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Australia, Netherlands start UN action against Russia over MH17

Australia, Netherlands start UN action against Russia over MH17

SYDNEY/AMSTERDAM, March 14 (Reuters) – Australia and the Netherlands said on Monday they had begun joint legal action against Russia at the United Nations’ aviation agency over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 eight years ago. The Boeing 777 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on July 17, 2014, when it was hit …

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Biden to announce ban on US imports of Russian oil: LIVE UPDATES

Russia asked China for help ahead of US meeting, Zelenskyy wants talks with Putin: LIVE UPDATES

Drone footage shows destruction in Mariupol following Russian attacks Drone video has emerged showing purported attacks by the Russian military and devastation in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol. Officials there say around 2,500 of its residents have been killed during the Russian invasion, according to Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson. Kyiv apartment building airstrike leaves …

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China's Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the worst outbreak since Wuhan

China’s Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the worst outbreak since Wuhan

Health officials said 2,125 cases were reported across 58 cities in 19 of 31 mainland provinces, marking the fourth consecutive day China reported more than 1,000 daily local cases. More than 10,000 cases have been reported since the latest outbreak began in early March, the NHC said. Saturday, the commission reported 3,122 local cases — …

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Taiwan grounds Mirage fighters after jet crashes into sea

Taiwan grounds Mirage fighters after jet crashes into sea

Taiwan Air Force Mirage-2000 fighter jets taxi during military drills to test readiness ahead of Lunar New Year, in Hsinchu, Taiwan January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI, March 14 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s air force grounded its fleet of Mirage 2000 fighter jets on Monday after …

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Columbia University on China helping Russia with impact of sanctions

Columbia University on China helping Russia with impact of sanctions

China will consider its own interests when deciding whether it should help Russia cope with the impact of Western sanctions as a result of the Ukraine war, according to a former deputy sanctions coordinator for the US State Department. “The US government will see China as very important here,” Richard Nephew told CNBC Monday, in …

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Legacy of Germany's Angela Merkel is seen differently

Legacy of Germany’s Angela Merkel is seen differently

Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel waves goodbye as she departs from the Chancellery for the last time. Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | Getty Images With Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked attack against Ukraine, political analysts are now reassessing the long and deeply complicated relationship the Russian leader had with ex-German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and how …

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Red Cross warns a 'worst-case scenario' for thousands in Ukraine;  Zelenskyy wants Putin at the table: Live updates

Red Cross warns a ‘worst-case scenario’ for thousands in Ukraine; Zelenskyy wants Putin at the table: Live updates

Pregnant woman, baby both die after bombing Ukrainian emergency employees and volunteers carry an injured pregnant woman from the maternity hospital that was damaged by shelling in Mariupol, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 9, 2022. The woman and her baby died after Russia bombed the maternity hospital where she was meant to give birth . A pregnant …

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Talks between Russia and Ukraine to resume after deadly attack on military base | Ukraine

Diplomatic efforts to end the war in Ukraine have stepped up, with Ukrainian and Russian negotiators set to resume talks, after Russia attacked a base near the Polish border and fighting raged across the country. A barrage of Russian missiles hit Ukraine’s Yavoriv International Center for Peacekeeping and Security, a base just 15 miles (25 …

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Brent Renaud: Tributes paid to US journalist shot dead by Russians in Ukraine

Brent Renaud: Tributes paid to US journalist shot dead by Russians in Ukraine

In a tweet, Kyiv region police identified the dead man as Renaud, who was 50. Police posted a photo of his body and his American passport as evidence, as well as a photo of an outdated New York Times press badge with Renaud’s name. Andriy Nebitov, the head of the Kyiv region police, said in …

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