Asia Pacific May 29, 2018

Russia says won't be pushed around over downing of flight MH17

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday it was inappropriate for Australia and the Netherlands to issue Moscow with ultimatums over compensation for relatives of people killed in the downing of flight MH17, RIA news agency reported. The Malaysian Airways jet was shot down over ...

Ukraine moves to split church from Russia as elections approach

World Apr 20, 2018

Ukraine moves to split church from Russia as elections approach

Ukraine's Orthodox Church could become independent of Moscow under the terms of a presidential initiative lawmakers approved on Thursday, a move that President Petro Poroshenko said would make it harder for Russia to meddle in Ukrainian affairs. Ukraine's pro-Western leaders have sought step by step ...

Chemical weapons watchdog investigates Ghouta attacks, sources say

World Feb 27, 2018

Chemical weapons watchdog investigates Ghouta attacks, sources say

The world's chemical weapons watchdog is investigating recent attacks in the besieged, rebel-held Syrian region of Eastern Ghouta to determine whether banned munitions were used, sources said. The Hague-based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) opened an investigation on Sunday into reports of ...