The World This Week

What's been happening around the world and why it matters


MH17 prosecution ties Russia down

This week's charges thrust Crimea back into the spotlight - and keep sanctions going. Ordinary Russians are feeling the pinch. Also in this edition: contenders to be UK Conservative leader and prime minister are down to the last two; former Egyptian president Morsi dies a prisoner; what happened when a Japanese medical school stopped discriminating against women; and why Donald Trump is struggling to manage the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea. (Picture: The Netherlands chief prosecutor Fred Westerbeke speaks in front of pictures of the four suspects charged in connection with bringing down Flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014. Credit: AFP/Getty)


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