Sunday, February 11, 2018

Russia plane crash: Passenger jet with 71 aboard crashes near Moscow

Plane fragments were found in the Ramenskoye area about 25 miles from the airport. Footage on state television showed them strewn across a snowy field with no buildings nearby. It was unclear if there were any casualties among people on the ground at the crash site.
According to the tracking site Flightradar24, the aircraft was descending at a rate of 3,300ft per minute five minutes after take off, BBC News reports.
The An-148 regional jet disappeared from radar screens shortly after takeoff from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport on Sunday afternoon
Source: Russia plane crash: Passenger jet with 71 aboard crashes near Moscow

Saratov Airlines flight from Moscow to Orsk is missing according to reports in mediahttps://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/6w703#106596d0  pic.twitter.com/5a9TwnJJXQ
Flight took off from Moscow at 11:22 UTC time and 5 minutes later we tracked it descenting with 3300 feet per minute before the signal was lost. pic.twitter.com/6Bt5rCiKlm

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Russia's Investigative Committee said all possible crash causes were being looked into.


Footage shows the aftermath of a plane crash near Moscow, in which 71 people are thought to have died

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

U.S. Wants U.N. Vote on New North Korea Sanctions Next Monday


ReutersU.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivers remarks during a meeting by the United Nations Security Council on North Korea at the U.N. headquarters in New York City, U.S., September 4, 2017. REUTERS/Joe Penney Reuters

South Korea seeks bigger warheads

South Korea seeks bigger warheads, North Korean ICBM reportedly on the move

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea said on Tuesday an agreement with the United States to scrap a weight limit on its warheads would help it respond to North Korea’s nuclear and missile threat after Pyongyang conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test two days ago.
South Korean officials believe more provocation from the reclusive state is possible, despite international outrage over Sunday’s test and calls for more sanctions on North Korea.

Monday, September 4, 2017