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Investigators work without full access to crash site
British investigators have begun examining the flight recorders from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane.
Rebels confirm downing of two Ukrainian fighter jets
Just 20 miles from the site of the Malaysia Airlines plane wreckage, pro-Russia rebels have shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets today. The separatists say one of the pilots was killed, and another is being sought by rebel fighters.
Lax security at crash site hampers investigations
When international monitors and Malaysian aviation experts arrived Tuesday at the two main sites where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 smashed into the undulating countryside of eastern Ukraine, there was almost no perimeter tape.
Senators urge terrorist designation for Ukrainian separatists
Leading Democratic senators want harsh new measures against Russia for its actions in Ukraine. They are also asking President Barack Obama to add a Ukrainian rebel group to a U.S. terrorism blacklist.
2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down
Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.
Bodies of 1st crash victims leave Ukraine
Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash have left the embattled eastern Ukraine today.
Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels
"What exactly are they trying to hide?" President Barack Obama asked Monday as he demanded that Ukrainian rebels give investigators access to the wreckage of the downed jetliner.
Rebels to give Flight 17 black boxes to Malaysia
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who are in Ukraine.
Oil prices ease but remain elevated
Oil prices fell further today as concern about Ukraine eased but still were elevated on anxiety about the Middle East.
Putin: Russia will facilitate plane investigation
President Vladimir Putin says Russia will do "everything in its power" to facilitate an investigation into the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crash, but accused Kiev and the West of escalating the conflict in the region.
Dutch PM: 1st victims should be home Wednesday
The Dutch prime minister says his government aims to have the first bodies of victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 back in the Netherlands on Wednesday.
Jessamine County Church Prays For Ukraine
A Ukrainian church in Jessamine County holds a special prayer meeting for the Malaysian flight tragedy and ongoing turmoil in Ukraine. Video Video
UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts
The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia to approve it.
UK Professor, Ukrainian Pastor on Plane Crash
As we learn more details about the tragic plane crash in the Ukraine, a University of Kentucky professor who is a former American Ambassador, said this is a much bigger problem. Video Video
US ratchets up economic sanctions against Russia
U.S. officials say the Obama administration is levying deeper sanctions on Russia as the West grapples for a way to quell an insurgency in eastern Ukraine widely believed to be backed by Moscow.
Russia faults Ukraine for letting flight through
Russia's ambassador to the U.N. has questioned why Ukrainian aviation authorities allowed a passenger flight through an area of armed clashes where anti-aircraft systems were working.
UN Security Council wants probe of Ukraine crash
The U.N. Security Council has approved a statement calling for "a full, thorough and independent international investigation" of a downed Malaysian Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine.
Putin under pressure as fighting rages in Ukraine
President Vladimir Putin has been slammed for arming rebels and fanning flames of separatism in eastern Ukraine. But there is strong evidence recently that it's just the opposite: He now wants to bring about a truce.
EU leaders plot strategy over Ukraine, Russia
European Union leaders are considering whether to toughen sanctions against Russia because of what they consider its destabilization of neighboring Ukraine.
Who Is to Blame? Crash Investigators Face Struggle
To figure out why a Malaysian jetliner fell from the sky, investigators will use the wreckage of any missile found to determine where it came from and who fired it, experts said Friday. That may be easier said than done in the middle of a war zone.
Ukraine: 295 On Malaysia Plane Shot Down Over East
A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the aircraft.
Who is to blame? Crash investigators face struggle
To figure out why a Malaysian jetliner fell from the sky, investigators will use the wreckage of any missile found to determine where it came from and who fired it, experts said Friday. That may be easier said than done in the middle of a war zone.
EU to sanction 11 more people over Ukraine
A European Union source says ambassadors of the trade bloc's countries have agreed to add 11 new names to the list of people sanctioned for participating in the pro-Russian insurgency in Ukraine's east.
Ukraine says guard killed in attack on border post
Ukraine's border guards service says a serviceman was killed and eight were wounded when a post on the border with Russia came under heavy mortar attack.
Oil jumps to nearly $104 as Ukraine crisis spirals
The price of oil continues to climb today, reaching nearly $104 a barrel on concerns that the tensions over Ukraine and new sanctions against Russia could disrupt global supplies.
Fidel Castro: Ukraine to blame for downed airliner
Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro is blaming the Ukrainian government in Kiev for the downing of a Malaysian Airlines passenger plane.
Woman loses relatives in 2 Malaysia air disasters
An Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has now learned that her stepdaughter was on the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine.
Ukraine rebels reclaim village on Russian border
Separatist rebels in east Ukraine say they have retaken a village near the Russian border from government forces as they attempt to regain territory.
Searchers finding remains, belongings
Emergency workers, police officers and dozens of off-duty coal miners are among those searching the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines jet that was shot down yesterday.
Ukraine: Military plane shot down by rocket
Ukraine's defense ministry says a Ukrainian military transport plane has been shot down along the country's eastern border with Russia. But officials say all eight people aboard managed to bail out safely.
Putin travels to Austria amid Ukraine peace hopes
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Vienna Tuesday, on his second trip to the West since tensions spiraled over Russia's annexation of Crimea and actions in eastern Ukraine earlier this year.
US awaits Russia's next move as Putin applauds cease-fire
The White House on Tuesday said that it is reserving judgment on Russian President Vladimir Putin's call for extending a week-long cease-fire in Ukraine, saying it puts more stock in Russia's actions than in its words.
UK and Ukraine Crisis
The crisis in the Ukraine hits home for some people living in the Bluegrass. Video Video
"No Place on Earth" Holocaust Film Screened at UK Hospital
For nearly a year-and-a-half, almost 40 men, women and children hid themselves in an underground Ukrainian cave in an attempt to escape the Holocaust. Video Video
Russia claims US drone intercepted over Ukraine region
Russian authorities on Saturday claimed to have intercepted a U.S. surveillance drone over Ukraine's Crimea region, fueling a little more tension to an already terse situation on the eve of a critical referendum vote.
Crimea referendum vote a landslide victory for Russia
It appeared Sunday that the autonomous Crimea region of Ukraine has overwhelmingly voiced their opinion -- they want to break away from their country and rejoin Russia.
Mila Kunis shuts down reporter's Ukraine question
Pregnant actress Mila Kunis is refusing to talk to reporters about the ongoing political unrest in her native Ukraine, because she doesn't want to make headlines with her political views.
United Nations estimates over 400 killed in Ukraine's east
The United Nations estimates that more than 400 people were killed between April 15 and June 20 in eastern Ukraine, where the situation between government authorities and Pro-Russian separatists is rapidly deteriorating.
Russian lawmakers cancel approval to use military in Ukraine
At Russian President Vladimir Putin's request, the upper house of Russian parliament on Wednesday canceled a resolution that permitted the use of its military in Ukraine.
Ukraine calls on Russia to support peace plan
Speaking at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on Thursday, Ukraine's president called for Moscow to support the peace plan with deeds to "stop the killing of civilians and the military." 
Ukraine president calls off cease-fire with Russian rebels
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday called off a unilateral cease-fire in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. A statement Monday said that rebels will be attacked and the country will be freed.
Russia warns Europe over re-selling gas to Ukraine
Russia's state-controlled gas company, Gazprom, said Friday that it could limit supplies to European customers that intend to re-sell the natural gas on to Ukraine.
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