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    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....

    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...

    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...

    Crash Investigators Face Difficult Task
    Jul23

    Crash Investigators Face Difficult Task

    Investigators preparing to pore over the debris of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine face a daunting task gathering and analyzing evidence that lies in a battle zone and could be tainted. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    U.S. Officials Lay Out Case Against Russians
    Jul23

    U.S. Officials Lay Out Case Against Russians

    U.S. intelligence officials presented their most detailed case yet Tuesday that Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists shot down a Malaysia Airlines jetliner last week. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    The Most Dangerous Man in Ukraine Is an Obsessive War Reenactor Playing Now with Real Weapons
    Jul23

    The Most Dangerous Man in Ukraine Is an Obsessive War Reenactor Playing Now with Real Weapons

    The face now of the pro-Russian separtists in Eastern Ukraine is 43-year-old Igor Strelkov. The Russian media fell in love with Strelkov this April, when his armed group took control of the town of Slavyansk, escalating the conflict from a war of nerves into an actual full-fledged war. And Strelkov …read more Source: The New...

    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...

    Putin’s Power: Why Russians Adore Their Bare-Chested Reagan
    Jul23

    Putin’s Power: Why Russians Adore Their Bare-Chested Reagan

    There he is, the President of Russia, riding bare-back and bare-chested astride a galloping steed; spending $50 billion on a resort town most Russians will never see; seizing Crimea, instigating unrest in Ukraine; maybe even making himself indirectly responsible for the murder of nearly 300 innocents aboard a downed passenger plane: Vladimir...

    EU fails to back up tough talk on Russia, for now
    Jul23

    EU fails to back up tough talk on Russia, for now

    The European Union threatened Russia with harsher sanctions over Ukraine, but failed to back tough talk with any immediate action. …read more Source:...