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, (...)

 A Turkish Air Force plane used to transport the remains of late Russian pilot Oleg Peshkov  at Hatay airport,  Hatay, Turkey, November 29th, 2015. Photograph: EPA

Turkey recovered the body of a Russian pilot from northern Syria and presented it to Russian diplomats on Sunday, five days after shooting down(...)

Photos of Lt Col Oleg Peshkov (left) and Marine Alexander Pozynich are placed at a monument outside Russian Army General Staff headquarters in Moscow. Photograph: Ivan Sekretarev/AP

Russia has threatened economic retaliation against Turkey and said it was still awaiting a reasonable explanation for the shooting down of it(...)

Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk:  his country now has sufficient fuel in storage and can buy gas more cheaply from Europe. Photograph: Andrew Kravchenko/AP Photo

Ukraine has stopped buying gas from Russia and barred Russian airliners from its airspace, as tension between the neighbours increased over an energy (...)

People play cards in Simferopol, Crimea, on Sunday. Crimea has declared a state of emergency after its main electricity lines from Ukraine were blown up, leaving the Russian-annexed peninsula in darkness. Photograph: AFP Photo/Max Vetrov

Ukraine has ramped up pressure on Russia by banning goods deliveries to Crimea, the peninsula annexed by Moscow last year, and by failing to restore p(...)

The flag of the Crimean Tartars wrapped around a damaged electricity pylon near Chaplynka village of Kherson region, Ukraine, November 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Hromadske TV/EPA

Crimea was left without electricity supplies from Ukraine on Sunday after pylons carrying power lines to the Russia-annexed peninsula were blown up ov(...)

Students at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland in Dublin.  An asylum seeker has described how being in university is a ‘dream come true’. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An asylum seeker who was at the centre of controversy surrounding access to third-level education has described how being in university is a “dream co(...)

Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi: Russia has been hit by sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine while India has not performed as brightly as expected. Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

So farewell to the Brics. Well, to be more accurate, we can say goodbye to the Goldman Sachs fund named for the handy acronym penned by its then chief(...)

Ukraine’s Andriy Yarmolenko (C) celebrates scoring his side’s opening goal in Lviv Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Ukraine 2-0 Slovenia Ukraine’s hopes of finally ending their play-off hoodoo and qualifying for Euro 2016 were given a huge boost with a 2-0 first-leg(...)

Gay rights activists attend a rally outside the parliament building in Kiev on Tuesday. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Ukraine has moved closer to making key legal changes to help secure visa-free travel to the European Union for its citizens, but hit a stumbling block(...)