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    US, Russia in ‘hopeful’ Ukraine talks
    Mar03

    US, Russia in ‘hopeful’ Ukraine talks

    GENEVA – The US and Russian foreign ministers expressed cautious optimism after holding talks in Geneva Monday to end fighting in Ukraine, where the UN says more than 6,000 people have died in less than a year. The meeting between John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov in Geneva was just one of several attempts at mediation on the conflict Monday, as...

    China state media seen stepping-up anti-Western rhetoric
    Mar03

    China state media seen stepping-up anti-Western rhetoric

    BEIJING: Western values are a “ticket to hell,” a newspaper published by China’s Communist Party said in a recent editorial that held up Ukraine and some Arab countries as examples of outside ideas causing turmoil. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Bayern target top gear, Dresden braced for potent clash
    Mar03

    Bayern target top gear, Dresden braced for potent clash

    Berlin (AFP) – Holders Bayern Munich aim to hit top gear in their bid to reach the German Cup quarter-finals, while the authorities brace themselves for Borussia Dortmunds trip to Dresden on Tuesday.Third-division Dynamo Dresden host Jurgen Klopps Dortmund in the cups third round against the backdrop of the riots which blighted their 2011...

    Girlfriend who witnessed Nemtsov murder reaches Kiev
    Mar03

    Girlfriend who witnessed Nemtsov murder reaches Kiev

    Moscow (AFP) – The chief witness in the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov — a Ukrainian model who was his girlfriend — arrived in Kiev, as authorities vowed to solve the most shocking political assassination to take place during Vladimir Putins rule.Ganna Duritska, who was walking with Nemtsov when he died,...

    Merkel Calls For More Ukraine Crisis Talks
    Mar03

    Merkel Calls For More Ukraine Crisis Talks

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has invited senior officials from Ukraine, Russia and France for another round of talks on the Ukraine crisis on March 6 in Berlin. A German government spokesman said … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    China state media seen stepping-up anti-Western rhetoric
    Mar03

    China state media seen stepping-up anti-Western rhetoric

    FILE – In this June 15, 2013 photo, supporters of NSA leaker Edward Snowden hold portraits of U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a demonstration outside the Consulate General of the United States in Hong Kong, accusing the U.S. government of infringing people’s rights and privacy. (Source: AP) Western...

    Russia’s Lavrov says crimes against Mideast Christians ‘genocide’
    Mar03

    Russia’s Lavrov says crimes against Mideast Christians ‘genocide’

    GENEVA: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (pix) said Monday crimes committed against Christians in the Middle East were tantamount to “genocide”, joining other high-ranking diplomats in calling for action. Like other minorities, Christians have been the target of brutal violence waged by jihadists in countries such as Libya or...

    Girlfriend of slain Russian opposition leader tearfully tells of killing
    Mar03

    Girlfriend of slain Russian opposition leader tearfully tells of killing

    The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge — but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    China ‘steps up’ anti-Western rhetoric
    Mar03

    China ‘steps up’ anti-Western rhetoric

    BEIJING — Western values are a “ticket to hell,” a newspaper published by China’s Communist Party said in a recent editorial that held up Ukraine and some Arab countries as examples of outside ideas causing turmoil. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Tourism thrives in Malaysia despite association with tragedy
    Mar03

    Tourism thrives in Malaysia despite association with tragedy

    Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. But they didn’t hurt the country’s tourism, and the higher visibility may even have helped: visitor numbers had their strongest growth in years.For the past decade, Malaysia has run an elaborate campaign to market itself abroad as an ideal Asian destination,...

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