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    Putin Calls for Cease-fire in East Ukraine
    Jul18

    Putin Calls for Cease-fire in East Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Friday for a cease-fire by pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces fighting in eastern Ukraine to allow for negotiations. Putin said he was in contact with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko after a Boeing 777 passenger airliner came down in an area under rebel control, killing all 298...

    Top AIDS Researchers Believed Killed in Malaysia Air Crash
    Jul18

    Top AIDS Researchers Believed Killed in Malaysia Air Crash

    The international medical community is mourning the sudden deaths of as many as 100 AIDS researchers and experts who were headed to a high-level AIDS conference in Australia. They were among 298 passengers aboard a Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in volatile eastern Ukraine. Australia’s prime minister has blamed pro-Russian forces for...

    Malaysia Airlines Jet Crash Insurance May be Complex, Lengthy
    Jul18

    Malaysia Airlines Jet Crash Insurance May be Complex, Lengthy

    Insurance on the Malaysian airliner brought down over Ukraine is likely to pay out relatively quickly if the cause of the crash is determined, but observers say settling insurance for the loss of 298 lives and other liability could be complex and lengthy. Malaysia Airlines said flight MH-17 disappeared at 1415 GMT as it flew over eastern Ukraine...

    UN Calls Emergency Meeting Over Plane Crash
    Jul18

    UN Calls Emergency Meeting Over Plane Crash

    Leaders around the world are calling for an investigation of the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine that killed nearly 300 people. Witnesses and reporters say smoldering debris and body parts from Thursday’s crash of a Boeing 777 are scattered across a charred field in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region. There are no...

    US, NATO Charge Russian Weapons Flooding Eastern Ukraine
    Jul18

    US, NATO Charge Russian Weapons Flooding Eastern Ukraine

    Western military officials are sounding new alarms over the increasing amount of heavy and sophisticated weaponry ending up in the hands of Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine. Onlookers scramble, trying to capture the roar of rockets in amateur video posted on the Internet. NATO officials say the video is part of a growing stream of evidence...

    US: Malaysian Plane Shot Down over War Area in Ukraine
    Jul18

    US: Malaysian Plane Shot Down over War Area in Ukraine

    U.S. officials are saying a Malaysian jet flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down as it crossed eastern Ukraine. The downing of the jet — the second loss for Malaysia Airlines in four months — escalates tension in the civil war between Ukraine and Russia. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti has more. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Conflict Tensions Rise With Crash of Malaysian Passenger Plane
    Jul18

    Ukraine Conflict Tensions Rise With Crash of Malaysian Passenger Plane

    Ukraine on Thursday said a Malaysian passenger plane had been shot down over eastern Ukraine – killing all 298 passengers and crew on board and potentially escalating the conflict between Kyiv and Moscow and Russian-backed separatists. Sharon Behn reports on how the latest developments could affect U.S. and European decisions to impose...

    Putin Denies Cuba Spy Base Reopening
    Jul17

    Putin Denies Cuba Spy Base Reopening

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is denying media reports that he will reopen a Soviet-era base in Cuba used to spy on the United States. Putin said Thursday there are no plans to resume operations at the Lourdes signals intelligence facility near Havana, after Russian media first reported a day earlier that the two countries provisionally agreed...

    Malaysian Airliner Crashes in Eastern Ukraine
    Jul17

    Malaysian Airliner Crashes in Eastern Ukraine

    Russian media reports say a Malaysian airliner flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in eastern Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines reported on Twitter that it lost contact of a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur over Ukrainian airspace Thursday. The plane was carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew members. A Ukrainian interior ministry...

    Ukraine Claims Air Force Jet Downed by Russian Missile
    Jul17

    Ukraine Claims Air Force Jet Downed by Russian Missile

    In the latest escalation of the conflict on the Ukrainian-Russian border, Kyiv said a Russian jet shot down one of its warplanes, its strongest accusation yet of direct Russian military involvement in the war. A Ukrainian military spokesman said the pilot of the SU-25 fighter ejected to safety. On the ground in eastern Ukraine, fierce fighting...

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