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MH17 Tribunal Should Be Created Upon Investigation Completion - Ex-Diplomat

Former US Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues David Scheffer claims that an independent international tribunal to investigate the flight MH17 crash should be established only after the Dutch Safety Board probe is complete.

Port City of Saint-Nazaire Tired of France's Flip-Flopping on Mistral Deal

Commenting on President Francois Hollande's announcement that he would take a few weeks to decide whether or not to deliver the Mistral-class helicopter carriers to Russia, Jean-Claude Blanchard, municipal councilor in the port city of Saint-Nazaire, told Sputnik that the city's residents are tired of French politicians' flip-flopping on the issue.

Deaths in US Police Custody Form 'Pattern' in Need of Investigation - NGO

Advocacy group Columbus Cop Block spokesperson Valerie Petrichor claims that the recent deaths of detainees in US police custody seem to form a pattern that the authorities should properly investigate.

US Says Release of Israeli Spy in November Not Connected to Iran Nuke Deal

Following rumors that the US would release convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, attorneys confirm that he will be granted parole in November.

Moscow's Counter-Sanctions Undermine EU Domestic Markets - Activist

According to the MODEF director, the producers are selling their products at a very low price today, lower than the cost of production.

Ukrainian MP Threatens French Legislators With Jail Time, Car Confiscation

A Ukrainian MP is threatening French legislators with jail time as the country creates entry bans for French citizens and cultural figures.

SCO Head Seeks Better, More Objective Coverage From Western Media

The secretary-general of the of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization said that the SCO welcomes dialogue with Western media outlets to help make coverage of the organization’s activities more objective.

US-Led Coalition Launches 32 Airstrikes Against Islamic State

In Syria the US-led coalition military forces conducted nine airstrikes using fighter, fighter-attack, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft, separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 23 airstrikes, according to the US Central Command.

Recent Fiat and Chrysler Hack ‘Tip of the Iceberg’ - US Senator

US Senator Richard Blumenthal said that Americans do not know yet if Fiat's vehicles are the only models to suffer from the security vulnerabilities recently exposed after two hackers showed they remotely took control of a Jeep Cherokee, including the vehicle's air conditioning, braking and steering.

Latvia Spots Russian Planes, Ships Near Territorial Waters

Latvia's Armed Forces reported spotting three Russian aircraft and two ships near its territorial waters on Tuesday.

US Envoy to Ukraine Calls Right Sector 'Exaggerated' After Deadly Gunbattle

According to US Ambassador to Ukraine, who recently made a visit to the region where a deadly gun battle between Ukrainian police and Right Sector took place, the group is actually "exaggerated" by Russian media.

Snowden's Lawyer Says Claims of Whistleblower 'Stealing' Data Questionable

Kucherena stressed that careless attitudes toward the rule of law, public opinion and the views of the petition signatories attest to the regrettable situation currently pervading in the United States.

US to Instantly Find Out if Iran Violates Agreement - Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said that If Iran fails to comply with the terms of nuclear deal, the US, international community will quickly know it and will be able to "respond accordingly with every option available."

Praising Peace in North Korea: Anniversary Celebrating End of Korean War

On July 27, 2015 the Democratic People's Republic of Korea celebrated the anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement which ended the Korean War of 1950-1953.

From Deep Space to SoundCloud: NASA Uploads 1970s Alien Podcast

NASA's Golden Record was carried onboard the spacecraft Voyager One and Two in the 1970s, so that aliens could hear greetings in Earth's languages, and sounds thought to represent life on Earth.

Grass Is Greener: UK Economic Growth Raises More Doubts Over Eurozone

The case for European countries to remain outside of the Eurozone has been given another boost with new figures showing that the UK has overtaken Germany in post-financial crisis growth, sparking suggestions that life outside the euro is much brighter for European countries.

Police Officer, Two Children Wounded in Clashes in Southeastern Turkey

A Turkish police officer and two children were injured in clashes that started after protests against the attacks of the Turkish army on the positions of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

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