Malaysia Airlines has announced plans to dismiss more than 6,000 employees and change chief executives in an attempt to save company from bankruptcy, Azman Mohtar, head of Malaysian state investment fund Khazanah Nasional, which has taken control of the airline, told reporters.
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On August 28, 1949 the Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan. It was code-named “First Lightning” by Soviet scientists and “Joe 1” (after Joseph Stalin) by the Americans. To test the bomb’s destructive capacity, engineers built houses, bridges and even a metro line. The explosion proved to be 50% more destructive than initially planned.
"Our stand is crystal clear – we want peace in Ukraine which can only be attained through broad national dialogue in which all regions and all political forces of the country must participate," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview.