UN to vote on MH17 disaster resolution

The United Nations Security Council is expected to consider Monday a resolution demanding that pro-Russian separatists provide "full and unrestricted access" to the crash site of a downed jet in Ukraine.

Putin says `all the right things` to Australia PM over MH17

Russian President Vladimir Putin said "all the right things" in a phone call with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who Monday demanded he back his words with action over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

France, Germany, Britain to press Russia on MH17

France, Britain and Germany have agreed to urge Russian President Vladimir Putin to get "Ukrainian separatists relief" and grant investigators free and full access to the disaster area of the MH17 flight to accomplish their mission.

Malaysian jet crash site accessible to observers: OSCE

Monitors from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) do have access to the crash site of a Malaysian airliner, a representative of the mission said Sunday.

Putin `will help recover bodies, black boxes`: Dutch PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Sunday, promised Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte that he will help retrieve bodies and black boxes from the Ukrainian rebel-held crash site of flight MH17.

Republicans urge tougher Russia sanctions after crash

US Republican lawmakers urged tougher sanctions on Moscow Sunday after a Malaysian jet crash in Ukraine was blamed on Russian-backed separatists, with one congressman even bringing the World Cup into play.

Sky News apologises for rummaging through MH17 luggage

British broadcaster Sky News apologised after one of its presenters searched through luggage at the crash site of downed flight MH17 live on air on Sunday.

Rebels move MH17 air crash bodies as US accuses Russia

Pro-Russian militiamen in Ukraine loaded almost 200 bodies from downed flight MH17 into refrigerated train wagons on Sunday as an outraged United States pointed the finger of blame directly at Moscow and demanded it ensure full access to the crash site for international investigators.

Australia circulates draft UN resolution on MH17 disaster

Australia has circulated a draft UN Security Council resolution demanding that pro-Russian separatists provide "full and unfettered access" to the crash site of the downed Malaysian jet in eastern Ukraine, diplomats said today.

Forensics experts to reach Ukraine crash site Monday: Dutch PM

International forensic experts will finally reach the Ukrainian rebel-held crash site of flight MH17 on Monday, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Sunday.

Anger towards Russia grows over MH17 crash

International anger towards Russia mounted Sunday after armed separatists denied full access to inspectors and rebels were accused of tampering with evidence at the crash site of the Malaysian MH17 jet in eastern Ukraine.

British PM raises prospect of more Russia sanctions

British Prime Minister David Cameron raised the prospect Saturday of fresh EU sanctions against Russia over the Malaysian plane crash, saying the West must "fundamentally change our approach" unless Moscow alters course in Ukraine.

US `deeply concerned` Ukraine crash investigators denied access

Top US diplomat John Kerry told his Russian counterpart Saturday that Washington was "deeply concerned" that international investigators were being denied access to the Malaysian jet`s crash site in Ukraine.

Ukraine accuses Russia of helping rebels loot crash site

Ukraine on Saturday accused Russia of helping insurgents destroy evidence at the crash site of a Malaysian jet whose downing in the rebel-held east has drawn global condemnation of the Kremlin.

France, Ukraine warn over plane crash site obstructions

The French and Ukrainian presidents said Saturday that any obstruction preventing international investigators reaching the crash site of flight MH17 will "not be tolerated".

EU enhances airspace coordination for safety

Brussels: The European Union (EU) has activated the EU aviation crisis cell to ensure proper coordination of airspace to guarantee the safety of flights, a European official said in a technical briefing held here Friday.

Interpol to help identify Malaysia flight crash victims

Interpol has said it will send a team in the next 48 hours to help identify victims killed by the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine.

Putin to ensure probe team reaches MH17 crash site

Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised that he will ensure the investigation team can get to the crash site of MH17 plane, as well as the members` safety, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said here Friday.

Russia not taking away Malaysian plane`s black boxes

Russia is not going to take away the black boxes from the crash site of the Malaysian plane in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.

Jet crash rekindles MH370 families` grief, suspicion

The latest Malaysia Airlines disaster has rekindled the grief of MH370 relatives who say the new crash bears out their furious criticisms of the nation`s flag carrier and government.