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US welcomes MH17 inquiry, notes Russian link

Washington (AFP) – The United States welcomed Wednesday the preliminary results of a criminal inquiry into the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine, saying it supported Washington’s suspicions of Russian involvement. 165 more words

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The Lack of Animosity is Hurting the World Cup of Hockey

It is not the kind of match up we wanted to see in the finals of the World Cup of Hockey. We expected Canada to reach but Team Europe doesn’t scream marquee. 433 more words

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An expert's guide to Putin's propaganda playbook

By Mark Galeotti

Mark Galeotti is a senior research fellow at the Institute of International Relations Prague and an expert on Russian foreign and security affairs. 724 more words

Russia

US To Suspend Syria Diplomacy With Russia, Prepares "Military Options"

From Zero Hedge:

According to US officials, the Obama administration is now considering tougher responses to the Russian-backed Syrian government assault on Aleppo, including military options.

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MH17 investigation points finger at Russia

A nearly two-year Dutch investigation into the 2014 downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine has concluded, and please consider sitting down before you proceed, that Russia and its rebel proxies did the deed. 293 more words

Furriners

MH17 Gave Birth to the Modern Russian Spin Machine

It seems odd to look back to just over two years ago — a time when Russia had already effectively annexed Crimea and quietly fomented civil war in Ukraine — and to think of those days as simpler times. 2,259 more words

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US gives Russia ultimatum to halt Aleppo attacks

Washington has vowed to end coordination with Moscow in Syria in response to the siege of Aleppo. More than 250 civilians have been killed since the Syrian army launched a brutal campaign to retake the city last week. 665 more words

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