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Investigators to examine second black box from MH17

Air investigators are to examine a second black box which was recovered from flight MH17 today.

The data could reveal if the pilots were aware of a missile coming towards the plane and what happened in the last few seconds of the flight if they were able to speak.

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Hammond: New sanctions to be placed on Russia

The European Union will impose new sanctions on Russia over the country's role in the MH17 airplane crash, the Foreign Secretary said.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond. Credit: Pool

Philip Hammond said the sanctions were placed on Russia as "strong condemnation" for its role in the aftermath of the disaster which left 298 people dead.

He said: "We've agreed on concrete proposals to draw up lists of additional people subject to sanctions and to do so in the next couple of days.

"[We are also] looking at broader ranging sanctions, including arms embargoes, access to capital markets, financial services and hi-tech goods including for the energy sector".

He added that Britain wanted "cronies" around Russian President Vladimir Putin to bear the pressure of the fresh sanctions.

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