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  • Shooting down of MH17 'most likely' scenario

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — The possibility that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down from the ground is the "most likely" scenario being probed by dozens of detectives, the chief Dutch prosecutor overseeing the criminal investigation into the downing of the jet said Friday. The...

  • Report: Flight 17 likely downed by outside impacts

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple "high-energy objects from outside the aircraft," causing it to break up over eastern Ukraine, a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaster concluded Tuesday. The report by the Dutch Safety Board...

  • No body, no end to grieving for Flight 17 family

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Seven weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky above Ukraine, Bryce Fredriksz and Daisy Oehlers' bedroom is still a mess. The room, with its mural of palm trees, unmade bed and a table cluttered with clothes and books, is a constant reminder...

  • Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. The staff reduction represents about 30 percent of its current workforce of 20,000. A search...

  • Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Shortly after the missing Malaysian airliner disappeared from radar, airline officials on the ground tried repeatedly to call the crew of the Boeing 777 using a satellite phone that might have left clues to the jet's flight path. Now an analysis of those failed...

  • Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters

    HONG KONG (AP) — Malaysia is preparing to unveil the latest overhaul of its beleaguered state-owned airline, which is reeling from twin disasters months apart that killed hundreds of passengers. Khazanah Nasional, the state investment company that owns 69 percent of Malaysia Airlines, said in...

  • Dutch to commemorate Flight 17 victims on Nov. 10

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says a national commemoration event will be held on Nov. 10 for those who died when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine. Rutte made the announcement Tuesday after a closed meeting with hundreds of next of kin of victims of the...

  • MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies. The...

  • As Russia advances, America's response remains unclear

    "Sanctions are a dead end," Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said last week after the White House announced its latest efforts to increase pressure on Moscow.



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