PARIS: The civil aviation industry has suffered one of its worst weeks ever, with the loss of three airliners on three continents.
KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said today he was “very disappointed” by France’s decision to go ahead with a deal to sell two warships to Russia, despite international condemnation of Moscow’s role in the east Ukraine conflict.
WASHINGTON: CNN said today a Ukrainian journalist working for the US news channel had been abducted this week by pro-Russian separatists, and appealed for his release.
THE HAGUE: Planes carrying more bodies recovered from the MH17 crash site in Ukraine were flown to the Netherlands today, a day after the first of the 298 dead arrived.
DONETSK: War literally came to Alexander Litvinenko’s living room, when a missile punched a gaping hole into the wall of his ninth-floor apartment. The 53-year-old college philosophy teacher had just stepped into his study to check the news online, barely escaping death.
ALGIERS: An Air Algerie flight crashed today en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said.
OSLO: Norway’s anti-terror police said today they have received information indicating Syrian extremists are planning a terrorist attack in the country, Xinhua news agency reported.
ALGIERS: Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, Algeria’s APS state news agency and a Spanish airline company said today.
KUALA LUMPUR: Russia will cooperate with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner a week ago and is satisfied that the Netherlands, rather than Ukraine, is leading the effort, the country’s ambassador to Malaysia said on Thursday.
LONDON: British investigators have started examining the second black box from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which was shot down over Ukraine, the transport ministry said Thursday.
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