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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2014 file photo, Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the State Department in Washington. The US on Wednesday warned Russia against a military intervention in Ukraine, saying such a move would be a “grave mistake,” as troops in western Russia were placed on high alert for massive new war games in the area, including near the Russian-Ukrainian border. In delivering the blunt message, John Kerry also announced the Obama administration was planning $1 billion in loan guarantees for Ukraine and would consider additional direct assistance for the former Soviet republic following unrest that led to the ouster of its Russian-backed president. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, a passenger plane takes off from Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel's defense ministry says it successfully completed final testing on a system that protects commercial planes from missile attacks. Eitan Eshel, head of research and development at the ministry, said Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, that testing of the "Sky Shield" system was "100 per cent successful." The system integrates laser technology with a thermal camera to protect aircraft against missiles fired from the ground. It deflects missiles fired at aircraft by changing their direction. Eshel did not say when the system, under development for about a decade, would become operational. Islamic militants fired two surface-to-air missiles at an Israeli charter plane shortly after takeoff in Mombasa, Kenya, in 2002. The missiles missed their target but spurred an Israeli effort to improve countermeasures. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)