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US intelligence is focusing on the pilot and co-pilot's role in the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished March 8 with 239 people on board, a key US lawmaker said Sunday. And the question is who is behind that," said Michael McCaul, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.
Simferopol (Ukraine) (AFP) - 17:15 GMT - Germany ramps up rhetoric - Germany buys around one third of its oil and gas from Russia, but Berlin has not shied away from warning it will impose stiff penalties if Moscow annexes Crimea. Germany Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has ramped up the rhetoric and issued a sharp warning to Russia over its seizure of Crimea and Sunday's referendum, our correspondent Deborah Cole reports from Berlin. But if Russia does not back down at the last minute, the EU foreign ministers will give an appropriate initial response on Monday," he told Sunday's edition of the newspaper Welt am Sonntag. Tensions are also building in the east of Ukraine.