They Did This? In Rebel Country, Disbelief

By SABRINA TAVERNISE
In eastern Ukraine, many residents may side with the pro-Russian rebels, but they don?t see the fighters as capable of having taken down the Malaysia Airlines plane with a missile.






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Crises Cascade and Converge, Testing Obama

By PETER BAKER
Rarely has a president been confronted with so many seemingly disparate foreign policy crises at once, and the interlocking nature of them all is making the current upheaval more complicated.
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Hamas Gambled on War as Its Woes Grew in Gaza

By ANNE BARNARD
When war between Israel and Hamas broke out two weeks ago, the Palestinian militant group was so hamstrung, politically, economically and diplomatically, that its leaders appeared to feel they had nothing to lose.






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