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MH370 investigators to meet in France ahead of wing analysis PARIS: Five days after the discovery of a Boeing 777 wing fragment on La Reunion island, French and Malaysian aviation experts will meet together with police and magistrates in Paris Monday to coordinate their work in the investigation into the disappearance of Flight MH370.It comes after a fevered hunt for more possible wreckage on La Reunion island turned up no new clues Sunday, with authorities saying that metallic debris found by locals did not come from an aircraft.A Malaysian delegation headed by the director general of civil aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman and representatives from Malaysia Airlines and judicial officials will meet Monday in a chamber of the three French magistrates assigned to the case. Investigators from the research section of France's Air Transport Gendarmerie and representatives of the Bureau of Investigation and Analysis (BEA) will also be present to take stock of findings and coordinate on the broader investigation.The flaperon ...

Japan calls US spying allegations 'deeply regrettable' TOKYO: Tokyo on Monday described claims that Washington spied on Japanese politicians and major firms as "deeply regrettable", in its first official response to revelations from whistleblower group WikiLeaks."I will withhold comment. But If this is true, as an ally, it's deeply regrettable," the government's top spokesman Yoshihide Suga told a regular press briefing. Suga added that Tokyo was checking with the US on the Wikileaks report, issued Friday.The latest WikiLeaks intercepts exposing US National ...
Japan police arrest MtGox CEO over loss of Bitcoins TOKYO: Japanese police on Saturday arrested Mark Karpeles, head of the collapsed MtGox Bitcoin exchange, over the disappearance of about $390 million worth of the virtual currency, local media said.France-born Karpeles, 30, is suspected of having accessed the exchange's computer system and falsifying data on its outstanding balance, Kyodo News and public broadcaster NHK said.The global virtual currency community was shaken by the shuttering of MtGox, which froze withdrawals in February 2014 because of what ...
Confidence grows that plane wreckage is from MH370 SYDNEY: Authorities hunting for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said Friday they were "increasingly confident" that wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island was from the ill-fated jet, raising hopes of solving one of aviation's great mysteries.The two-metre (six-foot) long piece of wreckage is to be sent to France for analysis, with expectations building it will be the first tangible proof the plane went down in the Indian Ocean.Investigators are hoping they will then move closer ...
North Korea blames US for stalled nuclear dialogue SEOUL: North Korea said Thursday that stalled dialogue over its nuclear programme was down to aggressive US military exercises and accused Washington of seeking to shift blame onto Pyongyang."It is the height of shamelessness and hypocrisy that the US is trumpeting about 'will for dialogue' and 'flexibility' while resorting to military manuevers ceaselessly," a foreign ministry spokesman said."This is nothing but a petty trick to shift the blame for the stalled dialogue," the spokesman was ...
Australia says aircraft wreckage 'very important development SYDNEY: Australia on Thursday said the discovery of aircraft wreckage in the Indian Ocean was "a very important development" in the hunt for MH370, and it was feasible debris could have floated to the French island of La Reunion.A two-metre (six-foot) long piece of wreckage, possibly from a wing part known as a flaperon, was found on a beach in La Reunion on Wednesday, fuelling hopes that one of aviation history's greatest mysteries could move ...
MH370 relatives' emotional rollercoaster after wreckage link SYDNEY: Relatives of passengers and crew on board Malaysia Airlines MH370 spoke of their emotional turmoil and agonising wait for news Thursday after reports emerged that a piece of the missing jet may have been found.Aviation investigators are heading to the French, Indian Ocean island of La Reunion after a two-metre (six-foot) long piece of wreckage, which appeared to be part of a wing, was found Wednesday by people cleaning up a beach.The discovery has ...

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