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    International Police Postpone MH17 Crash Site Visit
    Jul27

    International Police Postpone MH17 Crash Site Visit

    Police monitors from Australia and the Netherlands postponed plans Sunday to visit the Malaysian airliner crash site in eastern Ukraine, citing security concerns as fighting continues in the area. All 298 people on the Boeing 777 were killed when the plane was shot down ten days ago en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. It fell in a rebel-held...

    Evolving Ukraine Crisis Tests Obama Foreign Policy
    Jul27

    Evolving Ukraine Crisis Tests Obama Foreign Policy

    Just hours after reports that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 had been shot down over eastern Ukraine, the stark reality that 298 civilians from nearly a dozen nations had just become the latest victims in a Russian-backed separatist movement came as somewhat of a jolt. All were dead. Locals reported bodies falling from the sky into a field dotted...

    Explosions Echo in Eastern Ukraine City; Russia Denounces EU Sanctions
    Jul26

    Explosions Echo in Eastern Ukraine City; Russia Denounces EU Sanctions

    Fighting erupted in Donetsk Saturday as the Ukrainian army pressed insurgents who have bolstered defenses in the rebel-controlled eastern Ukrainian city after a string of defeats. Russia, meanwhile, angrily criticized new sanctions imposed by the European Union following the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17, which crashed July 17 not far...

    House Armed Services Chair Blames Putin for MH17 Tragedy
    Jul26

    House Armed Services Chair Blames Putin for MH17 Tragedy

    The powerful head of the House Armed Services Committee lays the blame for the shoot down of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 firmly on Russian president Vladimir Putin. The jetliner crashed in eastern Ukraine July 17 and is believed to have been downed by a surface-to-air missile more sophisticated than the shoulder-launched missiles that have often...

    Malaysia, Dutch PMs to Discuss Access to Plane Crash Site
    Jul26

    Malaysia, Dutch PMs to Discuss Access to Plane Crash Site

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Saturday he would meet his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte next week to discuss how to secure full access for investigators to the site in Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was downed. Pro-Russian separatists remain in control of the area in eastern Ukraine where the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was...

    Detention of Ukrainian Woman in Texas Is Questioned
    Jul26

    Detention of Ukrainian Woman in Texas Is Questioned

    The weeklong prison detention of a Ukrainian woman who is married to a U.S. citizen in El Paso, Texas, has shed light on the difficulties of enforcing U.S. immigration law at a time when border agents are overwhelmed by a surge of migrants from Central America. While some immigrants are released to await a hearing, many others languish in...

    Officials Investigate Cause of Air Algerie Crash
    Jul25

    Officials Investigate Cause of Air Algerie Crash

    Authorities appear to have ruled out a missile attack in the crash of an Air Algerie flight that went down in Mali on Thursday, but many questions remain. The plane was carrying 118 passengers French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters Friday – 112 passengers and 6 crew members. Fifty-four French nationals are among the victims....

    Australia to Send 100 More Officers to MH17 Crash Site
    Jul25

    Australia to Send 100 More Officers to MH17 Crash Site

    Australia is close to finalilzing a plan to send 100 additional police and some defense force personnel to Europe to join a planned Dutch-led international security force to secure the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash site, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday. Armed pro-Russian separatists control the area and have hampered...

    Airline Expert: Missile will Show Signature on Debris
    Jul25

    Airline Expert: Missile will Show Signature on Debris

    The debris field from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is spread over a 21-kilometer radius in eastern Ukraine. It is expected to take investigators months to sort through the airplane pieces to learn about the missile that brought down the jetliner and who fired it. VOAs Carolyn Presutti explains how this work will be done. …read more Source:...

    IMF Reports Cuts Growth Forecast
    Jul25

    IMF Reports Cuts Growth Forecast

    The International Monetary Fund has trimmed its global economic growth projection for 2014, projecting a slower advance in the United States and a less optimistic outlook for several emerging markets. The Washington-based IMF cut its world forecast Thursday to a 3.4 percent advance this year, down three-tenths of a percentage point from its...

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