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KUALA LUMPUR, July 19- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Saturday confirmed that his step-grandmother was on board Flight MH17 that was downed over Ukraine en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Siti Amirah, 83, was one of 44 Malaysians on board the Malaysia Airlines flight that was downed on Thursday killing all 289 people on board.
*Ukraine says rebel missile shoots down Boeing 777. HRABOVE, Ukraine/ WASHINGTON, July 19- U.S.
*Ukraine says rebel missile shoots down Boeing 777. President Barack Obama demanded Russia stop supporting separatists in Ukraine after the downing of a Malaysian airliner by a surface-to-air missile he said was fired from rebel territory raised the prospect of more sanctions on Moscow.
BERLIN/ GENEVA, July 18- As international investigators head to rebel-held eastern Ukraine to piece together what, and who, caused a Malaysian airliner to plunge into the steppe, securing evidence in the middle of a war zone is a major challenge.
Discussing warnings for flying over the Eastern Ukraine area, and whether airlines will have to be more cautious going forward about their flight paths, with David Fuscus, Xenophon Strategies, and CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
The European Aviation Safety Agency has warned all airlines to avoid the Eastern Ukraine airspace, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
National Safety Council CEO and former NTSB chair Deborah Hersman, discusses how investigators will find evidence and piece together who orchestrated the MH17 tragedy in an international setting.
CNBC's John Harwood reports President Obama was given an opportunity to assign blame directly to Vladimir Putin but opted to wait for more facts.
*Qantas, British Airways among airlines to avoid Ukraine. SYDNEY, July 18- Qantas Airways and several other airlines altered their flight paths some time ago to avoid Ukrainian air space after fighting flared up in the region, raising questions about why others did not do the same.
UNITED NATIONS, July 18- Russia warned on Friday against any attempts to prejudge an investigation into what brought down a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine with 298 people on board, raising questions about the role of Ukrainian aviation authorities.
NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports U.S. officials still don't know who launched the missile, pro-Russian rebels or Russian forces.
President Barack Obama demanded Russia stop supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine after the downing of a Malaysian airline by a surface-to-air missile he said was fired from rebel territory raised the prospect of more sanctions on Moscow.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest details on the crash of Flight MH17.
Chad Sweet, Chertoff Group co-founder & CEO, explains why it's time for the U.S. and Europe to ratchet up sanctions.
Regardless of nationality, it is a heart-breaking event, says President Obama. Also Obama comments on Russian sanctions and its impact on global economies.
The stakes are high for Europe, says President Obama, remarking on the missile attack on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.
President Obama says he doesn't want to get ahead of the facts but there has been a ticking up of the violence in Ukraine. They are heavily armed and trained, and that comes from Russia.
President Obama says it's too early to assess the intentions of those responsible for shooting down Flight MH17. We will make sure the truth comes out, says Obama.
William Taylor, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, provides insight on what President Obama will say about the conflict in Ukraine. Taylor says this has been a serious crisis and it's taken this tragedy to bring it home to people around the world.
NBC's Jim Maceda reports the latest details on what brought down Malaysia MH17. Maceda says sanctions on Putin may increase but many expect the Russian president will continue business as usual.