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Topic - Russia
Lost behind the tragic headlines of recent weeks was an event of potentially historic importance to the reign of "King Dollar." For some time, the coalition of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (known as BRICS) has been talking about staking a competitor to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Last week, they announced a $100 billion capitalization of a Contingent Reserve Arrangement for BRICS' New Development Bank.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called Tuesday for Ukraine to observe a cease-fire while investigators probe the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in rebel-held territory.
U.S. intelligence officials say they are now nearly certain it was pro-Russian separatists who fired the SA-11 antiaircraft missile that downed a Malaysia Airlines flight last week, and that the separatists likely did not know they had hit a commercial airliner until after it had slammed to the ground.
Those who held the organic view argued that the change from czar to commissar was only one of degree. Both were tyrannies, the latter more tyrannical than the former.
A team of Pentagon officials is heading to Ukraine to help the country rebuild its fractured military.
Rep. Ed Royce, California Republican and chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Monday that the United States must lead not only an international diplomatic coalition against Russia and Vladimir Putin, but an economic one as well that will truly force Mr. Putin's hand.
"U.S. voters are overwhelmingly convinced that Russia had a hand in the shootdown of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over Ukraine, but they also strongly believe any punishment should be a multinational one and not come from just the United States alone," says a Rasmussen Reports released Monday.
Former Republican Rep. Ron Paul said Sunday that the United States shares part of the blame in the attack on the Malaysian Airlines passenger jet in eastern Ukraine last week, and that the Obama administration may try and use the tragedy as an excuse to attack Russia.
Russian-supported rebels backed down and allowed a refrigerated train carrying the bodies of Malaysia Airlines victims out of their territory in Ukraine, as President Obama and other Western leaders warned Russian President Vladimir Putin to speed up cooperation with the crash probe and to rein in fighters loyal to Moscow.
A refrigerated train carrying Malaysia Airlines victims' bodies pulled away Monday from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine, one small step forward in easing the agony of their grieving families.
The downing of the Malaysian airliner that took the lives of 298 men, women and children was not deliberate terrorism. No one wanted to massacre those women and children.
Pro-Russia separatists seized control of recovered bodies from the downed Malaysian airliner Sunday in eastern Ukraine as U.S. and international officials urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to rein in the rebels so investigators could have unimpeded access to the crash site.
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says Russian President Vladimir Putin bears direct responsibility for the downing of the passenger jet over eastern Ukraine last week.
Moscow wants to work with Washington to further space exploration despite a recent NASA memo noting the crisis in Ukraine has nearly severed prospects for partnership, Russian officials say.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said there's strong evidence that the missile system used to bring down the Boeing 777 over territory in eastern Ukraine was transferred from Russia to separatists occupying the area but stopped short of assigning direct blame to Moscow for the downing of the plane.