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The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

A Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people was shot out of the sky over eastern Ukraine on Thursday.

  • Ukraine separatists begin allowing access to Malaysian jet crash site

    Ukraine separatists begin allowing access to Malaysian jet crash site

    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...

  • Focus shifts to trainload of bodies from plane crash site in Ukraine

    Focus shifts to trainload of bodies from plane crash site in Ukraine

    The battle for control at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 entered a new chapter Sunday focused on the fate of victims' bodies, and U.S. and British leaders pointed fingers at Russia for nurturing the separatists suspected of bringing down the airliner. "There's a buildup of extraordinary...

  • Obama demands Russia force separatists to aid Malaysia Airlines probe

    Obama demands Russia force separatists to aid Malaysia Airlines probe

    President Obama accused pro-Russia separatists of tampering with evidence at the site of last week’s crash of a Malaysia Airlines jet and called on Russia to use its influence to ensure a credible investigation into the downing of the plane over eastern Ukraine. “We have to make sure that the truth...

  • Malaysia plane crash in Ukraine: Black box likely in separatist hands

    Malaysia plane crash in Ukraine: Black box likely in separatist hands

    The mystery over the whereabouts of the black box of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 seemed to clear up—a little—on Sunday when video surfaced of separatist emergency workers coming upon the device in a field in eastern Ukraine. Reuters posted the video, initially taken Friday, of one worker calling...

  • U.N. Security Council unanimously approves probe of crash in Ukraine

    U.N. Security Council unanimously approves probe of crash in Ukraine

    The United Nations Security Council, increasing pressure on Russia over the downing of a jetliner of Ukraine, adopted a resolution Monday calling for investigators to have unfettered access to the crash site and demanding a cease-fire in the area. Russia, which has been accused by other nations...

  • Britain's Cameron warns of additional penalties on Russia after crash

    Britain's Cameron warns of additional penalties on Russia after crash

    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. Cameron, who has been the most vocal Western European leader to advocate stiffer penalties against Moscow, said that...

  • Ukraine prime minister: 'Russia is on the dark side'

    Ukraine prime minister: 'Russia is on the dark side'

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk had harsh words for Russia and President Vladimir‎ Putin on Monday, saying the country is "on the dark side," blaming it again for the downing  of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and demanding that it close its Western border to halt separatist activity in...

  • Putin points finger at Ukraine in downing of Malaysia Airlines jet

    Putin points finger at Ukraine in downing of Malaysia Airlines jet

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday again attempted to sidestep any blame in connection with last week's downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet and demanded that international teams be ensured safe access to the crash site. "Everything should be done to ensure [international experts] full and...

  • Integrity of jet wreckage site in Ukraine compromised, Malaysia says

    Integrity of jet wreckage site in Ukraine compromised, Malaysia says

    The sprawling site in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysia Airlines jet went down in a missile attack threatened to become a humanitarian and forensic nightmare Saturday as pro-Russia separatists continued to limit the access of international teams seeking to recover bodies and investigate the crash....

  • Experts: Whoever brought down Malaysian jet had extensive training

    Experts: Whoever brought down Malaysian jet had extensive training

    Whoever fired the surface-to-air missile that brought down a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine would have needed extensive training to execute the mission, according to military experts. Taking down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, traveling about 600 mph at an altitude of 33,000 feet, required vastly...

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