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Malaysia Confirms Plane Debris Is From Flight MH370

Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak: “The international team of experts have conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris found on Reunion Island is indeed from MH370.”

August 5, 2015

Indian Ocean Debris Almost Certainly From A Boeing 777: Malaysia

Malaysia is “almost certain” that plane debris found in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370.

July 30, 2015

Malaysia Formally Declares Dead All People Aboard MH370

Malaysia has ended the search for survivors of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

January 29, 2015

MH17 Pierced By ‘High-Energy Objects,’ Investigators Into Crash Find

By Dpa Correspondents, dpa AMSTERDAM — Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 broke up in the air probably after being hit “by a large number of high-energy objects,” a preliminary Dutch report on the crash showed on Tuesday. Images of the MH17 wreckage show that it was pierced in numerous places from the outside, causing the Boeing […]

September 9, 2014

Government Takeover, ‘Overhaul’ Of Malaysia Airlines Planned

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Saying Malaysia Airlines needs a “complete overhaul” following two devastating air disasters, the Malaysian government’s strategic investment fund on Friday proposed buying out the approximately 30 percent of the carrier’s shares it does not own and delisting it as a publicly traded company. “The proposed restructuring will […]

August 8, 2014

Ukraine Troops Nearing MH-17 Crash Site; U.N. Opens War-Crime Probe

By Steven Zeitchik and Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian government forces recaptured three towns from pro-Russia separatists and were pressing toward the Malaysia Airlines crash site in eastern Ukraine where the separatists accused of downing the plane have obstructed international disaster investigators, officials said Monday. The United Nations high commissioner […]

July 28, 2014

Russia Hopes For ‘Impartial’ Malaysia Jet Crash Investigation

By Steven Zeitchik and Isabel Gorst, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday dug his heels in on the war in Ukraine and Russia’s alleged involvement in the conflict, saying that Kiev had overstepped its bounds in fighting the insurgency. “The Ukrainian authorities think they can use any means […]

July 28, 2014
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Russia’s Actions In Ukraine ‘Gasoline On The Fire,’ U.S. Diplomat Says

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — The U.S. ambassador to Ukraine had stern words for Russia on Friday, continuing a week in which Washington has toughened its rhetoric against Russian President Vladimir Putin over his nation’s alleged involvement in clashes in eastern Ukraine. More than a week after the downing of Malaysia […]

July 25, 2014

Obama In Calls To Rutte, Abbott Over MH17 Crash Site

Washington (AFP) — U.S. President Barack Obama joined with the leaders of Australia and the Netherlands to demand full access to the crash site of flight MH17. Speaking in telephone calls with Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte, the leaders agreed to work for a full investigation into the shooting down […]

July 25, 2014
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European Diplomats Weigh Harsher Sanctions On Russia

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times LONDON — Europe’s top diplomats huddled behind closed doors Tuesday to try to agree on tougher action against Russia after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 by a suspected Russian missile. Consensus on increased sanctions against Moscow could prove elusive given many European countries’ trading ties with Russia […]

July 22, 2014

Train Carrying Malaysia Jet Victims Completes Its Halting Journey

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — A train carrying more than 280 bodies from Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 arrived in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv early Tuesday afternoon, ending a nearly five-day waiting period for families who lost loved ones in the crash. The train made a halting journey to the city […]

July 22, 2014

U.S. Stocks Drop As Markets Eye Gaza, Ukraine

New York (AFP) — U.S. stocks Monday moved lower in early trade as investors eyed conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine at the start of a busy week of corporate earnings. About 20 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 70.96 points (0.41 percent) to 17,029.22. The broad-based S&P 500 declined 6.53 (0.33 percent) […]

July 21, 2014

Focus Shifts To Trainload Of Bodies From Plane Crash Site In Ukraine

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times The battle for control at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 entered a new chapter Sunday focused on the fate of victims’ bodies, and U.S. and British leaders pointed fingers at Russia for nurturing the separatists suspected of bringing down the airliner. “There’s a buildup of extraordinary […]

July 21, 2014
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Putin Takes No Blame For Malaysia Jet Downing

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times Russian President Vladimr Putin on Monday again sidestepped any blame for the last week’s downing of a Malaysian jet and demanded that international teams be ensured safe access to the crash site. “Everything should be done to ensure (the international experts’) full and absolute safety, and to create […]

July 21, 2014

Ukraine Prime Minister: ‘Russia Is On The Dark Side’

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk had harsh words for Russia and President Vladimir Putin on Monday, saying the country is “on the dark side,” blaming it again for the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 and demanding that it close its Western border to halt separatist activity in eastern […]

July 21, 2014

Putting Names, Faces To Malaysian Airlines Victims

By Michael Muskal and Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times Around the world Friday, friends and loved ones gathered to mourn the passengers and crew who lost their lives on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, including a student from Indiana, a prominent AIDS researcher, teachers, tourists, and those just going home. President Barack Obama on Friday identified […]

July 18, 2014

Europe May Face Pressure To Impose Tougher Sanctions, Experts Say

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times LONDON — After being half a step behind the United States for months, Europe is likely to come under heavy pressure to impose stronger sanctions on Moscow if convincing evidence emerges of a Russian link to the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner. Earlier this year, the European Union […]

July 18, 2014
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Members Of Congress Call For Putin To Halt Intervention In Ukraine

By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Temporarily setting aside the usual partisan sniping, lawmakers in Congress turned their sights Friday on Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling on Moscow to end the separatist conflict in the aftermath of the Malaysian jetliner disaster. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), chairman of the House […]

July 18, 2014

U.S. Investigators Head To Ukraine To Study Malaysia Airlines Crash

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The FBI and the National Transportation Safety Board are sending a team of investigators to Ukraine to help investigate the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, officials said Friday. The plane is believed to have been shot down by a surface-to-air missile launched by pro-Russia forces, according […]

July 18, 2014

Indiana University Student Among Those In Malaysia Airlines Crash

By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times An Indiana University student was among those killed in the Malaysia Airlines jet crash Thursday, university officials announced. Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was a doctoral student in chemistry at the university and an avid rower who once competed on the women’s varsity rowing team there, the school said. She had […]

July 18, 2014

Quinn Lucas Schansman First American Identified As Malaysia Jet Victim

By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times President Barack Obama on Friday identified the first, and so far only, known American citizen aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday. Quinn Lucas Schansman had dual Dutch and American citizenship, Jen Psaki, a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, said on Twitter. A […]

July 18, 2014

Dutch Go Into Mourning For Victims Of Malaysia Jet Downing

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times LONDON — The Netherlands went into national mourning Friday over the scores of Dutch victims in the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, which took off from Amsterdam but never reached its destination. More than half of the 298 people who died were Dutch. The tally reached 173 on […]

July 18, 2014

Malaysia Defends Flight Path Of Downed Jet

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — A day after a Malaysia Airlines plane traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed near the Russian border in eastern Ukraine, the Malaysian transportation minister said he believed the crew bore no responsibility for the deadly flight plan. “The flight path taken by MH17 was approved […]

July 18, 2014

New Search Zone Marked Off For Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Australian authorities said Thursday that a 23,000-square-mile area in the southern Indian Ocean had been designated as a new focus zone where searchers will look for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Analysts who helped define the area said in a report the crew was probably deprived of […]

June 26, 2014

Malaysia Airlines Has ‘Work To Do’ Fixing Image, Says CEO

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Malaysia Airlines, which was already haemorrhaging cash in the face of intense competition, has “got a lot of work to do” recovering from the disappearance of MH370, its CEO said Monday. The flag-carrier airline has reported hefty losses for three years running, and MH370 now raises the spectre of a potential […]

April 7, 2014