Lawyers Sabine ten Doesschate and  Boudewijn van Eijck  defend Russian Oleg Pulatov at the high security court building at Schiphol airport. Photograph: Robin van Lonkhuijsen

Lawyers for one of the four men charged with the murder of 298 people on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 have indicated that one possible defence (...)

Wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17: It  was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down by a missile fired from territory in eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian rebels. Photograph: Antonio Bronic

The judge at the MH17 murder trial has asked the Dutch public prosecutor to say whether it’s correct that the US is willing to declassify imaging alle(...)

Prosecutor Thijs Berger at the criminal trial in Badhoevedorp, the Netherlands, against four suspects over the July 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Photograph: Piroschka van De Wouw

In the two days that it has run so far, the Dutch court hearing into the 2014 MH17 disaster, though largely focused on procedural detail, has already (...)

 A courtroom drawing shows the reading of the names of all victims of the MH17 disaster at the Schiphol Judicial Complex, in Badhoevedorp, near Schiphol Airport,  the Netherlands. Photograph: Aloys Oosterwijk/EPA

Moscow has sought to undermine the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) over eastern Ukraine in 2014 and also poses a (...)

Piet Ploeg (left), who lost his brother, Alex, his sister-in-law and his nephew, and Anton Kotti (right) who lost his son, daughter-in-law and grandson, are interviewed at Schiphol airport, near Amsterdam, Netherlands, after attending the opening session of the trial of four men charged with murder over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17. Photograph: Peter Dejong/AP Photo

In a surprise development on the opening day of the landmark Dutch court case into the downing of Flight MH17, one of four suspects charged with the m(...)

Dutch investigators  work at the site of  the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17shot down   in eastern Ukraine, November 16th, 2014. Photograph:  Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev

Four fugitive suspects go on trial in the Netherlands on Monday charged with the murder of 298 passengers and crew aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17,(...)

A  piece of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17  in a field in Donetsk: the jet flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on July 17th, 2014, was blown out of the sky.  Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP

Four men, three of them with alleged links to Russia’s security services, are to be tried in their absence in connection with the shooting-down of Mal(...)