Dutch trial over downing of flight MH17 to start without suspects
Friday, 6 March 2020 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, shot down with a Russian-made missile over eastern Ukraine in July 2014.
Chennai Air Customs seized two postal parcels containing total 540 MDMA pills on July 09. The total pills valued at Rs 16 lakhs were smuggled from Netherlands at Foreign Post Office in Chennai. Two persons were detained. More details are awaited in this regard.
A Dutch theme park had some lockdown fun by putting 22 teddy bears on one of it's roller coasters. Staff at Walibi Holland theme park in Biddinghuizen, Netherlands passed the time in lockdown by placing the group of large fluffy bears on rides around the park. The bears were strapped in tight as they enjoyed one particular roller-coaster called 'Untamed' which features five inversions, travels at a speed of 57mph and includes a massive 116-foot drop.
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Air India flight from Ukraine landed at Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport. The flight carrying 144 Indians landed in Madhya Pradesh's Indore on June 30. District Health Department screened the passengers upon their arrival. Repatriation process of stranded Indian nationals from abroad is underway. Indian citizens are being evacuated from across the globe under Centre's Vande Bharat Mission.
Business Insider reports that Joe Biden's presidential campaign says it's limiting members' interaction with foreign officials. A campaign official told Politico that President Donald Trump had created a "poisonous environment" around interacting with other countries. Trump was impeached over his dealings with Ukraine, and has also faced scrutiny for his interactions with Russia and China. Trump was acquitted over Ukraine in February by the Republican-controlled Senate.
The targeting of colonial-era monuments in some Western nations has prompted activists in Russia and Ukraine to reflect on how their own countries dealt with Soviet-era statues and, in some cases, to ask whether it was good enough. Joe Davies reports.