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    Malaysian Airliner Downed by ‘High-Energy Objects From Outside the Aircraft,’ Dutch Investigators Say
    Sep09

    Malaysian Airliner Downed by ‘High-Energy Objects From Outside the Aircraft,’ Dutch Investigators Say

    A report released on Tuesday supports theories that the Boeing 777 was brought down over Ukraine by a missile fired from the east. …read more Source: The New York...

    Report: Flight 17 likely downed by outside impact
    Sep09

    Report: Flight 17 likely downed by outside impact

    The Dutch team investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Eastern Ukraine says the crash was likely caused by the plane being hit by multiple “high-energy objects from outside the aircraft.” …read more Source: Miami...

    Dutch release probe findings on Malaysia jet crash in Ukraine
    Sep09

    Dutch release probe findings on Malaysia jet crash in Ukraine

    The Dutch team investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Eastern Ukraine says the crash was likely caused by the plane being hit by multiple “high-energy objects from outside the aircraft.” …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Report: Flight 17 likely downed by outside impact
    Sep09

    Report: Flight 17 likely downed by outside impact

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch team investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Eastern Ukraine says the crash was likely caused by the plane being hit by multiple “high-energy objects from outside the aircraft.” The preliminary report published Tuesday by the Dutch Safety Board stopped short of saying the...

    Report: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 likely downed by “high energy objects” from outside
    Sep09

    Report: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 likely downed by “high energy objects” from outside

    The Dutch team investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Eastern Ukraine says the crash was likely caused by the plane being hit by multiple “high-energy objects from outside the aircraft.” The preliminary report published Tuesday by the Dutch Safety Board stopped short of saying the Boeing 777 was shot down by a...

    Four Ukraine servicemen killed, 29 injured so far during ceasefire
    Sep09

    Four Ukraine servicemen killed, 29 injured so far during ceasefire

    The ceasefire, part of a wider peace plan approved by envoys in Minsk, has largely held across eastern Ukraine …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Poroshenko Visits Mariupol, Calls For Peace
    Sep09

    Poroshenko Visits Mariupol, Calls For Peace

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on September 8 visited the eastern port city of Mariupol, where sporadic shelling on the weekend disrupted the fragile cease-fire. Poroshenko told a crowd of steel workers that the city is able to defend itself against separatist forces, but that “everyone wants peace.” (Reuters) …read more...

    AP Analysis: Putin pins his hopes to Ukraine truce
    Sep09

    AP Analysis: Putin pins his hopes to Ukraine truce

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s last cease-fire collapsed quickly. This one may last – because it’s in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s interests…. …read more Source: Associated...

    AP Analysis: Putin pins his hopes to Ukraine truce
    Sep09

    AP Analysis: Putin pins his hopes to Ukraine truce

    From the onset of the Ukrainian crisis, Putin’s objective has been to secure enough autonomy for Ukraine’s Russian-speaking east that the region can keep its close ties to Russia — and to prevent Ukraine from ever joining NATO. Putin couldn’t afford to see the insurgents defeated, and the rebel counter-offensive sharply turned...

    Canadian navy ship buzzed by 3 Russian jets
    Sep09

    Canadian navy ship buzzed by 3 Russian jets

    TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian navy frigate taking part in a NATO exercise in the Black Sea was buzzed by three Russian military jets off the southern coast of Ukraine in an “unnecessarily provocative” incident, Defense Minister Rob Nicholson said Monday. Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov told Russian news agencies on Tuesday that the...