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    Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down, says ministry
    Jul23

    Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down, says ministry

    The Sukhoi-25 fighters were shot down 1:30 p.m. local time Wednesday over an area called Savur Mogila. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukrainian jets shot down by pro-Russian rebels, Kiev says
    Jul23

    Ukrainian jets shot down by pro-Russian rebels, Kiev says

    Ukrainian government forces have pushed the armed rebels back to their two main strongholds, in Donetsk and nearby Lugansk …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Here’s Why The EU Still Won’t Approve Tough Sanctions On Russia
    Jul23

    Here’s Why The EU Still Won’t Approve Tough Sanctions On Russia

    The European Union already imposed sanctions on Russia in March over its stealth invasion and annexation of Crimea, but those lacked teeth. In the week after Russian-backed separatist accidentally shot down Malaysia Flight MH17 on July 17, killing 298 people, some EU members have urged much tougher sanctions. But that is unlikely for a number of...

    Kerry Cites Progress in Gaza Cease-Fire Talks
    Jul23

    Kerry Cites Progress in Gaza Cease-Fire Talks

    (JERUSALEM) — Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks of bloodshed is nowhere near. MoreSecond American ‘Lone Soldier’ Gets Hero’s Burial NBC...

    Putin Legalizes Gambling In Crimea
    Jul23

    Putin Legalizes Gambling In Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that allows gambling zones to be established in the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in March. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. Intelligence Releases Evidence Of Russian Connection To MH17 Downing
    Jul23

    U.S. Intelligence Releases Evidence Of Russian Connection To MH17 Downing

    “The Washington Post” reports that the U.S. intelligence community has released its analysis of photos relating to the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence reportedly says the images show the movements of an antiaircraft missile system toward Russia, and...

    The Immigrant Soldiers Dying for Israel in Gaza
    Jul23

    The Immigrant Soldiers Dying for Israel in Gaza

    Max Steinberg was from Los Angeles. Nissim Sean Carmeli was from South Padre Island, Texas. Jordan Bensemhoun came to Israel on his own from Lyon, France. MoreGaza’s Ghastly Calculus: 650 Palestinian Dead (77% Civilians), 30 Israeli Dead (Almost All Soldiers)Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Flies to Israel, Dismissing Safety FearsSecond...

    Here’s Where Russia Trains Separatists Before Sending Them Into Ukraine
    Jul23

    Here’s Where Russia Trains Separatists Before Sending Them Into Ukraine

    Geoffrey Pyatt, the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, tweeted satellite imagery showing a Russian training facility for separatists near the Ukraine border. The U.S. State Department asserts that over the last few months, U.S. intelligence has “detected an increasing amount of heavy weaponry to separatist fighters crossing the border from Russia...

    Think Your Flight Delays Are Bad? Try China, Where the Military Hogs Most of the Skies
    Jul23

    Think Your Flight Delays Are Bad? Try China, Where the Military Hogs Most of the Skies

    Last week, I flew in and out of Shanghai over two days. Both flights idled on the tarmac for more than one hour. I felt rather lucky. MoreBubonic-Plague Death Triggers Quarantine of Chinese CityChina Food Scandal Hits StarbucksSecond American ‘Lone Soldier’ Gets Hero’s Burial NBC NewsMoving Moment as Wrecked Concordia Makes...

    First bodies of Flight 17 victims leave Ukraine on Dutch, Australian transport planes
    Jul23

    First bodies of Flight 17 victims leave Ukraine on Dutch, Australian transport planes

    KHARKIV, Ukraine — Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, bringing some consolation to grieving relatives who still must wait for positive identifications and answers about who caused the disaster. The Dutch government declared a day...