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      Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation
      Jul25

      Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

      Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country’s starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February. Yatsenyuk, a supporter of closer ties with Europe and a key participant in the protests...

      Ukraine rebel commander acknowledges fighters had BUK missile
      Jul24

      Ukraine rebel commander acknowledges fighters had BUK missile

      A powerful Ukrainian rebel leader has confirmed that pro-Russian separatists had an anti-aircraft missile of the type Washington says was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and it could have originated in Russia. In an interview with Reuters, Alexander Khodakovsky, commander of the Vostok Battalion, acknowledged for the first time...

      MH17 crash victims’ bodies arrive in Netherlands; Ukrainian fighters downed
      Jul24

      MH17 crash victims’ bodies arrive in Netherlands; Ukrainian fighters downed

      Two planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine’s restive east as fighting flared in the region. Six days after the Boeing 777 was shot down over the battlefields of eastern Ukraine,...

      U.K. orders fresh probe into Litvinenko death
      Jul23

      U.K. orders fresh probe into Litvinenko death

      Britain on Tuesday announced an inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the Russian former spy who accused the Kremlin from his London deathbed of poisoning him with radioactive tea. The move comes as London pushes for greater sanctions against Moscow over the downing of a passenger plane in eastern Ukraine, and is likely to […]...

      British experts to analyze MH17 black boxes
      Jul22

      British experts to analyze MH17 black boxes

      Black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines plane downed in eastern Ukraine will be examined by U.K. air accident investigators, Britain’s prime minister said Tuesday. British experts at the Air Accidents Investigation Branch will retrieve data from the flight recorders for analysis, following a request from the government of the Netherlands,...

      U.S. to release intelligence on downing of MH17
      Jul22

      U.S. to release intelligence on downing of MH17

      U.S. intelligence officials were expected to present data Tuesday backing up the theory that pro-Russian rebels were responsible for the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was blown out of the sky on July 17 by what is believed to have been a surface-to-air missile, killing all 298 passengers […]...

      Dutch to recover MH17 bodies from morgue train
      Jul22

      Dutch to recover MH17 bodies from morgue train

      Dutch experts on Tuesday prepared to take custody of some 280 bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, as a train carrying the remains arrived in the government-held Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. Rebels controlling the crash site released the morgue train under intense international pressure, finally allowing a great majority of...

      Britain to hold public inquiry into ex-spy Litvinenko death
      Jul22

      Britain to hold public inquiry into ex-spy Litvinenko death

      The British government on Tuesday announced a public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the Russian dissident who was poisoned in London with radioactive tea in 2006. The move comes as Britain presses for further sanctions against Russia over the downing of a passenger plane over eastern Ukraine, allegedly by pro-Moscow separatists....

      Vital evidence in plane disaster feared withheld by Ukraine rebels
      Jul22

      Vital evidence in plane disaster feared withheld by Ukraine rebels

      “What exactly are they trying to hide?” U.S. President Barack Obama asked Monday as he demanded that Ukrainian rebels give investigators access to the wreckage of the downed jetliner. The answer is: potentially a lot. Aviation and defense experts say the victims’ bodies could contain missile shrapnel. Chemical residue on the...

      Jet conspiracy theories rife in Putin’s Russia
      Jul22

      Jet conspiracy theories rife in Putin’s Russia

      An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine’s east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens. Russian news consumers are getting plenty of explanations for the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, which killed 298 people. While...