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    World › Pro-Russian rebels reject Ukraine peace deal; launch new offensive
    Jan24

    World › Pro-Russian rebels reject Ukraine peace deal; launch new offensive

    Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and launched a new multipronged offensive against Ukrainian government troops, upending recent European attempts to mediate an end to the fighting. The main separatist leader in the rebellious Donetsk region vowed to push Ukrainian soldiers out of the…...

    Dutch to Collect More Remains From MH17 Ukraine Crash
    Jan24

    Dutch to Collect More Remains From MH17 Ukraine Crash

    A Dutch team is to return to the MH17 crash site in war-torn Ukraine to collect more remains of the 298 people killed when the Malaysia Airlines Boeing crashed in July, officials said on Friday. …read more Source:...

    Signs emerge of major Ukraine rebel offensive looming
    Jan23

    Signs emerge of major Ukraine rebel offensive looming

    Signs emerged Friday of a major rebel offensive looming in eastern Ukraine, which has seen a surge in fighting and deadly attacks despite diplomatic efforts to craft a lasting peace deal. One separatist leader said his pro-Russian rebels have launched a multipronged offensive and won’t join further peace talks — but left unclear whether...

    Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch offensive
    Jan23

    Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch offensive

    DONETSK (AP) -Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine on Friday rejected a previously signed peace deal and announced a new multi-pronged offensive against Ukrainian government troops, defying diplomatic efforts to end the spiraling crisis.The main separatist leader in the Donetsk region said the insurgents wont engage in further cease-fire talks,...

    Xi’s quest for global peace
    Jan23

    Xi’s quest for global peace

    Make peace to make progress China used to hit the headlines in the international media due to its economic boom both at the domestic as well as at international fronts. Its leadership had no appetite for conflict or political debates where it was not directly involved. Consider Afghanistan: the rugged neighbouring country has been a hotspot for...

    Dutch to collect more remains from MH17 Ukraine crash
    Jan23

    Dutch to collect more remains from MH17 Ukraine crash

    A Dutch team is to return to the MH17 crash site in Ukraine to collect more remains of the 298 people killed when the Malaysia Airlines Boeing crashed in July, officials said. …read more Source: Channel...

    Dutch to collect more remains from MH17 Ukraine crash
    Jan23

    Dutch to collect more remains from MH17 Ukraine crash

    January 24, 2015 12:38 AMTHE HAGUE (AFP) – A Dutch team is to return to the MH17 crash site in war-torn Ukraine to collect more remains of the 298 people killed when the Malaysia Airlines Boeing plane crashed in July, officials said Friday. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Russia faces US$40b battle to stave off banking crisis
    Jan23

    Russia faces US$40b battle to stave off banking crisis

    [MOSCOW] Russia may have to spend more than $40 billion this year to avert a banking crisis, as the growing likelihood of a sharp recession threatens to pile extra costs on a sector suffering from Western sanctions over Ukraine and a plunge in the rouble. …read more Source: The Business...

    NATO chief says ready to meet Russia's Lavrov in February
    Jan23

    NATO chief says ready to meet Russia's Lavrov in February

    PRISTINA (Reuters) – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday he was ready to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov next month in Munich, with fighting escalating in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Putin blames Ukraine’s ‘criminal orders’ for new fighting
    Jan23

    Putin blames Ukraine’s ‘criminal orders’ for new fighting

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed “criminal orders” by Ukrainian leaders on Friday for a surge in fighting in east Ukraine, and Russian-backed separatists struck a bellicose tone in ruling out seeking more peace talks.Putin’s remarks, and the comments by the separatists’ main leader, signalled a...

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