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    Eleven Ukraine Civilians Killed After Rocket Hits Bus
    Jan14

    Eleven Ukraine Civilians Killed After Rocket Hits Bus

    Eleven Ukrainian civilians were killed and nearly 20 injured on Tuesday when a long-range Grad rocket apparently fired by pro-Russian insurgents hit an intercity bus in the separatist east. …read more Source:...

    Nishikori, Verdasco score wind-blown Kooyong Classic wins
    Jan14

    Nishikori, Verdasco score wind-blown Kooyong Classic wins

    Melbourne (AFP) – Japans Kei Nishikori and Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco scored a pair of opening victories amid a little typhoon to begin final Australian Open preparations at the Kooyong Classic on Wednesday.US Open finalist Nishikori fought past a tough Australian challenge from Jordan Thompson to post a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4) result...

    Eleven Ukraine civilians killed when stray military rocket hits intercity bus
    Jan14

    Eleven Ukraine civilians killed when stray military rocket hits intercity bus

    Eleven Ukrainian civilians were killed and nearly 20 injured on Tuesday when a long-range Grad rocket apparently fired by pro-Russian insurgents hit an intercity bus in the separatist east. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Ukraine summit called off over lack of progress
    Jan14

    Ukraine summit called off over lack of progress

    BERLIN/KIEV (Reuters): Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France have scrapped plans for a summit this week on the conflict in Ukraine because of a lack of progress in implementing a four-month-old ceasefire agreement. With bloodshed continuing between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists, there was no sign when a new attempt at a...

    Signs of a new Sino-Russian alliance?
    Jan14

    Signs of a new Sino-Russian alliance?

    Joseph S. Nye Some analysts believe that 2014 ushered in a new era of Cold War-style geopolitics. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea was met with heavy economic sanctions from Europe and the United States, weakening Russia’s ties with the West and leaving the Kremlin eager to strengthen...

    Eleven Ukraine civilians killed when rocket hits bus
    Jan14

    Eleven Ukraine civilians killed when rocket hits bus

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Eleven Ukrainian civilians were killed and nearly 20 injured on Tuesday when a long-range Grad rocket apparently fired by pro-Russian insurgents hit an intercity bus in the separatist east.Local police said the rocket appeared to have gone astray after being aimed by the gunmen at a checkpoint set up by government...

    Russia to rid dependence on Ukrainian military suppliers
    Jan14

    Russia to rid dependence on Ukrainian military suppliers

    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday that a large number of armaments used to be manufactured in cooperation with Ukrainian enterprises should be replaced by the end of this year, a sign that Russia plans to shrug off its dependence on Ukraine suppliers. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    World Bank cuts 2015 forecast for global economy
    Jan14

    World Bank cuts 2015 forecast for global economy

    The World Bank, citing stagnation in Europe and Japan and a slowdown in China, downgraded its forecast for the global economy this year. It also reported that world economic growth came in below expectations in 2014.The bank predicts the world economy will expand 3 percent this year, up from 2.6 percent in 2014. Last June, World Bank economists...

    12 dead in bus attack that could doom Ukraine’s shaky truce
    Jan14

    12 dead in bus attack that could doom Ukraine’s shaky truce

    An attack on a passenger bus in eastern Ukraine killed 12 people on Tuesday, likely dealing the final blow to hopes that a short-lived and shaky cease-fire could take hold. …read more Source: The Times of...

    10 Ukraine civilians killed when rocket hits bus
    Jan13

    10 Ukraine civilians killed when rocket hits bus

    Ten Ukrainian civilians were killed and more than a dozen wounded on Tuesday when a long-range Grad rocket apparently fired by pro-Russian insurgents hit an intercity bus. Local police said the rocket appeared to have gone astray after being fired by the gunmen at a checkpoint set up by government soldiers on the main highway […] The post 10...

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