ukrainian side to transport their injured and killed troops, a representative of the Russian Border Guard Service in the Rostov Region Vasily Malaev told RIA Novosti Sunday.

Netherlands Says Military Mission at MH17 Crash Site Impossible ? Prime Minister
2014-07-28 01:24:55
Deployment of an international military unit in Ukraine to ensure security of the MH17 crash site is impossible given the risks that the experts may get involved in the ongoing conflict in the country, Reuters reported Sunday quoting Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

Palestine, Israel Unhappy With UN?s Statement on Gaza - Ambassadors
2014-07-28 01:15:00
Palestine has expressed its disenchantment over the United Nations Security Council?s inability to adopt a resolution ending fire in the Gaza Strip, Riyad Mansour, Palestine's UN permanent observer said following an emergency special session on the situation on the Middle East.

Seleznev Hearing Scheduled for July 30 in Guam
2014-07-28 01:06:00
The next hearing in the case of Roman Seleznev, a Russian national accused by the United States of cyber-fraud, will be held on the island of Guam on July 30, one of Seleznev?s lawyers, Patrick Civille, told RIA Novosti on Monday.

Ukraine Fires Grad Rockets at Horlivka Hitting Residential Buildings ? Militia
2014-07-28 00:48:00
The Ukrainian Army fired Grad rockets on Sunday evening into the southeastern city of Horlivka, a local militia representative told RIA Novosti.

Mali Launches Judicial Probe into Air Algerie Crash - Reports
2014-07-27 23:57:00
Mali has launched a judicial investigation as part of international efforts to determine the cause of last week's Air Algerie plane crash, Agence France-Presse reported Sunday citing Mali?s Minister of Solidarity and Humanitarian Action Hamadou Konate.

US Undecided on Lethal Weapons Supplies Requested by Kiev - Report
2014-07-27 23:44:09
The United States have not made the final decision on whether to favor Ukraine's request for lethal weapons, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told CNN Sunday.

Ten US Congressmen Suggest Recognizing Ukraine as Military Ally
2014-07-27 23:08:00
Ten US Congressmen from both the Democratic and the Republican parties introduced into the House of Representatives a legislation to recognize Ukraine as a US military ally, said the press service of one of the authors of the bill, Jim Gerlach, a Pennsylvania Republican and co-chairman of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus.

Kerry Refuses to Accept Lavrov's Denial of Arms Supply to Ukraine - US State Department
2014-07-27 22:31:00
US Secretary of State John Kerry in a phone conversation with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Sunday called on Russia to stop arms deliveries to Ukraine but did not accept the denial of Russia supplying weapons to Ukraine's eastern regions, the US State Department said in a statement.

UN Security Coucil Calls Emergency Session on Gaza
2014-07-27 22:11:00
UN Security Council is to hold an emergency special session on the situation on the Middle East in the next several hours, said in a statement distributed late on Sunday by Rwandan Ambassador Eugene-Richard Gasana.

Over 40,000 Ukrainian Refugees Remain in Russia?s Rostov Region ? Emergencies Ministry
2014-07-27 13:08:57
The number of refugees, accommodated in the Rostov region since the Ukrainian conflict began, has exceeded 40,000 people, according to Russia?s Emergencies Ministry.

Malaysian Police To Arrive at MH17 Crash Site Wednesday ? Prime Minister
2014-07-27 12:50:03
Nearly 70 Malaysian policemen will arrive in Ukraine on Wednesday, July 30, as part of the international group, ensuring security of MH17 crash site, Malaysia?s Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Sunday.

Malaysia, Independence Forces in Donetsk Agree on Police Deployment at MH17 Crash Site
2014-07-27 12:45:00
Malaysia and the authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People?s Republic (DPR) have reached an agreement, granting international police forces access to the MH17 crash site in Ukraine, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a Facebook post on Sunday.

Dutch Forensic Experts Heading to MH17 Crash Site in Ukraine ? Reports
2014-07-27 12:37:00
A team of 30 Dutch forensic experts headed to the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine, Agence France Presse reported on Sunday, citing the Dutch Justice Ministry.

Ukrainian Army Shells Southeastern City of Avdiivka, Five Killed ? Militia
2014-07-27 12:29:57
The Ukrainian Army shelled the city of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, with five people reported killed, a militia representative told RIA Novosti on Sunday.

Russia Should not be Deprived of Right to host 2018 World Cup - Cameron
2014-07-27 12:20:27
British Prime Minister David Cameron is not thinking that Russia should be denied the right to host the World Cup in 2018, as previously stated by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, the Guardian magazine reported.

Paris Calls for Immediate Ceasefire in Middle East ? French Foreign Ministry
2014-07-27 12:15:26
French authorities call for an immediate ceasefire in the Middle East, according to the statement made by Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Saturday.

Malaysia Airlines in Total Strategy Revision Following Two Tragedies in Half Year
2014-07-27 12:09:07
Malaysia Airlines is planning to take a range of measures, aimed to restore the image of the flag carrier and reshaping the airline strategy following two deadly tragedies over the past six months, The Telegraph reported on Sunday.

Pope Francis Urges Not to Repeat WWI Mistakes
2014-07-27 12:00:43
As the international community is marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I on Monday, Pope Francis came up with a plea on Sunday not to repeat the mistakes of the past and think of children suffering from armed conflicts across the globe instead.

UK Foreign Office Recommends British Citizens to Refrain From Visiting Libya - Report
2014-07-27 11:46:58
The British Foreign Office advises UK citizens against travelling to Libya and urges those who are currently in the country to leave immediately due to increasing violence, BBC reported on Saturday.

Brother of Litvinenko Claims UK, US Intelligence Agencies Could be Behind His Death
2014-07-27 11:37:06
The UK, the United States, or Israel may be responsible for the death of former Federal Security Service (FSB) officer Alexander Litvinenko, his brother Maxim said in an interview with the Mail on Sunday.

Europol Hopes for Improvement of Investigators' Working Conditions at MH17 Crash Site
2014-07-27 11:26:12
The European Police Office (Europol) hopes for speedy improvement of working conditions for the investigators operating at the crash site of Malaysian airliner in Ukraine, according to the communique released on Sunday.

Ukraine?s Tank Convoy Enters Eastern City of Shakhtarsk, Battles Underway ? Militia
2014-07-27 11:17:35
A large convoy of Ukraine?s National Guard armored vehicles entered the city of Shakhtarsk in Donetsk Region, aiming to complete the siege of Donetsk, the clashes in the streets broke out, a local militia representative told RIA Novosti on Sunday.

Armed Clashes in Two Largest Libyan Cities Leave 59 Dead
2014-07-27 09:51:00
At least 59 people died in clashes between the Libyan government forces and Islamist militants in Benghazi and Tripoli, Reuters reported on Sunday, citing local security and healthcare sources.

Hamas Accepts New Ceasefire with Israel ? Reports
2014-07-27 09:38:57
The Palestinian Hamas has agreed to a new 24-hour ceasefire with the Israeli army, Reuters reported on Sunday, quoting the group?s spokesman.

US Indirectly Admits Ukraine?s Missile Systems Present near Donetsk when MH17 Crashed
2014-07-27 09:27:22
The United States has indirectly admitted that Kiev?s air defense systems were present near Donetsk when the Malaysia Airlines plane crashed, thus confirming the data of Russian satellites, a senior source in the Russian Defense Ministry told RIA Novosti on Sunday.

Fights Begin Near Ukraine?s Dolzhanskiy Checkpoint on Russian Border
2014-07-27 08:54:00
Clashes began around Ukraine?s Dolzhanskiy border crossing, the neighboring Novoshakhtinsk checkpoint was shut down, a representative of Russia's Federal Customs Service told RIA Novosti on Sunday.

Ukraine?s Luhansk Under Air-Raid Alert, Number of Victims Rising
2014-07-27 08:42:24
An air-raid alert has been announced on Sunday morning in the Ukrainian city of Luhansk, the city is preparing for another air attack or shelling, a representative of the local police department told RIA Novosti.

Israel Resumes Gaza Operations Following Palestinian Attacks
2014-07-27 08:29:09
Israeli troops resumed their operations in the Gaza Strip after rocket fire by Palestinian militants, who refused to maintain the UN-requested ceasefire, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported on Sunday.

Kiev Checking Information about Ukrainian Troops Crossing Border with Russia - Report
2014-07-27 08:20:45
Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Geletey has ordered an internal investigation into 40 soldiers crossing the border with Russia, the agency Ukrinform reported, referring to the deputy minister Igor Kabanenko.

Israel Abides Ceasefire in Gaza Despite Attacks by Militants - Army
2014-07-27 08:05:09
Israeli troops respect the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, despite several attacks by Palestinian militants, one of which killed a reservist, a military spokesman told RIA Novosti.

Hamas Militants Negotiate Deal with North Korea for Supply of Missiles - Report
2014-07-27 07:55:27
Hamas militants are negotiating a new deal to buy missiles and telecommunications equipment from North Korea, according to the Sunday issue of the Telegraph newspaper, which is citing sources in the Western security services.

Pentagon May Inform Ukraine of Militia's Missiles Location - Report
2014-07-27 07:46:17
The Pentagon and the US intelligence services are working on a plan to provide Ukraine with the information on the location of the surface-to-air missile, allegedly in possession of the independence supporters in the east of the country, The New York Times wrote late on Saturday, citing officials.

Israel Extends Ceasefire, Hamas Refuses Until Troops Withdraw from Gaza
2014-07-27 07:34:48
The Israeli Security Cabinet voted to extend the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip until Sunday midnight, according local Channel 1, while the Hamas movement refused the truce until Israel withdraws its troops from the territory occupied by the enclave.

UN's Ban Ki-moon Calls for 7-Day Gaza Ceasefire
2014-07-27 07:26:09
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appealed for a seven-day ceasefire in Gaza on Saturday as the 12-hour humanitarian pause in fighting between Palestine and Israel ended.

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Calls to Withdraw Russia's Right to Host World Cup '18
2014-07-27 07:10:54
Britain's Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Russia should not host the 2018 World Cup, joining similar calls by other leaders after the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, Sunday Times reported on Sunday.

Palestine Resumes Firing Rockets at Israel after Ceasefire
2014-07-27 07:03:07
Palestinian militants resumed firing rockets at the Israeli territory Saturday night, refusing to extend the ceasefire as proposed by the United Nations and supported by Tel Aviv, an Israeli army soldier told RIA Novosti.

Donetsk Fighting Leaves 60 Towns Powerless
2014-07-27 06:53:45
Fighting in Donetsk left 61 towns and residential places without electricity, a regional power company announced on Saturday.

Luhansk Region Closes Nine Coal Mines Over Power Outage Risk
2014-07-27 06:30:36
Nine coal mines have been temporarily closed and 3,000 miners have been evacuated in Ukraine's eastern region of Luhansk due to the threat of a power outage, leaving no working mines in the region, a local news portal CityNews reported on Sunday.

Two Ukrainian Border Guards to Ask Russia for Citizenship
2014-07-27 06:21:20
Two Ukrainian border guards have crossed over to Russia and said they would ask for the Russian citizenship, a representative of the Russia?s Border Guard Service in the Rostov Region told RIA Novosti.

Forensic Experts Identify First Victim of MH17 Crash ? Report
2014-07-27 05:47:46
Forensic experts have identified the first victim of the Malaysian Boeing crash, which happened last week in Ukraine, Agence France Press reported on Saturday citing the government of the Netherlands.

Poroshenko Expects Speedy Decision on Arrival of Australian Police to MH17 Crash Site
2014-07-27 05:38:42
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in a telephone conversation with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott expressed hope that the Ukrainian parliament will ratify the agreement allowing Australia?s police mission access to the MH17 crash site next week, the presidential press service said on Saturday.

Hamas Rejects Four-Hour Extension of Ceasefire in Gaza ? Report
2014-07-27 05:15:28
The Hamas movement has refused to extend a humanitarian pause in the Gaza Strip for additional four hours, AP reported on Saturday quoting a Hamas official.

Russia Establishes Expert Group to Help Investigate Flight MH 17 Crash in Ukraine
2014-07-27 05:00:38
Russian Transport Ministry has formed an expert team, headed by the deputy head of Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya), to participate in the investigation of the Malaysian Boeing 777 crash in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, the press service of the ministry reported on Sunday.

Norway Closes Part of Its Airspace Due to Terrorist Attack Threat - Report
2014-07-27 04:44:35
Norwegian authorities made a decision to close part of its airspace over the city of Bergen and increased border control due to the threat of terrorist attacks, Agence France Presse reported on Saturday.

Bodies of All Victims of Mali Plane Crash to Be Repatriated to France - Hollande
2014-07-27 04:20:46
French President Francois said on Saturday that bodies of all 118 victims of Air Algerie plane crash in Mali will be brought to France, Agence France Press reported.

Hungary?s Prime Minister Not Intending to Give Up South Stream ? Agency
2014-07-27 04:12:02
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that the South Stream project meets the interests of the country and he does not plan to give it up, Reuters reported on Saturday.

Israel Weighs UN Call to Extend Ceasefire in Gaza till Sunday Evening
2014-07-27 04:01:54
Israeli authorities are considering the UN request to extend a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip till Sunday evening, a government source told RIA Novosti on Saturday.

UN Secretary General Urges Israel, Gaza to Extend Humanitarian Pause
2014-07-27 03:48:53
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon called on Israel and Palestinians from the Gaza Strip to extend the humanitarian pause and start negotiations, the statement issued by Ban?s spokesman said on Saturday.

Mistral Base in Russia?s Far East to be Built by Fall 2015
2014-07-27 03:39:03
The construction of a Mistral-class carriers base in Russia?s Far East port of Vladivostok will be completed by next year?s fall, a senior Defense Ministry official said on Saturday.

Canadian Prime Minister Doubts G8 Format To Be Revived
2014-07-27 03:24:36
Canada?s Prime Minister Stephen Harper in his editorial published in Globe and Mail on Saturday expressed doubts that the G8 format will ever be revived.

Israeli Security Cabinet Approves Extension of Ceasefire in Gaza - Report
2014-07-27 03:13:10
The Israeli Security Cabinet voted for the extension of a 12-hour humanitarian pause in the Gaza Strip by additional four hours, AP reported on Saturday.

Three-Day National Mourning Over Mali Plane Crash to Start in France Monday
2014-07-27 03:04:20
France declared a three-day national mourning over the victims of Air Algerie plane crash in Mali that will start on Monday, Agence France Presse reported on Saturday, citing a government source.

Chechen Leader to Impose Entry Ban on President Obama and EU Officials
2014-07-27 02:51:24
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov is planning to compile his own sanctions list and impose an entry ban on those included in it, a statement on Kadyrov?s Instagram said on Saturday.

Russia, Australia Call for Ceasefire in Ukraine to Facilitate Work of Aviation Experts
2014-07-27 02:37:40
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in a phone conversation on Saturday stressed the importance to stop military actions by all the warring sides of the Ukrainian conflict to ensure unhampered work of international experts at the MH17crash site in Ukraine?s Donetsk Region, the Kremlin press service announced.

Kiev Ignores Russia?s Pleas to Move Sick Children From Ukraine?s East
2014-07-27 02:20:28
Ukrainian authorities have not yet responded to the pleas of Russian human rights activists to withdraw the children, who need emergency medical treatment and safety, from Ukraine?s southeastern conflict zone, the head of the nonprofit group Spravedlivaya Pomoshch (Fair Aid) Elizaveta Glinka, told RIA Novosti on Saturday.

Second Black Box Discovered At Air Algerie Plane Crash Site in Mali - Report
2014-07-27 02:10:36
The second black box of the crashed Air Algerie plane was found in Mali, Agence France Presse reported on Saturday.

Independence Militia Hands Belongings of MH17 Crash Victims to Netherlands
2014-07-27 01:53:48
Independence supporters of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People?s Republic (DPR) handed over personal belongings and luggage of the Boeing 777 crash victims to the representatives of the Netherlands, Serhiy Kavtaradze, a member of the DPR Security Council said on Saturday.

Death Toll in Gaza Now Exceeds 1,000
2014-07-27 01:39:23
The number of Palestinians, who died throughout the ongoing Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip, has topped 1,000, Palestinian Emergency Services spokesman Ashraf Qudra told RIA Novosti on Saturday.

Israel Says Ready to Extend Ceasefire with Palestinian Militant Groups ? Report
2014-07-27 01:26:20
The Israeli authorities have no objections to the extension of a 12-hour humanitarian pause in the Gaza Strip, expiring Saturday evening, Reuters reported on Saturday, quoting a government source.

US Closes Embassy in Libya, Evacuates Staff - Report
2014-07-26 09:02:00
The United States temporary closed its embassy in Libya and evacuated the staff due to the increasing tensions in the country, AP reported Saturday citing the US State Department statement.

International Mediators Call for Extension of Humanitarian Ceasefire in Gaza ? Paris
2014-07-26 08:46:00
International mediators have called for an extension of the 12-hour humanitarian pause that entered into force in the Gaza Strip early Saturday, Agence France Presse reported Saturday quoting French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

Tehran to Continue Supporting Stability, Security in Iraq ? Iranian President
2014-07-26 08:44:00
Iran is interested in stability and security in Iraq and is determined to further assist its development, Mehr news agency reported Saturday citing Iran?s President Hassan Rouhani.

Russia's Upper House Calls US Accusations over MH17 Crash Outset of New Cold War
2014-07-26 07:56:00
The US accusations of Russia?s involvement in the crash of the Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine are the beginning of a new protracted cold war between Russia and the West, a member of the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, the Federation Council said Saturday.

Russian Journalists Detained in Estonia Return Home
2014-07-26 07:53:00
Plane flying from Tallinn with journalists of the Russian television channel Zvezda on board landed in Moscow Sheremetyevo airport Saturday, according to the channel?s statement issued on its website.

Luhansk Region Disconnected from Ukraine?s Power System after Projectile Hits Substation
2014-07-26 07:51:00
Luhansk region has been disconnected from the country?s power grid after primary substation was destroyed by a projectile, acting governor Irina Verigina reported Saturday.

US Administration Relies on Blatant Lies in Its Foreign Policy ? Russian Foreign Ministry
2014-07-26 07:07:00
The US Administration relies on blatant lies in its foreign policy, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement issued Saturday.

Last Plane with MH17 Passengers? Remains Starts off for Netherlands
2014-07-26 06:59:00
The last plane with the Flight MH17 victims? remains has taken off from the Kharkiv airport and headed for the Netherlands, a representative of the city authorities told RIA Novosti Saturday.

Moldova Parliament Registers Bill Denouncing Association Agreement with EU
2014-07-26 06:40:00
The Moldovan Parliament registered a bill on the denunciation of the country?s association agreement with the EU brought forward by an opposition lawmaker, Moldnews.md reported Saturday.

Obama Administration Shares Responsibility for Ukrainian Conflict ? Moscow
2014-07-26 06:36:00
The Obama Administration shares responsibility for the conflict in Ukraine and its grave consequences, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Saturday.

Australia Not to Impose New Sanctions Against Russia ? Prime Minister
2014-07-26 05:47:00
Canberra has no plans to strengthen sanctions against Russia following the European Union, Australia?s Prime Minister Tony Abbott said at a press conference in Parliament on Saturday.

Foreign Ministers of 7 Countries, EU Representative Begin to Discuss Gaza Issue in Paris
2014-07-26 05:44:00
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius is holding a meeting with his foreign counterparts in Paris to discuss the situation in Gaza and to support efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the French Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

EU Sanctions Put in Jeopardy Security Cooperation with Russia ? Russian Foreign Ministry
2014-07-26 05:30:00
Additional sanctions announced by the European Union against Russia bear evidence of the EU intention to scale back security cooperation with the country.

EU Sanctions Against Russia Put Under Threat Security Cooperation ? Moscow
2014-07-26 05:29:00
By imposing additional sanctions against Russia, the European Union puts under threat international cooperation in security field, Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Malaysian Prime Minister to Visit Netherlands, Discuss Access to MH17 Crash Site
2014-07-26 05:23:00
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is going to visit the Netherlands to discuss with his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte the issue of providing secure access to the Boeing 777 crash site, Reuters reported.

Death Toll in Gaza Tops 900
2014-07-26 04:45:00
At least 35 bodies have been retrieved from rubble in the Gaza Strip soon after a humanitarian pause agreed between Israel and the Hamas movement entered into force in the region, Agence France Presse reported Saturday.

US State Department Acknowledges Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine
2014-07-26 04:04:11
US State Department spokesperson Marie Harf acknowledged Friday that conflict-hit Ukraine is facing humanitarian crisis.

US Universities to Teach Future Drone Operators ? Reports
2014-07-26 03:58:00
Several U.S. universities and colleges are launching training programs for future drone operators, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Ukraine?s City Mayor Killed outside House ? Interior Ministry
2014-07-26 03:57:00
Ukraine?s Interior Ministry has confirmed the murder of the Kremenchug mayor, Poltava region, a representative of the ministry?s local department told RIA Novosti.

RT Contributor Phillips Says Deported from Ukraine, Now in Poland
2014-07-26 03:56:00
Russia Today (RT) contributor Graham Phillips announced Friday that he is currently in Poland as he has been deported from Ukraine following a detention.

More than 30 Ukrainian Military Casualties to be Transported through Russia
2014-07-26 03:45:00
More than 30 killed and wounded Ukrainian servicemen will be transported through the Russian territory to Ukraine on Saturday, a representative of the Russia?s Border Guard Service in the Rostov region told RIA Novosti.

OSCE to Supply Observers with Drones on Russian-Ukrainian Border ? Report
2014-07-26 03:08:00
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) plans to provide drones for its monitoring mission in the war zone in the southeast of Ukraine and at the border with Russia, according to German news portal n-tv.de.

About 40 Police Officers from Netherlands Head to MH17 Crash Site in Ukraine - Report
2014-07-26 02:40:00
A police mission from the Netherlands, consisting of 40 people, has arrived in Kharkiv Saturday, to go to the crash site of a Malaysian Boeing afterwards, Kiev?s Channel 5 reported.

Russia Initiates Case into Purposeful Attack from Ukraine on Investigators
2014-07-26 02:08:00
A case has been initiated into the attack on the members of Russia?s Investigative Committee, it was targeted fire with intent to kill law enforcement officers, the committee?s spokesman said.

Ukraine's Mortar Attack on Luhansk Kills 15 Civilians, Injures 60 Friday - Militia
2014-07-26 02:05:00
Fifteen civilians were killed and about 60 injured in a mortar attack on Luhansk Friday night, the city?s commandant told RIA Novosti.

Thousands of New York Citizens Protest against Israeli Operation in Gaza
2014-07-26 01:24:00
Thousands of people took to the streets of New York on Friday night to protest against the Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip, which killed around 850 Palestinians according to the latest information, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Estonia Explains Denial of Entry to Russian Journalists
2014-07-25 13:07:20
Journalists from Russian television channel Zvezda were denied entry to Estonia because they failed to clearly explain the purpose of their visit, the press service of the country?s Police and Border Guard Board announced on Friday.

Shell Leaves Business Strategy for Russia Unchanged Despite Sanctions
2014-07-25 12:45:50
British oil giant is determined to continue its work in Russia and will not change its business strategy in the country, despite the sanctions imposed against Moscow by the United States and European Union, representative of Shell?s press service told RIA Novosti on Friday.

Russia Regrets Hostile US Rhetoric, Rejects Groundless Accusations Over Ukraine
2014-07-25 12:20:52
Moscow rejects the recent «unfounded public accusations», made by the United States over Ukraine and regrets that Washington continues to intesify tensions in bilateral relations, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Detention of Russian Citizen Seleznev by US Unprecedented Case ? Lawyer
2014-07-25 12:00:30
The detention of Russian citizen Roman Seleznev by the United States earlier this month on a number of hacking charges is an unprecedented case no courts had ever been forced to deal with, Seleznev's US-based lawyer said in an interview with Russia?s International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya.

Ukrainian Shells Damage Six Houses in Russia?s Rostov Region ? Border Guards
2014-07-25 11:50:03
Six houses were damaged on Friday in Russia?s Rostov Region after Ukraine?s shelling, a spokesperson for Russia?s Border Guard Service told RIA Novosti.

US to Give Ukrainian Army $33 Mln in 2014 ? Ambassador
2014-07-25 11:04:19
The United States will provide financial support to Ukrainian government troops by allocating them $33 million by the end of this year, US ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt said at a briefing on Friday.

Russian Investigators Come Under Targeted Fire from Ukraine
2014-07-25 11:03:00
A team of investigators from Russia?s Investigative Committee on Friday came under targeted mortar fire from the Ukrainian side of the border, the committee?s spokesman said.

Moscow Disappointed With Maldives? Explanation Over Russian Citizen Seleznev's Arrest
2014-07-25 10:52:37
Russia is not satisfied with the explanation that the Maldives provided over the detention of the Russian citizen Roman Seleznev by the US special service agents, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.

Kiev Should Have Informed Airlines About Possible Use of Buk Missiles in Advance - Russia
2014-07-25 10:10:00
If the Ukrainian military were aware about the possible use of Buk missiles in the southeast of the country, they should have informed the crews flying over the territory, the head of Russia?s Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) Alexandr Neradko said Friday.

Emerging Economies to Increase Use of Nuclear Energy to Meet Power Demand ? Report
2014-07-25 09:46:21
Emerging countries will play a defining role in the global installed nuclear capacity expansion, driven by the demand for more and more power, GlobalData website says.

Pilots Reported Problems with GPS in Ukraine Prior to MH17 Crash ? Rosaviatsiya
2014-07-25 09:41:21
Ukraine should provide information on whether GPS jamming devices were used in the country on the day the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 crashed, Russia?s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsiya, said on Friday.

Ukrainian Court Bans Broadcasting of Four Russian Channels ? National Council
2014-07-25 09:26:00
Ukraine?s court ruled Friday to suspend the broadcasting of four Russian channels, the press service of the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine said.

UN Chief Calls for Ceasefire in Gaza Lasting Through Muslim Holiday
2014-07-25 09:19:32
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged Israel and Palestine to agree to a ?humanitarian pause? amid the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, Agence France Presse reported Friday.

EU Extends Sanctions List over Situation in Ukraine - Communique
2014-07-25 08:53:00
The European Union on Friday extended its sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine, adding 15 individuals and 18 companies to the blacklist.

Interpol Issues Red Notice for Outspoken Ukrainian Ultrationalist Yarosh
2014-07-25 08:52:00
Interpol has issued a Red Notice for Dmitriy Yarosh, the outspoken leader of the Ukrainian ultranationalist movement Right Sector, according to the data posted on the international organization?s website Friday.

Chinese Airlines Brace for Dramatic Losses Due to Military Drills ? Report
2014-07-25 08:43:10
China?s airlines prepare to announce collapses in profits and dramatic losses in the wake of Chinese land forces? military exercises, with about 26,000 flights being canceled, The Financial Times reported on Thursday.

Oil Pipeline Networks on US-Mexico Border Turn Into Murder Sites - Reports
2014-07-25 08:18:22
The number of killings, beatings, kidnappings and rapes near the US-Mexico border is increasing as pipeline networks expand and new conduits are installed to handle the oil output from South Texas Eagle Ford Formation, one of the most actively drilled areas in the US, Bloomberg Businessweek magazine reported.

Ukrainian Army Used Phosphorus Bombs on Civilians - Russian Defense Ministry
2014-07-25 07:54:00
Russia says it has evidence that Ukraine used phosphorus bombs on populated areas in the country?s east, the deputy head of operations at Russia?s General Staff said on Friday.

Defense of Ukrainian Pilot Detained in Russia to Appeal to ECHR
2014-07-25 07:31:00
The defense of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, accused of being involved in a mortar attack that killed two Russian journalists, plans to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against her arrest, the pilot?s attorney Mark Feigin told journalists Friday.

Russian Rights Activists Urge EU, Warring Sides to Help Move Children From Ukraine?s East
2014-07-25 07:14:00
Russia?s Human Rights Commissioner Ella Pamfilova and head of the nonprofit group Spravedlivaya Pomoshch (Fair Aid) Elizaveta Glinka have urged the international community and the warring sides of the Ukrainian conflict to assist in ensuring humanitarian corridors for the transfer of hundreds of ill children caught in the conflict to Russian hospitals.

Cost Cutting Threatens Australian Nuclear Reactor Safety ? Report
2014-07-25 07:11:00
Six permanent frontline safety supervisor positions will be outsourced at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO), The Daily Telegraph reported Friday.

Ukraine Should Start Searching for Missile Launched During MH17 Flight ? Rosaviatsiya
2014-07-25 07:03:00
Ukraine should organize a search for parts of the missile that could have been launched in the east of the country around the area where the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flying, the head of Rosaviatsiya, Russia?s Federal Air Transport Agency, Alexander Neradko said Friday.

Ukraine Should Start Searching for Rocket Fired During MH17 Flight ? Rosaviatsiya
2014-07-25 07:03:00
Ukraine should organize a search for elements of the rocket that was fired in the east of the country around the area where the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flying, the head of Rosaviatsiya, Russia?s Federal Air Transport Agency, Alexander Neradko said.

Germany?s Business Climate Index Falls Third Time on End
2014-07-25 06:40:11
The business climate index in Germany for July dropped to 108 points from 109.7 points in June, the Ifo Institute for Economic Research reported.

Russia's Largest Defense Consortium Sees Canada?s Sanctions as Political Bias
2014-07-25 06:09:00
Canada?s decision to impose sanctions on Russia?s Almaz-Antey Corporation is politically biased and taken under pressure of the United States, the company?s press service stated on Friday.

Iranian Authorities Arrest US Journalist
2014-07-25 06:01:00
Iran?s chief justice Gholamhossein Esmaili confirmed the arrest of the Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian along with his wife Yeganeh Salehi, Agence France-Presse reported Friday.

Geckos Onboard Russia?s Foton-M Satellite to Reproduce
2014-07-25 05:54:00
Five geckos onboard the Russian Foton-M biosatellite, a research spacecraft carrying life in space, will soon start to reproduce, as all life support systems are functioning properly despite a communication breakdown with the spacecraft, an Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBMP) representative told RIA Novosti.

Rockets Fired at Israel from Lebanon
2014-07-25 05:50:00
Two rockets targeting north Israel were fired from Lebanon overnight on Friday, Lebanon?s National News Agency said Friday.

Oliver Stone Questions Theories on MH17 Crash Circulating in US Media
2014-07-25 05:33:05
US director Oliver Stone urged not to take for granted numerous US media reports accusing Russia of its involvement in the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Survey Reveals Majority of Danes Support Fracking
2014-07-25 05:30:00
The majority of Danish citizens believe that extracting shale gas should be a part of Denmark?s energy future, reported The Copenhagen Post, citing a survey conducted by newspaper Jyllands-Posten and research firm Wilke.

Moscow Emphasizes to British Ambassador Importance of Safety for Experts at Crash Site
2014-07-25 05:30:00
Moscow has emphasized the importance of international efforts under the United Nations of providing safety to experts in eastern Ukraine handling the investigation into the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane that crashed last week.

Fukushima Monkeys Showing Signs of Radiation Exposure - Study
2014-07-25 04:59:00
Researchers have found radioactive cesium in the muscles of monkeys living in Fukushima prefecture, NBC News reported Friday, citing a study published in Scientific Reports journal.

Ukraine to Hand Over Satellite Images of MH17 Crash Site to Foreign Investigators
2014-07-25 04:58:00
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has decided to hand over satellite images of the Malaysian plane crash site in eastern Ukraine to foreign investigators, his website said Friday.

Memory of MH17 Black Boxes Intact ? Moscow-Based Air Disaster Investigation Body
2014-07-25 04:51:30
Memory units of the crashed Malaysian Boeing?s flight recorders are in good condition and have no signs of tampering, a Moscow-based air disaster investigation body said on Friday.

One in Two Australian Mothers Discriminated Against at Workplace - Report
2014-07-25 04:36:00
Australian women and men are being discriminated at their workplaces due to pregnancy and parental obligations, Australia?s Human Rights Commission said Friday.

German, French, UK Citizens Against Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine Joining EU ? Poll
2014-07-25 04:17:00
The majority of German citizens and more than a half of British and French citizens are opposed to the idea of Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine joining the European Union, according to the results of a poll by ICM Research.

Use of Grad Rockets in Ukraine May Constitute War Crime ? Human Rights Watch
2014-07-25 03:59:00
The use of Grad rockets in populated areas in Ukraine during fighting violates conflict laws and may constitute war crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Thursday.

China to Declare US Chip Giant Monopoly, Penalties Pending - Reports
2014-07-25 03:36:00
Beijing will soon announce that US chip supplier Qualcomm holds a monopoly in China?s mobile phone chip market, the China Daily newspaper reported Friday, citing an official in the country?s economic planning agency.

Ukrainian Air Defense Exercises Might be Behind Malaysian Aircraft Crash ? Source
2014-07-25 02:12:00
A system mix up during a Ukrainian air defense units? rocket launch exercise could be the cause of the Malaysia Airlines crash in southeast Ukraine, a source from one of the Ukrainian defense departments told RIA Novosti.

EU Receives, Assesses Russian Defense Ministry's Information on Malaysian Air Crash
2014-07-25 01:46:00
The European Union has received information from the Russian Defense Ministry on the tragic Malaysian Airlines passenger jet crash in eastern Ukraine and is currently assessing it, EU Ambassador to Russia Vygaudas U?ackas told RIA Novosti on Friday.

EU Diplomat Hopes for Renewal of Trust, Understanding With Russia Over Ukraine Crisis
2014-07-25 01:18:00
European Ambassador to Russia Vygaudas U?ackas told RIA Novosti in an interview Friday that he hoped for the renewal of high level summits between Russia and the European Union.

Ukraine May Soon Become NATO Military Partner ? Ex-SBU Foreign Intelligence Chief
2014-07-25 01:03:00
The United States may grant Ukraine a status of NATO?s privileged non-aligned military partner soon, the former head of the SBU Foreign Intelligence told the UNIAN news agency.

Moscow, Brussels 'Hostages' to Crisis in Ukraine - EU Diplomat
2014-07-25 00:11:00
The European Union still plans on maintaining full-fledged cooperation with Russia but Moscow and Brussels have currently become hostages to the crisis in Ukraine, EU Ambassador to Russia Vygaudas U?ackas told RIA Novosti on Friday.

Russia?s Aeroflot to Appeal Environmental Fine for Flights Over Europe
2014-07-24 23:59:00
Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot has sent a ?protest? letter to the European Parliament and is preparing to lodge an appeal after the EU ordered it to pay a 215,600 euro ($290, 335) fine for greenhouse gas emissions during flights over the territory of the bloc?s member states, Izvestia newspaper reported Friday.

France Confirms Wreckage of Missing Algerian Airliner Found in Mali
2014-07-24 22:47:00
The French president?s office confirmed Friday reports that the wreckage of an Air Algerie plane has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, Agence France-Presse has reported.

US Attorneys Say Alleged Abduction No Obstacle to Jurisdiction for Seleznev
2014-07-24 22:15:00
US federal attorneys have ruled out that the fact that alleged Russian hacker Roman Seleznev was taken to Guam illegally could impair the court jurisdiction.

Venezuela to Buy Russian, Chinese Weaponry - Leader
2014-07-24 21:38:00
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced plans to buy new batches of weapons made in Russia and China to increase the country?s military might.

IMF Spokesman Says Palestinian Authority Cannot Bear Fiscal Burden of Conflict
2014-07-24 21:10:00
IMF spokesman William Murray said Thursday that the economic impact of the Israel-Hamas conflict on Gaza will depend on the duration of the fighting, but absent outside funding, the Palestinian Authority will not be able to bear the fiscal burden of the conflict.

REVIEW: Over 100 Palestinians Killed in Past 24 Hours in Gaza
2014-07-24 20:42:00
The number of Palestinians killed in Israel?s operation in the Gaza Strip increased by 117 on Thursday, one of the bloodiest days of the standoff, local medics told RIA Novosti.

Netherlands to Send 40 Police to Ukraine to Protect MH17 Crash Site
2014-07-24 19:45:00
The Netherlands is sending 40 unarmed police to secure the crash site of the Malaysian passenger plane in eastern Ukraine, Agence France-Presse has reported citing the Dutch prime minister.

Russia, Jordan Back Egypt Ceasefire Initiative - Ministry
2014-07-24 18:38:00
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Jordanian counterpart Nasser Jude in a phone conversation Thursday voiced their support for Egypt?s initiative on reaching a deal on ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said.

Ban Ki-Moon Condemns Israeli Attack on UN School in Gaza
2014-07-24 12:40:43
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned Israeli attack on one of the UN-run schools in Beit Hanoun, serving as a shelter to Palestinian refugees.

Daughter of Cuban Leader Raul Castro Denies Reports of Her Death in Plane Crash
2014-07-24 12:39:40
Cuban leader Raul Castro's daughter and Fidel Castro's niece, Mariela, in a telephone interview with Venezuelan Telesur channel denied claims that she was on board the Air Algerie?s plane.

Israeli Attack on UN School in Gaza Strip Kills, Injures Refugees
2014-07-24 12:25:30
Israeli troops attacked a UN-run school in the north of Gaza Strip, killing and injuring Palestinian refugees, a representative of the local health ministry told RIA Novosti on Thursday.

Algerian Defense Ministry Considers Terrorist Act As Possible Cause of Plane Crash
2014-07-24 11:20:06
Algeria?s defense ministry does not rule out the version of terrorist attack as a possible cause of the Air Algerie plane crash, which went missing in northern Africa on Thursday, Al-Arabiya reported.

Faint EU Recovery Unchanged as Low Inflation Downplays Stimulus Attempts - IMF
2014-07-24 11:07:26
Regardless of little revision to EU growth forecast, Europe?s progress towards economic recovery is virtually non-existent falling victim to unacceptably low inflation, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced Thursday.

Christians Clash With Police in China to Keep Church?s Cross
2014-07-24 11:03:35
Several dozen Christians clashed with police in the city of Wenzhow in southeastern Zhejiang province in China, protesting the authorities determined to take down the Salvation Church cross, The New York Times reported on Thursday.

Unexpectedly Poor US Growth Rooted in Combination of Uncommon Events ? IMF
2014-07-24 10:49:17
Although the US economy did show surprisingly poor performance in the first quarter, the trend will not take in because the factors underlying the decline are neither common, nor related, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced Thursday.

IMF Announces Weaker Global Growth Prospects as US Economy Slugs
2014-07-24 10:38:00
The global economy is recovering at a weaker-than-expected rate largely due to poor economic performance of the United States, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced Thursday at the launch of its World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update.

Congress Urged to Address Immigration Issues, Prevent Violence at US-Mexico Border
2014-07-24 10:14:42
A group of religious and human rights organizations are calling on Congress to address the humanitarian crisis concerned with refugees from Central America.

Russian Stance on US Sanctions Backed by Some WTO Members
2014-07-24 10:09:37
Russia said at the General Council meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) that Western sanctions against Russian entities violate the key rules of the organization and a number of WTO members support Moscow?s position, according to the statement issued by the Russian Ministry of Economic Development issued on Thursday.

Moscow Expects OSCE Observers to Arrive At Russian-Ukrainian Border Soon
2014-07-24 09:35:04
Moscow hopes that OSCE observers will arrive at crossing points on the Russian-Ukrainian border as soon as possible, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

One Dead, Over 500 Hospitalized in Japan Due to Abnormal Heat
2014-07-24 09:30:05
One person died and 561 were hospitalized in Japan due to abnormal heat wave, NHK reported Thursday.

Ukraine Asks US and NATO for Elecronic Warfare Equipment - Reports
2014-07-24 09:23:04
Kiev asked US and NATO to provide them with electronic warfare equipment, capable to counter anti-aircraft systems, The Daily Beast reported.

Missing Air Algerie Plane Had Russians on Board ? TV
2014-07-24 09:19:00
Several Russians were among passengers of the Air Algerie plane that went missing Thursday while performing a flight from Burkina Faso to Algeria, the Algerie1 news portal reported.

Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko Says Her Country ?In State of Civil War'
2014-07-24 08:50:53
Ukraine is currently in a state of civil war, Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko said in an interview to Russia?s LifeNews on Thursday.

European Commission Proposes Additional Sanctions Against Russia
2014-07-24 08:25:00
European Commission submitted proposal on new sanctions against Russia in connection with Ukrainian crisis, as it was earlier demanded by the foreign ministers of EU countries, according to the press release issued by Commission Thursday.

Labour Voters Targeted In Final Stages Of Scottish Independence Campaign
2014-07-24 08:18:00
A cross left party group in Scotland are to target Labour voters in the run up to the Scottish independence referendum to be held on September 18.

Over 1,000 Americans Serving in Israeli Army ? Reports
2014-07-24 08:17:00
Israel currently has over 1,000 Americans serving in its military, according to Israeli Defense Force spokeswoman Lt. Libby Weiss as quoted by The Daily Beast.

Air Algerie Plane Crashes Near Niger Capital ? TV
2014-07-24 08:05:00
The Air Algerie?s plane with at least 110 passengers and six crew members on board presumably crashed near Niger?s capital Niamey, Algeria?s privately owned An-Nahar TV reported Thursday.

LGBT Group Suggests Australia to Withdraw From Commonwealth
2014-07-24 08:04:00
Australia should consider withdrawing from the Commonwealth as the latter proves unable to decriminalize homosexuality, LGBT rights activist Paula Gerber said.

European Airlines Suspend Flights to Tel Aviv Amid Intensifying Israel-Gaza Conflict
2014-07-24 07:51:00
European airlines Air France, Lufthansa and Air Berlin have canceled more flights to Tel Aviv July 24 as violence between Israel and Hamas intensified.

Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko Doubts Independence Supporters Downed Malaysia Airlines Plane
2014-07-24 07:50:00
Independence supporters in eastern Ukraine could not have downed a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko said in an interview to Russia's LifeNews television channel Thursday.

Norwegian Intelligence Warns of New Terrorist Act Threatening Country
2014-07-24 07:39:31
Norwegian security services received information that within days the country may be the target of a terror attack, Benedicte Bjoernland, the head of the Norwegian Police Intelligence Service (PST) said during a press conference Thursday.

Flight MH17 Crash Resulted From Ukraine?s Disregard of ICAO Regulations
2014-07-24 07:20:00
The Ukrainian government is responsible for the tragic Malaysia Airlines plane crash as Kiev is under binding international legal obligations articulated in the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation and ICAO regulation DOC 9554/932.

Moscow Says US Withholding Information on Arrest of Russian Citizen Indicted in Cybercrime
2014-07-24 06:18:23
The United States has still not provided any information to Russia regarding the actions of a Russian citizen, charged with cybercrime, the Russian Foreign Ministry's Special Representative for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law Konstantin Dolgov told RIA Novosti.

At Least 112 Passengers On Board Missing Algerian A320
2014-07-24 06:14:00
At least 112 passengers were on board Air Algerie?s A320 plane that went off radar screens in Burkina Faso earlier on Thursday, the Algerie1 news website reported.

BG Group Considers $1.7 Bln North Sea Operations Sale ? Reports
2014-07-24 05:49:59
British oil and gas company BG Group is considering selling its largest platforms in the North Sea for 1 billion pounds ($1.7 billion), The Times reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.

Almost 32% of Syrian Chemical Weapons Destroyed - OPCW
2014-07-24 05:39:00
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said Thursday that 31.8 percent of chemical weapons, removed from Syria earlier this year, have been destroyed.

Russian Investigators Pledge to Hold Ukraine's Avakov, Kolomoyskyi Responsible for Crimes
2014-07-24 05:25:00
Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi will bear responsibility for their crimes, Russian Investigative Committee chief Alexander Bastrykin said Thursday.

Radioactive Cesium Fallout Could Cause Rice Contamination in Fukushima Prefecture - Report
2014-07-24 05:21:46
Dispersal of 1.12 trillion becquerels of radioactive cesium during last summer?s debris removal at the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant could have contaminated the rice, grown in the prefecture, The Japan Times reported on Thursday, referring to a statement made by Fukushima nuclear power plant operator TEPCO.

Contact Lost With Algerian Plane in Burkina Faso
2014-07-24 05:12:00
Algeria?s flagship air carrier, Air Algerie, said Thursday it had lost contact with one of its planes in Burkina Faso, Agence France-Presse reported.

ECHR Rules Poland Violated Human Rights by Stationing CIA Prisons - Reports
2014-07-24 05:09:00
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) declared that the Polish authorities violated human rights back in 2002 by allowing the CIA to hold two prisoners on the country?s territory, Reuters reported on Thursday.

Israel Bans Radio Broadcast on Child Deaths in Gaza - Reports
2014-07-24 04:57:07
The Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) has censored a radio clip naming children killed in Gaza, due to its "politically controversial" content, Haaretz reported Thursday.

Russia?s Transaero Resumes Flights to Israel
2014-07-24 04:44:58
Russian airline Transaero has decided to resume regular flights to Israel after consultations with the management of Tel Aviv?s Ben Gurion International Airport and the world's leading airline companies, the company said.

Russian Investigators Say Ukrainian Military Involved in Crimes Against Civilians
2014-07-24 04:06:00
The Russian Investigative Committee knows the names of at least 40 Ukrainian military personnel who have committed crimes against civilians in their country, committee head Alexander Bastrykin said Thursday.

Australian Women Still Forced Into Marriage Despite New Legislation ? Welfare Groups
2014-07-24 03:28:00
Hundreds of women are still being forced into marriage in Australia despite the fact the practice was made illegal a year ago, Radio Australia reported, citing welfare groups from the Australian state of Victoria.

One Child Killed in Gaza Every Hour As Palestinian Death Toll Hits 700- UN
2014-07-24 03:06:00
The Palestinian death toll is reaching 700, with one child being killed every hour in recent days, according to statements released over the past two days by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

China Conducts Successful Ballistic Missile Defense Test
2014-07-24 02:55:00
China has conducted a successful land-based anti-missile test on its territory, China?s Defense Ministry said Thursday in a statement published on its website.

Boeing Becomes First US Company to Strike Deal with Iran Since 1979 ? Reports
2014-07-24 02:37:00
Commercial aircraft manufacturer Boeing has signed a contract with Iranian flagship carrier Iran Air, becoming the first US company to do so since 1979, Agence France-Presse reported Thursday, referencing to the company?s report.

Ukraine's Claim of Russia Downing Attack Aircraft 'Hogwash' - Defense Ministry Source
2014-07-24 02:18:00
The Russian Defense Ministry has labeled Ukraine?s claim that two Su-25 attack aircraft were shot down in eastern Ukraine from Russia as ?hogwash.?

Kiev Has Not Responded to Russian Defense Ministry Questions on Malaysian Airliner Crash
2014-07-24 01:45:00
Ukraine has not responded to questions posed by the Russian Defense Ministry in regard to the Malaysian Airlines passenger plane that crashed last week, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said Thursday.

Ukraine Struck Russian Territory 9 Times in June-July - Russian Deputy Defense Minister
2014-07-24 01:14:00
Russia has registered nine strikes on its territory from Ukraine during the period of June and July of this year, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said Thursday.

Flight MH17 Voice Recorder in Good Condition ? ICAO
2014-07-24 00:33:00
The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, which crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17, is in good condition, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said Thursday.

Ukraine?s Communist Party Ban Unconstitutional ? Leader
2014-07-24 00:10:00
The decision to dissolve the Communist Party of Ukraine is unconstitutional, the party?s leader Petro Symonenko told RIA Novosti in an interview.

Ukraine?s Communist Party Counts on Europe?s Left-Wing Support - Leader
2014-07-24 00:02:00
The Communist Party of Ukraine, which may be dissolved on Thursday, counts on the support of the Europe?s left, the party?s leader Petro Symonenko told RIA Novosti in an interview.

Brazil to Fight Dengue with GM Mosquitos
2014-07-24 00:01:01
Brazil is going to raise a swarm of genetically modified mosquitos to fight dengue, an acute tropical disease that affects over 50 million people every year, the New Scientist magazine reports.

Ukrainian Communists to Contest in Courts Decision to Dissolve Faction - Leader
2014-07-23 23:58:00
Ukrainian communists will contest the parliament?s decision to dissolve the faction in the Ukrainian courts first, and then in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, the party?s leader said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

Russian, Dutch Leaders Discuss Assistance in MH17 Crash Probe
2014-07-23 23:51:49
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte discussed in a telephone call on Wednesday possible assistance in the investigation of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in Ukraine, the Kremlin said.

Russian Progress M-24m Cargo Spacecraft Docks with ISS
2014-07-23 22:50:00
A Russian Progress M-24M cargo spacecraft, sent off into orbit from Baikonur space center early on Thursday, has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS), a representative of the mission control center in Russia told RIA Novosti.

US May Publish Additional Intelligence Data on MH17 Crash
2014-07-23 20:35:00
The United States may unveil to the public additional intelligence data on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told journalists.

Kerry's Mission to Cairo Premature - Former Israeli Deputy Defense Minister
2014-07-23 19:02:00
US Secretary of State John Kerry?s peace mission to Cairo to end the fighting between Hamas and Israel is premature, Former Deputy Defense Minister of Israel, Ephraim Sneh told RIA Novosti.

Donetsk Commander Denies Telling Media Militia Had Buk Missiles During MH17 Crash
2014-07-23 18:08:00
A leader of the independence supporters in the self-proclaimed People?s Republic of Donetsk, Commander of the Vostok Battalion Alexander Khodakovsky, denied having told Reuters that militia forces possessed Buk missiles when the Malaysia airliner crashed in the region, RT television channel reported Thursday.

Moscow-Based Aviation Authority to Take Part in Deciphering MH17 Data in UK
2014-07-23 12:31:00
The Moscow-based Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) said Wednesday its expert will take part in retrieving and deciphering data from black boxes of the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plane.

Russian Journalists Union Calls Sanctions Against Heads of Media Absurd
2014-07-23 12:22:00
The list of Russian journalists banned from working in Ukraine is absurd and international community is most likely to condemn it, Russian Union of Journalists Chairman Vsevolod Bogdanov told RIA Novosti Wednesday.

Dutch Authorities Take Charge of International Probe into MH17 Crash
2014-07-23 11:53:19
The Dutch Safety Board (DSB) has formally taken over the investigation into last week?s Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine, according to the official statement released Wednesday.

Moscow Accuses Ukraine Troops of Capturing 2 Russian Journalists, Demands Release
2014-07-23 11:40:00
Two Russian journalists with English-language RT channel and ANNA-News agency, including a UK citizen, are at the mercy of Ukrainian authorities after they went missing overnight in eastern Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, adding they must be released at one.

Russia, Australia Reiterate Importance of Ending Military Activities in Ukraine
2014-07-23 11:15:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott have discussed the situation in Ukraine in a phone conversation Wednesday, reiterating the importance of ending combat activities in Ukraine, the Kremlin press service said in a statement.

IMF Cautions US over Adverse Economic Impact of Ukraine, Mideast Crises
2014-07-23 10:49:00
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday warned the United States of possible economic risks linked to the increasing geopolitical tensions surrounding Ukraine and Iraq.

Nationalists Want to Return Nuclear Status to Ukraine
2014-07-23 10:38:00
Draft law on restoring Ukraine?s nuclear status was registered at Ukraine?s Parliament on Wednesday at the request of Svoboda party.

Ukraine Halts Financing Warships Due to Budget Savings
2014-07-23 10:37:25
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry has halted financing the program envisaging the construction of four Korvet-type warships by 2021, due to budget savings and large-scale austerity measures introduced in the country, Ukraine?s acting Defense Minister Ivan Rusnak said Wednesday.

IMF Says 50 Mln Americans Live in Poverty, Unveils Steps to Boost Economic Growth
2014-07-23 10:30:00
Fifty million Americans still live in poverty in the United States, including almost one-in-four US children, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Wednesday.

Ban of Ukraine?s Communist Party Reflects Kiev?s Attempts to Suppress Critical Voices
2014-07-23 10:25:00
Attempts to ban the Communist Party of Ukraine reflect a dangerous trend in the new Ukrainian government's policy to suppress critical voices, members of European Parliament from the left-wing Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) said in a statement Wednesday.

Israel Allows Red Cross to Pull Dead, Injured Gazans From War Zones
2014-07-23 09:58:00
Israeli military has allowed Red Cross medics to evacuate dead and wounded Palestinian civilians from three combat zones in the Gaza Strip close to the Israeli border, local spokesman Naser Najjar said.

At Least 51 Dead as Plane Crash-Lands in Taiwan ? Agency
2014-07-23 09:54:00
At least 51 people were killed and seven injured when TransAsia Airways passenger plane crash-landed in a Taiwan airport Wednesday, China?s Xinhua news agency reported citing local media.

Kiev?s Special Op Claims Over 400 Lives in Donetsk Region ? Local Authorities
2014-07-23 09:46:39
More than 400 people have been killed since the start of Kiev?s military operation against independence supporters in Ukraine?s Donetsk Region, the official website of the city of Donetsk reported Wednesday.

Russia Suspects Kiev of Tampering With MH17 Crash Data
2014-07-23 09:39:00
The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused Kiev of trying to influence air traffic controllers and tamper with Boeing crash data in the wake of last week's disaster in eastern Ukraine, the ministry?s spokesman said Wednesday.

Donetsk People?s Republic Verifies Reports on Russian Journalists Detention
2014-07-23 09:29:00
Self-defense forces of the Donetsk People?s Republic (DPR) are verifying the reports about the detention of journalists from ?NNA-News information agency and RT television by the Ukrainian National Guard, the prime minister of the self-proclaimed republic Alexander Boroday told RIA Novosti.

UK Considers Investigation Into RT?s Malaysian Boeing Crash Coverage
2014-07-23 09:06:00
Ofcom, the UK's communications regulator, is considering whether to investigate RT television following complaints from viewers about channel?s coverage of Malaysian Boeing crash on the Ukrainian territory, the official representative of the regulator told RIA Novosti.

Russia Rules Out Punitive Action as Response to Western Sanctions
2014-07-23 08:34:00
Russia has no plans to take punitive measures against its partners in response to Western sanctions, President Vladimir Putin's top economic aide said Wednesday.

Kiev Claims Russia?s Gazprom Involved in EU Reverse Gas Supplies Decrease
2014-07-23 08:29:00
The volume of reverse gas deliveries to Ukraine from the European Union has decreased and Kiev authorities suspect Russian gas giant Gazprom is somehow involved, Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan said Wednesday.

Medvedev Says US, EU Companies Clearly Show Intention to Continue Work in Russia
2014-07-23 07:50:00
Moscow has received «clear signals» from US and European companies about their intention to continue work in Russia, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday.

Donetsk Militia Refutes Allegation Not All MH17 Crash Bodies Delivered to Kharkiv
2014-07-23 07:45:49
All allegations saying that only 200 out of 282 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash victims? bodies have been delivered from Donetsk People?s Republic (DPR) to Kharkiv are ?lies and provocation,? Serhiy Kavtaradze, a member of the DPR Security Council, said Wednesday.

UN Considering Special Commission on Human Rights Violations in Gaza Strip
2014-07-23 07:36:04
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is ready to establish a designated commission to investigate into human rights violations in the Gaza Strip and related to the military operations conducted since June 13, 2014, the draft resolution of the UNHRC?s 21st special session said.

Yahoo Japan Launches 'Ending' Service Managing Email Accounts After Death
2014-07-23 07:20:00
Yahoo Japan launched a special "Yahoo Ending" service that will automatically delete all personal data and send alert emails to friends and relatives when a person dies, The Washington Post reported.

Further Sanctions Against Russia Unjustified, Threaten Global Economic Stability - Germany
2014-07-23 07:13:00
Further sanctions against Moscow, targeting entire sectors of the Russian economy, are not a justified tool for solving a political conflict and threaten the global economic stability, German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) chief Martin Wansleben said in an interview with German Passau Neue Presse on Wednesday.

Black Boxes of Crashed Malaysian Plane to Be Deciphered in 2 Days
2014-07-23 06:53:00
It will take about two days to retrieve and decipher data from flight recorders of the Malaysian airliner that crashed in eastern Ukraine last week killing nearly 300 people, a spokesman for the UK Department for Transport told reporters Wednesday.

Chinese Army Showcases Dancing Robots, Military Hardware
2014-07-23 06:43:00
China?s People?s Liberation Army (PLA) hosted its seventh annual open day at the Academy of Armored Forces Engineering in a southern Beijing suburb that featured dancing robots, cadets and military hardware.

Kiev Authorities Suspected of Passing MH17 Air Traffic Control Recordings to US Analysts
2014-07-23 06:29:00
The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) could have handed over recordings of conversations between air traffic control and Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to US analysts in Kiev, a Ukraine government source said Wednesday.

Russia Counts on New Indonesian President?s Cooperation
2014-07-23 06:26:00
Moscow is counting on the development of close ties between Russia and Indonesia, the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry said Wednesday.

Malaysia May Open Case Against MH17 Crash Culprits - Reports
2014-07-23 06:22:00
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said he instructed his country?s attorney-general to closely investigate the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine and possibly open cases against those responsible for the tragedy, Malaysian Insider reported Wednesday.

Over 200,000 Flee Ukraine For Russia ? Russian Ombudsman
2014-07-23 05:36:00
More than 200,000 refugees from southeastern Ukraine are in Russia, 28,700 of whom are children, Russia?s children?s rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said at a press conference held at Rossiya Segodnya on Wednesday.

Black Boxes From Malaysia Airlines Passenger Jet Downed Over Ukraine Arrive in UK
2014-07-23 05:31:00
Flight recorders recovered from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed in eastern Ukraine have been delivered to the United Kingdom under the supervision of the International Civil Aviation Organization, the state commission for investigating the airliner crash said in a statement Wednesday.

Russia Sees Cooperation With Asia-Pacific Rim as Top Priority
2014-07-23 05:29:00
Russia deems cooperation with the Asia-Pacific Rim as its key priority, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday at a meeting with trade representatives.

Lawsuit Against Anti-Gay Discrimination at ExxonMobil to Proceed
2014-07-23 05:23:00
The Illinois Human Rights Commission overturned a lower body?s decision to dismiss the case of LGBT discrimination at US oil major ExxonMobil and a lawsuit will now move forward, Washington Blade reported.

Major International Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Over Missile Threats
2014-07-23 04:55:00
Russia?s airline Transaero, together with major US, EU and Canadian airlines, reported that all flights to and from Tel-Aviv scheduled for Wednesday are cancelled due to the deteriorating security situation in Gaza.

ISIS Opens Bus Tours Across Syria, Iraq Border
2014-07-23 04:43:00
ISIS fighters in control over the war-ridden territories in Syria, Iraq border, organized a hop-on hop-off bus service over their ?caliphate,? the Times of Israel reported Wednesday.

Military Specialists From Almost 100 Countries to Attend Russia?s Aviadarts
2014-07-23 04:16:00
More than 90 countries are sending their military attaches to Russia?s international air force crew competition Aviadarts, Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondarev, Russian Air Force commander-in-chief said Wednesday.

597 Palestinians, One-Quarter Children, Killed in Israel?s Military Op in Gaza
2014-07-23 04:11:51
Israel's Operation Protective Edge and ground invasion into the Gaza Strip has killed at least 597 Palestinians, including 152 children and 82 women, Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, a nongovernmental organization based in the Gaza Strip, said in its most recent reports.

Tsarnaev?s Friend Arrested on Drug, Gun Charges - Reports
2014-07-23 01:55:00
Stephen Silva, a close friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with organizing the Boston Marathon bombing, was arrested and taken to court on charges of drug and firearm possession, The Boston Globe reported Wednesday.

EU Sanctions Against Moscow 'A Road to Nowhere' - Russia's EU Envoy
2014-07-23 00:54:00
The European Union decided to continue the policy of sanctions against Moscow and expand the black list for Russia and Ukraine by Thursday, Russia?s envoy to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said after attending the European foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, calling it "a road to nowhere."

Russia Hands Data on MH17 Crash to EU, Awaits Reaction - Russia's EU Envoy
2014-07-22 23:50:00
Russia handed all of its Defense Ministry?s data on the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine to the European Union, but has seen no reaction yet, Russia?s envoy to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said Wednesday.

Donetsk Militia Refuse Children Evacuation to Kiev-Controlled Territory
2014-07-22 20:08:00
Independence supporters in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) refused to let out a group of children, including this with special needs, on Tuesday, saying the children could be taken hostage on the Kiev-controlled territory.

Israel Must End West Bank Occupation - Former Deputy Defense Minister
2014-07-22 19:07:00
Former Deputy Defense Minister of Israel Ephraim Sneh said Tuesday the ongoing humanitarian and strategic crisis in Gaza and the Israeli occupation of the West Bank must end through negotiations.

Peru's Prime Minister Resigns - Reports
2014-07-22 18:47:00
Peru's Prime Minister René Cornejo has resigned, Peruvian radio RPP reported Tuesday.

EU to Adopt Restrictive Measures on Investment in Crimea by July End
2014-07-22 12:21:00
Foreign ministers from the European Union will introduce additional measures to restrict trade and investment in Crimea and Sevastopol, according to the statement issued after the Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels on Tuesday.

Sochi Offers to Host New Wave Song Contest After Latvia Bans Russian Singers
2014-07-22 12:03:31
Sochi Mayor Alexander Tkachev proposed Tuesday that the resort city on the Black Sea host a Eurovision-style contest for young pop singers, New Wave, after Latvia barred three Russian pop stars from going to Jurmala, its traditional venue.

Russia, Holland Discuss UN Security Council Resolution on Malaysian Boeing Crash
2014-07-22 11:38:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte discussed the implementation of the UN Security Council resolution supporting a thorough and independent international investigation into the Malaysian Boeing 777 crash in eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin?s press service announced Tuesday.

OSCE Publishes Spot Report on Monitoring Mission?s Visit to Malaysian Boeing Crash Site
2014-07-22 11:32:38
OSCE has published a report on the visit of its Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) and the Dutch experts to the site of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash.

REVIEW: Broader Sanctions Against Russia to Hurt EU?s Domestic Markets
2014-07-22 11:07:34
Sanctions against Russia will have a negative impact on economies of many European countries, such as Britain, Italy, France, and Holland, with Germany being hit the hardest, the Telegraph reported on Tuesday.

ISIS Militants Persecuting Christians in North-West Iraq ? Russian Foreign Ministry
2014-07-22 10:43:00
Moscow is concerned over persecutions of Christians living in the north-west of Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), Russia?s Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

Russia Urges End to Military Action in MH17 Crash Area
2014-07-22 10:36:00
The Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it believed that an end to military hostilities around the crash site of the Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine would prevent such tragedies from happening in the future.

UK to Analyze Flight Recorders of Crashed Malaysian Boeing ? British Prime Minister
2014-07-22 10:08:00
Flight recorders of a crashed Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 will be analyzed in the United Kingdom following a Dutch request, British Prime Minister David Cameron wrote on Twitter Tuesday.

Ukraine Ruled By Western ?Puppets? - Russian Security Council
2014-07-22 09:49:28
Ukraine is ruled by the leaders, who lack the ability to act independently and simply follow orders from the West, Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said on Tuesday.

Self-Defense Forces Stop Kiev Army Attack on Donetsk - Militia
2014-07-22 09:47:00
The Donetsk People?s Republic (DPR) militia have secured the Donetsk Airport and stopped Ukrainian Army?s attack on the city, representatives of the self-proclaimed state said Tuesday.

UK Role in Preventing Litvinenko?s Death out of Consideration ? Home Secretary
2014-07-22 09:36:00
Public inquiry on former Russian Federal Security Service agent Alexander Litvinenko?s death will not touch upon whether the UK authorities could have prevented his death, Secretary of State for the Home Department Theresa May said in her statement Tuesday.

West Should Demand Both Sides to Obey Ceasefire - Putin
2014-07-22 09:29:48
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that the West should address its calls for a ceasefire not only to eastern Ukraine independence supporters, but to the Kiev government as well.

Sky News Reporter Apologizes for Looking Through MH17 Victims? Luggage
2014-07-22 09:13:00
Sky news reporter Colin Brazier apologized for picking up MH17 crash victims? luggage live on air in his article written for the Guardian on Tuesday, and said he did this because he was stressed out.

Russia to Respond Adequately to NATO Expansion - Putin
2014-07-22 09:03:00
Moscow will respond adequately and equitably if NATO continues its military presence expansion closer to the Russian borders, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday

BBC's Scottish Referendum Coverage Slammed For Anti-Independence Bias
2014-07-22 08:11:00
Mark Hirst ? A professor of media studies at the West of Scotland University has called for a public inquiry into the coverage of the Scottish independence campaign by the BBC.

China Warns Against Politicizing Malaysian Boeing Crash Until Investigation is Over
2014-07-22 07:46:00
Beijing has urged not to politicize the situation over the crash of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 in eastern Ukraine until the investigation is over, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday

Developing Situation in Ukraine Unacceptable, Counterproductive, Destabilizing - Putin
2014-07-22 07:30:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that scenarios in the developing crisis in Ukraine are unacceptable, counterproductive and destabilizing the situation in the world.

Flight Recorders of Crashed Malaysian Boeing to Be Analyzed in UK
2014-07-22 07:26:00
The flight recorders of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed in eastern Ukraine last week will be analyzed by experts in the United Kingdom, the Ukrainian government said Tuesday.

OSCE Extends Mandate of Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine by 6 Months
2014-07-22 07:14:00
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) extended Tuesday the mandate of its Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine by six months, the organization said.

Former London Mayor Says Ukraine Dysfunctional not Because of Russia
2014-07-22 07:03:00
Ukraine is a dysfunctional and divided country with President Petro Poroshenko being unable to reunify it, Ken Livingstone, a former London mayor and a prominent British politician, told RT television.

Over 38,000 Ukrainians Seeking Refugee Status in Russia
2014-07-22 06:46:00
More than 38,000 Ukrainians are seeking refugee status in Russia, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday.

Kiev Unaware of Ukrainian Air Force Striking City in Ceasefire Zone
2014-07-22 06:23:00
The Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council neither confirms, nor denies the reports of a Ukrainian Air Force jet striking a city located in eastern Ukraine?s ceasefire zone.

France Must Adhere to Mistral Contract Instead of Blackmailing Moscow - Russian Lawmaker
2014-07-22 06:12:27
Paris has to comply with its obligations under the Mistral helicopter carrier contract, signed with Russia, instead of blackmailing Moscow with sanctions and actions for nondelivery, Adm. Vladimir Komoedov, chairman of the defense committee of the State Duma, Russia?s lower house of parliament, said on Tuesday.

Texas-Mexico Border Expecting 1,000 National Guard Troops ? Governor
2014-07-22 05:38:00
Texas Governor Rick Perry ordered 1,000 National Guard troops to the state?s Mexican border, The New York Times reported Monday.

Ukrainian Parliament Approves Decree on Limited Mobilization
2014-07-22 05:14:00
Ukraine?s parliament approved a presidential decree on limited mobilization at a parliamentary session of 232 lawmakers, meeting the required minimum of 226 votes.

US Terrorism Prosecutions Rife With Abuse - Report
2014-07-22 05:12:53
Human rights abuses have been documented at every stage of federal terrorism investigations in the United States, Andrea Prasow, deputy Washington director at Human Rights Watch and one of the authors of a report on human rights abuse in terrorism prosecutions, told RIA Novosti Tuesday.

Ukrainian Air Force Strikes City Located in Ceasefire Zone Surrounding Plane Crash Site
2014-07-22 05:11:00
A Ukrainian Sukhoi fighter jet delivered a rocket near the city of Shakhtarsk, located within the 40-kilometer ceasefire zone around the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines passenger jet, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported Tuesday.

Former Guantanamo Prisoner?s Claim to Get Money Back Rejected by US Judge
2014-07-22 05:04:00
A US judge rejected former Guantanamo prisoner Djamel Ameziane?s claim to get his money back upon his release, the Miami Herald reported.

EU and US Outrage Against Russia Over MH17 Crash Filled With Myopia - Journalist
2014-07-22 04:51:00
The crash of a Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine resulted in an outrage by the West aimed at Russia that can only be described as myopic and hypocritical, Martin Sieff, an Irish-American journalist and author said in an interview with RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

Train Carrying Bodies of Plane Crash Victims, Malaysian Delegation Arrive in Kharkiv
2014-07-22 04:40:00
A train carrying the bodies of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 crash victims has arrived in the city of Kharkiv, the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN reported Tuesday.

Kiev Calls on Countries of MH17 Crash Victims to Send Police to Guard Site
2014-07-22 04:38:18
Kiev has called on all countries whose citizens died in the crash of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 in eastern Ukraine to send police to guard the crash site and to help the investigation, Ukraine?s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

US Senators Oppose Housing Immigrant Children - report
2014-07-22 04:20:00
United States senators oppose housing unaccompanied immigrant children in the United States, Courier-Journal reported.

Russian Foreign Ministry Praises UN Security Council Resolution on MH17 Crash
2014-07-22 02:44:00
The Russian Foreign Ministry has given a high assessment to the UN Security Council?s resolution on the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine and believes the call for all warring sides to halt military activity an important point in the resolution.

Public Inquiry to Be Held on Alexander Litvinenko?s Death
2014-07-22 02:36:00
UK Home Secretary Theresa May is expected to announce July 22 that a public inquiry will be held into the death of former Russian Federal Security Service agent Alexander Litvinenko, British newspaper The Telegraph reported Monday.

Four people, Including Three Foreigners Dead in Kabul Explosion - Report
2014-07-22 02:03:00
Four people, including three foreigners and an Afghan interpreter, died in an explosion Tuesday morning near Kabul Airport, Reuters reported, quoting local police.

Accused Russian Hacker?s Hearing Postponed in Guam
2014-07-22 01:15:00
A court hearing in case against Russian citizen Roman Seleznev, accused by the American authorities of hacking, most likely will be postponed, New York attorney Ely Goldin told RIA Novosti.

Internally Displaced Ukrainians Need Urgent Assistance ? Human Rights Watch
2014-07-22 00:44:00
Tens of thousands of Ukrainians who left their homes as a result of fighting need urgent aid as the government has not provided them with sufficient assistance, Human Rights Watch (HRW) director of Europe and Central Asia division Hugh Williamson stated in an open letter to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Malaysian Experts Investigating Boeing Crash Come Under Fire in Ukraine ? Donetsk Militia
2014-07-22 00:06:00
A group of Malaysian experts traveling to the Boeing crash site near Donetsk witnessed an attack carried out by Ukraine?s aviation against independence supporters, a local militia spokesman accompanying the vehicles told RIA Novosti.

Kiev Says Needs Almost $780 Mln to Continue Special Operation
2014-07-21 22:54:00
Ukraine?s Finance Ministry has asked the parliament to earmark 9.1 billion hryvnia ($780 million) to finance the special operation against independence supporters in the country?s east, the ministry?s press service said.

US Hails Malaysia Deal with Donetsk Militia on Black Boxes
2014-07-21 22:07:00
The United States welcomes the agreement between Malaysia and authorities of the Donetsk People?s Republic on handing over two black boxes from the downed plane in eastern Ukraine, State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said.

Train with Bodies from Malaysia Plane Crash Arrives in Donetsk
2014-07-21 21:47:00
A train carrying bodies from the Malaysian passenger plane crash in eastern Ukraine has arrived in Donetsk, the press service of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People?s Republic said Tuesday.

India Turns Into Land of No Resistance for Cyber Criminals - Official
2014-07-21 21:12:00
India has become a land of no resistance for hackers, and now the target is also large enterprises and business executives, Vinay Mohan Kwatra, Joint Secretary at Ministry of External Affairs responsible for the Counter Terrorism and Cyber Security, said Monday.

US Dismisses Russia?s ?Proof? on Kiev?s Role in Boeing Crash
2014-07-21 20:42:00
The US Department of State has dismissed Russia?s sensational claims suggesting that a Ukrainian fighter plane or missile systems could have been involved in the July 17 crash of a Malaysian passenger plane in eastern Ukraine.

US Could Unveil Intelligence Data on Downed Boeing 777 in Ukraine
2014-07-21 19:56:00
The United States could unveil intelligence assessment on the crash of a Malaysian passenger plane in eastern Ukraine, White House Spokesperson Josh Earnest said Monday.

Donetsk Militia Hands Black Boxes from Downed Plane to Malaysia Experts
2014-07-21 19:07:00
Authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People?s Republic have handed over to Malaysian experts two flight data recorders recovered from the crash site of the Boeing plane in eastern Ukraine, a RIA Novosti correspondent said Tuesday.

Ukrainian Aircraft Fly Over Boeing Crash Site
2014-07-21 18:45:00
Ukraine?s combat aircraft flew over the crash site of a Malaysian passenger plane near Torez, in Donetsk Region, on Monday, a RIA Novosti correspondent said.

Russian Ambassador to UK Cautions Against Boeing Crash Speculation
2014-07-21 18:18:00
Russia?s ambassador to the UK warned British lawmakers against using the crash of Malaysian passenger plane in eastern Ukraine for selfish political goals, the Russian Embassy has said.

Donetsk Militia Agrees on Ceasefire in 25-Mile Zone Around MH17 Crash Site
2014-07-21 13:01:00
The Donetsk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine agreed on Monday to declare a ceasefire in clashes with pro-Kiev forces in the radius of 40 kilometers (25 miles) around the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, according to a leader of the self-proclaimed state.

Train With Bodies of Malaysian Boeing Crash Victims Leaves Eastern Ukrainian City of Torez
2014-07-21 12:36:00
The train carrying the bodies of the Malaysian Boeing 777 crash victims has departed from the train station in eastern Ukrainian city of Torez, heading toward Ilovaisk in Donetsk region, self-defense forces protecting the train told RIA Novosti.

Ukraine Willing to Hand Over MH17 Crash Evidence to International Investigators
2014-07-21 12:34:00
Ukrainian special services are ready to provide all data concerning last week?s airliner crash in eastern Ukraine to an international commission investigating the tragedy, the Ukrainian president?s press service said Monday.

Russia Calls for Investigation of Foreign Mercenaries Participation in Ukraine Hostilities
2014-07-21 11:57:00
Russia?s Foreign Ministry on Monday demanded that Sweden, Finland, the Baltic states and France conduct a thorough investigation into alleged involvement of mercenaries from these countries in hostilities in eastern Ukraine.

Dutch, OSCE Experts to Seal Cars Loaded With Bodies of Boeing Crash Victims
2014-07-21 11:51:00
A group of Dutch experts and OSCE employees has arrived at the train station in the city of Torez in eastern Ukraine to seal the refrigerated rail cars carrying the bodies of those killed in the Boeing 777 crash, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported Monday.

Malaysia Hopes For Soonest Return of Boeing Crash Bodies
2014-07-21 11:33:00
The bodies of the people who died in the Boeing 777 crash should be returned to their families as soon as possible, the Ukrainian President?s press service said Monday following Petro Poroshenko?s meeting with the representatives of the Malaysian government.

Russia to Continue Space Rocket Engines Deliveries to US Despite Sanctions
2014-07-21 11:21:39
Russia will take a pragmatic approach and will continue the deliveries of engines for the United States? carrier rockets despite the sanctions Washington imposed on Moscow over the Ukrainian crisis, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Monday.

Ukrainian Rescuers End Search for Bodies of MH17 Crash Victims
2014-07-21 11:13:00
Ukrainian rescue workers have completed their search for the bodies of Malaysian plane crash victims in eastern Ukraine, the bodies will be sent to Kharkiv later on Monday, a senior Ukrainian official said.

MH17 Flight Crashed Within Ukrainian Missile Systems Firing Range - Russian Military
2014-07-21 10:41:00
The Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed within the operating zone of the Ukrainian army?s self-propelled, medium-range surface-to-air Buk missile systems, the Russian military said Monday.

Malaysian Experts to Inspect Boeing Crash Site Tuesday ? Experts
2014-07-21 10:36:00
Malaysian experts will visit the site of the Boeing 777 crash in the Ukrainian city of Torez on Tuesday, Bernama news agency reported Monday referring to Malaysia?s Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Russia Denies Smuggling Military Hardware Into East Ukraine
2014-07-21 10:30:00
Russia has never delivered Buk-M1 air defense missile systems or any other type of weaponry to independence supporters in eastern Ukraine, a senior Russian General Staff official said Monday.

Some 4,000 Cultural Heritage Sites in Iraq Under Threat of Looting, Destruction - Reports
2014-07-21 09:37:00
Approximately 4,000 cultural heritage sites in Iraq are under immediate threat of being lost as the ongoing conflict between the ISIS and local religious groups leaves them open to looters, said Alex Nagel, a Research Associate in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.

Russian Military Says Detected Ukrainian Su-25 Fighter Plane Close to MH17 Before Crash
2014-07-21 09:34:00
An Ukrainian combat jet was detected in close approach to the Malaysian passenger plane shortly before it crashed in eastern Ukraine killing all 298 people on board, the Russian military said Monday.

German Chamber of Industry and Commerce Calls Anti-Russian Sanctions ?Unreliable Tool?
2014-07-21 09:33:00
EU sanctions against Russia can lead to a ?dangerous spiral? and are thus an ?unreliable tool,? the head of German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) Volker Treier told the German Handelsblatt business daily Monday.

MH17 Lost Speed Shortly Before Vanishing From Radars ? Russian Military
2014-07-21 09:30:00
The Malaysia Airlines passenger plane started losing speed three minutes before it went off radar screens and crashed in eastern Ukraine, a senior official of the Russian General Staff said Monday.

Departure of Train With MH17 Crash Bodies to Kharkiv Delayed - OSCE
2014-07-21 09:03:00
The departure of a Kharkiv-bound train carrying bodies of victims of last week?s Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine was delayed Monday because of a damaged railway, an OSCE official in Ukraine said.