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Moscow slams EU sanctions, blasts US over Ukraine role

MOSCOW: Russia reacted angrily yesterday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation on security issues and undermine…

Hopes shatter as no one survives Mali plane crash

BAMAKO: France announced yesterday there were no survivors among the 116 people on board the Air Algerie flight that crashed over Mali, saying bad weather was the likely cause of…

Ex-rebel Ukraine city uncovers ‘mass grave’

SLAVYANSK, Ukraine: Three hours after the digging began, a piece of white sackcloth was seen in the soil. A few minutes later, four bodies were being recovered from the hole.…

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…

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