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MH17 crash: Did Russia pull the trigger? Ukraine says yes - CNN.com

<b>Kiev, Ukraine (CNN)</b> -- Did a Russian fire the missile that downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17? That depends on who you ask.<p>A top Ukrainian official says he has no doubt.<p>Vitaly Nayda, Ukraine's director of informational security, told CNN the person who shot down the flight was "absolutely" a …

How many more scandals can the GOP invent before it finishes suing Obama?

Serious lawsuits start with some specific legal grievance – a claim that someone was injured by a defective product, say, or that a search was unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment – and proceed from there. US House speaker John Boehner wants to sue the President of the United States – for no …

Faster deportations? A possible border crisis deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of …

It’s not just Walgreens: The absurd measures corporations will take to dodge taxes

The popular “inversion” scam allows American institutions to game the system. It’s unethical — and unpatriotic<p>Jim Hightower<p>July 10, 2014 11:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>How would you react if one of your neighbors announced that while he obviously benefits from having …

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UN pushes for migrants to be called refugees

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees …

Supermassive black hole in galaxy blasts gas out at high speed

We live in a universe that loves extremes.<p>Astronomers at University of Sheffield say they’ve solved a long-standing mystery in astronomy, related to …

The Uncontroversial Policies at the Heart of the Border Crisis

The situ­ation at the U.S.-Mex­ico bor­der has bal­looned, polit­ic­ally and lo­gist­ic­ally. Pres­id­ent Obama has de­clared it an emer­gency and is …

Obama invites Perry to meeting on border crisis

<b>Washington (CNN) –</b> The political sparring over the border crisis intensified Tuesday as the White House released a letter accepting Texas Gov. Rick Perry's invitation to President Barack Obama for a meeting on the issue during his trip to Texas Wednesday.<p>The letter from White House Senior Adviser …

3 bridges blown up in Ukraine near rebel-held city

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — After Ukrainian forces' seizure of a key rebel stronghold in the east, the major cities of Donetsk and Luhansk could be the …

The tough task of reviving India's decaying railways

<b>As the sun starts to set over India's Udaipur railway station, a female voice on the tannoy system informing passengers of an incoming train fills the hot, humid air.</b><p>As the Mewar Express pulls up, there's a sudden, frantic rush.<p>Before it comes to a complete halt, male passengers throw in their …

Ukraine regains control of rebel stronghold

Defence minister says national flag flying over Slovyansk after retreat of outnumbered pro-Russian separatists.<p>Ukrainian forces have raised the national flag over the pro-Russian rebels' main stronghold of Slovyansk after flushing them out of the eastern industrial city, according to the country's …

Ukraine rebels regroup in Donetsk

Pro-Russian fighters converge on eastern city a day after they were driven out of Slovyansk.<p>Pro-Russian fighters have converged on the major industrial city of Donetsk, a day after they were driven out of their key stronghold in eastern Ukraine.<p>Their commander said on Sunday that the fighters would …

Recapture of Ukrainian city 'a turning point'

Ukraine president urges forces to "liberate Donetsk and Luhansk regions" after capture of Slovyansk from separatists.<p>Ukraine's president has called the capture of the Pro-Russian separatist stronghold of Slovyansk a "turning point" in the fight for control of the country's east.<p>Petro Poroshenko's …

Pollution an economic problem, says World Resources Institute

For the first time in history, over half the world's population now lives in cities - and that number is set to grow. However, urban centres have also become the biggest sources of pollution.<p>Unsafe air quality levels are worst in Asia, with India and Pakistan's major cities topping the list.<p>But …

Obama and Hollande call on Putin to pressure Ukraine rebels on talks

French President Francois Hollande and his US counterpart Barack Obama discuss Ukraine crisis and call on Vladimir Putin to exert influence to curb Russian insurgents and foster move towards political solution<p>French President Francois Hollande and US President Barack Obama are pressing for a …

White House: Most kids at border won't stay in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday that most unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border are unlikely to qualify for …