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Jul 17, 2014
Jul 17, 2014

U.N. Security Council to meet on Friday on Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Ukraine on Friday and is mulling a draft statement calling for “a full, thorough and independent international investigation” into what caused the crash of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine.

The British-drafted statement, reviewed by Reuters, stressed the need for “all parties to grant immediate access by investigators to the crash site to determine the cause of the incident.” The Malaysia Airlines jet was carrying 295 people.

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Libya asks U.N. Security Council for help protecting oil, airports

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Libya asked the U.N. Security Council on Thursday for help protecting its oil installations, oil export ports and civil airports, warning that without more international assistance the North African oil producer could become a failed state.

Libya’s Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdelaziz appealed to the council “to take the case of Libya seriously before it is too late,” making it clear that Libya’s central government is too weak to control the militias that helped oust late ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

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      "I am a Reuters correspondent at the United Nations in New York. I have also covered general news for Reuters in the United States, Afghanistan, Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific. Before joining Reuters more than a decade ago, I had a two year stint at The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh, Scotland and began my career at The Border Mail newspaper in Albury/Wodonga in Australia."
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