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  • Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

    MOSCOW (AP) — Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage. Throughout the Ukrainian crisis,...

  • Australia, Netherlands ready to secure crash site

    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash area and help bring the last of the victims home....

  • The top 7 missteps of Hillary Clinton's book tour

    As Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pushes on promoting her new book, Hard Choices, her list of missteps grows.

  • Why Malaysian Airlines crash was not a game-changer, after all

    For President Obama, the crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight in Ukraine wasn't really a game-changer. Even as global anger against Russian President Vladimir Putin has grown for his indirect role in the crash, Obama hasn't spent much political capital pressing the issue, while Europe remains...

  • Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by...

  • Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. Two airliners crash during storms. Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, a cluster of disasters spanning three...

  • With Russia on the rise, Hillary Clinton still thinks the 'reset' worked

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday that the 2009 "reset" with Moscow "worked," a claim seemingly divorced from all reality considering Russia's involvement in the violence in Ukraine and Syria.

  • Dutch sending unarmed police to Ukraine crash site

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands is sending 40 unarmed military police to eastern Ukraine as part of a ramped-up effort to find the last victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 still at the wreckage site, Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced late Thursday. He also is...

  • Ukraine accused of targeting civilians in east

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — War literally came to Alexander Litvinenko's living room, when a missile punched a gaping hole into the wall of his ninth-floor apartment. The 53-year-old college philosophy teacher had just stepped into his study to check the news online, barely escaping death. Others...

  • Russians sentenced to 4 ½ years on riot conviction

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court convicted two Russian opposition activists and sentenced them to 4 ½ years in prison Thursday for their role in organizing protests a day before President Vladimir Putin's inauguration in May 2012. Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev were sentenced for...

  • Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — 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...

  • Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation following turmoil in government.

  • Long odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster

    GENEVA (AP) — Anyone hoping to bring to justice whoever downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 must face sobering facts. The wreckage scene is compromised, key evidence may have disappeared altogether and political complexities could block an international court from hearing the case. If Russian...

  • President Obama strains to straddle fundraising, foreign policy

    Over the last few days President Obama awkwardly tried to sprinkle foreign-policy references into his fundraising speeches but got more laughs and applause with jokes complaining about "phony scandals" back in Washington at a glitzy dinner at the home of the producer of TV drama "Scandal." 

  • Australia vows help to secure Ukraine crash site

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's foreign minister said Thursday that her country stood ready to provide whatever resources were needed to secure the Malaysian airliner's crash site in Ukraine, as newspapers reported Australian troops and police could soon be sent. Foreign Minister Julie...



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