russia en U.S. Officials: Malaysian Airliner Likely Shot Down <strong>This post was last updated at 6:40 p.m. ET.</strong><p>A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 298 passengers and crew aboard has crashed in eastern Ukraine in an area of the country that has been wracked by a separatist insurgency.<p>The airline's senior vice president and European chief, Huib Gorter, told reporters the plane was carrying at least 154 Dutch, 27 Australians, 23 Malaysians, 11 Indonesians, six Britons, four Germans, four Belgians, three Filipinos and one Canadian. The nationalities of 47 passengers had yet to be determined. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:15:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 56297 at U.S. Officials: Malaysian Airliner Likely Shot Down The situation in Ukraine <p></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:22:55 +0000 Casey Morell & Jim Flink 55208 at The situation in Ukraine Gas politics in Eastern Europe <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, we're looking at the increasingly complex state of energy politics in Eastern Europe. Conflicts between Russia, which supplies much of the region's natural gas, and its neighbors are escalating. The United States government has increased sanctions on the Russian energy sector in response to the country's actions in Crimea and the Ukraine. How have markets been reacting to this? What does it mean for the area's balance of power?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Joining us this week:</span></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 14:43:54 +0000 Casey Morell & Jim Flink 52264 at Gas politics in Eastern Europe What's next in Crimea? <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, we take another look at the escalating conflict in Crimea, and what it means for the rest of Eastern Europe.</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:24:18 +0000 Casey Morell & Jim Flink 51100 at What's next in Crimea? Foreign journalists face risk of kidnapping, death in Syria <div>Syria has been an extremely dangerous place for reporters and photographers to work. The regime of President Bashar al-Assad regime has banned foreign journalists. Now, they face dangers from all sides, including desperate rebels and hostile Islamist militants.</div><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 23:38:28 +0000 David Reed 40055 at Foreign journalists face risk of kidnapping, death in Syria