Australian and Dutch investigators examine a piece of debris of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 aircraft yesterday near the village of Hrabove in eastern Ukraine. Photograph: EPA/Igor Kovalenko

Kiev says rebels killed at least 10 paratroopers in ambush near airline crash site

Head of Australian Federal Police mission Commander Brian McDonald (L), Alexander Hug (C), deputy head for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) monitoring mission in Ukraine and Dutch police officer Kuijs arrive back from the site where the downed Malaysian airliner MH17 crashed.

Kiev parliament rejects PM’s resignation and boosts military spending

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: “The new state that we are building in Hungary today is not a liberal state . . . I don’t think our European Union membership precludes us from building an illiberal new state based on national foundations.” Photograph: Bloomberg

Workfare and ‘national approach’ should replace ‘failed’ state, says controversial PM

Vladimir Antiufeyev this week became acting prime minister of the separatist Donetsk People’s Republic

Arrival of former senior Soviet security official highlights Moscow’s growing role

Members of the Dutch police mission in Donetsk yesterday after clashes between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels prevented investigators reaching the crash site. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Top UN official says downing of airliner could be a “war crime”

Tamara Zolotushenko outside houses struck by shelling in Semyonovka, a village just outside Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine. “I’ve lived here 40 years but now I have to go,” she said. “I have no idea what I will do now.” Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Mass grave uncovered in Slovyansk as town tries to return to normal life

A woman walks by a damaged apartment building reportedly struck by a rocket, in Snizhne, about 50km east of Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times

Moscow denounces US ‘smear campaign’

Crash site: armed pro-Russian separatists guard remnants of flight MH17. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

A growing dominance of Russian nationalists and the shooting down of flight MH17 have widened cracks in Ukraine’s rebel movement (...)

Kaiser Wilhelm II distributing iron crosses on the Western Front in the first World War in 1916. Only days before the outbreak of the war in 1914, Serbs hoped a conflict could be averted. Photograph: PA

With the final hours of a two-day ultimatum ticking away, Serbs wondered how Austria-Hungary would react if Belgrade did not meet (...)

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