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Families of German MH17 victims to sue Ukraine: lawyer

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BERLIN - Survivors of German victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 downed over Ukraine plan to sue the country and its president for manslaughter by negligence in 298 cases, the lawyer representing them said on Sunday.

Iraqi Christians fly to new life in France after escaping Islamic State

ARBIL Iraq - On a warm evening at Arbil International Airport in Iraqi Kurdistan some 150 mostly Christian refugees anxiously waited to flee their homeland aboard a French government plane.

World, United Nations, Iraq 20 Sep 2014

U.N. aviation body to mull space safety as space taxis ready for flight

MONTREAL - The United Nation's civil aviation body, currently wrestling with how to help airlines maintain safety over conflict zones, is taking first steps toward protection for commercial vessels in space.

Chinese hacked U.S. military contractors: Senate panel

WASHINGTON - Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of U.S. airlines, technology companies and other contractors involved in the movement of U.S. troops and military equipment, a U.S. Senate panel has found.

Ukraine PM tells army to be on full battle alert despite ceasefire

KIEV - Ukraine's prime minister told government forces to remain on full battle alert on Wednesday as fighting in the rebel-held eastern city of Donetsk killed at least two civilians and further strained a ceasefire with Russian-backed separatists.

18 Sep 2014

Ukraine PM tells army to be on full battle alert despite ceasefire

KIEV - Ukraine's prime minister told government forces to remain on full battle alert on Wednesday as fighting in the rebel-held eastern city of Donetsk killed at least two civilians and further strained a ceasefire with Russian-backed separatists.

17 Sep 2014

Qatar rejects accusation it sent weapons to Libya

DOHA - Qatar has denied an accusation by Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni that it sent three military aircraft loaded with weapons to a Tripoli airport controlled by an armed opposition group.

Former Russian paratroopers say lead combat in rebel-held east Ukraine

LUHANSK Ukraine - Surveying a ruined airport in the rebel stronghold of Luhansk, the ex-Russian paratrooper in trademark blue beret boasts that only "professionals" such as him can turn the tide in the conflict with Kiev in eastern Ukraine.

World, Russia 15 Sep 2014

Ukraine PM slams Putin, ceasefire again under strain in east Ukraine

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine - Fighting flared near an airport in eastern Ukraine on Saturday in breach of a fragile eight-day ceasefire as the prime minister accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of planning to destroy his country. | Video

Russia, World 13 Sep 2014

Virgin's Branson says flight ban would hurt Russia most

KIEV - Russia would be the biggest loser if it carried out a threat to ban Western airlines from flying over its territory, Richard Branson, the founder of British airline Virgin Atlantic [VA.UL], said on Friday.