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  • 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...

  • Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history. It was the first repatriation of victims from the flight to the...

  • Dutch museum to hold Crimean gold

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch historical museum that borrowed some of Crimea's most valuable historical treasures says it plans to hold onto them for the time being, due to fear of being sued if it returns them to Ukraine or Russia. The Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam displayed the artifacts,...

  • Remains of Malaysian MH17 victims to be flown home

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The remains of at least 15 Malaysians killed when a jetliner was shot down over Ukraine will be returned to their home country this week, the first Malaysian victims of the disaster to be flown home, the country's defense minister said Tuesday. All 298 people on...

  • Amsterdam mayor: Black Pete figure to change

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Amsterdam's mayor and the organizers of a large children's winter festival have unveiled plans to overhaul the image of "Black Pete" — the sidekick to the Dutch Santa Claus — after protests that the character exhibited racist elements. Mayor Eberhard van der Laan said Thursday...

  • Dutch push Ukraine plane disaster inquiries

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch officials said Monday they will push ahead with both an investigation into the cause of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster and a criminal investigation into the persons responsible, despite not being able to access the site where the plane went down in eastern Ukraine....

  • Dutch experts identify 23 Ukraine plane victims

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Twenty-three victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have been identified so far, the Dutch-led forensic team working on their remains said Friday. Those identified include 18 Dutch, two Malaysians, a Canadian, a German and a Briton, Justice Ministry spokesman Jean Fransman...

  • Dutch premier halts search for Ukraine victims

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Netherlands' prime minister has halted the search for remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in Ukraine, saying it is too dangerous to continue. At a news conference in The Hague Wednesday, Mark Rutte praised the effort of the international recovery...

  • Dutch contractor selected for Malaysian jet search

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Dutch contractor will conduct the underwater search for the Malaysian airliner that crashed off the Australian coast in March, Australia announced Wednesday. Fugro Survey Pty. Ltd. will use two vessels towing underwater vehicles equipped with side-scan sonar,...

  • Obama pays respects at Dutch embassy for victims of plane attack

    President Obama says Americans were heartbroken by the loss of 193 Dutch citizens aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down by pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine on Thursday.



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