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    Netherlands mourns as bodies of MH17 plane crash victims are flown home
    Jul23

    Netherlands mourns as bodies of MH17 plane crash victims are flown home

    Dutch royals and premier Mark Rutte join relatives at Eindhoven airport to receive 40 coffins arriving from Ukraine disaster siteAs the first coffin was lowered from the planes on the runway, silence fell over Eindhoven military airport. The only sound came from a row of flags whipping in the wind at half mast.Almost a week after Malaysia...

    Dutch mourn as first MH17 bodies arrive in Netherlands
    Jul23

    Dutch mourn as first MH17 bodies arrive in Netherlands

    EINDHOVEN Netherlands (Reuters) – The bodies of the first victims from a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine last week arrived on Wednesday at a military base in the Netherlands – a nation in shock and sorrow. …read more Source:...

    MH17: Ukraine separatist commander admits rebels had Buk missile system
    Jul23

    MH17: Ukraine separatist commander admits rebels had Buk missile system

    Alexander Khodakovsky makes first such admission by senior separatist figure following downing of Malaysia Airlines planeA top rebel commander in eastern Ukraine has admitted the armed separatist movement had control of a Buk missile system, which Kiev and western countries say was used to shoot down a Malaysia Airlines plane last week.Alexander...

    The EU has to draw unity from the wreckage of MH17
    Jul23

    The EU has to draw unity from the wreckage of MH17

    The crisis in Ukraine is posing some hard existential questions for the European Union. The member states are being asked whether, in a post-Cold War world, they are ready to define their relationship with Russia collectively rather than individually. They are being asked whether they are prepared to inflict pain on their own citizens for the...

    Ukraine crisis: Now the city of Slovyansk has been recaptured, will Donetsk be next?
    Jul23

    Ukraine crisis: Now the city of Slovyansk has been recaptured, will Donetsk be next?

    In Lenin Square, a series of blue and yellow banners flew from flagpoles. From a large speaker, the volume turned up higher than was entirely necessarily, were being broadcast the day’s business in the national parliament in Kiev. …read more Source: The...

    Russian hand seen in arming of rebels
    Jul23

    Russian hand seen in arming of rebels

    Downing of Kiev fighter jets adds to suspicions among western intelligence officials who point to an extensive weapons-smuggling operation …read more Source: Financial...

    Fighter jets ‘shot down’ over Ukraine
    Jul23

    Fighter jets ‘shot down’ over Ukraine

    Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence alleges pro-Russian forces have shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets. The incident reportedly occurred near the… …read more Source:...

    John McCain: European sanctions on Russia are ‘a joke’
    Jul23

    John McCain: European sanctions on Russia are ‘a joke’

    EXCLUSIVE: Speaking to The Telegraph, Republican senator leads chorus of American fury over EU’s tepid sanctions against Moscow …read more Source: The...

    Northern Ireland’s lessons for Ukraine | @guardianletters
    Jul23

    Northern Ireland’s lessons for Ukraine | @guardianletters

    It is alarming that western leaders, including Cameron, seek to pose as judge, jury and executioner on the issue of who downed MH 17 (Report, 23 July). Why are none of them championing the legal route? They need to gather the evidence from the crash site, from the witnesses who saw the Buk missiles in Torez etc give it all to the judges at the...

    Graphic content: when photographs of carnage are too upsetting to publish
    Jul23

    Graphic content: when photographs of carnage are too upsetting to publish

    The onslaught in Gaza and the MH17 crash scene in Ukraine have generated thousands of pictures, many of which show the gruesome reality of the violence. How does the Guardian’s head of photography decide whether or not to use such images?”I really can’t bear to look at that picture for more than a moment, it’s just too...

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