FROM Max Seddon
MH 17: The Victims' Bodies Go to the Netherlands and the EU Points to Russia The Netherlands lost 193 of the 298 victims when Malaysian Airlines FH 17 was shot down over Eastern Ukraine, and it will lead the investigation. Earlier, a refrigerated train with the remains of victims went from the crash site to Kharkiv, which is under control of Ukraine. Pro-Russian separatists turned over the black boxes to Malaysia, which will pass them on to Dutch investigators.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.