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    US to increase military drone flights
    Aug17

    US to increase military drone flights

    WASHINGTON: The US military will drastically increase drone flights over the next four years, in a bid to boost intelligence and strike capabilities across a growing number of conflict zones, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The Pentagon is planning to expand the number of daily flights from 61 at present to as many as 90 by 2019, a...

    US to increase military drone flights: report
    Aug17

    US to increase military drone flights: report

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US military will drastically increase drone flights over the next four years, in a bid to boost intelligence and strike capabilities across a growing number of conflict zones, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.The Pentagon is planning to expand the number of daily flights from 61 at present to as many as 90 by...

    UK’s Labour cannot win power as a party of protest, says former PM Brown
    Aug16

    UK’s Labour cannot win power as a party of protest, says former PM Brown

    Britain’s opposition Labour Party must choose a leader who can make it electable and not just a party of protest, former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Sunday, after a poll found voters believe the current frontrunner would worsen its chances of winning an election. Labour, which in May suffered its worst election defeat since...

    Germany says situation in eastern Ukraine ‘explosive’
    Aug16

    Germany says situation in eastern Ukraine ‘explosive’

    Calling the situation in eastern Ukraine “explosive”, Germany’s foreign minister urged both parties in the conflict to come together quickly for talks to prevent a spiral in violence. …read more Source: Channel...

    Germany says situation in eastern Ukraine 'explosive'
    Aug16

    Germany says situation in eastern Ukraine 'explosive'

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Calling the situation in eastern Ukraine “explosive”, Germany’s foreign minister urged both parties in the conflict to come together quickly for talks to prevent a spiral in violence. …read more Source: The...

    Germany says situation in eastern Ukraine ‘explosive’
    Aug16

    Germany says situation in eastern Ukraine ‘explosive’

    Calling the situation in eastern Ukraine “explosive”, Germany’s foreign minister urged both parties in the conflict to come together quickly for talks to prevent a spiral in violence. In a newspaper interview on Sunday, Frank-Walter Steinmeier said he had proposed in talks with his Ukrainian and Russian counterparts that Kiev...

    Russian energy giant Gazprom faces challenges as output slumps
    Aug16

    Russian energy giant Gazprom faces challenges as output slumps

    Moscow (AFP) – Facing a cold shoulder from Europe and increased competition at home, Russias Gazprom has struggled to assert dominance on the global energy market, prompting speculation the energy giant could have no choice but to splinter.With the Russian economy slipping into recession on the back of lower oil prices and Western sanctions...

    Masked men attack Ukraine gay rights activists
    Aug16

    Masked men attack Ukraine gay rights activists

    Masked men on Saturday fired tear gas into a venue in the Ukraine port city of Odessa where gay rights activists were to hold a forum after deciding against marching in defiance of a ban. They threw “several” tear gas grenades at the participants before fleeing, Odessa Pride spokesman Kyrylo Bodelan told AFP, adding that no one was hurt in the...

    Masked men hurl smoke bombs at venue of Ukraine gay forum
    Aug15

    Masked men hurl smoke bombs at venue of Ukraine gay forum

    ODESSA (AFP) – Masked men on Saturday hurled smoke bombs into a venue in the Ukraine port city of Odessa where gay rights activists were to hold a forum after deciding against marching in defiance of a ban.They threw several smoke bombs at the participants before fleeing, Odessa Pride spokesman Kyrylo Bodelan told AFP, adding that no one...

    Three civilians killed as east Ukraine shelling flares up
    Aug15

    Three civilians killed as east Ukraine shelling flares up

    KIEV (AFP) – Three civilians have been killed in east Ukraine as government forces claimed Saturday that shelling by pro-Russian separatists hit a record high since the start of a tattered truce in February.Authorities in Ukrainian-controlled territory along the frontline told AFP that shelling over the past day had killed two civilians and...

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