Ethiopian crew followed procedure, but unable to control jet

Ethiopian Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges says the crew of crashed Ethiopian jet ‘repeatedly’ performed Boeing’s recommended procedures, during a press conference where officials released preliminary conclusions in the probe of last month’s Boeing 737 crash that killed 157 people. SOUNDBITE from Ethiopian Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges

Boeing should review crashed jet model system: Ethiopia minister

Ethiopian Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges says Boeing should review the flight control system of the crashed jet model during a press conference where officials released preliminary conclusions in the probe of last month’s crash of a Boeing 737 that killed 157 people. SOUNDBITE from Ethiopian Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges

Karadzic sentence increased to life for Bosnia genocide

UN judges order former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to spend the rest of his life in jail for the “sheer scale and systematic cruelty” of his war crimes a quarter of a century ago. SOUNDBITE from Judge Vagn Joensen

Huawei accuses US of hacking its servers, stealing emails

Huawei’s rotating Chairman says the US government “has hacked our servers and stolen our emails and source code” after announcing that the company is filing a lawsuit against US legislation which bars American federal agencies from buying Huawei products. SOUNDBITE from Huawei press conference

EU says ‘no solution’ for now to break Brexit deadlock

European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas says that “no solution was identified” to break the deadlock on Brexit during the latest discussions between British officials and the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, less than a month before the official date of the divorce. SOUNDBITE from Schinas

UN probe accuses Israel of ‘serious violations of human rights’

A UN probe says there is evidence that Israel committed crimes against humanity in responding to 2018 protests in Gaza, as snipers targeted people clearly identifiable as children, health workers and journalists. SOUNDBITE from Santiago Canton, chair of the UN Commission of investigation

Pierre Moscovici tells Italy to sort out its public finances

European Commissioner for Economic Affairs Pierre Moscovici urges Italy to consolidate its public finances at a press conference on the economic and social situation in the EU Member States. SOUNDBITE from Pierre Moscovici

EU urges ‘maximum restraint’ from India, Pakistan after strike

The spokeswoman for EU diplomacy chief Federica Mogherini calls on New Delhi and Islamabad to exercise “maximum restraint” after Indian warplanes attacked a militant camp in Pakistan. SOUNDBITE from Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson of Federica Mogherini