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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.
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.
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.
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.
US blasts Russia despite support for crash probe
The United States is blasting Moscow for its support of separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine where the Malaysia Airlines plane went down, while welcoming Russia's support of a U.N. resolution calling for an investigation of the crash site.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Russia's Severstal selling US steel plants for $2.3B
Russian steel company Severstal is exiting the U.S. market, selling a pair of steel plants to AK Steel and Steel Dynamics for about $2.33 billion.
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.
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.
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.
UK and Ukraine Crisis
The crisis in the Ukraine hits home for some people living in the Bluegrass. Video Video
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.
Russia asks UN to stop Syrian terrorist oil sales
The Russian government is asking the U.N. Security Council to condemn the illegal sale of Syrian oil by terrorist groups, and encourage all countries to take "necessary measures" to prevent it.
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.
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.
Lawyer: Snowden asks to extend stay in Russia
A Russian lawyer for former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden says his client has applied to extend his stay in Russia.
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.
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.
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