President Obama accused pro-Russia separatists of tampering with evidence at the site of last week?s crash of a Malaysia Airlines jet and called on Russia to use its influence to ensure a credible investigation into the downing of the plane over eastern Ukraine.
Pro-Russia separatists who are believed to have used the ?Buk? antiaircraft missile system to shoot down a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine probably needed Russian assistance to operate it, senior U.S. officials said Friday.
After being half a step behind the United States for months, Europe is likely to come under heavy pressure to impose stronger sanctions on Moscow if convincing evidence emerges of a Russian link to the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner.
The Linden Vey era in L.A. ended almost before it began Saturday, the Kings trading the young center to the Vancouver Canucks for a second-round pick in the NHL's entry draft at Philadelphia. It was a move they knew they had to make sooner or later. The Kings would have had to put Vey on waivers in October if he didn't make the team out of training camp, meaning they would have lost him for nothing. Even though Vey, 22, showed a lot of promise in an 18-game cameo last season, the Kings had so much depth at center that there probably was no room for him on their NHL roster. Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi made the deal Saturday, primarily so they could draft defenseman...