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December 24, 2019 | Via AP News

Boeing Ousts its CEO After Two Deadly 737 Max Crashes

Boeing ousted CEO Dennis Muilenburg on Monday with no end in sight to the crisis that has engulfed the vaunted American aircraft manufacturer since the crash of two of its 737 Max airliners. The Boeing board had supported Muilenburg for months despite calls for his resignation from lawmakers and relatives of the passengers killed. Boeing said it decided it needed new leadership to regain the confidence of regulators.

December 24, 2019 | Via Sky News

Saudi Arabia Sentences Five People to Death over Khashoggi Killing

Five people have been sentenced to death over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor says. Three more have been given jail terms totaling 24 years after the murder inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October last year. Saudi Arabia has carried out the trials of the accused in near total secrecy after Saudi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman drew international condemnation for the killing.

December 24, 2019 | Via Reuters

New Zealand Police Suspend Search for Two Missing in Deadly Eruption

New Zealand police said on Tuesday they were ending the search for the bodies of two people still missing following the deadly eruption of a volcano earlier this month. Those still missing, presumed dead, are Winona Langford, a 17-year-old Australian tourist, and Hayden Marshall-Inman, a 40-year-old New Zealand tour guide. Their bodies are thought to have been swept into the ocean around the uninhabited volcanic island.

December 24, 2019 | Via BBC

Putin’s New Crimea Rail Link Condemned by EU

President Vladimir Putin has heralded the opening of a railway bridge to the Russian-annexed Crimea peninsula by posing in the driver’s cab and praising construction workers. But the opening of the railway was immediately condemned by the European Union as “another violation” by Russia of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territory. Russia’s 19km (12-mile) bridge to Crimea first opened in May last year.

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