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    Downed Malaysian Airliner’s Voice Recorder Intact
    Jul23

    Downed Malaysian Airliner’s Voice Recorder Intact

    As the Dutch paid their respects Wednesday to victims of the Malaysian airliner shot down over eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators is examining the Boeing 777-200’s voice and flight recorders for clues about its demise. Investigators say the voice recorder retrieved from the crash scene has been damaged but shows no...

    Column: Ukraine Crisis Could Impact US Elections
    Jul23

    Column: Ukraine Crisis Could Impact US Elections

    Reaction in the United States to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over rebel-held areas of Ukraine continues to be harshly critical of Russia and the separatist rebels they back in eastern Ukraine. The intense focus of international outrage over the incident and the challenge facing the administration of President Barack Obama suggests...

    Efforts Underway to Free Nigerian Students Kidnapped in Ukraine
    Jul23

    Efforts Underway to Free Nigerian Students Kidnapped in Ukraine

    A Ukrainian official says negotiations are underway to free nine Nigerian students taken captive by separatists in the eastern city of Luhansk. Colonel Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, told a news conference Wednesday that people with experience conducting negotiations were making contact with...

    France Criticized for Warships Contract with Moscow
    Jul23

    France Criticized for Warships Contract with Moscow

    France’s contract to sell a pair of Mistral aircraft carriers to Moscow has come under fire in recent months, as relations between the West and Russia have deteriorated over Ukraine. Last month, President Barack Obama said it would be preferable if France pushed the “pause button” on the deal. “I have expressed some...

    MH17 Victims’ Remains Readied for Flight to Netherlands
    Jul23

    MH17 Victims’ Remains Readied for Flight to Netherlands

    The remains of some of the nearly 300 people who died in a Malaysian Airlines crash last week were being readied to be flown to the Netherlands early Wednesday. A transport plane sat on the tarmac at the airport in Kharkiv, Ukraine, as the Ukraine government planned a departing ceremony for the bodies of MH17 passengers and crew who were victims...

    Britain to Formally Investigate Former Russian Spy’s Death
    Jul23

    Britain to Formally Investigate Former Russian Spy’s Death

    Britain said it would launch a formal inquiry into the death seven years ago of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, but they said it has nothing to do with suspected Russian involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine last week. Prime Minister David Cameron’s spokesman said there is “no link whatsoever”...

    Bulgaria Calls for More NATO Troops in Southeastern Europe
    Jul23

    Bulgaria Calls for More NATO Troops in Southeastern Europe

    Bulgaria called for more NATO troops in southeastern Europe and the Black Sea, as well as more joint military exercises, to improve security in the region after Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea. An ex-communist state on the Black Sea, Bulgaria was a close Cold War ally of Moscow but joined NATO in 2004 and the European Union...

    Kremlin Official Calls Ukraine Authorities ‘West’s Henchmen’
    Jul22

    Kremlin Official Calls Ukraine Authorities ‘West’s Henchmen’

    A Kremlin official has accused Ukrainian authorities in Kyiv of being “henchmen,” acting on orders from the West. “The West’s henchman came to power [in February] and have now, in my opinion, lost some of their sovereignty, independence in decision-making and are acting under orders,” said Nikolai Patrushev, a top...

    Britain Does U-turn on ex-KGB Agent Litvinenko Murder Inquiry
    Jul22

    Britain Does U-turn on ex-KGB Agent Litvinenko Murder Inquiry

    Britain on Tuesday overturned its decision not to hold a public inquiry into the death of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, who accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of ordering his murder from his London deathbed in 2006. A year ago, the British government rejected a request for an inquiry into the killing of Litvinenko, who died after...

    EU Ministers Threaten Russia with Sanctions but Action Unsure
    Jul22

    EU Ministers Threaten Russia with Sanctions but Action Unsure

    European Union foreign ministers threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine, but tougher talk may not be matched by much action after France’s president signaled the disputed delivery of a warship to Moscow would go ahead. The 28 EU ministers met under growing pressure from the United States and Britain to step up...

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