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(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is reaffirming America's strong support for Israel's right to defend itself. In a White House statement, Obama said he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about doing whatever is necessary to minimize civilian casualties in...
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is calling the downing of a Malaysian airliner an "outrage of unspeakable proportions." Nearly 300 people were killed when the jetliner crashed yesterday in eastern Ukraine. In a statement at the White House, Obama cited evidence that the...
(United Nations) -- The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says Russia has a lot of explaining to do after a Malaysian Airlines jetliner crashed in eastern Ukraine. In a UN Security Council meeting, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power criticized Moscow's ongoing support for...
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is expected to speak about the Malaysian airliner crash in a White House statement at 11:30 this morning, Eastern time. Nearly 300 people were killed when a Malaysian airliner crashed in eastern Ukraine yesterday. U.S. officials believe the...
(Undated) -- A massive typhoon is now bearing down on China with full force. Typhoon Rammasun has already claimed one life today after killing at least 64 people in the Philippines. Rammasun is packing winds up to 112 miles an hour since it made landfall. The typhoon is shaping...
(Undated) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin is calling for a ceasefire by pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces in the wake of Thursday's Malaysian Airlines disaster. Putin made the request today at a meeting with Russian Orthodox Church leaders. He said "it is...
(Undated) -- Ukraine is closing the airspace over eastern regions of the country, where a Malaysia Airlines jetliner with was shot down. The government says flights are banned over two regions and part of a third where pro-Russia separatist forces and government troops are...
(Undated) -- A freelance journalist in Ukraine says there's no sense of a coordinated effort to find facts at the scene of the Malaysian plane crash. Noah Sneider tells NBC's "Today" the rescue crews at the scene are not trained or equiped for situations like this. Talking to...
(Tel Aviv) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu [net-an-YAH-hoo] is ordering his military to prepare for a "significant expansion" of the ground assault in Gaza. Israel is trying to destroy tunnels Hamas depends on to move supplies and gain entry into Israel. Netanyahu...