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  • 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,...

  • US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis. Russia accused Washington of lying and charged...

  • What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed

    SNIZHNE, Ukraine (AP) — It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers were checking in for Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. It had been a noisy day...

  • Dutch Safety Board: 1st 'factual findings' soon

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch Safety Board leading the international investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 says it expects to publish "initial factual findings" soon. A spokeswoman said Friday that such findings could be published as early as the end of next...

  • Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by pro-Russian...

  • Dutch sending unarmed police to Ukraine crash site

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands is sending 40 unarmed military police to eastern Ukraine as part of a ramped-up effort to find the last victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 still at the wreckage site, Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced late Thursday. He also is...

  • Obama pledges justice in visit to Dutch embassy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama paid tribute Tuesday to the nearly 200 citizens of the Netherlands who died when a Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down in Ukraine, visiting the Netherlands Embassy in Washington and pledging unity during a phone call with the Dutch leader. At the...

  • Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the full-scale investigation demanded by world leaders....

  • 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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