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    Missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501’s request to change course was denied
    Dec30

    Missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501’s request to change course was denied

    elatives and next-of-kin of passengers on the AirAsia flight QZ8501 wait, some in tears while others in prayer, for the latest news on the search of the missing jetliner at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. (Source: PTI) The pilots sought permission to climb above threatening clouds. Air...

    Poroshenko to meet with Putin, Merkel, Hollande in Astana on Jan 15
    Dec30

    Poroshenko to meet with Putin, Merkel, Hollande in Astana on Jan 15

    The meeting will be held in an attempt to restore peace to Kiev’s eastern territories and acknowledged Kiev lacked the resources to regain control by military means. …read more Source: AKIpress News...

    US sends warship as Indonesia expands search for AirAsia plane
    Dec30

    US sends warship as Indonesia expands search for AirAsia plane

    JAKARTA: A US warship Tuesday joined an expanded search for an AirAsia passenger plane missing off Indonesia as the pilot’s last words to air traffic control were revealed. The recording shows the pilot wanted to avoid a menacing storm system before all communication was lost, an Indonesian air safety official said. More than 48 hours after...

    Search area expanded in hunt for AirAsia plane
    Dec30

    Search area expanded in hunt for AirAsia plane

    More planes will be in the air and more ships on the sea Tuesday hunting for AirAsia Flight 8501 in a widening search off Indonesia that has dragged into a third day without any solid leads.At least 30 ships, 15 aircraft and seven helicopters were looking for the jet carrying 162 people, said Indonesia’s Search and Rescue Agency chief Henry...

    Indonesia expands search for missing AirAsia jet
    Dec30

    Indonesia expands search for missing AirAsia jet

    SURABAYA: Countries around Asia on Tuesday stepped up the search for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people that is presumed to have crashed in shallow waters off the Indonesian coast, with Washington also sending a warship to help find the missing jet. Soelistyo, head of Indonesia’s search and rescue agency, told local television the search...

    Indonesia expands search for missing AirAsia jet, US sends warship
    Dec30

    Indonesia expands search for missing AirAsia jet, US sends warship

    SURABAYA, Indonesia/JAKARTA – Countries around Asia on Tuesday stepped up the search for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people that is presumed to have crashed in shallow waters off the Indonesian coast, with Washington also sending a warship to help find the missing jet.RELATED STORIESLatest updates on missing AirAsia flight...

    Ukraine drops its nonaligned status, vows referendum before seeking NATO entry
    Dec30

    Ukraine drops its nonaligned status, vows referendum before seeking NATO entry

    Ukraine’s president signed a bill Monday dropping his nation’s nonaligned status but signaled that he will hold a referendum before seeking NATO membership. Using a news conference to sign the legislation, which parliament had adopted last week, Petro Poroshenko vowed to reform Ukraine’s economy and military forces to meet...

    Obama: Sanctions have worked against Russia aggression
    Dec30

    Obama: Sanctions have worked against Russia aggression

    Strategic and tough sanctions against Moscow have effectively battled Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine, U.S. President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast Monday. Obama recalled how Putin had convinced many in Washington that the Russian leader “was a genius” for his lightning-quick annexation of the Crimean...

    Ukraine Formally Scraps Non-aligned Status
    Dec30

    Ukraine Formally Scraps Non-aligned Status

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has signed a law revoking Ukraine’s non-aligned status as part of efforts to move the country closer to NATO, the western military alliance. Russia views NATO expansion as a threat and President Vladimir Putin last week signed a military doctrine reiterating t… …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine adopts IMF-backed budget after lengthy debate
    Dec30

    Ukraine adopts IMF-backed budget after lengthy debate

    UKRAINE’S Parliament on Monday adopted an austerity budget that hikes import prices and shrinks social spending in order to balance the books under a plan backed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). …read more Source: The Business...

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