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    US Calls On Putin to Withdraw Support of Ukrainian Separatists
    Jul19

    US Calls On Putin to Withdraw Support of Ukrainian Separatists

    The United States on Friday called for an independent international investigation into the downing of the Malaysian passenger plane over eastern Ukraine, and for an immediate ceasefire in the conflict. VOA’s Sharon Behn reports on Washington’s growing concern over the rapidly deteriorating security situation in the region. …read...

    Malaysia Reeling: Second Air Disaster in Four Months
    Jul19

    Malaysia Reeling: Second Air Disaster in Four Months

    Malaysia is reeling from the second air disaster in four months involving the country’s flag carrier. Flight 340 vanished in March and despite an extensive search, no debris has been found. And on Thursday, Flight 17, likely hit by a surface-to-air missile, came apart over eastern Ukraine. The two incidents together have left more than 500...

    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...

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