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    A321 Crash Aftermath: Exodus from Egypt

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    Thousands of Russian tourists are brought back from Egypt on security concerns after President Putin suspended flights to the Red sea resort following similar move by British Premier David Cameron.

    Moscow’s decision raised a frenzy of speculation that Russia might be close to declaring that the tragedy was actually a terrorist attack, which is what the West has been alleging, although somewhat too reactively some have claimed.

    Adding another layer of complexity to things is that Egypt has agreed to allow American investigators associated with the engine’s manufacturer to become part of the investigative team, though both Cairo and Moscow rejected the FBI’s request to help.

    To discuss this in more detail, we are joined by Victoria Zavyalova, independent expert and author of “Britain: mind the gap”; Dr. Ahmed Fawaz, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen, UK, and Lecturer in Political Science, Cairo University, Egypt; and Doug Henderson, former MP and Minister of Europe and Defense for the UK.

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    Russia's Worst Air Accident: A321 Crashes in Sinai (273)
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    Plane crash, A321 crash, Vladimir Putin, David Cameron, Russia, United Kingdom, Egypt
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