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Court rules against Poland over plane crash exhumations

Sep. 20, 2018 10:34 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Court of Human rights has ruled that the Polish government violated the rights of two women whose husbands were exhumed without their consent as part of a probe into a plane crash that also killed the president. The government in 2016 ordered autopsies of many of the...

Israeli air force chief due in Moscow after plane downing

Sep. 20, 2018 9:20 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Israel's air force chief is flying to Moscow on Thursday to brief Russian President Vladimir Putin on the incident over Syria that led to the downing of a Russian reconnaissance plane. Syrian missile forces on Monday mistook the Russian Il-20 for an Israeli aircraft, shooting it down and...

1 injured after DEA plane crashes in suburban Houston

Sep. 19, 2018 10:47 PM EDT

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a small plane operated by the Drug Enforcement Administration crashed on a street in suburban Houston, hitting two vehicles and injuring one person. The Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine Cessna went down around 3 p.m. Wednesday while trying to...

Russia to study Israeli data related to downed plane

Sep. 19, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Israel's offer to share detailed information on the Israeli airstrike in Syria that triggered fire by Syrian forces which downed a Russian reconnaissance plane, the Kremlin said Wednesday. Syrian forces mistook the Russian Il-20 for Israeli...

Putin seeks to defuse downing of Russian plane off Syria

Sep. 18, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli airstrike, killing all 15 people aboard, in what President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday was "a chain of tragic accidental circumstances." The downing of the Il-20 highlighted the dangers posed by the...

The Latest: Mattis says plane downing won't affect IS fight

Sep. 18, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on a Russian military aircraft shot down over the Mediterranean Sea and other issues related to Syria (all times local): 12 p.m. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the shootdown of a Russian military aircraft by Syrian forces complicates relations between President Bashar Assad...

Israel says deputy ambassador in Moscow was summoned to Russian Foreign Ministry after aircraft shot down over Syria

Sep. 18, 2018 10:03 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says deputy ambassador in Moscow was summoned to Russian Foreign Ministry after aircraft shot down over Syria.

Russian President Vladimir Putin vows to boost security for Russian troops in Syria in the aftermath of plane crash

Sep. 18, 2018 9:15 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin vows to boost security for Russian troops in Syria in the aftermath of plane crash.

Israel expresses sorrow for deaths of Russian aircrew downed by Syrian anti-aircraft fire, also blames Hezbollah, Iran

Sep. 18, 2018 7:48 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel expresses sorrow for deaths of Russian aircrew downed by Syrian anti-aircraft fire, also blames Hezbollah, Iran.

Russian state TV: Russia's defense minister says Israel is to blame for plane crash over Syria.

Sep. 18, 2018 4:56 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian state TV: Russia's defense minister says Israel is to blame for plane crash over Syria.