British Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday that he would press fellow European leaders to impose harsher sanctions on Russia in the aftermath of the Malaysia Airlines crash.
After being half a step behind the United States for months, Europe is likely to come under heavy pressure to impose stronger sanctions on Moscow if convincing evidence emerges of a Russian link to the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner.
An Italian appeals court Friday threw out the conviction of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on charges that he paid for sex with a minor and tried to use his influence to hush it up.
The Netherlands went into national mourning Friday over the scores of Dutch victims in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which took off from Amsterdam but never reached its destination.
International investigators began gaining access Monday to the site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed last week, as pro-Russia separatists holding the area turned over the plane’s flight recorders to Malaysian officials. The signs of compromise came as the bodies of nearly all 298 killed in the disaster began making their way by train out of the war zone to the government-controlled city of Kharkiv. The separatists, who have been fighting the Ukrainian government in recent months with the backing of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government, are widely suspected of shooting down the plane. U.S. intelligence has determined that the missile that...