Ukraine

According to Ukraine’s military, pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets in Eastern Ukraine on Wednesday. A military spokesman said the two Sukhoi-25 fighters were downed around 1:30 p.m. local time near Savur Mogila. No details were known about the pilots, but Ukrainian defense officials said the planes may have been carrying up to two crew members each. The incident […]

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The remains of victims from the Malaysian Airlines flight 17 crash finally arrived in Ukrainian–held territory in order to be transported to the Netherlands Tuesday, after several days of haphazard treatment. As world leaders work to establish the facts surrounding the tragic case, their frustration lies within the fact that the crash site, held by pro-Russian separatists who […]

Experts have had limited access to the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines flight (MH17) that was blown out of the sky by a missile, causing it to crash in the Ukraine. Since they are not able to cover the full crash site, pro-Russian separatist militiamen have reportedly seized custody of nearly 200 victims’ remains from […]

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Leaders around the world are demanding an international investigation to find out exactly what happened Thursday morning, when Malaysian Airlines flight M17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine. The passenger jet holding 283 passengers and 15 crew members is suspected to have been shot down by a sophisticated surface-to-air missile fired by Ukrainian separatists backed by Moscow. […]

According to new reports, a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was shot down today as it flew between Ukraine and Russia, killing all aboard. Gawker reports: According to the Russian news agency Interfax, a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet carrying 295 passengers and crew was shot down today along the border between Ukraine and Russia. Interfax also cites Ukraine’s Interior Ministry […]

It’s no secret. President Obama and his arch nemesis political pal, Russian President Vladimir Putin aren’t the best of friends. I mean, they’re cordial. They have their issues, like the recent Ukraine crisis or last year’s Syria debacle. But they still show face for the camera and shake hands, as is done in the world of […]

After being the center of controversy for weeks, Donald Sterling has reportedly given in and surrendered his ownership of the L.A. Clippers to his estranged wife. The billionaire decided to sell his share of the team to Shelly Sterling for the price of $1 billion, so that he would not be forced out of losing […]

Early Monday morning, Hennadiy Adolfovych Kernes, the mayor of Kharkiv, the second biggest city in Ukraine, was shot in the back while jogging. Kernes is currently in surgery and is said to be “fighting for his life.” Officials are unaware the motive behind the shooting or who was involved. Meanwhile, as the debate increases in Ukraine, the U.S. […]

The U.S. has a message for Russia — they have “days, not weeks” to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine. A top U.S. diplomat in Kiev delivered the warning on Monday, as Vice President Joe Biden launched a show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Read about it here…[HuffPost] […]

Hip-Pop Hooray! On Thursday, President Obama announced that 8 million people have signed up for plans through the Healthcare.gov insurance exchange, crushing the original 7 million enrollment goal. “This thing is working,” Obama said. Read about it here…[ThinkProgress] An arrest has been made in connection to the death of Canadian teen Amanda Todd, who committed suicide […]