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The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

A Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people was shot out of the sky over eastern Ukraine on Thursday.

  • Members of Congress call for Putin to halt intervention in Ukraine

    Temporarily setting aside the usual partisan sniping, lawmakers in Congress turned their sights Friday on Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling on Moscow to end the separatist conflict in the aftermath of the Malaysian jetliner disaster. Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), chairman of the House Foreign...

  • Obama: Downing of Malaysia flight 'wake-up call' on Ukraine conflict

    Obama: Downing of Malaysia flight 'wake-up call' on Ukraine conflict

    In his first extended remarks on the fiery crash of a Malaysian airliner, President Obama confirmed Friday that at least one U.S. citizen was killed in a global tragedy he said should serve as “wake-up call” to end the conflict in Ukraine. The president said Quinn Schansman, a Dutch and U.S. dual...

  • Pro-Russia separatists probably shot down airliner, U.S. intelligence agencies say

    Pro-Russia separatists probably shot down airliner, U.S. intelligence agencies say

    President Obama said Friday that the missile that downed a Malaysian airliner, killing 298 people aboard, was fired from territory controlled by pro-Russia separatists. "What we have confidence in saying ... a surface-to-air missile was fired, and that's what brought the jet down. That shot was...

  • U.S. investigators head to Ukraine to study Malaysia Airlines crash

    U.S. investigators head to Ukraine to study Malaysia Airlines crash

    The FBI and the National Transportation Safety Board are sending a team of investigators to Ukraine to help investigate the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, officials said Friday. The plane is believed to have been shot down by a surface-to-air missile launched by pro-Russia forces, according...

  • Europe may face pressure to impose tougher sanctions on Russia

    Europe may face pressure to impose tougher sanctions on Russia

    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. Earlier this year, the European Union joined the U.S....

  • U.S. weighing new sanctions if Moscow is linked to airliner crash

    U.S. weighing new sanctions if Moscow is linked to airliner crash

    Obama administration officials are already considering slapping Russia with further sanctions if investigations determine that the Malaysia Airlines jet that went down Thursday in Ukraine was hit by a missile supplied by the Kremlin to Ukraine separatists, a senior administration official said....

  • U.N. Security Council calls for probe of Malaysia jet destruction

    U.N. Security Council calls for probe of Malaysia jet destruction

    Technical assistance from Russian personnel in the downing of a Malaysian jet “cannot be ruled out,” the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Friday as the Security Council began an emergency session in response to the destruction of the passenger plane over eastern Ukraine. Ukraine said...

  • Indiana University student among those in Malaysia Airlines crash

    Indiana University student among those in Malaysia Airlines crash

    An Indiana University student was among those killed in the Malaysia Airlines jet crash Thursday, university officials announced. Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was a doctoral student in chemistry at the university and an avid rower who once competed on the women’s varsity rowing team there, the school said....

  • Malaysian officials, airlines defend flight path of downed jet

    Malaysian officials, airlines defend flight path of downed jet

    A day after a Malaysia Airlines plane traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed near the Russian border in eastern Ukraine, the Malaysian transportation minister said he believed the crew bore no responsibility for the deadly flight plan. "The flight path taken by MH17 was approved by the...

  • Malaysia struggles to cope with second air tragedy

    Malaysia struggles to cope with second air tragedy

    Malaysia reeled Friday from its second commercial air disaster this year as family members mourned passengers of a downed jetliner and investors sold off shares of a once-admired national carrier that has become a byword for calamity. The crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 – believed to have...

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