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    A Somber Return for the Victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Crash
    Jul23

    A Somber Return for the Victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Crash

    At a Dutch airbase, 40 hearses awaited the arrival of the first bodies of passengers from a plane shot down over eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Brawl in Ukraine Parliament
    Jul23

    Brawl in Ukraine Parliament

    Scuffles broke out for the second day in a row in Ukraine’s parliament as attempts to expel one member boiled over with tensions heightened by fighting in the east of the country. Deputies from the nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) party attempted to physically expel the leader of the pro-Russian Communist party, Petro Symonenko, because he...

    Malaysia Jet Victims’ Bodies Arrive in Netherlands
    Jul23

    Malaysia Jet Victims’ Bodies Arrive in Netherlands

    EINDHOVEN, Netherlands—Two planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine’s restive east as fighting flared in the region. Six days after the Boeing 777 was shot down over the...

    Putin’s Tipping Point? Remembering What Happened When the Soviets Shot Down a Plane
    Jul23

    Putin’s Tipping Point? Remembering What Happened When the Soviets Shot Down a Plane

    FROM PROJECT SYNDICATE When incompetence in the Kremlin turns murderous, its incumbents can begin to tremble. As news of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine trickled into Russia, people with a long memory recalled the Soviet Union’s attack, 31 years ago this September, on Korean Air Lines Flight 007, and its political...

    As Dutch Mourn; Ukraine Calls for Sanctions
    Jul23

    As Dutch Mourn; Ukraine Calls for Sanctions

    Mourning in the Netherlands as the bodies of the first victims from the Malaysian crash come home. Flags fly at half staff in memory of the 298 people killed when flight MH17 crashed in an area of eastern Ukraine held by Russian-backed separatists. Against the backdrop of grief and loss, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk is calling for...

    Britain approves export of arms to Russia, despite sanctions call
    Jul23

    Britain approves export of arms to Russia, despite sanctions call

    Britain is still authorizing the export of arms and military equipment to Russia despite the government’s call for tough sanctions over Moscow’s arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine, a group of lawmakers said in a report Wednesday. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukrainian Pilots Missing After 2 Jets Shot Down in East
    Jul23

    Ukrainian Pilots Missing After 2 Jets Shot Down in East

    Pro-Russia separatist rebels shot down two Ukrainian military planes over eastern Ukraine Wednesday, a spokesperson for Ukraine’s National Defense and Security Council told TIME. Both pilots ejected from their aircraft but remain missing. An aide to separatist leader Alexander Borodai, told CNN that the two jets had been shot down by rebel...

    Malaysia Airlines Ukraine Crash: ‘No Evidence’ Black Boxes Tampered With
    Jul23

    Malaysia Airlines Ukraine Crash: ‘No Evidence’ Black Boxes Tampered With

    A team of investigators led by the Dutch Safety Board said in a report Wednesday there’s “no evidence” that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17′s cockpit voice recorders had been manipulated after the crash. The Dutch Safety Board requested that the Air Accident Investigation Branch of the United Kingdom (AAIB) analyze Flight...

    Dutch Investigators: MH17 Black Box Damaged but Voice Recorder Still Works
    Jul23

    Dutch Investigators: MH17 Black Box Damaged but Voice Recorder Still Works

    EINDHOVEN, Netherlands—Dutch investigators say that the voice recorder from the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine was damaged but not manipulated, and its data is still intact. Dutch investigators handed two so-called black box flight recorders to a lab in southern England on Wednesday. The Dutch Safety Board says in a...

    War Crime Question Hovers Over Malaysian Airliner Tragedy
    Jul23

    War Crime Question Hovers Over Malaysian Airliner Tragedy

    Countries seeking to prosecute those responsible for downing a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine last week face a complex legal question: Is the tragedy a war crime? …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...