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  • 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,...
  • Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev bring 'Solo for Two' to Segerstrom

    Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev bring 'Solo for Two' to Segerstrom
    Known for their performance intensity, gravity-snubbing jumps and hurricane-force pirouettes, former Bolshoi Ballet stars Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev constitute a partnership that has created more buzz than nearly any ballet dancers since the Soviet...
  • 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...
  • Europe may face pressure to impose tougher sanctions on Russia

    Europe may face pressure to impose tougher sanctions on Russia
    After being half a step behind the United States for months, Europe is likely to come under heavy pressure to impose stronger sanctions on Moscow if convincing evidence emerges of a Russian link to the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner....
  • Claims that missile downed Malaysia airliner likely to take months to prove

    WASHINGTON The downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine renewed the world's attention Friday to the conflict that's been raging there for months. But despite near unanimous assertions that a missile had blasted the plane from the sky, definitive blame...
  • Kerry makes case against Russia in Malaysia plane's downing

    Kerry makes case against Russia in Malaysia plane's downing
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry laid out what he called overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as international horror deepened over the fate of the victims' remains. Kerry demanded that...
  • Leonid Bershidsky: Putin's missing chance to escape a losing war

    President Vladimir Putin is missing a golden opportunity by not disowning the pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. Instead, as pro-Putin media and social network trolls invent increasingly fantastical versions of the downing of Malaysia Airlines...
  • Angry Australia PM says Ukraine crash probe resembles 'garden clean-up'

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's prime minister voiced deep concern on Monday that Russian-backed rebels remained in control of the crash site of a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine, saying the site looked more like a "garden clean-up" than a...
  • Russia may have trained Ukraine separatists to use missiles, U.S. says

    Russia may have trained Ukraine separatists to use missiles, U.S. says
    Pro-Russia separatists who are believed to have used the “Buk” antiaircraft missile system to shoot down a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine probably needed Russian assistance to operate it, senior U.S. officials said Friday. The...
  • EU discussing capital curbs, defense sanctions on Russia-diplomats

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union governments are discussing the possibility of imposing capital restrictions on Russia and sanctions in defense and energy technology if Moscow does not cooperate in the probe into a plane crash in Ukraine, diplomats...
  • Britain opens judicial probe into poisoning death of ex-KGB officer

    Britain opens judicial probe into poisoning death of ex-KGB officer
    The British government set up a judicial inquiry Tuesday into the strange death eight years ago of former KGB officer and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, who authorities believe was slipped a lethal dose of radioactive polonium in his tea at a...