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  • US officials: We still don't know who shot down Malaysian airliner

    WASHINGTON The United States is confident that the Malaysian Airlines plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine was downed by an SA-11 missile likely fired by pro-Russian separatists most plausibly by mistake but there still is no hard evidence tying the...
  • Russia's Putin, Dutch PM discuss probe into plane crash: Kremlin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on the phone in the early hours of Tuesday to discuss an international investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine, the Kremlin said....
  • Not The First Airliner Shot Down

    The front-page story "Shot From The Sky" [July 18] brings to memory our own shame and guilt and the madness of the human species. In 1988, A U.S. warship fighting gunboats in the Persian Gulf mistook an Iranian civilian jetliner for an attacking Iranian...
  • Lawmakers criticize UK arms sales to Russia as Cameron pledges no new exports

    LONDON (Reuters) - Lawmakers on Wednesday queried why Britain had granted licenses to sell tens of millions of pounds worth of arms to Russia, embarrassing Prime Minister David Cameron, who has called for a Europe-wide ban on such sales because of the...
  • Ukraine and the American expansionism

    Events in Ukraine are a continuing and increasingly dangerous prolongation of a Cold War supposedly called off at the meeting between President Ronald Reagan and Chairman Mikhail Gorbachev in January 1992. These events may be read as driven by ideology...
  • Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet 'by mistake': U.S. officials

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government believes that pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realizing it was a civilian passenger flight, U.S. intelligence officials said on Tuesday. The officials,...
  • Ukraine votes to call up more military reserves to protect border

    KIEV (Reuters) - 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...
  • Ukraine war crimes trials a step closer after Red Cross assessment

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The Red Cross has made a confidential legal assessment that Ukraine is officially in a war, Western diplomats and officials say, opening the door to possible war crimes prosecutions, including over the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH-...
  • Moscow mayor fires metro chief after fatal accident

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The mayor of Moscow has dismissed the head of the Russian capital's metro network following an accident that killed at least 22 people, the mayor's office said on Tuesday. More than 150 people were also injured in the accident on...
  • Once joined in Soviet Union, Ukraine, Russia never further apart

    KIEV (Reuters) - Over a table piled high with food and wine, a newly married husband and wife watched warily as the toasts began. Despite asking everyone to steer clear of politics, bringing together relatives from Russia and Ukraine a day after Kiev...
  • Putin can't avoid responsibility for passenger jet atrocity

    The following editorial appeared in the Sacramento Bee on Saturday, July 19: The shootdown of a passenger jet over Ukraine with the loss of nearly 300 lives is a human tragedy and a moral abomination. Part of the outrage is that Russian leader...