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Jul 18, 2014
Jul 18, 2014
Jul 18, 2014
Jul 18, 2014

Obama pledges U.S. help for Malaysian plane probe, talks to Putin

NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Barack Obama directed U.S. officials on Thursday to do all they could to support an investigation into what caused a Malaysian jetliner to crash in a Ukraine war zone and pledged support to the affected countries as the probe moves forward.

Obama went ahead with a trip to tout infrastructure investment in Delaware and to raise money for Democrats in New York despite the incident in which 295 people, including reportedly 23 Americans, lost their lives.

Jul 18, 2014
Jul 17, 2014
Jul 17, 2014
Jul 17, 2014

Obama, Putin discuss Malaysian airliner downing

By Jeff Mason

WILMINGTON Del. (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed a passenger plane that was brought down along the Russian-Ukrainian border on Thursday during a phone call prompted by a new round of U.S. economic sanctions against Moscow.

Obama went ahead with a day trip out of Washington as the Ukraine crisis flared anew, amid reports that 23 Americans were among the 295 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane that went down along the Russia-Ukraine border.

Jul 17, 2014
Jul 17, 2014
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      "Jeff Mason covers the White House for Reuters. He was the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and has been posted in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff has also been posted in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and Brussels, Belgium, where he covered climate change and the European Union. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and NPR. Jeff is a graduate of Northwestern University and a former Fulbright scholar."
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