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The human remains of more victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash were flown to the Netherlands. Protests against military mobilisation continued in western Ukraine. The Prosecutor’s Office in Kharkiv...Read More >>

  • US evacuates embassy staff from Libya due to militia clashes

    Date: Sat, 26/07/2014 - 16:36

    The US says it has temporarily evacuated its staff from the Libyan capital Tripoli over security concerns. Staff, including marine guards providing security to the embassy, have been transferred to Tunisia "due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between...
  • McDonald's in Russian court case over standards

    Date: Sat, 26/07/2014 - 13:45

    Russia's most prominent consumer watchdog has filed a lawsuit against McDonald's in Moscow, urging the restaurant chain to withdraw certain products. Rospotrebnadzor said its inspectors in the city of Novgorod, western Russia, had found violations of food standards by...
  • Nigeria 'placed on red alert' over Ebola death

    Date: Sat, 26/07/2014 - 13:11

    Nigeria says it has put all entries into the country on red alert after confirming the death of a Liberian man who was carrying the Ebola virus. The man died after arriving at Lagos airport on Tuesday, in the first Ebola case in Africa's most populous country....
  • Malaysia PM to discuss access to MH-17 crash site with Dutch PM

    Date: Sat, 26/07/2014 - 11:56

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced on Saturday he would meet Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte next week to discuss how to secure full access for investigators to the site in Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was shot down. A statement issued by his office...
  • Ukraine conflict: Russia accuses US of 'smear campaign'

    Date: Sat, 26/07/2014 - 11:47

    Russia has accused the US of launching a "smear campaign" over its alleged involvement in the conflict in Ukraine and the foreign ministry in Moscow said it rejects "unfounded public insinuations" from the US government. The row comes as more bodies of victims from...
  • Peru to auction ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos' jewels

    Date: Sat, 26/07/2014 - 11:16

    The Peruvian government says it will auction gold watches and other jewellery seized from ex-intelligence chief Vladimiro Montesinos. The jewellery on sale includes diamond-encrusted cufflinks and watches. He is serving a long jail sentence for corruption and human...
  • Judge under investigation for falling asleep during child rape case

    Date: Sat, 26/07/2014 - 10:45

    A judge is being investigated after he was accused of falling asleep during a child rape trial. A complaint was raised against Recorder Philip Cattan on the first day of a trial at Manchester Crown Court. Barristers complained that the judge had fallen asleep as the...
  • OSCE calls for immediate release of all journalists missing in Ukraine

    Date: Fri, 25/07/2014 - 16:34

    OSCE Representative of Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today demanded the immediate release of journalists who were reported missing in eastern Ukraine. “I am seriously concerned about the continuing abduction and disappearance of members of the media,” Mijatović...
  • MH17: Forty coffins transported back to the Netherlands

    Date: Fri, 25/07/2014 - 09:12

    The SMM facilitated access of Malaysian experts to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and attended a mourning ceremony at Kharkiv’s international airport. Fighting in parts of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions continued.
  • Deployment of OSCE observers to the Russian Federation

    Date: Thu, 24/07/2014 - 16:36

    Noting today’s consensus decision of the OSCE Permanent Council to deploy an Observer Mission to two checkpoints of Donetsk and Gukovo on the Russian-Ukrainian border, the Chairperson-in-Office and Swiss Foreign Minister, Didier Burkhalter, stressed the confidence-...