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    Audio clip: Obama has been 'briefed' on plane, directing staff to be in touch with Ukraine
    Jul17

    Audio clip: Obama has been 'briefed' on plane, directing staff to be in touch with Ukraine

    The White House says Obama directed senior U.S. officials to remain in close touch with Ukrainian officials about downed plane …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Obama, Putin talk about new U.S. sanctions
    Jul17

    Obama, Putin talk about new U.S. sanctions

    At Moscow’s request, President Obama spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday about the new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian businesses as punishment for the crisis in Ukraine. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the conversation took place Thursday morning, but it wasn’t clear whether they spoke before...

    Igor Girkin: Commander of Donetsk People’s Army, Igor Strelkov, Says They Shot Down Malaysia Airlines MH17 (+Photos)
    Jul17

    Igor Girkin: Commander of Donetsk People’s Army, Igor Strelkov, Says They Shot Down Malaysia Airlines MH17 (+Photos)

    Russian-backed separatist leader Igor Girkin (who also goes by the name of Strelkov) has claimed credit for shooting down Malaysia Airlines MH17. The plane went down over eastern Ukraine near the border of Russia. It took off from Amsterdam and was headed to Kuala Lumpur. “The plane has just been taken down somewhere around Torez (Donetsk...

    MH17 Ukraine Crash: Protecting Airliners from Missile Attacks
    Jul17

    MH17 Ukraine Crash: Protecting Airliners from Missile Attacks

    Air Force One is protected by electronic jammers from most missiles, likely including the one that may have shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over the Russian-Ukrainian border Thursday. MoreEXCLUSIVE: Watch Philip Seymour Hoffman Talk About His Last FilmAmericans Support Drone Strikes, Rest of World Begs to DifferWatch Live: Special Report on...

    Obama, Putin discuss Malaysia plane incident
    Jul17

    Obama, Putin discuss Malaysia plane incident

    The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have discussed the Malaysia Airlines plane incident over eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Miami...

    The Crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 Is a Game Changer
    Jul17

    The Crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 Is a Game Changer

    Malaysian Airlines just can’t catch a break. Just four months after flight 380 disappeared somewhere over the Indian Ocean, today brings news that Malaysian Airlines flight 17, traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, lost contact with ground control around the Ukrainian-Russian border. Initial …read more Source: The New...

    Official: Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine
    Jul17

    Official: Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine

    An adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister says a Malaysian passenger plane carrying 295 people has been shot down over a town in the east of the country. (July 17) …read more Source: USA...

    In pictures: Malaysian passenger plane crashes in Ukraine
    Jul17

    In pictures: Malaysian passenger plane crashes in Ukraine

    A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Obama, Putin discuss Malaysia plane incident
    Jul17

    Obama, Putin discuss Malaysia plane incident

    The Kremlin website published a statement late Thursday that says “the Russian leader informed the U.S. president of the report from air traffic controllers that the Malaysian plane had crashed on Ukrainian territory, which had arrived immediately before the phone call.” …read more Source: San Francisco...

    EU to Follow US Sanctions on Russia?
    Jul17

    EU to Follow US Sanctions on Russia?

    Increasing the pressure on Russia. The United States imposed the toughest sanctions so far on Moscow – over its failure to end violence in Ukraine. For the first time, the measures hit some of Russia’s biggest firms – and those closest to President Vladimir Putin. Its largest oil producer Rosneft, second largest gas produced...