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  • Ukraine official: Black box shows missile shrapnel downed Malaysian airliner

    KIEV, Ukraine Evidence from the black box of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 indicates that shrapnel from an exploding missile ripped through the passenger jet, causing a "massive explosive decompression" that led to the crash and death of 298 passengers...
  • Australian PM Abbott's tough stance on MH17 paying off: poll

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Embattled Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's forthright handling of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 appears to have paid off, a poll released on Tuesday showed, although his government has not enjoyed a similar spike...
  • U.S. accuses Russia of violating 1987 treaty on nuclear missiles

    The Obama administration has accused Russia of violating a key arms control agreement by testing an intermediate-range nuclear cruise missile. The tests, which U.S. officials have said began as early as 2008, have been a point of contention between...
  • Ukraine retakes 3 towns near crash; U.N. says downing may be war crime

    Ukraine retakes 3 towns near crash; U.N. says downing may be war crime
    Ukrainian troops recaptured three towns from pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine on Monday as they advanced toward the Malaysia Airlines crash site, where international investigators have been thwarted from examining the scene of the July 17...
  • Russia says hopeful Malaysia jet crash investigation will be objective

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday Moscow was hopeful an investigation into a downed airliner over eastern Ukraine would be objective and respect a presumption of innocence. "Only the honest, open participation of...
  • In Ukraine's east, Soviet-style economy withers under onslaught

    DONETSK/KIEV (Reuters) - After pro-Russian rebels took 720 kg of explosives, 360 detonators and almost 1 km of wiring, the Skochinskiy coal mine, an ageing stalwart of the economy in Ukraine's Donbass region, was put out of action. Fierce fighting and...
  • Russian foreign minister holds to hard line on Ukraine

    Russian foreign minister holds to hard line on Ukraine
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday dug in his heels concerning the war in Ukraine and Russia’s alleged involvement in the conflict, saying that the government in Kiev had overstepped its bounds in fighting the insurgency. “...
  • Lavrov says Russia will not respond in kind to Western sanctions

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will not impose tit-for-tat measures or "fall into hysterics" over Western economic sanctions, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday, trying to stake out the high ground amid growing tensions with the West. Speaking at a...
  • Moscow questions U.S. allegations Russia shelling Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry on Monday cast doubt on pictures that Washington said showed Russia had recently shelled Ukrainian military positions. The United States has accused Russia of instigating the conflict in eastern Ukraine...
  • Hague court orders Russia to pay $50 billion in Yukos oil case

    Hague court orders Russia to pay $50 billion in Yukos oil case
    A court in the Netherlands has ordered Russia to pay more than $50 billion in damages to the former shareholders of the now defunct Yukos oil corporation that was dismembered in a controversial bankruptcy case nearly a decade ago. In the ruling Monday,...
  • Russia criticizes EU sanctions, raps U.S. over Ukraine role

    Russia criticizes EU sanctions, raps U.S. over Ukraine role
    Russia reacted angrily on Saturday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation on security issues and undermine the fight against terrorism and organized crime....