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    Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines
    Jul18

    Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry’s equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts say, impossible to redeem. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over eastern Ukraine on Thursday with 298 people aboard by...

    Plane blast will add pressure on Obama to help Ukraine
    Jul18

    Plane blast will add pressure on Obama to help Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – The downing of the Malaysian airliner greatly complicates the Ukraine crisis and will intensify pressure on President Obama to send military help. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Canada to donate surplus CF-18s to Ukraine? Nyet
    Jul18

    Canada to donate surplus CF-18s to Ukraine? Nyet

    By David Pugliese Defence Watch Media in Russia are reporting that Canada will provide for free surplus CF-18 fighter jets to Ukraine’s military. In addition, an offer has been made to provide RCAF personnel to train Ukraine pilots on the aircraft, according to the reports. Officials with the Department of National Defence officials as well...

    Rescue teams still working on the scene of Malaysian plane crash
    Jul18

    Rescue teams still working on the scene of Malaysian plane crash

    Rescue workers, policemen and even off-duty coal miners are combing the area adjacent to the site in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian jetliner crashed on Thursday, killing all 298 aboard. …read more Source: FOX...

    AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet
    Jul18

    AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

    SYDNEY (AP) — A large number of world-renowned AIDS researchers and activists heading to an international AIDS conference in Australia were on board a Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine, officials said Friday, as news of their deaths sparked an outpouring of grief across the global scientific community. There have been...

    Malaysian jet shot down in Ukraine was in airspace deemed safe, PM says
    Jul18

    Malaysian jet shot down in Ukraine was in airspace deemed safe, PM says

    The Malaysia Airlines jetliner that was shot down in war-torn eastern Ukraine did not make any distress call, Malaysia’s prime minister said Friday, adding that its flight route had been declared safe by the global civil aviation body. …read more Source:...

    Authorities scramble to determine who launched missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines jet with 298 aboard
    Jul18

    Authorities scramble to determine who launched missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines jet with 298 aboard

    As pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government traded charges about who was behind the surface-to-air missile that downed a Malaysia Airlines jet with 298 aboard Thursday, a U.S. intelligence official told Fox News the possibility it was fired from Russian territory could not be ruled out. …read more Source: FOX...

    AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet
    Jul18

    AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

    A large number of world-renowned AIDS researchers and activists heading to an international AIDS conference in Australia were on board a Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine, officials said Friday, as news of their deaths sparked an outpouring of grief across the global scientific community. …read more Source: Miami...

    Audio of Intercepted Calls of Separatists
    Jul18

    Audio of Intercepted Calls of Separatists

    Ukraine released what it said was audio of phone calls between rebels and Russian officers. In one call, a rebel is heard saying, “We have just shot down a plane.” …read more Source: The New York...

    Putin: If MH17 Crashed in Ukraine, It’s Ukraine’s Fault
    Jul18

    Putin: If MH17 Crashed in Ukraine, It’s Ukraine’s Fault

    During a meeting with his top economic advisers on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin took the opportunity to argue that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 would not have been downed had there not been civil war in Ukraine — a conflict he has repeatedly pinned on the central government in Kiev. “I would like to note that this tragedy...