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First MH17 bodies arrive in bereft Netherlands

EINDHOVEN: The first bodies from flight MH17 arrived in the Netherlands yesterday almost a week after it was shot down over Ukraine, as the conflict flared yet again near the…

Crash victims’ remains reach Ukraine-held city

DONETSK: A train carrying the remains of many of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived in a Ukrainian government-held city yesterday on the first leg of their…

EU ministers threaten Russia with sanctions

BRUSSELS: European Union foreign ministers threatened Russia yesterday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine, but tougher talk may not be matched by much action after France’s president signalled the disputed delivery…

UN to vote on crash resolution

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council will vote on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring…

Looting in Paris as Europeans protest against Gaza conflict

SARCELLES: A French rally against the deadly Israeli offensive in Gaza once again descended into chaos yesterday as protesters looted shops and riot police lobbed tear gas and rubber bullets…

Bosnia buries 284 war victims – Relatives travel from across Europe to attend burial

KOZARAC: The remains of 284 victims of the Bosnian war were laid to rest yesterday having been unearthed from what is believed to be the largest mass grave of Europe’s…

British PM raises prospect of more Russia sanctions

LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron raised the prospect Saturday of fresh EU sanctions against Russia over the Malaysian plane crash, saying the West must “fundamentally change our approach” unless…

Italy rescues 4,000 migrants; 19 killed

ROME: Nineteen people died trying to reach Italy on a boat packed with hundreds of migrants, probably poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes from its engines, said the Italian Navy yesterday,…

Tragic day, tragic year for Malaysia Airlines

HRABOVE: World leaders called for a rapid investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine and justice for nearly 300 deaths that could mark a pivotal…

Malaysian jet crashes in Ukraine – All 295 on board feared dead * Kiev blames rebels

KIEV: A Malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in rebel-held east Ukraine, regional officials said yesterday, as Ukraine’s president said the jet may have…

EU weighs Russia sanctions’ Ukraine toll soars to 600

KIEV: Hesitant European leaders yesterday launch a fresh debate on adopting new sanctions against Russia for its perceived backing of Ukrainian insurgents that could damage their own fragile economies. The…

EU leaders haggle over top jobs jigsaw

BRUSSELS: EU leaders get down to serious haggling over the bloc’s top jobs yesterday, with all eyes on who will head the high-profile foreign affairs arm in the face of…

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