Experts recover more human remains at Ukraine plane crash site

World / Politics Aug 2, 2014

Experts recover more human remains at Ukraine plane crash site

International experts found the remains of more victims of the downed Malaysian airliner in east Ukraine on Friday but fighting nearby between government forces and pro-Russian rebels renewed security concerns around the wreckage. The group of experts, which Ukrainian authorities said numbered 101 people, was ...

Pushing locals aside, Russians take top rebel posts in east Ukraine

World / Politics Jul 28, 2014

Pushing locals aside, Russians take top rebel posts in east Ukraine

As Ukrainian troops gained ground in eastern Ukraine in early July, separatist leader, Aleksander Borodai, a Russian national, left for Moscow for political consultations. After what he described as successful talks with unnamed people there, he returned to the rebel stronghold of Donetsk to introduce ...

Malaysia PM: Agreement reached with Ukraine separatists on MH17 access

World Jul 27, 2014

Malaysia PM: Agreement reached with Ukraine separatists on MH17 access

An agreement has been reached with separatists in Ukraine to enable international police to oversee a site where a Malaysian plane was downed and investigators to determine why the aircraft crashed, Malaysia's prime minister said on Sunday. Pro-Russian separatists remain in control of the site ...

Malaysia Airlines flew over Syria

World Jul 22, 2014

Malaysia Airlines flew over Syria

Malaysia Airlines rerouted a flight over Syria on Sunday after its usual path over Ukraine was closed, reflecting the challenges airlines face in finding conflict-free routes between Asia and Europe. After Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down Thursday by a ground-to-air missile in eastern ...

World Jul 21, 2014

Dutchman escapes Malaysia Airlines incidents — twice

A Dutch cyclist, riding for the Terrengganu team in Malaysia, escaped a Malaysia Airlines plane crash. Twice. According to Maarten de Jonge's website, the 29-year-old, born in the Dutch town of Oldenzaal, was planning to travel back to Kuala Lumpur on Flight MH17 from Amsterdam's ...

U.S. presses case against Russia on downed jet as horror deepens

World / Politics Jul 21, 2014

U.S. presses case against Russia on downed jet as horror deepens

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry laid out what he called overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 as international horror deepened over the fate of the victims' remains. Kerry demanded that Moscow take responsibility for actions of ...