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Bodies of Malaysian passenger jet crash victims to leave Ukraine today

Bodies of Malaysian passenger jet crash victims to leave Ukraine today

July 23, – Ukraine prepared a departure ceremony for the bodies of Malaysia Airlines passengers and crew who became victims of fighting raging far below them on the plains of eastern Ukraine. Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said Wednesday’s ceremony was set for 11 a.m. local time (0800 GMT) at the airport in Kharkiv, before […]

July 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Pro-Russian rebels release train with bodies from downed Malaysian jet

Pro-Russian rebels release train with bodies from downed Malaysian jet

July 21, – Bowing to international pressure Monday, 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. With body parts decaying in sweltering heat and signs that evidence at the crash site was mishandled, anger […]

July 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
French youth, police clash at anti-Israeli protest in Paris

French youth, police clash at anti-Israeli protest in Paris

July 20, – Pro-Palestinian French youth defying a ban on a protest against Israel’s Gaza offensive clashed with police Sunday, setting fire to cars, pillaging stores and attacking two synagogues in Paris suburbs. Police, backed by a helicopter overhead, responded with tear gas and shots from non-lethal guns during hours of unrest in the northern […]

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Pro-Russian rebels take full control of plane crash bodies

Pro-Russian rebels take full control of plane crash bodies

July 20, – Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and the U.S. and European leaders demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin make sure rebels give international investigators full access to the crash site. “There’s a stacking up of evidence here, which Russia needs to […]

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At least 9 killed, 43 injured in multiple bus crash in Germany

At least 9 killed, 43 injured in multiple bus crash in Germany

July 19, – Several buses crashed Saturday on a German highway near the eastern city of Dresden, leaving nine people dead and 43 injured, police said. The crash, which happened about 2 a.m. Saturday, involved a Polish bus, a Ukrainian bus and a Polish minibus, said Dresden police. According to a preliminary investigation, the Polish […]

July 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Obama points finger at Putin, calls plane crash in Ukraine “a wake-up call for Europe”

Obama points finger at Putin, calls plane crash in Ukraine “a wake-up call for Europe”

July 19, – President Barack Obama said the downing of a Malaysian jetliner in a Ukrainian region controlled by Russian-backed separatists should be a “wake-up call for Europe and the world” in a crisis that appears to be at a turning point and warned Russia of possible tightening of sanctions. While stopping short of blaming […]

July 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
181 bodies found at Malaysian plane site says Ukrainian official

181 bodies found at Malaysian plane site says Ukrainian official

July 18, – Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners — dressed in overalls and covered in soot — spread out Friday across the sunflower fields and villages of eastern Ukraine, searching the wreckage of the Malaysian plane shot down as it flew miles above the country’s battlefield. The attack Thursday afternoon killed […]

July 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ukraine rebels shot down Malaysian Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people

Ukraine rebels shot down Malaysian Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people

July 17, – A Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian militants on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard, a Ukrainian interior ministry official said. Raising the stakes in the East-West showdown between Kiev and Moscow, the official blamed “terrorists” using a ground-to-air missile and Ukraine’s prime minister called the downing of […]

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Greece: Wanted terrorist arrested after tourist area shooting

Greece: Wanted terrorist arrested after tourist area shooting

July 17, – Wanted terrorist Nikos Maziotis was arrested after a shootout with Greek Police in Monastiraki, one of the busiest tourist areas in central Athens, at around 1:30 pm today. Latest information is that Maziotis was walking on Ermou street in downtown Athens, when he noticed a police patrol approaching. He went into a camping equipment store […]

July 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ukraine airstrike kills 11, demolishes apartment block in separatist area

Ukraine airstrike kills 11, demolishes apartment block in separatist area

July 16, – An airstrike demolished an apartment block in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, killing at least 11 civilians, regional officials said. The attack adds to the steadily growing number of civilians killed over four months in a dogged pro-Russian insurgency. The devastation bore signs of a strike by several missiles and left only a […]

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