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    MH17 crash: Australia and Netherlands wait on Kiev to ratify police missions
    Jul26

    MH17 crash: Australia and Netherlands wait on Kiev to ratify police missions

    Push to allow international police teams into crash site waits for Ukrainian parliament to give the green light, despite government having no control over the areaDutch and Australian authorities are closing in on a deal to take major police contingents to the site of the MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine, but the plans are fraught with difficulty...

    The 20 photographs of the week
    Jul26

    The 20 photographs of the week

    The aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the conflict in Gaza and Israel, the Commonwealth Games and a flying carpet the best photography in news, culture, nature and sport from around the world this week … …read more Source: The...

    MH17: Ukraine plans special sitting to approve deal for Australian forces
    Jul26

    MH17: Ukraine plans special sitting to approve deal for Australian forces

    Ukraine says political turmoil will not keep it from agreeing to Australian police and defence personnel securing the crash siteUkraine’s acting prime minister hopes parliament can ratify a deal next week allowing Australian police and soldiers to take a lead role in securing the MH17 crash site.The air crash investigation has been...

    EU expands Russian oligarch sanctions blacklist in wake of MH17 crash
    Jul25

    EU expands Russian oligarch sanctions blacklist in wake of MH17 crash

    Measures against Moscow looking likely after shooting down of plane, though deep divisions remain among 28 member statesThe European Union has expanded its blacklist of Russians subject to sanctions and broad economic measures against Moscow are looking increasingly likely following the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 despite deep...

    MH17: Australia and Netherlands join renewed push to secure crash site
    Jul25

    MH17: Australia and Netherlands join renewed push to secure crash site

    Australian police sent to London anticipating access to crash site, while locals are allegedly looting items from wreckageThe Netherlands and Australia are standing by to send police and troops to the site of the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine, in an attempt to finally secure the scene of the disaster, more than a week after the plane...

    Russians in London: ‘It’s official policy now to hate us’
    Jul25

    Russians in London: ‘It’s official policy now to hate us’

    Those living in capital have noticed backlash since the downing of flight MH17, and feel UK media is blaming all RussiansOutside Kalinka, a Russian delicatessen and grocers on London’s bustling Queensway, customers were uneasy . “I am shocked,” says one, an electrician, who came to London 12 years ago to work on building sites....

    Australia sends 100 more police for MH17 mission, as rhetoric softens
    Jul25

    Australia sends 100 more police for MH17 mission, as rhetoric softens

    Police may be armed and backed up by defence personnel, but Tony Abbott stresses their only brief is to bring bodies homeAustralia is sending 100 more federal police officers to Europe in the hope they will be able to join a Dutch-led mission to secure the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.Tony Abbott said some of the police could...

    More journalists detained in Ukraine while reporting on MH17 tragedy
    Jul25

    More journalists detained in Ukraine while reporting on MH17 tragedy

    Further to my posting yesterday about the pressures placed on journalists in Ukraine, there have been more abductions. Both sides in the conflict were responsible for detaining reporters.CNN reports that a Ukrainian journalist working as a fixer for the broadcaster, Anton Skiba, is being held by pro-Russian separatists. … …read more...

    MH17: Australia ready to send police to secure crash site
    Jul25

    MH17: Australia ready to send police to secure crash site

    Tony Abbott says 90 police officers are ready to be deployed to eastern Ukraine site where Malaysia Airlines plane was downedAustralia’s prime minister has said his country is close to finalising a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash site as part of a multinational...

    MH17 site: Obama and Abbott agree on push for access as more wreckage found
    Jul25

    MH17 site: Obama and Abbott agree on push for access as more wreckage found

    US president promises to work closely with Australia set up ‘full, unimpeded and transparent’ international investigationThe US president, Barack Obama, and the Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, have held further talks on securing access for investigators to the MH17 air crash site in eastern Ukraine.In the phone call on Friday...

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