Russia claims it has a new reason to blame Ukraine for the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 in 2014

EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images Russia’s defense ministry claims it has new evidence that the missile that downed Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) in 2014 was fired by Ukrainian forces.  The Amsterdam-to-Kuala Lumpur flight was shot down by a Soviet-made missile over the rebel-held eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014, killing all 298 people on board. In […]

Meghan Markle said she was ‘complete with or without a partner’ in an open letter to herself from 2014

WPA Pool/Getty Images Meghan Markle turned 37 years old on Saturday, August 4. On her 33rd birthday, Markle published an open letter to herself and her fans on her now-defunct website, The Tig. She wrote about facing challenges in her youth and learning how to be kind to herself. “You need to know that you’re […]

The NYPD has filed formal departmental charges against the officer who fatally choked Eric Garner in 2014

via Twitter The NYPD filed departmental charges against officer Daniel Pantaleo, local media outlets reported Saturday. A case against his supervising NYPD sergeant, Sgt Kizzy Adonis, is still pending. The charges come four years after 43-year-old Garner’s July 2014 death, which sparked protests about police treatment of black people. The New York Police Department reportedly […]

Portugal hangs on to avoid repeat of 2014 group stage exit

Cristiano Ronaldo's missed penalty cost Portugal first place in its World Cup group. It could have been worse if not for Ricardo Quaresma, who started for the first time in the tournament and scored his maiden World Cup goal with a shot that had about as much flare as any in the tournament. Portugal finished second in Group […]

Russian unit, GRU officer linked to 2014 shoot-down of airliner over Ukraine

Enlarge / Eliot Higgins (C), founder of online investigation group Bellingcat, addresses a press conference on findings within research on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Scheveningen, The Netherlands, on May 25, 2018. – The Netherlands and Australia on May 25 accused Moscow of being behind the 2014 shooting down of flight MH17 over war-torn eastern […]

Virgin Galactic completes first powered test flight since 2014 crash

Today, SpaceShipTwo completed its first powered test since the horrific crash in 2014 that killed one of its pilots. The craft, VSS Unity, took off from Mojave Air and Space Port aboard a plane called CMS Eve, and was piloted by two people. According to Richard Branson, the vehicle went supersonic, up to Mach 1.6. […]

Cambridge Analytica may have broken the law in 2014 by placing foreign nationals on US congressional campaigns

Parliament TV Cambridge Analytica may have broken US election laws by having dozens of its foreign employees serve in decision-making roles on Republican campaigns in 2014. Whistleblower Christopher Wylie said he sat in on several high-level campaign conference calls that featured foreign-born Cambridge Analytica leaders. The group advised these campaigns on how to target and […]

Terror list in 2014, French citizen in 2015? Twitter blames Paris for failing to stop Trebes gunman

France’s Twittersphere is mourning the death of the officer who swapped himself for hostages during the supermarket siege, speculating that the tragedy might have been avoided if authorities had monitored suspected extremists. Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame volunteered to take the place of hostages to save the lives of people inside a supermarket in the town of […]

UK spent £1.75 billion on airstrikes in Iraq & Syria since 2014 – report

The UK has spent £1.75bn ($ 2.44bn) on air and drone strikes in Iraq and Syria as part of the US-led campaign against Islamic State, the Drone Wars UK group said, based on data it acquired through Freedom of Information requests. Since August 2014, the Tornado, Typhoon and Reaper aircraft of the Royal Air Force […]