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    Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Russia votes for independent investigation into downing of jet in UN Security Council
    Jul22

    Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Russia votes for independent investigation into downing of jet in UN Security Council

    After days of heavy diplomatic pressure, Russia joined with other nations on the United Nations Security Council this evening in voting in support of a resolution demanding an independent investigation into the downing of MH17 over eastern Ukraine and an end and to military activity around the crash site. …read more Source: The...

    Osborne warns on hit from Russia sanctions
    Jul22

    Osborne warns on hit from Russia sanctions

    The chancellor believes a short-term commercial loss caused by tougher sanctions on Russia is a price worth paying to ensure security in Europe …read more Source: Financial...

    MH17 black boxes handed over by pro-Russia rebels
    Jul22

    MH17 black boxes handed over by pro-Russia rebels

    Malaysian officials receive flight recorders from downed plane in ceremony after 12 hours of negotiationsFour days after the Boeing 777 came crashing down into the fields of eastern Ukraine, the black box recorders from flight MH17 were finally handed over to the Malaysians at a surreal night-time ceremony in Donetsk.Almost 12 hours after...

    Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: France and Germany accused of going soft on Putin as sanctions talks stall
    Jul22

    Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: France and Germany accused of going soft on Putin as sanctions talks stall

    American and British attempts to persuade other European leaders to impose a package of tough new EU sanctions on Russia appeared to have stalled this evening. …read more Source: The...

    MH17 victims to be taken to the Netherlands – Ukraine Deputy PM
    Jul22

    MH17 victims to be taken to the Netherlands – Ukraine Deputy PM

    A train carrying flight MH17 victims has left the rebel-held town of Torez in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister, Volodymyr Groysman,… …read more Source:...

    Rebel trio may have slipped Moscow’s bonds
    Jul22

    Rebel trio may have slipped Moscow’s bonds

    Russia has said it will use its influence with rebels to move towards a political solution in east Ukraine, yet it remains unclear how much control the Kremlin now has …read more Source: Financial...

    China stays quiet on MH17 disaster
    Jul21

    China stays quiet on MH17 disaster

    Closer Sino-Russian relations mean Chinese leaders are loth to apportion blame for downing of Malaysia Airlines planeWhile western countries are pressing Russia over the MH17 disaster, China has so far steered clear of stating even that a missile downed the plane, let alone tying the event to rebels in Ukraine.That has been little surprise to...

    MH17 death train carrying bodies of 298 crash victims FINALLY sets off to morgue as Russia agrees to hand black boxes to the Malaysians
    Jul21

    MH17 death train carrying bodies of 298 crash victims FINALLY sets off to morgue as Russia agrees to hand black boxes to the Malaysians

    Finally, after repeated calls from leaders to speed up the chaotic clean-up operation, officials at the site in eastern Ukraine have agreed to hand over the bodies to the Dutch at 7pm today. …read more Source: Daily...

    MH17: Obama says Putin ‘directly responsible’ for investigators’ safety
    Jul21

    MH17: Obama says Putin ‘directly responsible’ for investigators’ safety

    Russian leader must ‘compel separatists to cooperate’ Secure recovery of bodies is ‘least that decency demands’ Dutch experts arrive at scene as violence resumesMH17: live coveragePresident Barack Obama says his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, should be held “directly responsible” for ensuring the site of...

    Malaysia Airlines flies over Syrian airspace
    Jul21

    Malaysia Airlines flies over Syrian airspace

    Malaysia Airlines re-routed a Kuala Lumpur-to-London flight over Syrian airspace yesterday after its usual route over Ukraine was closed, flight tracking data showed. …read more Source: RTÉ...

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