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    Why Airlines Didn’t Avoid Risky Ukraine Airspace; Other Flights Shot Down
    Jul19

    Why Airlines Didn’t Avoid Risky Ukraine Airspace; Other Flights Shot Down

    The shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane with nearly 300 people on board over war-torn eastern Ukraine is likely to have profound consequences for the world’s airlines. Airlines are already being more vigilant about avoiding trouble spots. That will make flights longer and more costly because of the need for extra fuel — an...

    Multiple bus crash in Germany kills 10, injures 69
    Jul19

    Multiple bus crash in Germany kills 10, injures 69

    BERLIN — A crash involving several buses on a highway in eastern Germany killed 10 people and injured 69, police said Saturday.The crash near Dresden occurred shortly before 2 a.m. when a Polish bus hit the rear of a Ukrainian bus and then broke through the median barrier, slamming into a Polish minibus traveling in the opposite direction,...

    Border With Russia Helps Luhansk Republic Hang On
    Jul19

    Border With Russia Helps Luhansk Republic Hang On

    The Ukrainian government has intensified efforts to reestablish its authority in Luhansk Oblast. But the breakaway region’s control of a section of the border with Russia is proving a difficult lifeline to sever. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Malaysian Authorities Sharpen Tone on MH17 Attack, Call for Justice
    Jul19

    Malaysian Authorities Sharpen Tone on MH17 Attack, Call for Justice

    Malaysia has stopped mincing their words. Ismail Nasaruddin, president at Malaysia Airlines staff union NUFAM, said the MH17 attack amounts to “murder,” and transport minister Liow Tiong Lai said the world has a “moral obligation” to ensure the safe recovery of remains as well as punishing those culpable. This was the...

    Dutch leader calls on Putin to help crash probe
    Jul19

    Dutch leader calls on Putin to help crash probe

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An angry Dutch prime minister says he has had an “extremely intense” telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin in which he urged him to “show the world he intends to help” in the investigation into the Ukraine air disaster. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Malaysia Airlines staff try to cope with disasters
    Jul19

    Malaysia Airlines staff try to cope with disasters

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Coping with two disasters within a few months has left some Malaysia Airlines employees so shaken that they’ve been unable to function properly at work, a union official said Saturday.The airline suffered its second disaster in less than five months Thursday when Flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was...

    Rebels hamper access to plane crash site
    Jul19

    Rebels hamper access to plane crash site

    HRABOVE, Ukraine — Armed separatists hampered access to the Malaysia Airlines crash site Saturday, limiting the movements of international monitors and raising concerns that evidence showing who brought the plane down and killed the 298 people onboard would be lost, tampered with or destroyed. …read more Source: Boston...

    Rebels hamper access to Flight MH17 crash site
    Jul19

    Rebels hamper access to Flight MH17 crash site

    Armed separatists hampered access to the Malaysia Airlines crash site Saturday, limiting the movements of international monitors and raising concerns that evidence showing who brought the plane down and killed the 298 people onboard would be lost, tampered with or destroyed. …read more Source:...

    Putin Needs to Call Out Pro-Russian Rebels
    Jul19

    Putin Needs to Call Out Pro-Russian Rebels

    KIEV — My heart is bleeding for the innocent victims who died in a crash of a Malaysian airliner two days ago. This tragedy left no one in Ukraine without tears. For many months, we have been mourning the death of the sons and daughters of Ukraine, and now that the Kremlin’s belligerence has claimed innocent lives of Dutch, Malaysian,...

    Ukraine’s Air-Defense Intelligence Deepens Mystery
    Jul19

    Ukraine’s Air-Defense Intelligence Deepens Mystery

    Ukraine intelligence officials said they knew three days before the downing of Flight 17 that rebels in the east of the country possessed sophisticated air-defense systems capable of felling a jetliner at high altitudes. …read more Source: The Wall Street...