Flowers in tribute to the victims of flight MH17 are laid around a cutout reading ‘Why’, near the entrance to the military airport in Eindhoven, southern Netherlands. Photograph: Marcel van Hoorn/ EPA

Russia will cooperate with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner a week ago and is satisfied that the Netherlands, rather than Uk(...)

 Hearses carry coffins containing unidentified bodies from the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 leave the airport  in Eindhoven, Netherlands.  Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images 2:13

Things run as they should in the Netherlands. So at 3.45pm precisely church bells around the country began to ring, tolling solidly for five minute(...)

More pressure on Russia

Wary that Moscow’s promises of co-operation with inquiries into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 and in encouraging separatists into talks(...)

Marina Litvinenko, wife of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, at a press conference in London yesterday: “I am relieved and delighted with this decision. Photograph: Reuters/Luke MacGregor

The fatal poisoning in London of a former KGB agent who had become a public critic of Russian president Vladimir Putin is to be investigated by a publ(...)

A Malaysian air crash investigator (R) inspects the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Rozsypne, Donetsk . Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev /Reuters 1:16

International inspectors have accused people working at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine of damaging the wreckage and failin(...)

Two Dutch passports lie in a field among luggage, personal belongings and wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Grabovo, Ukraine. Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images 1:42

International police agency Interpol said today one of its teams had started identifying victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH 17 flight that crashed ov(...)

Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard near the train transporting the remains of victims from the MH17 crash  plane before its departure. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels agreed last night to release the “black box” flight recorders from doomed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and the bodies(...)

US president Barack Obama after speaking on the Ukraine situation outside the Oval Office of the White House on Monday. He said it was   time for the Russian leader to “get serious” about trying to resolve the hostilities in Ukraine. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

President Barack Obama heaped further pressure on Russia on Monday, urging the country’s leader Vladimir Putin to stop Moscow-backed separatists in Uk(...)

 A pro-Russia rebel guards a train containing the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash  in Torez, Ukraine. Photograph: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images 1:39

A train carrying the remains of most of the 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine left the site today, after the Malaysian pr(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry: Said there was “a build-up of extraordinary circumstantial evidence” to suggest the separatist militants were to blame. Photograph: EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo

The United States has launched a stinging attack on Russia for allegedly aiding rebels Washington believes shot down an airliner over Ukraine last w(...)