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    Abbott has handled the MH17 crisis with dignity. Now he must insist the attackers are brought to justice | Bruce Haigh
    Jul25

    Abbott has handled the MH17 crisis with dignity. Now he must insist the attackers are brought to justice | Bruce Haigh

    There is nothing manufactured for electoral advantage in how Tony Abbott is handling the MH17 crisis. He should apply his instinctive compassion to domestic politics, tooTony Abbott has handled the MH17 crisis with pluck and maturity and that seems to be the general consensus. On this issue he has shown greater leadership than Barack Obama and...

    MH17 crash: sanctions against Russia are illegal, ambassador claims
    Jul24

    MH17 crash: sanctions against Russia are illegal, ambassador claims

    Moscow insists documents that show Russians armed the separatists who shot down Malaysia Airlines plane are forgedThe west is imposing “illegal, unreasonable and counter-productive” sanctions against Russia based on internet forgeries that do not prove any of its missiles shot down the Malaysian airliner, the Russian ambassador to...

    Ukrainian prime minister Arseny Yatseniuk resigns
    Jul24

    Ukrainian prime minister Arseny Yatseniuk resigns

    Yatseniuk quits as he berates parliament for failing to pass law taking control of energy sector as Russian gas supply dwindlesUkraine’s prime minister has tendered his resignation, berating parliament for failing to pass legislation to take control over the country’s increasingly precarious energy situation and to increase army...

    Fred returns to Shakhtar Donetsk having stayed away after MH17 disaster
    Jul24

    Fred returns to Shakhtar Donetsk having stayed away after MH17 disaster

    Fred one of six players who refused to return to Ukraine Shakhtar say player has now reappeared at team campClub has moved HQ to Kiev and will play matches in LvivThe Brazilian midfielder Fred has arrived back in Ukraine for training with Shakhtar Donetsk, having initially refused to travel in the wake of the MH17 disaster.Fred was one of six...

    MH17 crash site: Australian foreign minister pushes for access
    Jul24

    MH17 crash site: Australian foreign minister pushes for access

    Julie Bishop says negotiations are under way amid reports Australian police and troops may be deployed to areaThe crash site of MH17 remains under the control of Russian-backed separatists and negotiations for access for international investigators are under way, the Australian foreign minister, Julie Bishop, has said. The Dutch foreign minister,...

    Calls for Tory MP to stand down as trade envoy over Russian business links
    Jul23

    Calls for Tory MP to stand down as trade envoy over Russian business links

    Cameron’s advisor Charles Hendry heads body promoting Russo-British trade as MPs urger stronger sanctionsOne of David Cameron’s trade envoys and former ministers is facing calls to stand down over for his links to a pro-Russian business group.Charles Hendry, a Tory MP and former energy minister, is listed as president of the...

    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...

    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...

    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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