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MH17 lawyer tells Putin to 'make amends' over crash

Sydney - Russian President Vladimir Putin must "make amends" for those killed on a Malaysia Airlines jet shot down over Ukraine, the lawyer representing victims said Wednesday ahead of the third anniversary of the disaster.

Trial of any MH17 suspects to be held in Dutch court

Den Haag - The trials of any suspects arrested in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine will be held in the Netherlands, Dutch officials announced Wednesday.

MH17 team hopes emotional videos will bring new leads

Den Haag - International investigators and relatives of victims of flight MH17, shot down over eastern Ukraine almost three years ago, renewed efforts Wednesday to push the probe forward, issuing videos appealing for witnesses.

Accord reached for MH17 relatives to watch victims' final hours

Den Haag - Relatives of those killed when flight MH17 was downed over Ukraine in mid-2014 were given the green light Thursday to view final images of victims as they boarded the ill-fated flight.

Dutch families plant first trees at MH17 memorial park

Vijfhuizen - Relatives of those killed when flight MH17 was downed over Ukraine in mid-2014, on Saturday planted the first trees in a Dutch memorial park not far from where the ill-fated plane departed."Today is a very important day for all the next of kin.

Dutch say Ukraine will renew search at MH17 crash site

Den Haag - Ukraine is expected to renew this spring its search for human remains at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, Dutch Security and Justice Minister Stef Blok said Thursday.

MH17 relatives mull new search in Ukraine for remains

Den Haag - Families of the MH17 plane disaster victims may push for a renewed search of the crash site in eastern Ukraine after the recent discovery of a bone fragment belonging to one of the dead.

Russia has given MH17 radar data to Netherlands

Moscow - Russia has handed over to the Netherlands raw radar data from the area where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed over rebel-held eastern Ukraine in 2014, Moscow confirmed Thursday.

Russia summons Dutch ambassador over MH17 probe findings

Moscow - Moscow on Monday summoned the Dutch ambassador to complain over the findings of a criminal probe into the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 that said the missile used to shoot it down was brought in from Russia.

Dutch summon Russian ambassador over MH17 comments

Den Haag - Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders has summoned Russia's ambassador over "unacceptable" comments by Moscow criticising a report into the downing of flight MH17, officials said on Friday."Responding to the presentation of the initial findings...

US welcomes MH17 inquiry, notes Russian link

Washington - The United States welcomed Wednesday the preliminary results of a criminal inquiry into the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine, saying it supported Washington's suspicions of Russian involvement.

Dutch name two Russian speakers in MH17 probe

Den Haag - Dutch prosecutors, for the first time in their long inquiry, on Wednesday released the names of two Russian-speaking men in connection with the MH17 disaster after investigators found the missile to down the plane had been transported from Russia.

MH17 probe 'biased', Moscow 'disappointed': foreign ministry

Moscow - Moscow on Wednesday described as "biased" and "politically motivated" the Dutch-led inquiry into the downing of Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine, which concluded the plane was shot down by a missile transported from Russia.

MH17 shot down by missile brought into Ukraine from Russia

Nieuwegein - The missile that downed flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine was transported from Russia, a criminal inquiry revealed Wednesday, announcing about 100 people were being investigated for playing "an active role" in the disaster.

Russia accuses Kiev over MH17 ahead of Dutch probe release

Moscow - Russia on Monday sought to deflect blame over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, accusing Kiev just days before the results of a Dutch criminal probe into the mass-killing are released.

MH17 criminal probe out next month, say Dutch prosecutors

Den Haag - Initial results from a criminal probe into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over war-torn Ukraine two years ago will be revealed next month, Dutch prosecutors said Friday.

Two years on, villagers, relatives mourn MH17 crash

Ukraine - Villagers held a vigil Sunday at the site in eastern Ukraine where Flight MH17 was shot down two years ago, as bereaved relatives marked the anniversary with emotional memorial services.

MH17 victim families sue Putin, Russia in European rights court

Sydney - Families of victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine in 2014, are suing President Vladimir Putin and Russia for Aus$10 million each in the European Court of Human Rights, The Sydney Morning Herald reported Saturday.

Dutch minister apologises to 'fired' MH17 expert

Den Haag - Dutch Justice Minister Ard van der Steur on Thursday apologised to a pathologist who was fired for showing medical students photos of the victims from the MH17 air disaster, his spokesman said.

Dutch expert says vindicated by probe into MH17 photos

Den Haag - A Dutch forensics expert who worked on the MH17 air disaster demanded a ministerial apology Tuesday saying a police probe has cleared him of any wrong-doing in showing medical students photos of the dead.

Dutch investigators to study citizen journalism probe into MH17

Den Haag - Dutch prosecutors said they would "seriously study" claims by citizen journalists to have identified Russian soldiers implicated in the crash of flight MH17, shot down over eastern Ukraine in July 2014.

MH17 victims to get Dutch memorial at Schiphol

Den Haag - A forest is to be planted in a park close to Amsterdam's Schiphol airport to commemorate the victims of downed flight MH17, the organisation representing victims' families announced Thursday.

MH17 families plan Dutch memorial for victims

Den Haag - The families who lost loved ones in the shooting down of flight MH17 Saturday began voting on where to build a national memorial in the Netherlands to honour the dead.

Op-Ed: Morons at work — U.S., UK imply IS downed Russian plane

Sydney - Giving IS credit for knocking down the Russian plane in Sinai is the equivalent of giving them free publicity and improving their credibility. That such a basic forensic investigation could be so mismanaged reflects no credit on anyone.

Dutch FM says Russia 'sowing confusion' on MH17: Report

Den Haag - Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders on Friday accused Russia of "sowing confusion" about the fate of flight MH17 by constantly criticising a final report into the disaster.

MH17 prosecutors now face tricky task of catching culprits

Den Haag - A Dutch-led criminal probe to find those responsible for shooting down flight MH17 has now become the top priority after the cause of the crash was unveiled, but doubts remain whether the culprits will ever be caught.

MH17 wreckage reveals horror of plane's last moments

Verhoven - A partial reconstruction of a Malaysia Airlines jet made of wreckage found strewn across eastern Ukraine told the graphic story of its violent last moments after being hit by a surface-to-air missile.

Russia says 'serious doubts' about goal of Dutch MH17 probe: ministry

Moscow - Russia on Tuesday said it had "serious doubts" about the goal of a Dutch inquiry into the downing of a Malaysia Airline plane that was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine last year.

Malaysia vows to punish 'trigger-happy criminals' who downed MH17

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia vowed on Tuesday to seek the prosecution of the "trigger-happy criminals" who downed flight MH17, after a Dutch-led investigation said it was shot down by a missile fired from war-torn eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine should have closed air space over war zone: MH17 inquiry

Verhoven - Kiev should have closed the air space over eastern Ukraine because of the conflict with pro-Russian separatists, the official inquiry into the MH17 air disaster found Tuesday.
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Investigators look at debris as they work at a the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove, east Ukraine, on July 25, 2014
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