Despite Christmas celebrations, UN inspectors continued their search for mass destruction weapons in Iraq. Today they went to five Iraqi factories located in Baghdad and outside it.
A group of UNMOVIC chemical experts continued their inspection of the paper factory in Basra (550 km south of Baghdad). It is the first visit by UN inspectors to Basra since the resumption of inspections on November 27, 2002.
Two other groups are working in Baghdad, one group went to Kerbela (110 km south of the capital), and the fourth group went to the so far unannounced facility in the west.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
The Buk system that shot down MH17 belonged to the 53rd SAM missile brigade of the Russian Ministry of Defense, investigators say after looking at a few pictures on the net
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War