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    Dutch Investigative Report On MH17 Downing Due Out October 13
    Oct13

    Dutch Investigative Report On MH17 Downing Due Out October 13

    Dutch air crash investigators release their final report October 13 on the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over war-torn Ukraine, in a move likely to worsen already-tense ties between Russia and the West. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    World briefs: Dutch to say missile took down plane
    Oct13

    World briefs: Dutch to say missile took down plane

    AMSTERDAM — The Dutch Safety Board, issuing long-awaited findings today of its investigation into the crash of a Malaysian passenger plane over eastern Ukraine, is expected to say it was downed by a Russian-made Buk missile but not say who was responsible. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    The Dutch Safety Board’s Report Will Likely Say That MH17 Was Downed By a Missile
    Oct13

    The Dutch Safety Board’s Report Will Likely Say That MH17 Was Downed By a Missile

    The Dutch Safety Board is expected to release its report Tuesday on the cause of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, more than a year after the jet was brought down over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. Dutch Safety Board Director Tjibbe Joustra will first present the findings to the families of the victims, then to the...

    Sources: Dutch to release report, cite Russian missile for downing of MH17
    Oct13

    Sources: Dutch to release report, cite Russian missile for downing of MH17

    Doug G. WareTHE HAGUE, Netherlands, Oct. 12 (UPI) — The Dutch Safety Board will issue its final report Tuesday on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which went down a year ago near the Russia-Ukraine border. …read more Source: United Press...

    Findings from shootdown of plane over Ukraine expected today
    Oct13

    Findings from shootdown of plane over Ukraine expected today

    The report is expected to say the plane was downed by a Russian-made Buk missile, but not who was responsible. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Observers arrive to monitor federal vote under changes to election law
    Oct13

    Observers arrive to monitor federal vote under changes to election law

    An international observer mission has set down in Ottawa to monitor and report on the federal election — including whether controversial changes to Canada’s election law help or hurt the democratic process. The six-person mission, deployed by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), is the first to monitor a Canadian...

    In Putin’s policing of Middle East, some see a boon for Israel
    Oct13

    In Putin’s policing of Middle East, some see a boon for Israel

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, greeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow, Sept. 21, 2015. (Israeli Embassy in Russia/Flash90) (JTA) — As a defiant Russia again flexes military muscles in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, Cold War analogies are, perhaps, unavoidable. The deployment last month of Russian warplanes in...

    Dutch investigators will reveal what happened to MH17 — but not who shot it down
    Oct13

    Dutch investigators will reveal what happened to MH17 — but not who shot it down

    Malaysia Airlines flight 17, the Malaysian airliner that was flying between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur, was shot down out of the sky over eastern Ukraine last summer. Dutch investigators have been piecing together what happened and will issue their final report this week. …read more Source: Public Radio...

    Russia’s Move in Syria Threatens Energy Deals With Turkey
    Oct12

    Russia’s Move in Syria Threatens Energy Deals With Turkey

    Not that Russia was ever a slouch, but there’s no denying the recent uptick in activity. As we approach the juicy middle of President Vladimir Putin’s third term, Russia is extending, and fighting for, its interests in nearly every corner of the globe. Somewhat lost amid the bombing in Syria – though hardly unaffected – is...

    MH17 Update: Families File Lawsuits Over Malaysia Flight Downed During Ukraine War
    Oct12

    MH17 Update: Families File Lawsuits Over Malaysia Flight Downed During Ukraine War

    More than 450 days have passed since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over fields of blooming sunflowers in eastern Ukraine. For the families of the 298 people on board the flight who died that day, the long wait has brought few answers, with no one being held accountable for the deaths. …read more Source: International Business...