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    EU Falters on Russia Sanctions
    Jul23

    EU Falters on Russia Sanctions

    Flags fly at half mast in the Netherlands. It marks a day of mourning as the bodies of the MH17 flight victims arrive. 193 of the 298 killed were Dutch. Calls for tougher sanctions on Russia over its involvement in the Ukraine crisis continue, and the EU is facing criticism for taking its time. The region had vowed to put pressure on Vladimir...

    ‘We live in a hell beyond hell’: Aussie parents who lost three children on MH17
    Jul23

    ‘We live in a hell beyond hell’: Aussie parents who lost three children on MH17

    Australian parents Anthony Maslin and Rin Norris released an emotional statement after their three children and Norris’s father were killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot out of the sky over eastern Ukraine last Thursday. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Departure Ceremony for Plane Victims
    Jul23

    Departure Ceremony for Plane Victims

    Representatives from Australia and the Netherlands spoke at a ceremony for the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 before a flight departed with their remains from the Kharkiv airport in Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Former Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin Fears Putin Is Isolating The Country
    Jul23

    Former Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin Fears Putin Is Isolating The Country

    MOSCOW, July 22. /ITAR-TASS/. Some forces in Russia are interested in the country’s isolation but the Russian business wants to invest in global markets, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Tuesday. Kudrin told ITAR-TASS that he was “surprised with the extent of anti-western rhetoric that has emerged” following the...

    MH17: An Unintended Consequence
    Jul23

    MH17: An Unintended Consequence

    The evidence indicating that MH17 was shot down by a Russian-made radar guided Surface to Air Missile (SAM) is compelling. The perpetrators, on the other hand, will be harder to discern, requiring independent forensic experts to sift through the vast debris field created by the jet breaking up at a speed of over 500mph and at an altitude of...

    Obsessing About Gaza, Ignoring Syria (And Most Everything Else)
    Jul23

    Obsessing About Gaza, Ignoring Syria (And Most Everything Else)

    The responses to what I write about the Hamas war fall into several categories. My least favorite sort of response is the kind that invokes Hitler in some way. Here is an e-mail that is representative: “I hope Hitler kills you and your family.” (Yes, it was written in the present tense.) Then there are the messages from those who seek...

    Two more Ukrainian fighter jets down over eastern Ukraine
    Jul23

    Two more Ukrainian fighter jets down over eastern Ukraine

    Russian separatists downed two Ukrainian fighter jets Wednesday, not far from where last week they are thought to have downed a passenger jet that killed 300. …read more Source: Miami...

    MH17 bodies arrive in Netherlands as pro-Russia rebels shoot down Ukrainian fighter jets despite calls for ceasefire
    Jul23

    MH17 bodies arrive in Netherlands as pro-Russia rebels shoot down Ukrainian fighter jets despite calls for ceasefire

    The insurgents deny having missiles that can hit a passenger jet at cruising altitude — 10,000 metres — but their leader says they can hit a target at 3,500 metres …read more Source: Calgary...

    Comprehending the Crash
    Jul23

    Comprehending the Crash

    Why does a plane crash exert such a strong grip on our attention? Perhaps the answer is obvious, yet different crashes evoke such different kinds of stories, in terms of both media impact and more personal, emotional resonances. Under normal circumstances, the experience of air travel is cloaked in awe and amazement. Who can walk past the FIDS...

    2 Ukraine Fighter Jets Shot Down as Fighting Intensifies
    Jul23

    2 Ukraine Fighter Jets Shot Down as Fighting Intensifies

    Fighting intensified in the rebel-controlled region of Ukraine on Wednesday, with military officials reporting that two Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jets had been shot down near the village of Dmytrivka. …read more Source: The Boston...