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    Ukraine: Body parts retrieved at jet crash site
    Aug02

    Ukraine: Body parts retrieved at jet crash site

    HRABOVE, Ukraine — Wearing gloves and carrying blue plastic buckets, international investigators finally began gathering up body parts and victims’ belongings Friday in the fields where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came down.Artillery boomed in the distance as the 70-member team of Dutch and Australian experts painstakingly combed a...

    Investigators recover more human remains from MH17 crash site
    Aug02

    Investigators recover more human remains from MH17 crash site

    The head of an international recovery mission says investigators have used sniffer dogs at the Malaysia Airlines wreckage site in eastern Ukraine and recovered more human remains and personal belongings. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Photos August 1: Top images from around the world
    Aug02

    Photos August 1: Top images from around the world

    The day’s best photos, as selected by editors at Postmedia News, are a stunning collection of the greatest images from around the world. A general view shows the damaged road after the gas explosions in southern kaohsiung on August 1, 2014. A series of powerful gas blasts killed at least 24 people and injured up to 271 in the southern...

    Russia Bans Polish Apples in a Tit for Tat for EU Sanctions
    Aug02

    Russia Bans Polish Apples in a Tit for Tat for EU Sanctions

    Russian authorities are banning fruit and vegetable imports from Poland in what appears to be retaliation against European Union sanctions over President Vladimir Putin’s support for the pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine. Poland is among the European Union nations who have condemned Russia’s backing for the Ukrainian separatists and is...

    11 Countries Near Bankruptcy: 24/7 Wall St.
    Aug02

    11 Countries Near Bankruptcy: 24/7 Wall St.

    After years of bitter court battles with creditors, Argentina has defaulted on its debt, according to rating agency Standard & Poor’s. After failing to come to an agreement with creditors from its previous default in 2001, the country missed necessary bond payments on July 31, triggering the default announcement. As of publication,...

    Podcast: Vladimir The Ideologue Vs. Putin The Pragmatist
    Aug01

    Podcast: Vladimir The Ideologue Vs. Putin The Pragmatist

    Whether Putin seeks an exit from the Ukraine crisis or escalates it depends largely on which Putin the West is dealing with. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pentagon wants extra $19M to arm, train Ukrainian troops
    Aug01

    Pentagon wants extra $19M to arm, train Ukrainian troops

    The Pentagon has notified Congress of a plan to increase the amount of money that it is spending on bolstering the defense capabilities of the Ukrainian military, with the majority of that funding going toward equipping and training national guard troops to conduct various missions. Pentagon and State Department officials … …read more...

    Ukraine: Investigators Start MH17 Crash Site Search
    Aug01

    Ukraine: Investigators Start MH17 Crash Site Search

    HRABOVE, Ukraine—With the sound of artillery blasts at a distance, 70 international investigators arrived Friday at the eastern Ukraine site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed and started recovering the remains of as many as 80 victims that have been lying in farm fields for two weeks. Several hours before they arrived, at least 10...

    Russia Squares Up Over Sanctions
    Aug01

    Russia Squares Up Over Sanctions

    The fallout from Russia’s involvement in Ukraine continues. Its largest lenders seeking to assure clients and investors new EU sanctions won’t hurt. Sberbank, VTB and Russia’s third largest state bank, Gazprombank are among five lenders cut off from raising funds in Europe’s capital markets. The banks deny the move will...

    Investigators start search at Ukraine jet crash site
    Aug01

    Investigators start search at Ukraine jet crash site

    With the sound of artillery fire in the distance, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday at the zone where a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in eastern Ukraine and began preparations to comb the rural area for victims’ remains and jet debris. …read more Source:...