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  • Malaysian airliner downing puts spotlight on Buk missile system

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Russia and Ukraine trade blame over the apparent shooting down of a Malaysian airliner, they appear to agree on one thing: the type of Soviet-era missile that brought it down. But if an SA-11 Buk missile, known as "Gadfly" in...
  • Russia's Putin seeks impartial probe after plane downed

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a phone call with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, demanded a "thorough and unbiased" investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said on Friday. "The head...
  • From foes to brothers in arms: Ukraine police and protesters unite

    From foes to brothers in arms: Ukraine police and protesters unite
    "Run for cover, everybody; get the hell out of here, on the double!" the leader of the commando unit shouted over his shoulder to the men behind him, his voice echoing eerily in the pitch-black basement. "It is a booby-trap. Watch your step for more wires...
  • IMF sees decision on $1.4 billion tranche to Ukraine in weeks

    KIEV (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund expects to decide within weeks on issuing the second tranche of a $17-billion bailout to Ukraine, whose economy is likely to contract by 6.5 percent this year, its Kiev mission chief said on Friday....
  • Ukraine rescuers recover 181 bodies at Malaysian plane crash site

    KIEV (Reuters) - Rescuers have recovered as many as 181 bodies so far at the site of the Malaysian airliner crash in eastern Ukraine, an official at Kiev's Foreign Ministry told a briefing on Friday. The Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 was downed near...
  • Ukraine says army has not used anti-aircraft missiles in east

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's army has not deployed missiles during fighting with pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine and the Malaysian airliner that was brought down there was out of range of the systems it uses, Ukrainian officials said on Friday....
  • Fidel Castro blames Ukrainian government for taking down plane

    HAVANA (Reuters) - Former Cuban President Fidel Castro blamed the "warmonger" government of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for shooting down a Malaysian airliner with 298 people on board over eastern Ukraine. World leaders are demanding an...
  • Russia's Putin calls for a ceasefire in east Ukraine

    Sergiev Posad Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Friday for a ceasefire by pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces fighting in eastern Ukraine to allow for negotiations. Putin said he was in contact with...
  • Factbox: World figures comment on downing of Malaysian airliner

    (Reuters) - The following are selected comments from world figures on the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 near the Ukraine-Russia border: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden: "(The plane) apparently has been shot down - shot down, not an...
  • EU to target Russian firms with sanctions, block loans

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders agreed on Wednesday to sanction Russian companies that help destabilize Ukraine and to block new loans to Russia through two multilateral lenders. The decision is a significant ratcheting-up of European...
  • Obama announces new sanctions on Russia, calls for peace in Gaza

    Obama announces new sanctions on Russia, calls for peace in Gaza
    President Obama announced during a news conference Wednesday new sanctions against a "weakening" Russian economy and continued his call for a diplomatic solution to the rocket fire that has left dozens of civilians dead along the Gaza Strip in recent...