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Corey Flintoff

Corey Flintoff appears in the following:

To Understand Putin's Policy, Dissect The Kremlin's Inner Circles

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Some foreign policy analysts say that factions in Moscow are competing to influence Russian President Vladimir Putin as he decides policy on Ukraine. Others say that Putin is pursuing his own line.

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Fighting In Ukraine Continues; Russia Dismisses Threat Of Sanctions

Monday, July 28, 2014

Fierce fighting continued overnight in eastern Ukraine along the Russian border, and Russia's foreign minister rejected U.S. claims that his country has been supporting pro-Russia fighters there.

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Fighting In Ukraine A Hurdle As Investigators Try To Access MH17 Site

Friday, July 25, 2014

International observers and air-crash experts visited previously unexamined pieces of the Malaysia Airlines wreckage Thursday and made some disturbing discoveries, including unrecovered human remains and what may be shrapnel holes in the plane's fuselage.

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Near Crash Site, Stories Of The Jet Cleave Closely To Russian Version

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Following the downing of the Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, local residents have been talking about the event โ€” but the picture is being distorted by a propaganda campaign in local media.

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Tenuous Progress At Jet's Crash Site, As Clashes Flare Close By

Monday, July 21, 2014

The first investigators have reached the crash site of the Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, fighting flared in Donetsk between separatists and armed groups supporting the government.

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International Observers Work To Keep Tabs On Site Of Malaysia Jet Crash

Monday, July 21, 2014

At the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine, international observers are trying to keep tabs on the rebels' treatment of victims' bodies and potential evidence from the scene.

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The Challenges Of Investigating The Malaysia Airlines Disaster

Friday, July 18, 2014

NPR Moscow correspondent Corey Flintoff, who is following the investigation into the Malaysia Airlines flight that was apparently shot down, answers questions about how it's developing.

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In 'Wish I Was Here,' Well-Covered Territory And Familiar Pitfalls

Friday, July 18, 2014

Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here feels like a spiritual descendant to his Garden State. As much as it shares his sensibilities, it also shares some of the earlier film's weaknesses.

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Malaysian Airliner Crashes In Eastern Ukraine

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying nearly 300 people has crashed in eastern Ukraine, near the Russian border. It's unclear why it crashed, but the Ukrainian president is calling for an investigation.

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Darkened By A Bloody History, Baltics Hope To Be Bolstered By NATO

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are now members of the EU and NATO, but they have painful memories of the Soviet occupation. The Baltic states are asking for a bigger NATO presence in their countries.

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Russia's Annexation Of Crimea Worries Baltic Nation Of Latvia

Monday, July 14, 2014

President Putin said he was acting to protect the rights of ethnic Russians in Crimea. Latvians fear Russia could use the Russian-speaking population to exert destabilizing pressure on their country.

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Fighting In Eastern Ukraine Is Described As Fierce But Indecisive

Friday, July 04, 2014

Diplomats are trying to arrange a new ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. But Ukraine's president is under domestic pressure to take decisive military action against pro-Russian separatists.

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In Long-Roiled Ukraine, War Mentality Turns Outward

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The crisis in Ukraine is starting to take a psychological toll on citizens, including those who aren't near the fighting in the country's eastern provinces. Many Ukrainians say they now feel their country is at war with Russia and that they're prepared to make sacrifices for Ukraine's independence. Recent polling data shows that even in the east of the country, most people support keeping the country unified.

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Ukraine's Latest Turn Toward EU Has Moscow Glowering

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ukraine's president has signed a historic trade and economic pact with the European Union, a move his predecessor rejected. The conflict that the first rejection sparked still simmers, with violence continuing in the country's east despite a shaky cease-fire.

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Refugees From Eastern Ukraine Wonder When They Can Go Home

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ukraine and Russia give different estimates of how many have been displaced by fighting in the eastern provinces, but they agree that people are being forced from their homes in battle-scarred cities.

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Ukrainian Rebels Reject Cease-Fire, As Russian Troops Line Border

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine have rejected a cease-fire plan offered by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

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From Ukraine's President, A Promise Of Truce โ€” With Conditions

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Ukraine's new president says he will declare a unilateral cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. The announcement comes after months of fighting between government troops and pro-Moscow separatists.

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Citing Unpaid Debts, Russia Cuts Off Gas Supplies To Ukraine

Monday, June 16, 2014

Russia says it has cut natural gas supplies to Ukraine after Kiev missed a deadline to pay part of its huge outstanding energy debt.

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Are 'Color Revolutions' A New Front In U.S.-Russia Tensions?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Moscow has been talking lately about "color revolutions" as a new form of warfare employed by the West. The name comes from the Orange and Rose Revolutions in Ukraine and Georgia, respectively, but it's now being applied to popular rebellions such as those in Egypt and Syria. While Russia accuses the West of this kind of subversion, it seems to be following the same playbook in eastern Ukraine.

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Now That Russia Has Crimea, What Is Moscow's Plan?

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Moscow is pouring in billions in an effort to make Crimea a showcase of development. But Crimea has a deeply entrenched reputation for organized crime, which already taints some of its new leaders.

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