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Investigators: MH17 black box data not tampered with

2014-07-25 05:00

Dutch investigators into the shooting down over Ukraine of flight MH17 have said that they had downloaded data from the black box flight recorder and that it had not been tampered with.

Ukraine PM resigns over coalition break up

2014-07-24 19:17

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has resigned in a shock move in protest at the disbanding of the ruling parliamentary coalition, plunging the strife-torn nation into political uncertainty.

EU targets state-owned Russian banks

2014-07-24 14:15

The EU will target state-owned Russian banks and the ability to finance Moscow's faltering economy in its most serious sanctions so far over the Ukraine crisis.

Grieving Dutch pay tribute as MH17 victims arrive home

2014-07-24 10:55

The first bodies from flight MH17 has arrived in the Netherlands almost a week after it was shot down over Ukraine, large crowds of bereaved citizens lined the streets to pay tribute. [Photographs]

Red Cross: Ukraine in civil war

2014-07-23 21:01

The International Committee of the Red Cross has said that it considered Ukraine to be in a state of civil war, urging both sides to respect the laws of conflict as civilians bear the brunt.

SA team heads to ID pilot killed in MH17 downing

2014-07-23 20:16

A team has left South Africa to identify the body of a South African pilot killed when a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in the Ukraine.

Fighter jets downed near MH17 site

2014-07-23 18:39

Two Ukrainian fighter jets have been shot down in the rebel-held area where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed.

Bodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukraine

2014-07-23 14:20

Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash have left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine, bringing some consolation to grieving relatives.

Australia assures search for MH370 goes on

2014-07-23 12:49

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 continues uninterrupted, even as the head of the search co-ordination agency was sent to Ukraine to help with the MH17 tragedy.

MH17 black boxes to be sent to UK lab

2014-07-23 06:24

The black boxes recovered from the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine will be sent to British aviation investigators for analysis, Malaysia says.

Interpol begins identifying victims of flight MH17

2014-07-22 19:17

International police agency Interpol said one of its teams had started identifying victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight that crashed over Ukraine.

Putin vows to use influence on Ukraine rebels

2014-07-22 16:34

President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia would use its influence with separatists in east Ukraine to allow a full investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner.

MH17 bodies arrive by train in govt-held town

2014-07-22 13:17

A train carrying some 280 bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has arrived in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine.

Australian watchdog warns of MH17 scams

2014-07-22 09:51

Australia's consumer watchdog has warned people to be wary of scams seeking to take advantage of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 tragedy, saying false Facebook profiles had already been set up.

Dutch Twitter pics go black for MH17 bodies' return

2014-07-21 22:28

Dutch social media users are turning their profile photos black and tweeting the hashtag #BringThemHome as anger mounts that bodies from flight MH17 have not yet been repatriated.

Obama pressures Putin in Ukraine crash probe

2014-07-21 21:17

US President Barack Obama has piled pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin to force pro-Russian separatists to stop blocking an investigation into the shootdown of a passenger jet.

Train with plane crash bodies leaves rebel town

2014-07-21 18:50

A refrigerated train bearing the bodies of many of the 298 people killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane disaster has pulled away from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine.

Dutch experts inspect Ukraine crash bodies

2014-07-21 16:38

Dutch forensic experts have began examining bodies from the MH17 plane disaster that have been held up at an east Ukraine train station.

Ukraine fighter jet near MH17 - Russia

2014-07-21 16:00

Russian records show a Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jet was flying close to Flight MH17 before it was shot down, a senior military official says.

Fighting near railway station in east Ukraine

2014-07-21 15:39

Fighting broke out near the railway station in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine in what separatists said was an attempt by government forces to enter the city they seized.

Fighting erupts in Ukraine

2014-07-21 12:39

Ukrainian army tanks are reported to be launching an assault to break pro-Russian rebels' hold on the eastern city of Donetsk in the first major outbreak of hostilities in the area since flight MH17 was shot down.

UN set to vote on crash resolution

2014-07-21 11:21

The UN Security Council is set to vote on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-07-21 07:58

Oil prices have slipped in Asian trade, but analysts say they were supported by concerns of an escalation of the Ukraine crisis.

Mr Putin, send my children home - distraught mom

2014-07-20 21:51

A distraught, grieving mother has summed up a swelling mood of despair and anguish in the Netherlands at faltering efforts to repatriate the bodies of loved ones killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Ukraine rebels have material 'resembling' MH17 black boxes

2014-07-20 19:47

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine say they have recovered objects which appear to be the black boxes of downed Malaysian airliner MH17.

 

EU adds more to Ukraine, Russia sanctions list

2014-07-24 21:17

European Union governments have agreed to add 15 people and 18 companies to the bloc's sanctions list for undermining Ukraine's territorial integrity, diplomats say.

Experts examine second MH17 black box

2014-07-24 14:27

British investigators have started examining the second black box from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which was shot down over Ukraine.

EU mulls ban on buying Russian bank stocks

2014-07-24 11:45

Ambassadors of European Union countries will discuss a European Commission proposal to ban purchases of new shares or bonds issued by Russian banks.

MH17 victim's credit cards used after crash

2014-07-24 08:41

The widow of the South African man killed when Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine has been forced to cancel his credit cards after noticing activity on his account, according to a report.

Investigators downloading MH17 black box data

2014-07-23 20:20

British air accident investigators have begun downloading information from the black boxes recovered from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Dutch say black box damaged but voice data ok

2014-07-23 18:50

Dutch investigators say that the voice recorder from the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine was damaged but not manipulated, and its data is still intact.

EU gas flows lower on Gazprom opposition

2014-07-23 17:30

Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuri Prodan says reverse gas flows from the European Union to Ukraine have fallen because of opposition from Russia's Gazprom.

British journalist missing in east Ukraine

2014-07-23 14:20

A Russian television channel say it has lost contact with a British journalist reporting from conflict-torn eastern Ukraine.

No link to Russian govt in plane downing - US

2014-07-23 07:55

Senior US intelligence officials have offered no evidence of Russian government involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, after a briefing with reporters.

FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

2014-07-22 19:37

The Federal Aviation Administration is telling US airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel after a Hamas rocket exploded nearby.

MH17 body IDs 'could take months'

2014-07-22 17:03

The first bodies from the MH17 crash in Ukraine are set to be flown to the Netherlands, where their identification could take months.

Malaysia quietly worked to secure bodies, black box

2014-07-22 14:51

As Western leaders pointed the finger of blame at pro-Russian separatists over the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane, the government in Kuala Lumpur said little.

Russia's Ukraine dreams shattering

2014-07-22 12:32

Any dream of keeping what remains of Ukraine in Russia's sphere of influence has been shattered.

Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

2014-07-22 06:13

Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists have released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane.

UN demands access to MH17 crash site

2014-07-21 22:28

With the backing of Russia, the UN Security Council has unanimously condemned the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet and demanded crash site access in Ukraine.

Rebels to give MH17 black boxes to Malaysia

2014-07-21 19:35

The Malaysian PM says the rebels are to give the MH17 black boxes to Malaysia investigators.

Biden: Putin has no soul

2014-07-21 17:54

Vladimir Putin has no soul, US Vice President Joe Biden concluded after meeting with the Russian leader at the Kremlin in 2011, according to an article in the New Yorker.

MH17 recovery operation stumbles forward

2014-07-21 16:03

The chaotic MH17 recovery effort stumbled again, with more bodies found at the sprawling crash site.

MH17 families to get $5 000 as initial help

2014-07-21 15:40

Malaysia Airlines say it would make an initial payment of $5 000 to families of passengers aboard its crashed flight MH17 as a goodwill gesture.

Dutch anger swells at treatment of MH17 bodies

2014-07-21 12:39

Relatives of Dutch victims killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are meeting with their king, queen and prime minister amid growing anger at the treatment of their loved ones' bodies.

Another 21 bodies found at crash site

2014-07-21 11:21

Another 21 bodies have been found in the sprawling fields of east Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed, killing all 298 people aboard.

Putin agrees to co-operate in MH17 operation

2014-07-21 08:46

Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to co-operate in the retrieval of bodies and investigation into the flight MH17 crash in a call with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

2014-07-21 07:46

Rebels have piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777.

US lays out 'evidence' against rebels in MH17

2014-07-20 20:42
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US Secretary of State John Kerry has laid out "extraordinary circumstantial evidence" that Ukrainian pro-Russian rebels were behind the downing of a Malaysian jet.

Rebels take full control of plane crash bodies

2014-07-20 16:12

Rebels in eastern Ukraine have taken full control of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

 
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