MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout

Aug 23, 2014

MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout

Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies. The bodies and ashes ...

NATO's new challenge: 'ambiguous warfare'

| Aug 22, 2014

NATO's new challenge: 'ambiguous warfare'

by Peter Apps

Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March, NATO has been publicly refocusing on its old Cold War foe, Moscow. The threats it now believes it faces, however, are distinctly different from those of the latter half of the 20th century. The West then was ...

Aug 22, 2014

JPMorgan customers targeted in email phishing campaign

Fraudsters are targeting JPMorgan Chase & Co customers in an email phishing campaign that is unusual because it attempts to collect credentials for that bank and also infect PCs with a virus for stealing passwords from other institutions. The campaign, dubbed “Smash and Grab,” ...

Ukrainian government troops inch closer to rebel city

Aug 19, 2014

Ukrainian government troops inch closer to rebel city

The Ukrainian government has captured most of a town near Donetsk, tightening the noose around the key rebel-held stronghold, officials said on Tuesday. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in a Facebook post that one soldier was killed and four wounded when a volunteer battalion ...

Aug 18, 2014

Obama heading back to White House in rare vacation break

President Barack Obama planned a break in the middle of his vacation to return to Washington on Sunday night for unspecified meetings with Vice President Joe Biden and other advisers. The White House has been cagey about why the president needs to be back ...

Ukraine rebels gearing up for eastern counterstrike

Aug 17, 2014

Ukraine rebels gearing up for eastern counterstrike

Pro-Russian separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine are receiving new armored vehicles and fighters trained in Russia, and plan to launch a major counteroffensive against government forces, a rebel leader said in a video released on Saturday. The four-month conflict in eastern Ukraine has reached ...

Aug 16, 2014

Russia denies military column entered Ukraine, was largely destroyed

NATO on Friday said a Russian military column ventured into Ukraine overnight on Thursday, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s said Ukraine forces destroyed most of it. Russia denied all of this, but the reports spooked global markets and overshadowed optimism driven by agreement over ...

Kiev, Moscow parry over Russian aid convoy

Aug 15, 2014

Kiev, Moscow parry over Russian aid convoy

In a diplomatic game of chicken, a large Russian aid convoy rolled toward the Ukrainian border on Thursday — but toward a crossing controlled by pro-Russian rebels instead of a government post as Ukraine had demanded. Ukraine’s government threatened to block the convoy if ...