Malaysia Airlines may face global legal claims

World | ANALYSIS Jul 20, 2014

Malaysia Airlines may face global legal claims

by Andrew Chung

Malaysia Airlines may need to convince judges from several countries that it was not negligent to send a plane over war-torn eastern Ukraine if the airline hopes to avoid an outsize legal exposure for the downing of Flight MH17, aviation lawyers said. The lawyers said ...

Plane disaster 'wake-up' call for Europe: Obama

World Jul 19, 2014

Plane disaster 'wake-up' call for Europe: Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama said the downing of a Malaysian jetliner in a Ukrainian region controlled by Russian-backed separatists should be a "wake-up call for Europe and the world" in a crisis that appears to be at a turning point and warned Russia of ...

World Jul 18, 2014

Some airlines shifted Ukrainian flight routes months ago

Some international airlines, including Australia's Qantas Airways and South Korea's two major carriers, Asiana and Korea Air Lines, shifted the route taken by flights operating over Ukrainian airspace months ago amid increasing tensions between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels. The airlines took extra security precautions despite ...

Putin backed into corner over jet crash

World | ANALYSIS Jul 18, 2014

Putin backed into corner over jet crash

by Henry Meyer

President Vladimir Putin's intransigence over Ukraine risks turning him into a global pariah should the blame for downing a Malaysian Airlines jet with 298 passengers and crew members aboard fall on pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine. The crash of the Boeing Co. 777 followed by ...