Russian military downed flight MH17, say investigators
Detailed analysis of video images and photos has unequivocally established that the missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine came from a Russia-based military unit, investigators said.
Venezuelan vote condemned as Maduro wins landslide victory
Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro has won Venezuela’s presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run to prevent a national social crisis from exploding.
Beijing agrees to import more American goods as tensions ease
The United States and China have agreed to take measures to “substantially reduce” America’s massive trade deficit with China, but the Trump administration has failed to get Beijing to commit to a specific numerical goal.
A post-Brexit trade deal with the US could signal bad news for the scotch whisky industry, with distillers warned the number of American imports could soar if trade barriers come down once the UK exits the EU.
Leader comment: Unsurprising but important news about Trump and women
It’s not massively surprising really, is it? The fact that Trump Turnberry employs four times as many male executives as female ones and that women received bonuses worth less than half of those given to the men.