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  • Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine

    Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:28:31 GMT
    Local authorities in eastern Ukraine say at least 22 civilians have been killed in one day by shelling.
    Shells smashed into a residential neighborhood of Donetsk on Tuesday as Ukrainian forces intensified their campaign to encircle the rebel stronghold. The shelling killed at least two people, blew gaping holes in an...
  • Sources: EU adopts tough new sanctions on Russia

    Sources: EU adopts tough new sanctions on Russia

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:24:01 GMT
    European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.
    Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic...
  • US: No sign Russia helping to ease Ukraine fight

    US: No sign Russia helping to ease Ukraine fight

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:40:01 GMT
    The United States says there's been "no shred of evidence" that Russia is willing to help end the violence and bloodshed between the Ukraine separatists backed by Moscow and the government in Kiev.
    The United States on Tuesday said Russia has "not shown a shred of evidence" that it is willing to help end the violence between the Ukraine separatists backed by Moscow and the government that is trying to maintain its...
  • BP warns of impact of Russia sanctions on profits

    BP warns of impact of Russia sanctions on profits

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:55 AM EDT2014-07-29 09:55:24 GMT
    Energy company BP has warned that further international sanctions on Russia could have an adverse impact on its profits because of its stake in the oil giant, Rosneft.
    Energy company BP warned Tuesday that further international sanctions on Russia could hurt its profits because of its stake in the country's oil giant, Rosneft.
  • Paralyzed by war, Ukraine soldiers must raise money for surgery

    Paralyzed by war, Ukraine soldiers must raise money for surgery

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:38 AM EDT2014-07-29 06:38:40 GMT

    Two paralyzed soldiers married their fiancees in the hospital to draw attention to their predicaments. Their weddings were broadcast nationally. 

    Two paralyzed soldiers married their fiancees in the hospital to draw attention to their predicaments. Their weddings were broadcast nationally. 

  • Weapon fire turns back team investigating Malaysian crash site

    Weapon fire turns back team investigating Malaysian crash site

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:39:35 GMT
    Days of planning and work for a Malaysian crash scene investigation team came to nothing on Monday. 
    Days of planning and work for a Malaysian crash scene investigation team came to nothing on Monday. 
  • White House: EU, US to impose new Russia sanctions

    White House: EU, US to impose new Russia sanctions

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:28:03 GMT
    President Barack Obama and European leaders are conferring about next steps for dealing with the crisis in Ukraine.
    The United States and European Union plan to impose new sanctions against Russia this week, including penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy, the White House said Monday.
  • New sanctions coming for Russia, US says

    New sanctions coming for Russia, US says

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:45:22 GMT
    Russia must stop its support of pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, the U.S. says. 
    Russia must stop its support of pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, the U.S. says. 
  • Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee

    Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:16:11 GMT
    Officials in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine say at least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two cities held by separatist militants.
    Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police...
  • Ukraine: Rebels still manipulating crash site

    Ukraine: Rebels still manipulating crash site

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:47:48 GMT
    Ukraine's foreign minister says pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the rebels of shooting down.
    Ukraine's foreign minister said Monday that pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the rebels of shooting down.
  • Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

    Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:15:53 GMT
    The former majority shareholder in Yukos Oil Company says it has won in excess of $50 billion in a court ruling against Russia.
    Russian President Vladimir Putin's government must pay $50 billion for using tax claims to destroy Yukos, once the country's largest oil producer, and its Kremlin-critical CEO, an international court has ruled.
  • Investigators again turned away from MH17 crash site

    Investigators again turned away from MH17 crash site

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:16:56 GMT

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe had hoped to get access following negotiations with both sides involved in the conflict.

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe had hoped to get access following negotiations with both sides involved in the conflict.

  • UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime

    UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:20:58 GMT
    The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.
    The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.
  • Poland, Britain call for more sanctions on Russia

    Poland, Britain call for more sanctions on Russia

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:19:30 GMT
    The foreign ministers of Poland and Britain have called for more economic sanctions on Russia, saying it is responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine this month.
    The foreign ministers of Poland and Britain have called for more economic sanctions on Russia, saying it is responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine this month.
  • US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

    US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:36 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:36:20 GMT
    Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. has released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the...
    Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. has released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border.
  • Reporter recalls Soviet evasion in '83 jet downing

    Reporter recalls Soviet evasion in '83 jet downing

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:54 AM EDT2014-07-28 07:54:43 GMT
    By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Those searching for the truth about what happened in the shoot-down of the Malaysia airliner over Ukraine can take little comfort from the history of another...
    By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Those searching for the truth about what happened in the shoot-down of the Malaysia airliner over Ukraine can take little comfort from the history of another passenger...
  • US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

    US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:54:20 GMT
    U.S. officials are sharing satellite images they say show Russia has been firing rockets more than 7 miles into eastern Ukraine.
    Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the...
  • Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

    Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

    Sunday, July 27 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:00:18 GMT
    Dutch police are traveling to the scene of the Malaysian plane disaster in eastern Ukraine to secure the site, which investigators complain has already been compromised.
    Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.
  • US: Russian forces firing on Ukraine

    US: Russian forces firing on Ukraine

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:55:38 GMT
    The United States releases new pictures showing Russia has fired on Ukraine from inside Russia. (Source: CNN) The United States releases new pictures showing Russia has fired on Ukraine from inside Russia. (Source: CNN)

    The United States releases new pictures showing Russia has fired on Ukraine from inside Russia.

    The United States releases new pictures showing Russia has fired on Ukraine from inside Russia.

  • EU, US seek Putin Achilles' heel on Ukraine

    EU, US seek Putin Achilles' heel on Ukraine

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:04:18 GMT
    Months after Russia annexed Crimea and stepped up support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Europe and the United States are still searching for an effective way to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to...
    Months after Russia annexed Crimea and stepped up support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Europe and the United States are still searching for a way to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to change course.
  • Study: Embargo wouldn't hurt Russia

    Study: Embargo wouldn't hurt Russia

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:17 AM EDT2014-07-27 07:17:27 GMT
    An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed forces, a report argued Sunday.
    An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed forces, a report argued Sunday.
  • AP Analysis: Putin stays on offense in Ukraine

    AP Analysis: Putin stays on offense in Ukraine

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-07-27 06:44:14 GMT
    Russian President Vladimir Putin might be expected to hunker down into defense mode as he is besieged by accusations of Russian involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Instead he has stayed on...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin might be expected to hunker down into defense mode as he is besieged by accusations of Russian involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Instead he has stayed on offense...
  • Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

    Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

    Saturday, July 26 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-26 21:43:51 GMT
    Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday in hopes of retaking the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels.
    Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels.
  • More coffins of MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands

    More coffins of MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands

    Saturday, July 26 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-07-26 17:15:08 GMT
    Planes carried coffins of MH17 victims to the Netherlands. (Source:NOS/CNN) Planes carried coffins of MH17 victims to the Netherlands. (Source:NOS/CNN)
    Planes carrying coffins of victims of MH17 victims arrived Saturday in the Netherlands.
    Planes carrying coffins of victims of MH17 victims arrived Saturday in the Netherlands.
  • Thousands of Ukrainians fled to Russia to escape fighting

    Thousands of Ukrainians fled to Russia to escape fighting

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:11:19 GMT
    Ukraine residents encounter traffic jams as they try to flee the area. (Source:CNN)Ukraine residents encounter traffic jams as they try to flee the area. (Source:CNN)
     Residents of Ukraine are trying to get out of the area that sustained heavy fighting for weeks.
     Residents of Ukraine are trying to get out of the area that sustained heavy fighting for weeks.
  • Air tragedies bring grief without order

    Air tragedies bring grief without order

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:56 AM EDT2014-07-26 10:56:59 GMT
    When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow.
    When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow.
  • Deadly fighting rages on in eastern Ukraine

    Deadly fighting rages on in eastern Ukraine

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:23 AM EDT2014-07-26 08:23:38 GMT
     Just 90 minutes from the crash site of the Malaysian airliner, Ukrainian national forces and rebels fight on.  
     Just 90 minutes from the crash site of the Malaysian airliner, Ukrainian national forces and rebels fight on.  
  • EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

    EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:53 AM EDT2014-07-26 04:53:15 GMT
    European Union ambassadors have reached a preliminary deal on stepped-up sanctions against Russia, targeting its access to European capital markets and trade in the defense sector, dual-use goods and sensitive...
    The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.
  • US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

    US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:14:10 GMT
    The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.
    Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.
  • Russia: McDonald's food has 'too many calories'

    Russia: McDonald's food has 'too many calories'

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:33:24 GMT
    Russia's consumer protection agency has filed a suit against McDonald's for allegedly selling food that does not meet legal standards.
    Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald's startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company's now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature...
  • Ukrainian president: Confidence vote Thursday

    Ukrainian president: Confidence vote Thursday

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:33:53 GMT
    Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko says the government of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will face a vote of confidence in a special session of Parliament next week.
    Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko says the government of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will face a vote of confidence in a special session of Parliament next week.
  • What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed

    What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:34:34 GMT
    It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers were checking in...
    It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers were checking in for...
  • Bigger Russian artillery moving into Ukraine soon

    Bigger Russian artillery moving into Ukraine soon

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:05:24 GMT
    The Pentagon says the movement of Russian heavy caliber artillery systems across the border into Ukraine is "imminent", escalating the military action there.
    The movement of Russian heavy caliber artillery systems across the border into Ukraine is "imminent", the Pentagon said Friday, saying Russia is escalating the military action there.
  • More international observers going to MH17 crash site

    More international observers going to MH17 crash site

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:24:05 GMT

    The Netherlands is stepping up efforts to try to ensure that the remains of all the victims of the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 return home from Ukraine, the Dutch prime minister told CNN.

    The Netherlands is stepping up efforts to try to ensure that the remains of all the victims of the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 return home from Ukraine, the Dutch prime minister told CNN.

  • Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

    Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:14:22 GMT
    Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause...
    Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and...
  • FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

    FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:53:43 GMT
    FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change."
    FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change."
  • World stocks fall on US earnings, Russia sanctions

    World stocks fall on US earnings, Russia sanctions

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:22:56 GMT
    Most major Asian stock markets rose Friday after U.S. unemployment claims fell to an eight-year low and tensions over the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet eased.
    Global stock markets turned lower on Friday after weak earnings from Visa and Amazon and as European countries planned a range of sanctions against some Russian businesses.
  • Dutch Safety Board: 1st 'factual findings' soon

    Dutch Safety Board: 1st 'factual findings' soon

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:13:02 GMT
    The Dutch Safety Board leading the international investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 says it expects to publish "initial factual findings" soon.
    The Dutch Safety Board leading the international investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 says it expects to publish "initial factual findings" soon.
  • Russia raises key rate amid Ukraine concerns

    Russia raises key rate amid Ukraine concerns

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:23:12 GMT
    Russia's central bank has unexpectedly raised its key interest rate in a bid to stem inflation and support the currency as the country faces increasing economic pressure over its policies in Ukraine.
    Russia's central bank has unexpectedly raised its key interest rate in a bid to stem inflation and support the currency as the country faces increasing economic pressure over its policies in Ukraine.
  • Australia readies 90 police for Ukraine crash site

    Australia readies 90 police for Ukraine crash site

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:42 AM EDT2014-07-25 07:42:01 GMT
    Australia's prime minister says his country is close to finalizing a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a multinational team.
    Australia is close to finalizing a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a multinational team, the Australian prime minister said Friday.
  • Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

    Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:23:33 GMT
    Ukraine's government says 51 containers holding bodies and body parts of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash are ready to depart for the Netherlands aboard two military transport planes.
    Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the...
  • Aviation officials to meet on plane shot down

    Aviation officials to meet on plane shot down

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:51:55 GMT
    An aviation official says global aviation leaders will meet in Montreal next week to initiate discussions on a plan to address safety and security issues raised by the shoot-down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over...
    An aviation official says global aviation leaders will meet in Montreal next week to initiate discussions on a plan to address safety and security issues raised by the shoot-down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern...
  • CNN journalist abducted in Ukraine

    CNN journalist abducted in Ukraine

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:03:25 GMT

    The self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic is taking responsibility for the kidnapping.

    The self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic is taking responsibility for the kidnapping.

  • Obama: Plane stiffens Europe's spine on sanctions

    Obama: Plane stiffens Europe's spine on sanctions

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:37:21 GMT
    President Barack Obama says the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine "may stiffen the spine of our European partners" as they consider additional sanctions against Russia.
    President Barack Obama says the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine "may stiffen the spine of our European partners" as they consider additional sanctions against Russia.
  • Dutch sending unarmed police to Ukraine crash site

    Dutch sending unarmed police to Ukraine crash site

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:03:40 GMT
    The Dutch prime minister says he is sending 40 unarmed military police to eastern Ukraine as part of a ramped-up effort to find the last victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 still at the wreckage site.
    The Netherlands is sending 40 unarmed military police to eastern Ukraine as part of a ramped-up effort to find the last victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 still at the wreckage site, Prime Minister Mark...
  • Ukraine accused of targeting civilians in east

    Ukraine accused of targeting civilians in east

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:34:34 GMT
    War literally came to Alexander Litvinenko's living room, when a missile punched a gaping hole into the wall of his ninth-floor apartment. The 53-year-old college philosophy teacher had just stepped into his...
    War literally came to Alexander Litvinenko's living room, when a missile punched a gaping hole into the wall of his ninth-floor apartment. The 53-year-old college philosophy teacher had just stepped into his study to...
  • Recovery of MH17 victims continues from Ukraine

    Recovery of MH17 victims continues from Ukraine

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:43:21 GMT
    Investigators hope to have all the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash out of Ukraine by Friday.
    Investigators hope to have all the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash out of Ukraine by Friday.
  • Russians sentenced to 4 ½ years on riot conviction

    Russians sentenced to 4 ½ years on riot conviction

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:43:20 GMT
    Russian news agencies say two opposition activists have been convicted of organizing riots at the May 2012 protest in Moscow, a day before the re-election of President Vladimir Putin.
    A Moscow court convicted two Russian opposition activists and sentenced them to 4 ½ years in prison Thursday for their role in organizing protests a day before President Vladimir Putin's inauguration in May 2012.
  • Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:33 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:33:50 GMT
    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation following turmoil in government.
    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian...
  • Markets solid amid mixed US economic news

    Markets solid amid mixed US economic news

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:13:02 GMT
    World shares were rattled Thursday by reports the European Union is weighing stiffer financial sanctions against Russia.
    Markets were solid Thursday as geopolitical tensions largely related to the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine subsided somewhat and after further upbeat U.S. jobs data was offset somewhat by surprisingly weak...
  • Ukraine worries 'set to weigh' on eurozone economy

    Ukraine worries 'set to weigh' on eurozone economy

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:41 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:41:35 GMT
    A closely watched survey suggests economic growth in the 18-country eurozone picked up during July despite ongoing concerns over France, the currency bloc's second-largest economy.
    The escalating tensions in Ukraine, which have led to a sharp deterioration in relations between the West and Russia, could weigh on a modestly improving economic recovery in the 18-country eurozone.
  • Long odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster

    Long odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:42 AM EDT2014-07-24 09:42:20 GMT
    Anyone hoping to bring to justice whoever downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 must face sobering facts.
    Anyone hoping to bring to justice whoever downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 must face sobering facts.
  • Malaysia refrains from openly blaming Russia

    Malaysia refrains from openly blaming Russia

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:40 AM EDT2014-07-24 08:40:01 GMT
    Malaysia's prime minister negotiated with pro-Russian rebels while withholding judgement on who downed the plane.  
    Malaysia's prime minister negotiated with pro-Russian rebels while withholding judgement on who downed the plane.  
  • Plane carrying MH-17 bodies arrives in Netherlands

    Plane carrying MH-17 bodies arrives in Netherlands

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:37:02 GMT

    The plane carrying the bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 arrived in Netherlands.

    The plane carrying the bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 arrived in Netherlands.

  • US: Downed fighter jets part of pattern in Ukraine

    US: Downed fighter jets part of pattern in Ukraine

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:10:14 GMT
    The White House says the downing of two fighter jets in Ukraine is part of a pattern of Russian-backed separatists using Russian weapons to pose risks to aircraft.
    The White House cast the downing of two fighter jets in Ukraine on Wednesday as part of a pattern of Russian-backed separatists using Russian weapons to pose risks to aircrafts and further destabilize the conflict in the...
  • 40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

    40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:14:52 GMT
    Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.
    Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind.
  • Global stocks bolstered by US earnings, home sales

    Global stocks bolstered by US earnings, home sales

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:52:28 GMT
    Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday as anxiety over the downing of a Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine eased and investors shifted their focus to U.S. corporate earnings.
    Markets were steady Wednesday as the focus turned toward U.S. corporate earnings and as tensions between Russia and the West over the downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Ukraine eased.
  • Despite sanctions call, UK approves arms to Russia

    Despite sanctions call, UK approves arms to Russia

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:41:59 GMT
    British lawmakers say the country is still exporting arms and military equipment to Russia, despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine.
    Britain is still authorizing the export of arms and military equipment to Russia despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine, a group of lawmakers said in...
  • EU seeks energy efficiency to ease Russia gas link

    EU seeks energy efficiency to ease Russia gas link

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:34:13 GMT
    The European Union's executive is proposing legislation to curb the energy use of households and firms by almost one third by 2030 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower its dependence on gas imports,...
    The European Union's executive is proposing legislation to curb the energy use of households and firms by almost one third by 2030 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower its dependence on gas imports,...
  • 2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

    2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:55 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:55:20 GMT
    Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.
    Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.
  • Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

    Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:43 AM EDT2014-07-23 08:43:51 GMT
    By The Associated Press Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.
    By The Associated Press When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots...
  • Children saw bodies fall from sky in eastern Ukraine

    Children saw bodies fall from sky in eastern Ukraine

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:37 AM EDT2014-07-23 08:37:32 GMT

     Villagers and orphans witnessed bodies and plane parts from the downed Malaysian airliner fall from the sky.  

     Villagers and orphans witnessed bodies and plane parts from the downed Malaysian airliner fall from the sky.  

  • In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:11 AM EDT2014-07-23 08:11:41 GMT
    In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense...
    In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems...
  • US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

    US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:40:47 GMT
    The Obama administration said Tuesday it would present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine.
    Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian...
  • Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

    Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:05:58 GMT
    A train bearing the bodies of the people who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday on their way to the Netherlands.
    A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the...
  • Lax security at crash site hampers investigations

    Lax security at crash site hampers investigations

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:05:32 GMT
    When international monitors and Malaysian aviation experts arrived Tuesday at the two main sites where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 smashed into the undulating countryside of eastern Ukraine, there...
    When international monitors and Malaysian aviation experts arrived Tuesday at the two main sites where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 smashed into the undulating countryside of eastern Ukraine, there was...
  • Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia

    Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:03:22 GMT
    French President Francois Hollande is defending plans to deliver a warship to Russia, despite calls for a European arms embargo against Moscow over the fighting in Ukraine.
    France says it will go ahead with the sale of a warship to Russia despite calls for an arms embargo against the country, highlighting how Europe's strong business ties are hindering its ability to punish Moscow over...
  • UK announces inquiry for Russian spy death

    UK announces inquiry for Russian spy death

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:05:00 GMT
    The British government announced plans Tuesday for a wide-ranging public inquiry into the mysterious 2006 death of poisoned former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko. The decision, which comes at a time of rising...
    The British government announced plans Tuesday for a wide-ranging public inquiry into the mysterious 2006 death of poisoned former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko.
  • Senators urge new sanctions against Russia

    Senators urge new sanctions against Russia

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:22:05 GMT
    Leading Democratic senators want harsh new measures against Russia for its actions in Ukraine. They are also asking President Barack Obama to add a Ukrainian rebel group to a U.S. terrorism blacklist.
    Leading Democratic senators want harsh new measures against Russia for its actions in Ukraine. They are also asking President Barack Obama to add a Ukrainian rebel group to a U.S. terrorism blacklist.
  • US to present intelligence data on plane crash

    US to present intelligence data on plane crash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:31:56 GMT
    The United States says it's preparing to present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malaysian Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine.
    The Obama administration said Tuesday it would present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine.
  • Ukraine tensions see euro come off boil

    Ukraine tensions see euro come off boil

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:05:09 GMT
    The euro has fallen to its lowest level against the dollar this year amid heightened tensions surrounding developments in Ukraine following the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
    The euro fell Tuesday to its lowest level against the dollar this year amid concerns that the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will prompt a bigger freeze in relations between the European Union and Russia.
  • Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

    Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:22:16 GMT
    An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens.
    An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens.
  • Oil gains further on concerns over Ukraine, Gaza

    Oil gains further on concerns over Ukraine, Gaza

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:03:07 GMT
    By The Associated Press The price of oil rose above $103 a barrel Tuesday on persisting jitters over the situation in Gaza and the standoff over the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine.
    By PABLO GORONDI Associated Press The price of oil rose above $103 a barrel Tuesday on persisting jitters over the situation in Gaza, the standoff over the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine...
  • Handover of black boxes starts investigation

    Handover of black boxes starts investigation

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:38 AM EDT2014-07-22 09:38:41 GMT
     Bodies of those on the plane are on the way to territory controlled by the Ukraine government and eventually to the Netherlands. 
     Bodies of those on the plane are on the way to territory controlled by the Ukraine government and eventually to the Netherlands. 
  • Australia wants security job for wronged countries

    Australia wants security job for wronged countries

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:30 AM EDT2014-07-22 06:30:33 GMT
    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has suggested that countries that have been "so wronged" take responsibility for securing the crime scene where the Malaysian jetliner was shot down in Ukraine.
    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday countries that have been "so wronged" should take responsibility for securing the crime scene where the Malaysian jetliner was shot down in Ukraine.
  • Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

    Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:51:06 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia and says she backs President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet...
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger...
  • Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

    Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:31:30 GMT
    Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing...
    Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
  • Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

    Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:11:50 GMT
    President Barack Obama will speak about the downed plane in Ukraine from the White House Monday morning.
    President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators...
  • Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels

    Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:31:10 GMT
    "What exactly are they trying to hide?" President Barack Obama asked Monday as he demanded that Ukrainian rebels give investigators access to the wreckage of the downed jetliner.
    "What exactly are they trying to hide?" President Barack Obama asked Monday as he demanded that Ukrainian rebels give investigators access to the wreckage of the downed jetliner.
  • UN calls for probe of plane downed over Ukraine

    UN calls for probe of plane downed over Ukraine

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:41:06 GMT
    The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant...
    The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Monday demanding international access to the site of the plane downed over eastern Ukraine and an end to military activities around the area, following intense...
  • Weak earnings, Ukraine tensions weigh on stocks

    Weak earnings, Ukraine tensions weigh on stocks

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:11:06 GMT
    Stocks are closing lower as U.S. companies turn in mixed quarterly results and as investors worry about tensions with Russia over the downed airliner in Ukraine.
    Stocks are closing lower as U.S. companies turn in mixed quarterly results and as investors worry about tensions with Russia over the downed airliner in Ukraine.
  • Obama demands access to crash site, cooperation from Russia

    Obama demands access to crash site, cooperation from Russia

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:09:12 GMT

    President Obama demanded Putin use his influence over pro-Russian separatists to allow investigators to the Malaysia Airlines crash site so that bodies can be recovered and returned with dignity.

    President Obama demanded Putin use his influence over pro-Russian separatists to allow investigators to the Malaysia Airlines crash site so that bodies can be recovered and returned with dignity.

  • Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

    Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:51:34 GMT
    Relatives of Dutch victims killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are meeting with their king, queen and prime minister amid growing anger at the treatment of their loved ones' bodies by...
    The families and friends of Dutch citizens blown out of the sky above Ukraine poured out their grief and anger Monday at a meeting with their monarch and political leaders.
  • Romania: president blames Russia for downing plane

    Romania: president blames Russia for downing plane

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:41:20 GMT
    Romania's president says Russia is acting as a "partner for terrorists" in eastern Ukraine and responsible for the downing of a Malaysian jetliner.
    Romania's president says Russia is acting as a "partner for terrorists" in eastern Ukraine and responsible for the downing of a Malaysian jetliner.
  • Rebels to give Flight 17 black boxes to Malaysia

    Rebels to give Flight 17 black boxes to Malaysia

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:41:07 GMT
    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who are in Ukraine.
    The leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who are in Ukraine, Malaysia's prime minister said early Tuesday.
  • Ukraine at potential turning point after crash

    Ukraine at potential turning point after crash

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:11:45 GMT
    The crash of the Malaysian airliner in rebel-held eastern Ukraine is being viewed as a potential turning-point in the conflict - either, the international revulsion over the death of all 298 people on board will...
    The crash of the Malaysian airliner in rebel-held eastern Ukraine is being viewed as a potential turning-point in the conflict - either, the international revulsion over the death of all 298 people on board will force the...
  • Flight 17 tragic end for family of 6 coming home

    Flight 17 tragic end for family of 6 coming home

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:32:46 GMT
    Mohammad Afif and his family were about to start a new chapter in their lives. Afif was getting set to begin his university studies in architecture, and his father was preparing to move back to Malaysia with his...
    Mohammad Afif and his family were about to start a new chapter in their lives. Afif was getting set to begin his university studies in architecture, and his father was preparing to move back to Malaysia with his wife and...
  • Oil prices rebound above $103 on geopolitical risk

    Oil prices rebound above $103 on geopolitical risk

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:10:15 GMT
    By The Associated Press The price of oil continued to climb on Friday, reaching nearly $104 a barrel on concerns that the tensions over Ukraine and new sanctions against Russia could disrupt...
    By PABLO GORONDI Associated Press Oil prices rebounded slightly on Monday as traders gauged the possibility of more sanctions against Russia and more violence in Libya.
  • Russia's Severstal selling US plants for $2.3B

    Russia's Severstal selling US plants for $2.3B

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:49 AM EDT2014-07-21 10:49:53 GMT
    Russian steel company Severstal is exiting the U.S. market, selling a pair of steel plants to AK Steel and Steel Dynamics for about $2.33 billion.
    Russian steel company Severstal is exiting the U.S. market, selling a pair of steel plants to AK Steel and Steel Dynamics for about $2.33 billion.
  • US working on case against Russia on downed plane

    US working on case against Russia on downed plane

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:20 AM EDT2014-07-21 07:20:59 GMT
    Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.
    Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.
  • UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts

    UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:50 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:50:06 GMT
    The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant...
    The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia...
  • Q&A: How Malaysia Airlines can salvage its brand

    Q&A: How Malaysia Airlines can salvage its brand

    Sunday, July 20 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-07-21 03:49:54 GMT
    By The Associated Press Malaysia Airlines is in uncharted territory after the disappearance of Flight 370 in March with 239 people aboard was followed this week by the downing of another of its...
    By The Associated Press Malaysia Airlines is in uncharted territory after the disappearance of Flight 370 in March with 239 people aboard was followed this week by the downing of another of its jets,...
  • Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

    Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

    Sunday, July 20 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-07-20 23:40:16 GMT
    A top Ukrainian official says the government and the pro-Russia separatists it is fighting have reached a preliminary agreement to remove the bodies from the site of the Malaysian plane crash.
    Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation...
  • Distraught Dutch mother: 'Send my children home'

    Distraught Dutch mother: 'Send my children home'

    Sunday, July 20 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-07-20 20:30:19 GMT
    Worshippers at church services across the Netherlands are praying for the victims of the Ukraine air disaster and their next of kin, as anger builds over the separatist rebels' hindering of the investigation...
    A distraught, grieving mother summed up a swelling mood of despair and anguish in the Netherlands on Sunday at faltering efforts to repatriate the bodies of loved ones killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17,...
  • US outlines case against Russia on downed plane

    US outlines case against Russia on downed plane

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:20:32 GMT
    Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.
    Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.
  • US turns up heat on Russia over downed plane

    US turns up heat on Russia over downed plane

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:13:34 GMT
    The United States is putting the likely blame for the downed Malaysian passenger plane on Ukraine separatists who had Russian military help.
    The Obama administration on Sunday turned up the heat on Russia for its support of Ukrainian separatists accused by the United States and others of shooting down a Malaysian passenger plane.
  • Cameron demands Russia cease support for rebels

    Cameron demands Russia cease support for rebels

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:10:18 GMT
    British Prime Minister David Cameron demanded Sunday that Russia end its support for the rebels in Ukraine, arguing that Russia's policies destabilized the country and created the conditions that appear to have...
    British Prime Minister David Cameron demanded Sunday that Russia end its support for the rebels in Ukraine, arguing that Russia's policies destabilized the country and created the conditions that appear to have led to...
  • Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site

    Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:10:14 GMT
    Ukraine is accusing Russia of assisting separatist rebels in destroying evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down with 298 people onboard.
    International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airliner shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, trying to secure the sprawling site in hopes...
  • Russia bans congressman, 12 other Americans

    Russia bans congressman, 12 other Americans

    Saturday, July 19 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-07-19 21:40:22 GMT
    Russia has placed a U.S. lawmaker and 12 other people connected with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq on its list of those banned from entering the country.
    Russia has placed a U.S. lawmaker and 12 other people connected with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq on its list of those banned from entering the country.
  • Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

    Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

    Saturday, July 19 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-19 20:40:08 GMT
    If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said...
    If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday.
  • DNA being collected to ID Ukraine crash victims

    DNA being collected to ID Ukraine crash victims

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:09:12 GMT
    Malaysia Airlines says it has no immediate plans to fly the relatives of 298 passengers and crew killed in the downing of Flight 17 to Ukraine to visit the site because of security concerns.
    Forensic teams fanned out across the Netherlands on Saturday to collect material that will help positively identify the remains of victims killed in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine. Families and...
  • Dutch leader calls on Putin to help crash probe

    Dutch leader calls on Putin to help crash probe

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-07-19 16:59:14 GMT
    An angry Dutch prime minister says he has had an "extremely intense" telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin in which he urged him to "show the world he intends to help" in the investigation...
    An angry Dutch prime minister says he has had an "extremely intense" telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin in which he urged him to "show the world he intends to help" in the investigation into the...
  • Ukraine crisis shows divisions in old Soviet bloc

    Ukraine crisis shows divisions in old Soviet bloc

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:50 AM EDT2014-07-19 10:50:20 GMT
    Poland's foreign minister had sharp words on the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jumbo jet in Ukraine - blaming the crash on Russia-backed "bandits." But throughout most of central and eastern Europe, leaders...
    Poland's foreign minister had sharp words on the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jumbo jet in Ukraine - blaming the crash on Russia-backed "bandits." But throughout most of central and eastern Europe, leaders withheld...
  • Unlike 1st, Malaysia's 2nd disaster brings closure

    Unlike 1st, Malaysia's 2nd disaster brings closure

    Saturday, July 19 2014 3:39 AM EDT2014-07-19 07:39:12 GMT
    Less than five months ago, they had rushed to Kuala Lumpur International Airport - anxious relatives with a hope in their hearts, however faint, that a missing jumbo jet with their loved ones had not crashed, and...
    Less than five months ago, they had rushed to Kuala Lumpur International Airport - anxious relatives with a hope in their hearts, however faint, that a missing jumbo jet with their loved ones had not crashed, and would...
  • AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

    AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-07-19 04:11:55 GMT
    The premier of the Australian state hosting an international AIDS conference says a "substantial number" of world-renowned AIDS researchers and activists were on board a Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over...
    A prominent researcher, two activists and at least three others headed to an AIDS conference in Australia were on the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine, news that sparked an outpouring of grief across the...
  • Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

    Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:06 AM EDT2014-07-19 04:06:35 GMT
    Rescue workers, policemen and even off-duty coal miners are combing the area adjacent to the site in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian jetliner crashed on Thursday, killing all 298 aboard.
    World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the...
  • American in Ukraine crash had lived in New Jersey

    American in Ukraine crash had lived in New Jersey

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:41:50 GMT
    The only American identified so far as a victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine lived in New Jersey as a child and returned to the Netherlands when he was 5.
    The only American identified so far as a victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine lived in New Jersey as a child and returned to the Netherlands when he was 5.
  • Downed jet claimed victims from 13 countries

    Downed jet claimed victims from 13 countries

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:19:18 GMT
    Flags flew are flying half-staff across the Netherlands as the country mourns at least 154 of its citizens killed when a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was shot down in eastern Ukraine.
    The human cost of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 hit home around the world Friday, upending scores of families and small communities spanning half of the planet, from a Dutch fishing village to an Australian...
  • US: Can't rule out Russian role in plane downing

    US: Can't rule out Russian role in plane downing

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-07-19 02:28:53 GMT
    The U.N. Security Council has approved a statement calling for "a full, thorough and independent international investigation" of a downed Malaysian Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine.
    U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the United States cannot rule out that Russia helped in the launch of the surface-to-air missile that shot down a...
  • US building case tying separatists to plane crash

    US building case tying separatists to plane crash

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:32:07 GMT
    President Barack Obama will speak about the downed plane in Ukraine from the White House Friday morning.
    The United States began building a case Friday linking pro-Russian separatists to the shocking downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine. A somber President Barack Obama declared the deaths of those on board, including at...
  • Why airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace

    Why airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:06:40 GMT
    By DAVID KOENIG and SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Airlines Writers The possibility that the civilian jetliner downed over war-torn eastern Ukraine with nearly 300 people onboard was hit by a missile could...
    By DAVID KOENIG and SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Airlines Writers The shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane with nearly 300 people on board over war-torn eastern Ukraine is likely to have profound...
  • What we know, and don't, 1 day after Ukraine crash

    What we know, and don't, 1 day after Ukraine crash

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:04:38 GMT
    One day after the crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine, here's what is known, and what has been claimed:
    One day after the crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine, here's what is known, and what has been claimed:
  • Downed plane could alter course of Ukraine fight

    Downed plane could alter course of Ukraine fight

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:39:28 GMT
    The downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine could prove to be a turning point in the country's conflict. But which way it turns depends mainly on who carried out the attack and how convincingly it can be proved...
    The downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine is likely to be a turning point in the country's conflict. But which way it turns depends mainly on who carried out the attack and how convincingly it can be proved to the world.
  • Rebel leader gives bizarre account of plane crash

    Rebel leader gives bizarre account of plane crash

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:29:53 GMT
    A top pro-Russia rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has given a version of events surrounding the Malaysian jetliner crash - suggesting many of the victims may have died days before the plane took off.
    A top pro-Russia rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has given a bizarre version of events surrounding the Malaysian jetliner crash - suggesting many of the victims may have died days before the plane took off.
  • AP PHOTOS: Malaysia plane carrying 298 shot down

    AP PHOTOS: Malaysia plane carrying 298 shot down

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:28:50 GMT
    In the sunflower fields around eastern Ukraine, lines of rescue workers disappeared into thick, tall growth, searching the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines jet shot down as it flew miles above the country's...
    In the sunflower fields around eastern Ukraine, lines of rescue workers disappeared into thick, tall growth, searching the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines jet shot down as it flew miles above the country's battlefield....
  • Markets steady but Malaysia jet jitters remain

    Markets steady but Malaysia jet jitters remain

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:09:11 GMT
    Asian stock markets fell Friday, unnerved by a ratcheting up of global political tensions after a Malaysian jetliner was shot down over Ukraine and Israel launched a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip.
    Markets settled down Friday but jitters over the downing of a Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine remained at the fulcrum of investors' thoughts.
  • Woman loses relatives in 2 Malaysia air disasters

    Woman loses relatives in 2 Malaysia air disasters

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:51 AM EDT2014-07-18 10:51:31 GMT
    An Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has now learned that her stepdaughter was on the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine.
    In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 learned on Friday that her stepdaughter was on the plane shot down over Ukraine.
  • Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines

    Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:03 AM EDT2014-07-18 10:03:34 GMT
    Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry's equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts say, impossible...
    Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry's equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts say, impossible to redeem.
  • US official: Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down

    US official: Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-07-18 08:28:15 GMT

    U.S. officials believe something brought down the Boeing 777 aircraft which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All passengers and crew are believed to be dead.

    U.S. officials believe something brought down the Boeing 777 aircraft which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All passengers and crew are believed to be dead.
  • Australian PM lashes out at Russia over shot plane

    Australian PM lashes out at Russia over shot plane

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:59 AM EDT2014-07-18 07:59:48 GMT
    An angry Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is demanding an independent inquiry into the downing of a Malaysian jetliner and says Russia's response is "deeply, deeply unsatisfactory."
    An angry Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Friday demanded an independent inquiry into the downing of a Malaysian jetliner and said Russia's response to what he called a crime was "deeply, deeply unsatisfactory."
  • Malaysia Airlines says changes route for planes

    Malaysia Airlines says changes route for planes

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:15 AM EDT2014-07-18 07:15:42 GMT
    Malaysia Airlines says that in the wake of the shooting down of one of its passenger jets over Ukraine, it has changed the route it planes will take on flights to and from Europe.
    Malaysia Airlines says that in the wake of the shooting down of one of its passenger jets over Ukraine, it has changed the route it planes will take on flights to and from Europe.
  • Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

    Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:51 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:51:32 GMT
    An adviser to Ukraine's Interior Minister says a Malaysian passenger plane carrying 295 people has been shot down over a town in the east of the country.
    Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied...
  • AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine

    AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:50 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:50:48 GMT
    President Barack Obama is asking his advisers to keep him updated on reports of a plane shot down over Ukraine. But the White House says it can't confirm the reports.
    American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched...
  • Malaysia Airlines passenger: 'In case it disappears, this is what it looks like'

    Malaysia Airlines passenger: 'In case it disappears, this is what it looks like'

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:19:31 GMT

    A Dutch passenger jokingly posted a photograph of the Malaysian plane that crashed in Ukraine in case the plane was lost.

    A Dutch passenger jokingly posted a photograph of the Malaysian plane that crashed in Ukraine in case the plane was lost.

  • China, Russia leaders seek South American inroads

    China, Russia leaders seek South American inroads

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:09:23 GMT
    It's enough to make an aging U.S. Cold Warrior shudder.
    It's enough to make an aging U.S. Cold Warrior shudder.
  • UN Security Council sets urgent meeting on Ukraine

    UN Security Council sets urgent meeting on Ukraine

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:00:58 GMT
    The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday morning on Ukraine.
    The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday morning on Ukraine.
  • US intel says Malaysian plane shot down by missile

    US intel says Malaysian plane shot down by missile

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:39:17 GMT
    A U.S. official says that American intelligence authorities now believe a surface-to-air missile took down the Malaysian passenger plane as it flew over eastern Ukraine Thursday.
    A U.S. official said Thursday that American intelligence authorities now believe a surface-to-air missile took down the Malaysian passenger plane as it flew over eastern Ukraine.
  • Obama: Downed jet in Ukraine a 'terrible tragedy'

    Obama: Downed jet in Ukraine a 'terrible tragedy'

    Thursday, July 17 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-07-17 18:50:30 GMT
    President Barack Obama said Thursday that the passenger plane downed over Ukraine "looks like it may be a terrible tragedy" and his top priority is finding out whether American citizens were on board.
    President Barack Obama said Thursday that the passenger plane downed over Ukraine "looks like it may be a terrible tragedy" and his top priority is finding out whether American citizens were on board.
  • Ukrainian, Russian clubs to be kept apart by UEFA

    Ukrainian, Russian clubs to be kept apart by UEFA

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:42:03 GMT
    UEFA has decided to keep Ukrainian and Russian clubs from playing each other "until further notice" because of the continuing unrest between the neighboring countries.
    UEFA has decided to keep Ukrainian and Russian clubs from playing each other "until further notice" because of the continuing unrest between the neighboring countries.
  • For US and Europe, divisions over Russia penalties

    For US and Europe, divisions over Russia penalties

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:41:56 GMT
    The United States and Europe are seeking to maintain a united front against Russia with coordinated announcements of new economic sanctions, but divisions persist over how aggressive the West should be in punishing...
    The United States and Europe are seeking to maintain a united front against Russia with coordinated announcements of new economic sanctions, but divisions persist over how aggressive the West should be in punishing Moscow...
  • Markets roiled by fresh US sanctions on Russia

    Markets roiled by fresh US sanctions on Russia

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:09:32 GMT
    Global stocks rebounded Monday from jitters about a struggling Portuguese bank as investors looked ahead to a busy week of data releases in the U.S., China and Europe.
    Another round of U.S. sanctions on Russia weighed on markets Thursday. News that a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 had been shot down over Ukraine added to the negative tone.
  • Ukraine: Air Force jet downed by Russian missile

    Ukraine: Air Force jet downed by Russian missile

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:59:15 GMT
    Russia's foreign ministry has dismissed the latest round of U.S. sanctions for its actions in Ukraine as 'bullying' and says it is ready to push back.
    A Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down by an air-to-air missile from a Russian plane and Ukrainian troops were fired upon by missiles from a village inside Russia, a spokesman for Ukraine's Security Council said Thursday.
  • European ruling: Russia court cages violate rights

    European ruling: Russia court cages violate rights

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-07-17 13:07:31 GMT
    The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russian courts violate the rights of suspects by putting them in metal cages during trial.
    A European court on Thursday ordered Russia to pay damages for putting defendants in metal cages in court, a practice it condemned as "degrading treatment." The enclosures have held opposition figures, Greenpeace activists...
  • Putin: US sanctions hurt bilateral ties, US firms

    Putin: US sanctions hurt bilateral ties, US firms

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-07-17 12:48:28 GMT
    President Vladimir Putin lamented the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Russia, saying Thursday that they are stalemating bilateral relations and hurting not only Russian but also American businesses.
    President Vladimir Putin on Thursday lamented the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Russia, saying they will stalemate bilateral relations and hurt not only Russian but also American businesses.
  • Japan wary as US, Europe up sanctions on Russia

    Japan wary as US, Europe up sanctions on Russia

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-07-17 08:17:07 GMT
    For Japan, the ramping up of sanctions by the West against Russia can be summed up in a familiar phrase: It's complicated.
    For Japan, the ramping up of sanctions by the West against Russia can be summed up in a familiar phrase: It's complicated.
  • US, Europe escalate economic sanctions on Russia

    US, Europe escalate economic sanctions on Russia

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-07-17 01:13:39 GMT
    U.S. officials say the Obama administration is levying deeper sanctions on Russia as the West grapples for a way to quell an insurgency in eastern Ukraine widely believed to be backed by Moscow.
    Struggling to defuse the persistent crisis in Ukraine, both the U.S. and European Union imposed new economic sanctions on Russia Wednesday, with President Barack Obama declaring that Russian leaders must see that their...
  • EU leaders order tougher sanctions against Russia

    EU leaders order tougher sanctions against Russia

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:35:51 GMT
    European Union leaders are considering whether to toughen sanctions against Russia because of what they consider its destabilization of neighboring Ukraine.
    European Union leaders ordered tougher sanctions against Russia on Wednesday because of its actions in Ukraine, asking the European Investment Bank to sign no new financing agreements with Moscow.
  • Urban warfare feared in Ukraine fighting

    Urban warfare feared in Ukraine fighting

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:35:47 GMT
    Separatist rebels in east Ukraine say they have retaken a village near the Russian border from government forces as they attempt to regain territory.
    Insurgents bade tearful farewells Wednesday as they loaded their families onto Russia-bound buses and began hunkering down for what could be the next phase in Ukraine's conflict: bloody urban warfare.
  • Pentagon: More Russian troops on Ukraine border

    Pentagon: More Russian troops on Ukraine border

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:38:58 GMT
    The Pentagon says Russian combat troops are again building up along the border with Ukraine, and officials believe that Moscow may be sending heavy weapons into the country to aid the separatists.
    Russian combat troops are again building up along the border with Ukraine, and U.S. officials believe Moscow may be sending heavy weapons into the country to aid the separatists, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
  • US preparing unilateral sanctions on Russia

    US preparing unilateral sanctions on Russia

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-07-16 04:47:40 GMT
    U.S. and European officials say the Obama administration is considering imposing unilateral sanctions on Russia over its threatening moves in Ukraine, a shift in strategy that reflects the Obama...
    The United States is considering imposing unilateral sanctions on Russia over its threatening moves in Ukraine, a shift in strategy that reflects the Obama administration's frustration with Europe's reluctance to...
  • Airstrike in eastern Ukraine kills 11 civilians

    Airstrike in eastern Ukraine kills 11 civilians

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-07-15 18:48:49 GMT
    Russia has invited foreign military attaches to visit a border town where Moscow claims a Ukrainian shell has killed one person.
    An airstrike in eastern Ukraine sent an apartment building crumpling to the ground Tuesday, killing at least 11 people and adding to the steadily mounting civilian death toll from the fighting between government forces and...
  • Ukraine orphans become pawns in civil conflict

    Ukraine orphans become pawns in civil conflict

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:47 AM EDT2014-07-15 09:47:57 GMT
    Tamara Popova and her fellow orphans are adamant: They don't want to go to Russia. The separatist gunmen running this eastern Ukrainian city aren't asking. They're giving orders.
    Tamara Popova and her fellow orphans are adamant: They don't want to go to Russia. The separatist gunmen running this eastern Ukrainian city aren't asking. They're giving orders.
  • Feudal lords, election hacking color Ukraine chaos

    Feudal lords, election hacking color Ukraine chaos

    Sunday, June 8 2014 6:03 AM EDT2014-06-08 10:03:15 GMT
    Feudal lords, hacked voting systems and a bounty for the head of a dead rebel is part of the unraveling story in Ukraine.
    Feudal lords, hacked voting systems and a bounty for the head of a dead rebel is part of the unraveling story in Ukraine.
  • Government forces take town in eastern Ukraine

    Government forces take town in eastern Ukraine

    Friday, June 6 2014 4:13 AM EDT2014-06-06 08:13:27 GMT
    National troops take back a town in eastern Ukraine as fighting continues in the turbulent region.
    National troops take back a town in eastern Ukraine as fighting continues in the turbulent region.
  • 'Gay Nazis' fueling Ukraine uprising, Putin says

    'Gay Nazis' fueling Ukraine uprising, Putin says

    Friday, May 16 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-05-17 03:12:06 GMT
    In an ongoing propaganda war, Vladimir Putin is trying to paint the West as descending into decadence and Russia as the protector of family values.
    In an ongoing propaganda war, Vladimir Putin is trying to paint the West as descending into decadence and Russia as the protector of family values.
  • Expert: Putin playing a 'conniving game' in Ukraine maneuvers

    Expert: Putin playing a 'conniving game' in Ukraine maneuvers

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-05-07 20:25:33 GMT
    Vladimir Putin's manipulation of events in Ukraine have stoked his popularity in Russia. The current global economy makes U.S. and European economic sanctions against his country dicey.
    Vladimir Putin's manipulation of events in Ukraine have stoked his popularity in Russia. The current global economy makes U.S. and European economic sanctions against his country dicey.
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