Ukraine says black boxes show rocket shrapnel caused plane crash

Jul 29, 2014

Ukraine says black boxes show rocket shrapnel caused plane crash

Black boxes recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in rebel-held east Ukraine show shrapnel from a rocket explosion caused the passenger jet to crash, a Ukrainian security official said Monday. International investigators “indicated that data from flight recorders show that the reason for ...

U.S. says Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

Jul 29, 2014

U.S. says Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach “a very serious matter” and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time. The treaty confrontation ...

Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

Jul 28, 2014

Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

An international police team abandoned its attempt to reach the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane for a second day running Monday as clashes raged in a town on the road to the area. With government troops intensifying their push to claw back ...

Russia ordered to pay $50 billion for taking over Yukos

Jul 28, 2014

Russia ordered to pay $50 billion for taking over Yukos

An international court on Monday ordered Russia to pay over $50 billion in compensation to the former majority shareholder of now-defunct oil producer Yukos over the expropriation of the company more than 10 years ago. In one of the largest arbitration cases ever, a ...

Embargo wouldn't hurt Russia: study

Jul 28, 2014

Embargo wouldn't hurt Russia: study

An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely autonomous in supplying its armed forces, a report argued Sunday. European Union countries exported $583 million of military equipment to Russia last year, less than 1 percent of the ...

Jul 28, 2014

Russia fired rockets into Ukraine: U.S.

The U.S. stepped up pressure on Moscow on Sunday by releasing satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for pro-Russian separatists has crossed the border. The images, which came from the ...

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Jul 28, 2014

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. Reports of the intensifying unrest prompted a postponement of a trip to the ...

Malaysia PM: Agreement reached with Ukraine separatists on MH17 access

Jul 27, 2014

Malaysia PM: Agreement reached with Ukraine separatists on MH17 access

An agreement has been reached with separatists in Ukraine to enable international police to oversee a site where a Malaysian plane was downed and investigators to determine why the aircraft crashed, Malaysia’s prime minister said on Sunday. Pro-Russian separatists remain in control of the ...

Ukraine launches offensive to retake rebel stronghold of Donetsk

Jul 27, 2014

Ukraine launches offensive to retake rebel stronghold of Donetsk

Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels. The move comes as Ukrainian forces appear to have gained some momentum recently ...

Obama's U.N. envoy spearheads plane response

Jul 27, 2014

Obama's U.N. envoy spearheads plane response

by Julie Pace

One day after a passenger jet was shot out of the sky, Samantha Power took her seat at the United Nations Security Council and angrily began building the Obama administration’s case against separatists in eastern Ukraine and their Russian benefactors. Her 13-minute remarks were ...