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    Moody’s cuts Ukraine rating to just above default
    Mar25

    Moody’s cuts Ukraine rating to just above default

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Ratings firm Moodys cut Ukraines sovereign debt rating to one notch above default Tuesday, saying creditors will be forced to take deep losses in a debt restructuring.The key driver of the downgrade is the likelihood of external private creditors incurring substantial losses as a result of the governments plan to...

    Putin reviews war games, says more drills will come
    Mar24

    Putin reviews war games, says more drills will come

    MOSCOW (AP) -Russian President Vladimir Putin says a massive military exercise has marked the beginning of a series of such drills this year.Last weeks maneuvers across Russia, from the Arctic to the Black Sea, involved 80,000 troops, about 100 navy ships and more than 220 aircraft. The war games come amid a spike in tensions between Russia and...

    Russian bombers spark NATO scramble, protest in Baltic
    Mar24

    Russian bombers spark NATO scramble, protest in Baltic

    VILNIUS (AFP) – NATO jets were scrambled Tuesday to escort Russian fighters and nuclear-capable bombers flying near the Baltic states and Sweden with their transponders switched off, sparking protests over the danger they posed to civil aviation.Lithuanias defence ministry spokeswoman Asta Galdikaite said NATO air policing aircraft...

    US House Urges President Barack Obama to Send Lethal Arms to Ukraine
    Mar24

    US House Urges President Barack Obama to Send Lethal Arms to Ukraine

    American lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Monday to urge President Barack Obama to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons to defend itself against Russian “aggression.” …read more Source:...

    A string of air disasters in 2014-2015
    Mar24

    A string of air disasters in 2014-2015

    A Malaysia Airlines aircraft lands at Kuala Lumpur Airport in December 2014 -© AFP The last 14 months has seen a series of high profile air crashes, a worrying number of which remain unresolved. 11 February, 2014: A military transport plane — a Hercules C-130 — carrying 78 people crashes in a mountainous part of north-eastern Algeria. Reports...

    House of Representatives calls on president to send lethal aid to Ukraine
    Mar24

    House of Representatives calls on president to send lethal aid to Ukraine

    American lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Monday to urge President Barack Obama to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons to defend itself against Russian “aggression.” …read more Source: Global...

    Muted UEFA response as Prez Blatter calls for unity
    Mar24

    Muted UEFA response as Prez Blatter calls for unity

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter received muted applause from UEFA delegates after he gave a low-key speech at the opening of their congress on Tuesday which included a less-than-subtle call for unity ahead of May’s FIFA presidential elections. Most European delegates, including president Michel Platini, are against Blatter winning a fifth term...

    Allies of convenience: Xi’s just not that into Vladimir Putin
    Mar24

    Allies of convenience: Xi’s just not that into Vladimir Putin

    Much has been written about the relationship between China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin, largely making the case that theirs is a close personal relationship, based on their similarities. One publication went so far as to assert that “Xi is China’s Putin.” As much fun as this bromance theory might be, it misreads...

    Timeline of worst air tragedies in recent years
    Mar24

    Timeline of worst air tragedies in recent years

    The Airbus A320-200 vanished from radar screens on Decenber 28, less than halfway into a two-hour flight from Indonesia’s second-biggest city of Surabaya to Singapore. (Source: AP) Here is a look at some of the world’s deadliest air disasters in recent years: Feb 8, 2015: Indonesia: The AirAsia plane went missing with 162 people...

    Ukraine creditors must restructure, no benefit to hold out – Finance Minister
    Mar24

    Ukraine creditors must restructure, no benefit to hold out – Finance Minister

    LONDON (Reuters) – Ukraine’s debt burden cannot be restructured by just extending the maturity of its bonds, and creditors are unlikely to benefit if they “hold out” to maximise payments, Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

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