Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint

World / Politics Apr 4, 2020

Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint

U.S. President Donald Trump has fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community who handled the whistleblower complaint that triggered Trump's impeachment. Trump informed the Senate intelligence committee Friday of his decision to fire Atkinson, according to a letter obtained by The Associated ...

Ex-Ukrainian foreign minister detained over businessman's murder

World / Crime & Legal Mar 26, 2020

Ex-Ukrainian foreign minister detained over businessman's murder

A former Ukrainian foreign minister was detained on Wednesday on suspicion of murdering the director of a large advertising group, the interior ministry said. Leonid Kozhara, 57, served as foreign minister under Ukraine's Kremlin-friendly president Viktor Yanukovych, ousted in 2014 after bloody pro-Europe street demonstrations. The ...

Tensions mount over Iran's probe into Ukrainian jetliner it downed

World Feb 6, 2020

Tensions mount over Iran's probe into Ukrainian jetliner it downed

Tensions are mounting over Tehran's probe into the January downing of a passenger plane near the Iranian capital, as countries that lost citizens in the disaster criticise the Islamic republic's reticence to share key information. Iran's authorities are examining the incident in which its air ...