Nick Miller

Nick Miller

Nick Miller is Europe correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age

Rolf Harris case: victims' groups decry lack of appeal after 'lenient' sentence

Nick Miller Child protection groups say victims of sexual abuse have been let down by the decision not to appeal the sentence handed down to Rolf Harris.

UK government will not appeal Rolf Harris sentence, despite 150 complaints

Nick Miller The Australian entertainer's five year and nine month sentence over sex offences not likely to be deemed 'unduly lenient', says Attorney General.

Hope dies as fears grow in Kiev

A man walks past a piece of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine Monday, July 21, 2014. Four days after Flight 17 was shot out of the sky, international investigators still have had only limited access to the crash site, hindered by pro-Russia fighters who control the verdant territory in eastern Ukraine. Outrage over the delays and the possible tampering of evidence at the site was building worldwide, especially in the Netherlands, where most of the victims were from. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Nick Miller Kiev: “I think there is a giant meat grinder ahead of us,” says the bar owner, gloomily.

MH17: Ukraine parliament stalls mission for international police taskforce to secure crash site

Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans (right) shows the way to his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop during their visit to Kharkiv airport.

Nick Miller The chaotic state of Ukraine’s politics has stalled the mission to send an international police taskforce to secure the MH17 crash site.

MH17 crash: Dutch take charge, first step in bodies search begins

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (left) welcoming Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop prior their talks in Kiev.

Nick Miller It was a tough choice between the head and the heart. In the end, the Dutch went with their hearts.

MH17 crash: with Dutch in charge, first step in bodies search begins

Nick Miller It was a tough choice between the head and the heart. In the end, the Dutch went with their hearts.

Julie Bishop arrives in Kiev for MH17 talks

Julie Bishop arrives at the Dutch embassy in Kiev.

Nick Miller Julie Bishop has arrived at the Dutch embassy in Kiev for a day of talks with Ukrainian officials about the MH17 disaster.

MH17: Crash investigators kept at distance from site by fighting

Monitors from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe and members of a forensic team visit the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 on Monday.

Nick Miller With access to the site of the MH17 crash still surrounded by unfriendly militia and close to military action, crash investigators have had to start their work remotely.

Planes carrying MH17 victims land in the Netherlands

Dutch military men carry coffins containing the bodies of MH17 victims during a ceremony at Eindhoven Airbase after a Hercules transport plane landed from Ukraine.

Vince Chadwick in Eindhoven and Nick Miller in Kiev The first 40 bodies from the Malaysia Airlines plane crash, which happened six days ago over eastern Ukraine, have landed in The Netherlands.

MH17 looting confirmed: Victims' phones answered by strangers, relatives say

GRABOVO, UKRAINE - JULY 22:  Luggage and personal belongings from Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 lie in a field on July 22, 2014 in Grabovo, Ukraine.  Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack.  (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

Nick Miller Kiev: Grieving relatives of the MH17 crash victims have had chilling confirmation that their loved ones' possessions have been looted from the crash site.

MH17 wreckage 'cut into': OSCE spokesman

Part of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

Nick Miller Member of OSCE team of international observers has said it appears that part of the MH17 wreckage has been cut in to.

MH17 crash: 'Train of death' leaves Torez to transfer bodies to northern Ukraine airport

Rebel fighters guard a refrigerator train carriage as monitors from OSCE and members of a forensic team inspect the remains of victims from the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at a railway station in the eastern Ukrainian town of Torez.

Nick Miller Kiev: The train carrying the remains of the passengers and crew of MH17 left Torez station on Monday evening, Ukraine time, for an airport in the north of the country.

MH17 recovery effort: 'Bloody guerillas won't let train leave'

Rebel at train station

Nick Miller So far 272 bodies and 86 fragments of human remains have been recovered from the MH17 crash site, Ukraine authorities say.

Australia leads push for international access to MH17 crash site

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Nick Miller, Matthew Knott and Jamie Freed Australia leads a mounting international push demanding armed insurgents in Ukraine allow access to the Malaysia Airlines crash site and co-operate with investigators.

MH17: Victims loaded onto 'train of the dead'

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Nick Miller A '‘train of the dead’' sits in a dilapidated eastern Ukraine station, which is said to contain more than 150 bodies from the MH17 crash site.

Ukraine negotiates with rebels over crash site access

Members of the Ukrainian Emergency Ministry carry a body at the crash site

Nick Miller The Ukraine government is holding secret video-conferences with the separatists it calls ''terrorists'' over gaining full access to the MH17 crash site – saying the site cannot be secured...

MH17 crash site a farce as amateurs control recovery of bodies

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Nick Miller The recovery of the bodies of the MH17 travellers that fell from the sky over eastern Ukraine should be ordered, respectful and expert. But it isn’t.

MH17 crash: 'We have proof' that Russia participated in missile attack: Ukraine spy chief

A file photo shows the Buk M2 missile system at a 2010 military show in Zhukovsky, Russia, outside Moscow. The Ukraine government says a BUK-M1 system was used to shoot down MH17 with the help of Russian personnel.

Nick Miller Kiev: Ukraine's spy chief says he has proof that the missile that downed flight MH17 came from a Russian-operated missile launcher that has since been moved back onto Russian soil.

MH17: 'Unknown groups' use body bags

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Nick Miller A group of international observers at the MH17 crash site watched as unknown groups removed bodies and put them in body bags.

MH17 attack: Dutch victims remembered outside Kiev embassy

People lay flowers and light candles in front of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kiev on July 18, 2014, to commemorate passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur which crashed in eastern Ukraine.  Ukraine's prime minister said Friday that pro-Russian separatist rebels that Kiev believes shot down a Malaysian airliner with 298 people on board should face an international tribunal The Hague.AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY

Nick Miller Grief, peace, fury and fear are the soil beneath the many blooms outside the Dutch embassy in Kiev.