Bodies, Black Boxes From MH17 Handed Over

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Published: July 22, 2014

The remains of some of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were being taken to the Netherlands on Tuesday as a senior Ukrainian separatist leader handed over the plane’s black boxes to Malaysian experts. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told a news conference on Monday that a train carrying […]

Bohai Leasing Approves 70 Airbus A320 Deal

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Published: July 21, 2014

The Hong Kong unit of China’s Bohai Leasing has signed a deal worth about USD$ 7.76 billion to buy 70 A320neo aircraft from Airbus, the Chinese company announced. Subsidiary Hong Kong Aviation Capital signed the agreement on July 17 and it was approved by a special meeting of its board of directors the following day, […]

Malaysia Air To Provide USD$5,000 To MH17 Families

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Published: July 21, 2014

Malaysia Airlines said it will provide USD$ 5,000 to each family of passengers of downed flight MH17, the airline said on Monday. The financial assistance, which is to “ease the immediate families of the passengers with their economic needs”, will not be offset against the final compensation or affect families’ legal rights to claim, Malaysia […]

Fighting Flares In Ukraine As Crash Investigators Arrive

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Published: July 21, 2014

Fighting flared in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Monday as investigators began to inspect the bodies of victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The fighting in Donetsk served as a reminder of the dangers the experts face working in a war zone. International inspectors got access to the remains of […]

Four Dead In Tripoli Airport Fighting

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Published: July 21, 2014

Heavy fighting erupted on Sunday around Tripoli Airport, where rival militias have been battling for control, killing at least four people and forcing thousands from their homes, local residents and witnesses said. The airport standoff is the most serious violence in Tripoli since the 2011 fall of Muammar Gaddafi, with Libya’s fragile government unable to […]

Ukraine Has ‘Compelling Evidence’ Of Russian Role

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Published: July 21, 2014

Ukraine said it has “compelling evidence” Russia played a defining role in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 by providing the rebels with missile systems and a crew, the country’s counter intelligence chief said. Vitaly Naida said Kiev had proof three BUK-1, or SA-11 radar guided missile systems, had entered Ukraine from Russia […]

US Presses Case Against Russia As Horror Deepens

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Published: July 21, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry laid out what he called overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as international horror deepened over the fate of the victims’ remains. Kerry demanded that Moscow take responsibility for actions of pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine whom Washington suspects of downing […]

Emirates Calls For Airline Summit On MH17 Attack

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Published: July 21, 2014

Tim Clark, chief executive of Emirates, has called for an international meeting of airlines to agree a response to the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, including a potential rethink of the threats posed by regional conflicts. Clark, president of the world’s largest international airline by number of passengers, also said domestic regulators worldwide may […]

ICAO Says ‘Not Our Job’ To Warn About Dangers

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Published: July 19, 2014

The ICAO on Friday said it was not responsible for issuing warnings about potential dangers such as military conflicts, saying that duty fell to individual nations. The role of the International Civil Aviation Authority has come under scrutiny after Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a missile on Thursday over eastern Ukraine, killing […]

Investigators Face Tough Task In MH17 Inquiry

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Published: July 19, 2014

As international investigators travel to rebel-held eastern Ukraine to piece together what, and who, caused Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to plunge into the steppe, securing evidence in the middle of a war zone is a major challenge. Proving what happened beyond doubt and to the satisfaction of the warring parties may already be all but […]

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