The cockpit wreckage of Flight MH17: on December 15th, Putin signed a  law allowing the Constitutional Court in Moscow to overrule  decisions of international courts where they contradict the principle of supremacy of the Russian constitution. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

With the findings of the criminal investigation into the Flight MH17 disaster due in mid-year, it’s instructive to see Russia’s president Vladimir Put(...)

The reconstructed wreckage of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777, which was shot down over Ukraine in July. Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

The Dutch government has been warned that the criminal case against those who shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 could be undermined because the(...)

The wrecked cockpit of Flight MH17 during a presentation of the final report into the aircraft’s crash. Photograph: AFP Photo/Emmanuel Dunand

A Dutch policeman has been suspended from duty and arrested on suspicion of embezzlement for allegedly attempting to sell souvenirs from Flight MH17, (...)

Locals view photographs  of wanted Boko Haram suspects on a notice posted by the Nigerian military in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, on November 13th.  Photograph: Reuters

As much of the world remains focused on Islamic State and its horrific attacks in Paris, another radical band of extremists has, by one account, captu(...)

The cockpit wreckage of MH17: the puncture marks were caused by the shrapnel of a Russian-made Buk missile. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

There could not have been a more potent symbol of the harm done to the Netherlands and its psyche by the MH17 disaster than the magnificent reconstruc(...)

The wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is exhibited during a presentation of the final report on the cause of the its crash at the Gilze Rijen airbase. Photograph: Getty Images

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte has demanded Russia co-operate with the criminal investigation into the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster, after (...)

Bleak outlook: Volkswagen’s US fines could be 15 times the $1.2 billion Toyota was obliged to pay up last year. Photograph: REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/Files

“We have totally screwed up,” said Michael Horn, head of Volkswagen’s US division. But Volkswagen’s screw-up isn’t just any screw-up. It cheated at so(...)

French maritime gendarmes look at a map as part of  the search for wreckage from the missing MH370 flight at the marina of Saint-Marie on the French island of  Réunion late last week. Photograph:  Richard Bouhet/AFP/Getty Images

The police and army on the Indian Ocean island of Réunion have called off their search for more debris from the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flig(...)

Searching the ocean off Réunion, during searches for more wreckage of the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight. Photograph: Patrick Becot/AFP/Getty Images

“To see the perfect wave and not be able to surf,” Nicolas Dantec said, shaking his head. “It is too difficult.” Dantec realised a childhood dream (...)

A pro-Russian separatist standing at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 18th, 2014. File photograph: Reuters

Dutch prosecutors have found possible parts of a BUK missile system at the site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was brought do(...)