Daily Archives: July 18, 2014

Ukraine Requests ICAO Assistance in MH17 Accident Investigation

​MONTRÉAL, 18 July 2014 – In response to an official request from the Government of Ukraine for assistance with the official accident investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will be sending

Giant Interactive Group Announces Completion of US$3 Billion Going Private Transaction

SHANGHAI, July 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Giant Interactive Group Inc. (NYSE: GA) ("Giant" or the "Company"), one of China's leading online game developers and operators, today announced the completion of its merger (the "Merger") with Giant Me...

Statement by Administrator Rajiv Shah on the Crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

We are deeply saddened by the tragic deaths of 298 people, including infants, who were aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. As reports continue to come in, it is clear that we lost close friends in the global health community who

Statement by President Barroso following the meeting withBrazil’s President Dilma Rousseff

European Commission


Brussels, 18 July 2014

Statement by President Barroso following the meeting withBrazil's President Dilma Rousseff

Today President Barroso met the President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff, in Alvorada Palace in Brasilia.

At the end of the meeting, President Barroso stated that "the European

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight

Ottawa, Ontario - 17 July 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement in response to the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger aircraft in eastern Ukraine:

“Earlier today, I was shocked and saddened to learn that a Malaysia Airlines

Tribute to WHO spokesman killed in Ukraine plane disaster

18 Jul 2014

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Glenn Thomas, a communications officer at WHO Headquarters in Geneva. (UNifeed video capture)

A World Health Organisation (WHO) staff member is among the 298 passengers killed in the

Scores of AIDS Researchers Feared Killed on MH17

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This is a punch in the gut to the entire global health community. “About 100 of the 298 people killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash were heading to

Rebel chief rules out truce in E. Ukraine after plane tragedy

Rebel chief rules out truce in E. Ukraine after plane tragedy Fri 18 Jul 2014 at 15:49 NNA - A top separatist leader in east Ukraine on Friday ruled out a temporary truce with government forces but pledged to allow investigators to

Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Rutte of the Netherlands

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

July 17, 2014

President Obama called Prime Minister Rutte of the Netherlands this evening to express condolences to the people of the Netherlands for the tragic death of Dutch citizens traveling on Malaysia

15th International Furniture Fair Chengdu Closing Ceremony

CHENGDU, China, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 15th International Furniture Fair Chengdu, known as 'one exhibition for two periods' for the first time, successfully wrapped up in Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Center on 15th Jul. During