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    France Defies Allies, Confirms Warship for Russia
    Jul22

    France Defies Allies, Confirms Warship for Russia

    President Francois Hollande won broad domestic applause on Tuesday for defying allies Britain and the United States by confirming plans to deliver a helicopter carrier to Russia. One backer dismissed their objections as hypocritical. Speaking on the eve of a European Union meeting to discuss sanctions on Moscow over Thursday’s downing of a...

    Ukraine to Call Up More Reservists
    Jul22

    Ukraine to Call Up More Reservists

    Ukraine’s parliament approved a presidential decree on Tuesday to call up more military reserves and men under 50 to fight rebels in eastern Ukraine and defend the border against a concentration of troops in Russia. Some 45 days after the latest call-up of additional reserves, which has now expired, Kyiv repeated the decree to...

    Australian PM Alleges ‘Coverup’ At MH17 Crash Site
    Jul22

    Australian PM Alleges ‘Coverup’ At MH17 Crash Site

    Australia’s prime minister is alleging a “cover-up” amid tampering of evidence at the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in Ukraine. Meanwhile, Russia’s ambassador to Malaysia denies the crashed plane’s black boxes were opened before they were handed over to Malaysian officials. Prime minister Abbott says...

    Train Carrying Crash Victims’ Remains Arrives in Ukraine-held City
    Jul22

    Train Carrying Crash Victims’ Remains Arrives in Ukraine-held City

    The remains of some of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were making their way to the Netherlands on Tuesday as a senior Ukrainian separatist leader handed over the plane’s black boxes to Malaysian experts. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told a news conference on Monday that a train carrying around...

    Romania’s Basescu Slams EU for Soft Putin Stance
    Jul22

    Romania’s Basescu Slams EU for Soft Putin Stance

    Romania’s President Traian Basescu on Monday accused the European Union of being weak and too slow in imposing sanctions on Russia to deter it from encroaching further into Europe after its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea. An ex-communist state on the Black Sea, Romania joined the EU in 2007 and has been among the most vehement...

    UN Demands Rebels Give Access to MH17 Site
    Jul22

    UN Demands Rebels Give Access to MH17 Site

    The U.N. Security Council unanimously demanded on Monday that armed groups controlling the crash site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down immediately allow safe and unrestricted access to the wreckage. The Council strongly condemned the downing of the aircraft and called for a “full, thorough and independent...

    Obama Urges Full, Unimpeded Ukraine Probe
    Jul21

    Obama Urges Full, Unimpeded Ukraine Probe

    U.S. President Barack Obama says Russia must do its part to pressure pro-Russian separatists to allow international access to the downed Malaysian airliner in Ukraine. In remarks at the White House Monday, Obama said the truth must come out and international teams must be allowed access to the crash site, which has been blocked by separatists....

    Russian Markets Feel Heat from Ukraine Crisis
    Jul21

    Russian Markets Feel Heat from Ukraine Crisis

    Russian shares slid on Monday to a two-month low as Moscow came under fierce international pressure over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and European governments threatened to follow the United States in widening economic sanctions. Monday’s losses extended a near 8 percent slump last week provoked by Washington’s...

    Fighting Breaks Out in E. Ukraine City of Donetsk
    Jul21

    Fighting Breaks Out in E. Ukraine City of Donetsk

    Explosions rocked the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk Monday as government troops sought to reclaim control of the rebel stronghold, marking the first heavy fighting since Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down last week. Intense shelling was reported near the rail station. The AFP news agency said that terrified civilians were fleeing the...

    Ukraine Gives Up Lead on Airliner Investigation
    Jul21

    Ukraine Gives Up Lead on Airliner Investigation

    Ukraine has offered to give the lead in the investigation into the downing of the Malaysian airliner last week to the Netherlands, the country that had the most citizens on board. The move appears to be aimed at convincing Russia and the rebels it supports to allow the transport of the 272 bodies found so far, most of them waiting in refrigerated...

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