Japan to extend entry ban to Russia and 13 other countries, Abe says

National Apr 27, 2020

Japan to extend entry ban to Russia and 13 other countries, Abe says

Japan will deny entry to foreign travelers from a further 14 countries, including Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, strengthening its border controls to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said. With the ban effective starting Wednesday, people ...

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 ...