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    Russia’s Putin praises Crimea’s “return home”
    Dec31

    Russia’s Putin praises Crimea’s “return home”

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a televised New Year’s address on Wednesday that the “return home” of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula to Moscow’s control would remain a very important epoch in Russia’s history.”Love for one’s motherland is one of the most powerful and uplifting...

    Russia's Putin praises Crimea's 'return home'
    Dec31

    Russia's Putin praises Crimea's 'return home'

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a televised New Year’s address on Wednesday that the “return home” of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula to Moscow’s control would remain a very important epoch in Russia’s history. …read more Source: The...

    Merkel Vows United European Stance Over Ukraine
    Dec31

    Merkel Vows United European Stance Over Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged to maintain a strong and united European position against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine. Merkel said in a December 30 early release of her New Year’s … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    European stocks rise at end of tough year
    Dec31

    European stocks rise at end of tough year

    LONDON – Europe’s main stock markets rose on Wednesday, the last trading day of a tough year for the region’s equities against a backdrop of weak eurozone growth.London’s benchmark FTSE 100 gained 0.29 per cent to 6,565.90 points nearing the end of a shorter-than-normal trading day on New Year’s Eve, while the index...

    First AirAsia bodies arrive as bad weather hampers recovery
    Dec31

    First AirAsia bodies arrive as bad weather hampers recovery

    SURABAYA: Soldiers acting as pall bearers Wednesday carried coffins containing the first two bodies from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 into Surabaya airport, from where the ill-fated plane departed, as sombre relatives gave their DNA to help identify loved ones. The bodies were taken from an air force plane to a military ambulance to be transported to a...

    AirAsia Flight 8501: Bad weather hobbles Indonesia jet recovery; 7 bodies found
    Dec31

    AirAsia Flight 8501: Bad weather hobbles Indonesia jet recovery; 7 bodies found

    Officers of the National Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) carry a body of one of the victims on board the ill-fated AirAsia Flight 8501, from a helicopter upon arrival at the airport in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, on Wednesday. (Source: AP photo) Bad weather hindered efforts to recover victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 Wednesday, and sent wreckage...

    Bad weather hobbles Indonesia jet recovery; 7 bodies found
    Dec31

    Bad weather hobbles Indonesia jet recovery; 7 bodies found

    Bad weather hindered efforts to recover victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 Wednesday, and sent wreckage drifting far from the crash site, as grieving relatives “surrounded in darkness” gathered in an airport and prayed for the strength to move forward.The massive hunt for 162 people who vanished Sunday aboard the Airbus A320 from...

    Ukraine in ‘full-blown financial crisis’ – National Bank head
    Dec31

    Ukraine in ‘full-blown financial crisis’ – National Bank head

    Ukraine Ukraine’s GDP shrank by 7.5 percent from January till November 2014, as foreign exchange reserves fell to their lowest level since 2009, and inflation jumped to 21 percent by November, … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    Questions raised about plane’s last moments
    Dec31

    Questions raised about plane’s last moments

    SURABAYA: A body recovered on Wednesday from the crashed AirAsia plane was wearing a life jacket, an official with Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said, raising questions about how the disaster unfolded. Rescuers believe they have found the plane on the ocean floor off Borneo, after sonar detected a large, dark object beneath waters...

    Sydney spectacular to set off global New Year celebrations
    Dec31

    Sydney spectacular to set off global New Year celebrations

    SYDNEY – Australia’s biggest city was Wednesday preparing to lead the world in welcoming the New Year with spectacular fireworks over Sydney Harbour, defying terrorist fears days after a deadly siege.From Hong Kong to London, New York to Rio, millions around the world will celebrate when the clock ticks past midnight, ringing in 2015...

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