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President Obama on Friday called for a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine to allow "a credible international investigation" of the shooting down Thursday of a Malaysian airliner with 298 people on board.
The US Federal Aviation Administration issued an order on Thursday night prohibiting American aircraft from flying over eastern Ukraine following the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight in that region.
Before last week, Holocaust commemorations in this port city were generally low-key gatherings of a few dozen people reciting the Kaddish prayer for victims of the near-annihilation of Crimean Jewry in 1942.
In the wake of the reported downing of the Malaysian airline over Ukraine, major airlines are avoiding the airspace over Ukraine.
Laws preventing airlines from charging for food and baggage - the last obstacles standing in the way of significantly cheaper airfares in Russia - will be lifted soon, the country's largest carrier Aeroflot .
Updated: Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:18 am
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