PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS US NAVY SHIP SHOT DOWN IRANIAN DRONE IN STRAIT OF HORMUZ – The Middle East

“The Boxer took defense action against the drone which had closed into a very close distance, approximately a thousand yards, ignoring multiple calls to stand down and was threatening the safety of the ship and the ship’s crew,” Trump said on Thursday. “The drone was immediately destroyed.”

President Trump says US Navy ship shot down Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

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International investigators indict the suspected killers of 298 people on flight MH17

Three Russian citizens and one Ukrainian—in a Dutch court – Igor Girkin, Sergey Dubinskiy, Oleg Pulatov and Leonid Kharchenko|CRIMSON TAZVINZWA

Bodies rained down from the sky on July 17th 2014, landing in the sunflower fields of eastern Ukraine. Limbs littered the gardens in the village of Grabovo, and travel books lay along the roads.

Dutch Prosecutor Names Four To Be Charged With Murder In Downing Of MH17

Dutch prosecutors say three Russian nationals and a Ukrainian will be tried on murder charges for their alleged roles in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine, which killed all 298 people on board.

In announcing the first criminal charges in the air disaster, members from the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) told a news conference that evidence showed a direct line of military command between Ukrainian separatists and Russia.

Explore an 18th century windmill with a modern day Dutch miller

A few years ago, Maarten van   Dijk went jogging by an old windmill near his home in Abcoude (Utrecht, Netherlands) and was intrigued by the half-abandoned building.

Before long, he had become caretaker of the historic structure (under a leasing agreement with a foundation that owns 23 mills in the area), taking classes to learn to operate it and renovating the home that fills its base.  

Beginning in the early 1500s the Dutch built windmills to help shape their country- to pump water out of areas below sea level- and while Van Dijk’s mill is no longer used for land drainage (it was replaced by more modern technology in the 1950s), it is still operational. With his formal training, Van Dijk can “run the mill” – adding sails to the wooden structure to catch the wind.  

He is part of a long Dutch tradition of apprentices who learn the trade with first-hand experience and who help to push the technology forward.