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On Jul 17, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) was downed by a Buk missile that was fired from eastern Ukraine, the second loss of a Malaysia Airlines flight in the same year. The Dutch-led joint investigation team announced on Jun 19 that three Russians and a Ukrainian have been charged with bringing a missile into the area in eastern Ukraine and with murdering 298 passengers and crew.
The 2019 Nashestvie festival will bring some 200,000 rock fans – and army tanks and recruitment stands – to the outskirts of Moscow. Some performers object to the military presence. The organizers defend it, and festivalgoers who remember the 2003 terror attack on the rival Krylya festival might see it as protection.
The first teaser trailer for Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King has been released.
Director Jon Favreau’s reworking of the 1994 classic animated feature film, The Lion King, opens with a new cast and the full benefit of CGI to capture the photorealistic effects he achieved with The Jungle Book, a smash box office hit in 2016 that was based on Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel by the same name. Both movies reflect Disney’s drive for live-action remakes of their animated classics.
NASA’s Apollo 11 mission landed the first humans on the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, 50 years ago. The United States is hatching a return plan, seeing the Moon as both treasure and a way-station to Mars. The next footsteps on the Moon might be female.
Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson has targeted the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing for the first commercial flight for SpaceShipTwo from the New Mexico spaceport, and he plans to be on board. In preparation, the company is outfitting the crew cabin and moving operations from California to the spaceport.
Japanese voters will elect half of the Upper House of the National Diet, and the ruling coalition of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to win the majority needed to push through his key policy ambitions. These include revising the country’s wartime pacifist constitution.
Conservative Party officials will tally up votes cast by 160,000 party members and declare the winner of its contest to choose a leader. The winner, Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt, will be obliged to resolve the Brexit challenge that destroyed Theresa May's premiership.
The focus at the 40th Annual General Assembly of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) in Frederikton, New Brunswick, will be Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new legal framework for indigenous people. His father, Pierre Trudeau, created a stir around such a framework 50 years ago.
The 12-month countdown begins for Tokyo 2020, which runs from Jul 24 to Aug 9 in 2020. During the bid process Japan sold itself as a “safe pair of hands,” and it is reported to be living up to its boast after a rocky start.