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    A history of aircraft that have been shot down
    Jul17

    A history of aircraft that have been shot down

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 may be the latest passenger aircraft to be brought down by militaries around the globe On 20 April 1978 two Soviet fighter jets intercepted Korean Air flight 902 near Murmansk after it veered off course. The jets reportedly fired at the plane after the pilot did not respond and it was forced to make an emergency...

    Malaysia: ‘We’re not ready to accept this so soon after MH370 tragedy’
    Jul17

    Malaysia: ‘We’re not ready to accept this so soon after MH370 tragedy’

    Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine stuns country still searching for answers to, and wreckage of disappeared flight MH370 Follow the latest developments on the live blogNews of the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine has been greeted with not just horror but disbelief in Malaysia, where distress at the loss was amplified by the sheer incredulity...

    Malaysia Airlines plane might have been shot down by Buk missile
    Jul17

    Malaysia Airlines plane might have been shot down by Buk missile

    Western-based defence specialists say either Russians or Russian supported groups in eastern Ukraine were responsibleThe Malaysian Airlines plane may have been shot down by a vehicle-mounted Russian-built Buk missile system, according to western-based defence specialists.Russian-backed rebels groups or Russian forces based in eastern Ukraine have...

    Malaysia Airlines plane MH17 ‘crashes in Ukraine’ – live updates
    Jul17

    Malaysia Airlines plane MH17 ‘crashes in Ukraine’ – live updates

    A passenger jet belonging to Malaysia Airlines carrying 295 people has crashed in eastern Ukraine 5.55pm BSTRussian president Vladimir Putin has released a statement via the Kremlin website (Russian). It reads:Vladimir Putin has expressed his deepest condolences to Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia with regard to the accident in Ukrainian...

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashes over Ukraine – video
    Jul17

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashes over Ukraine – video

    A Malaysia Airlines passenger flight has crashed over eastern Ukraine with 295 people on board. The airline confirmed it had lost contact with flight MH17, which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. An adviser to Ukraine’s interior ministry claims the plane was shot down by a Buk anti-aircraft system … …read more Source:...

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashes in east Ukraine
    Jul17

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashes in east Ukraine

    Ukrainian separatists deny any involvement after plane said to be carrying 295 people comes down near Russian border Follow the latest developments on our live blogA passenger jet has crashed in eastern Ukraine in an area where separatist rebels have been engaging Ukrainian military forces in recent weeks. … …read more Source: The...

    Vladimir Putin condemns US sanctions against Russia  video
    Jul17

    Vladimir Putin condemns US sanctions against Russia video

    Russian president Vladimir Putin warns on Wednesday that US sanctions will take relations with Russia to a ‘dead end’ and damage US business interests in his country. The latest US sanctions target two major energy firms, a pair of powerful financial institutions, eight weapons firms and four individuals. They are intended to end the...

    Ukraine claims fighter plane shot down by Russian missile
    Jul17

    Ukraine claims fighter plane shot down by Russian missile

    Strike on jet comes amid accusations that Russia’s armed forces are implicated in attacks on Ukrainian troopsA spokesman for Ukraine’s security council says an air force fighter jet has been shot down by a missile fired from a Russian plane.Ukrainian officials have recently accused Russia’s armed forces of being directly...

    Vladimir Putin condemns latest US sanctions against Russia
    Jul17

    Vladimir Putin condemns latest US sanctions against Russia

    Russian president says sanctions announced on Wednesday will strain bilateral relations and hurt Russian and US businessesVladimir Putin lamented the latest round of US sanctions against Russia on Thursday after Barack Obama increased economic pressure over the Ukraine crisis.The Russian president said the sanctions, announced late on Wednesday,...

    EU power struggle over foreign policy chief role ends in deadlock
    Jul17

    EU power struggle over foreign policy chief role ends in deadlock

    Van Rompuy criticised for calling premature summit as Poland and Baltic states oppose Federica Mogherini over Russia tiesEuropean leaders have failed to agree on who should fill the top jobs running the EU for the next five years. A special summit in Brussels called to reach a deal on a complicated package of appointments broke up early on...

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