Hillary Clinton has again made sharp comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying he is partly responsible for the crash of MH17. In recent months, she has been one of Putin's most vocal critics.
Flags across France will fly at half-mast for three days as the country mourns the loss of 54 French nationals that were killed in the Air Algerie crash earlier this week. President Hollande also said he would arrange for families of the victims to visit the crash site.
Britain's Foreign Office said Russia had issued contradictory claims about the downing of MH17 and it was 'highly likely' the Malaysian airliner was brought down by a Russian-supplied missile. Ten Brits were killed in the crash.
On Friday, the EU reach an agreement to impose its first economic sanctions on Russia. Russia reacted angrily, saying it meant scaling down cooperation on issues like terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and organized crime.
A Fukushima study released Thursday advises the US nuclear industry to protect against highly unlikely but worst-case scenarios. Earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, and solar storms are among the unusual events studied by the National Academy of Sciences in its Fukushima study.
Before the FAA ban was lifted, Secretary of State John Kerry met with an angry Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Meanwhile, some Obama administration critics found political intent in the agency’s order.
Two military aircraft left Ukraine Wednesday, carrying the bodies of some of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash, most of whom were Dutch. British investigators began work on a pair of "black boxes" to retrieve data on the flight's last minutes.