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    Ukraine jet disaster won’t distract Australia from solving first Malaysia Airlines catastrophe
    Jul23

    Ukraine jet disaster won’t distract Australia from solving first Malaysia Airlines catastrophe

    Australia says the hunt for the Malaysian airliner that vanished off the Australian coast continues uninterrupted despite the top search official shifting his attention to recovering bodies from the Ukraine air disaster. …read more Source: FOX...

    Australia focuses on both Malaysian jet disasters
    Jul23

    Australia focuses on both Malaysian jet disasters

    The monthslong hunt for the Malaysian airliner that vanished off the Australian coast will not be interrupted by the top search official’s new job in recovering bodies from the downed airliner in Ukraine, the Australian government said Wednesday. …read more Source: Miami...

    Pentagon team dispatched to Ukraine amid crisis with Russia
    Jul23

    Pentagon team dispatched to Ukraine amid crisis with Russia

    A team of Pentagon officials is heading to Ukraine to help the country rebuild its fractured military, a mission that lawmakers and analysts expect will result in recommendations for greater military assistance in the country’s fight against pro-Russia separatists amid international outrage over the downing of a commercial airplane. Within...

    Britain to Formally Investigate Former Russian Spy’s Death
    Jul23

    Britain to Formally Investigate Former Russian Spy’s Death

    Britain said it would launch a formal inquiry into the death seven years ago of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, but they said it has nothing to do with suspected Russian involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine last week. Prime Minister David Cameron’s spokesman said there is “no link whatsoever”...

    They Did This? In Rebel Country, Disbelief
    Jul23

    They Did This? In Rebel Country, Disbelief

    In eastern Ukraine, many residents may side with the pro-Russian rebels, but they don’t see the fighters as capable of having taking down the Malaysia Airlines plane with a missile. …read more Source: The New York...

    Safe skies? How pilots avoid flying near conflict hot spots
    Jul23

    Safe skies? How pilots avoid flying near conflict hot spots

    Whether or not airspace is “safe” may not always be best judged by the nation controlling it. That was made clear following outrage over the doomed Malaysian Airlines jet’s flight path over volatile Ukraine, and again when international airlines ordered their Tel Aviv-bound commercial jets to divert due to rocket attacks....

    US: Russia ‘created the conditions’ for shoot-down
    Jul23

    US: Russia ‘created the conditions’ for shoot-down

    A Malaysian air crash investigator takes pictures of wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A team of M… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Ukrainians, Awaiting International Action After Crash, Fear Complacency
    Jul23

    Ukrainians, Awaiting International Action After Crash, Fear Complacency

    Although the investigation into the downing of a Malaysian jetliner is in its early stages, the lack of a swift concrete response and aggressive denials by Russia have many Ukrainians worried. …read more Source: The New York...

    Obama Pledges Justice In Visit To Dutch Embassy
    Jul23

    Obama Pledges Justice In Visit To Dutch Embassy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama paid tribute Tuesday to the nearly 200 citizens of the Netherlands who died when a Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down in Ukraine, visiting the Netherlands Embassy in Washington and pledging unity during a phone call with the Dutch leader. At the embassy, Obama said he wanted to assure the Dutch...

    Bulgaria Calls for More NATO Troops in Southeastern Europe
    Jul23

    Bulgaria Calls for More NATO Troops in Southeastern Europe

    Bulgaria called for more NATO troops in southeastern Europe and the Black Sea, as well as more joint military exercises, to improve security in the region after Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea. An ex-communist state on the Black Sea, Bulgaria was a close Cold War ally of Moscow but joined NATO in 2004 and the European Union...