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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Vice President Biden says US to provide almost $7 million in aid to parts of Eastern Ukraine, including $1 million in new support - @Reuters

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US, Europe agree to sharply escalate sanctions against Russia amid Ukraine crisis - @nytimes

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White House Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken: There is evidence Russia is preparing to deliver more powerful rocket launchers to separatists Ukraine; US, EU sanctions have had serious impact on Russia's economy - @Reuters

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'We expect European leaders to take significant steps this week' to punish Russia over Ukraine, US Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken says - @APDiploWriter

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken: President Obama held a video conference today with UK's Cameron, France's Hollande, Germany's Merkel and Italy's Renzi to discuss Ukraine, Middle East and Libya - @lesleyclark

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

France, US, Germany, Britain, Italy to take further measures against Russia over Ukraine crisis, according to French presidency - @Reuters

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White House says Vice President Joe Biden to meet with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on Monday - @Reuters

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President Obama is scheduled to speak with 4 European leaders about the situation in Ukraine, a top White House adviser says - @Reuters

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Russian Defense Ministry spokesman on US satellite images allegedly showing Russian rockets firing into Ukraine: 'Such materials weren't posted on Twitter coincidentally, since it's impossible to establish their authenticity due to the lack of exact reference to the location and the extremely low resolution' - @Reuters

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko officially claims the taking of an important hill between Donetsk and Lugansk in eastern Ukraine - @APUkraine

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Dutch Safety Board spokeswoman Sara Vernooij says that Ukraine releasing details of MH17 black box is 'not in the best interest of the investigation' - @AlexMurraySmith

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

International police team fails to reach the crash site of a Malaysian Airlines plane for a 2nd day running as clashes rage in a town on the road to the area - @AP

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Ukraine

#BREAKING The Associated Press reports an International police team has abandoned efforts to reach Ukraine crash site due to heavy fighting. - @fox12oregon

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Editor's note: @AP reports a Ukrainian security spokesman has said data from the recovered flight data recorders shows Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed due to a massive, explosive loss of pressure after being punctured multiple times by shrapnel - Grace

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

At least 3 civilians killed in overnight fighting in eastern Ukraine - @Reuters

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UN human rights report on Ukraine says at least 1,129 people killed, 3,442 wounded since mid-April; official says shooting down of Malaysia airliner may constitute a war crime - @Reuters

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov says Moscow is hopeful that OSCE monitors could be deployed along Russia-Ukraine border; hopes Malaysia jet crash investigation will respect 'presumption of innocence' - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

US State Department says that in phone call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, US Secretary of State John Kerry 'did not accept FM Lavrov's denial that heavy weapons from Russia were contributing to the conflict' - @ZekeJMiller

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Russian Foreign Ministry says Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry agree it's important to ensure a swift ceasefire in Ukraine - @Reuters

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Satellite images released by the US that reportedly show Russia used artillery, multiple rocket launchers against Ukraine forces - via @ChristopherJM

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