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    Joe Biden: Malaysia Plane ‘Apparently Shot Down’ Over Ukraine, ‘Not An Accident’
    Jul18

    Joe Biden: Malaysia Plane ‘Apparently Shot Down’ Over Ukraine, ‘Not An Accident’

    DETROIT, Mich. — Vice President Joe Biden said the United States is working to confirm reports that Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was “apparently shot down” over eastern Ukraine on Thursday. “A Malaysian aircraft traveling from Western Europe to Kuala Lumpur … was apparently shot down,” Biden said, telling the...

    Video: Ukraine, rebel leaders trade accusations over downed Malaysian flight
    Jul18

    Video: Ukraine, rebel leaders trade accusations over downed Malaysian flight

    The Ukrainian government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility Thursday for downing the Malaysia Airlines aircraft carrying 295 people …read more Source: The Globe and...

    U.S. Believes Malaysia Airlines Plane Hit By Surface-To-Air Missile, Official Reports
    Jul18

    U.S. Believes Malaysia Airlines Plane Hit By Surface-To-Air Missile, Official Reports

    WASHINGTON, July 17 (Reuters) – A U.S. official said the United States believes a surface-to-air missile brought down the Malaysian airliner that crashed on Thursday in eastern Ukraine, killing all 295 people aboard. The U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the origin of the missile was unclear. The official declined...

    The VIX Exploded Today (VIX)
    Jul18

    The VIX Exploded Today (VIX)

    The volatility index, or VIX, gained 32% today. The VIX, commonly referred to as the “fear index,” measures expected volatility in the S&P 500 over the next month. Amid the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine and late afternoon reports that Israel has begun a ground operation in Gaza, stocks sold off as “safe...

    Malaysia says jetliner did not make distress call
    Jul18

    Malaysia says jetliner did not make distress call

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s prime minister said Friday that a Malaysia Airlines jetliner did not make any distress call before it went down in Ukraine, and that the flight route had been declared safe by the International Civil Aviation Organization. [...] Malaysia Airlines has confirmed that the aircraft did not make a...

    Buk missile suspected in Malaysia plane disaster
    Jul18

    Buk missile suspected in Malaysia plane disaster

    A launcher similar to the Buk system was seen earlier in the day by Associated Press journalists in a rebel-held section of eastern Ukraine — lending credence to concerns that the rebels have more powerful weaponry than had been believed. Defense experts believe Ukrainian government forces may have abandoned Buk systems when retreating from...

    One Canadian confirmed dead in flight MH17 crash
    Jul18

    One Canadian confirmed dead in flight MH17 crash

    One Canadian is among the 295 people confirmed dead after a passenger plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Malaysia Airline officials said Thursday afternoon. …read more Source: CTV...

    ‘Blown Out of the Sky’: Malaysia Jet Shot Down by Missile
    Jul18

    ‘Blown Out of the Sky’: Malaysia Jet Shot Down by Missile

    A Malaysian passenger airliner with 295 people on board crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border on Thursday, according to reports. …read more Source:...

    Malaysia Airlines Plane Leaves Trail of Debris
    Jul18

    Malaysia Airlines Plane Leaves Trail of Debris

    Local residents and rescue workers saw smoldering debris litter miles of sparsely populated Ukrainian farmland after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed. …read more Source: The New York...

    US trying to determine why jet down in Ukraine
    Jul18

    US trying to determine why jet down in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration scrambled Thursday to determine what brought down a passenger jet in Ukraine and whether any Americans were killed in an incident that could worsen t… …read more Source: The Bismarck...