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Expert: air disaster raises stakes

[2014-07-18 10:37]

A leading UK security expert has said the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine has brought greater international significance to the simmering dispute in the former Soviet republic.

PM Abbott speaks of 'unspeakable crime' as 27 Australians feared dead

[2014-07-18 09:37]

Abbott said it seemed certain that the Malaysia Airlines plane had been "shot down," saying if this was the case it would be an "unspeakable crime."

China shocked by Malaysian plane crash in Ukraine: FM spokesman

[2014-07-18 05:18]

The Chinese government was shocked by the crash of a Malaysian plane in Ukraine and determining whether there were Chinese citizens onboard, a foreign ministry spokesman said here Thursday.

U.N. Security Council to meet on Friday on Ukraine

[2014-07-18 07:31]

The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Ukraine on Friday and is mulling a draft statement calling for "a full, thorough and independent international investigation" into what caused the crash of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine.

Germany calls for independent inquiry into plane's downing in

[2014-07-18 07:09]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday called for an independent, international investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine.

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