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    Aviation’s deadly 2014, yet safety record improving
    Dec29

    Aviation’s deadly 2014, yet safety record improving

    LONDON: The loss of Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 would cap one of the deadliest years in civil aviation for almost a decade – yet experts say the industry’s underlying safety record is improving. The statistics underscore a year of tragic contrasts dominated by two Malaysian catastrophes and a handful of weather-related incidents, yet a...

    Ukrainian army sends supplies to besieged Donetsk airport
    Dec29

    Ukrainian army sends supplies to besieged Donetsk airport

    Food supplies reach besieged Donetsk airport and a wounded Ukrainian soldier is taken away as uneasy ceasefire in eastern Ukraine holds. Ukraine ceasefire deal talks may be held on Dec. 9 – PoroshenkoRebels claims they’ve seized Donetsk airportTruce bypasses Donetsk airport, symbol of conflict in eastern UkraineCeasefire under strain...

    Ukraine’s parliament approves austerity laws needed for draft budget
    Dec29

    Ukraine’s parliament approves austerity laws needed for draft budget

    Ukraine’s parliament backed on Sunday the final reading of laws that will simplify tax legislation and impose additional duties on imports, improving the chances a 2015 budget will be approved soon as required by the country’s Western backers.Kiev, rebels exchange POWs; trains, buses to Crimea suspendedOutraging Russia, Ukraine takes...

    Indonesia set to resume search for missing plane
    Dec29

    Indonesia set to resume search for missing plane

    JAKARTA: Indonesia was set to resume at first light the search for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, which went missing on Sunday just after the pilot requested a change in course to avoid bad weather. Singapore said it had sent two naval vessels to help the Indonesian military look for the...

    Search halted for missing AirAsia plane as night falls
    Dec29

    Search halted for missing AirAsia plane as night falls

    JAKARTA (AFP) – Indonesia suspended until first light the search for an AirAsia plane that went missing Sunday in the Java Sea with 162 people on board after the crew requested a change of flight plan due to stormy weather.The Airbus A320-200 disappeared en route from Surabaya in Indonesias east Java to Singapore, in the third crisis for a...

    Belarus strongman sacks PM amid economic woes
    Dec29

    Belarus strongman sacks PM amid economic woes

    MINSK: Belarussian strongman Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday sacked his prime minister and several other top officials as the ex-Soviet state reels from the effects of Russia’s economic crisis next door. Lukashenko, who has ruled the country of 10 million with an iron fist for the past 20 years, linked the reshuffle to a presidential vote...

    AirAsia aircraft with  162 on board missing
    Dec28

    AirAsia aircraft with 162 on board missing

    Family members of passengers on board AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ 8501 talk on their phones while waiting for information in a crisis centre at Juanda Airport in Surabaya, East Java yesterday in this photo taken by Antara Foto. – Reuters JAKARTA: Rescuers scoured the Java Sea yesterday for an AirAsia Indonesia plane carrying 162 people which went...

    Ukraine's parliament approves austerity laws needed for draft budget
    Dec28

    Ukraine's parliament approves austerity laws needed for draft budget

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s parliament backed on Sunday the final reading of laws that will simplify tax legislation and impose additional duties on imports, improving the chances a 2015 budget will be approved soon as required by the country’s Western backers. …read more Source: The...

    Merkel Urges Russia To Use Influence To Push Separatists On Ukraine Peace Talks
    Dec28

    Merkel Urges Russia To Use Influence To Push Separatists On Ukraine Peace Talks

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Russia to use its influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to implement a cease-fire plan aimed at ending the conflict. In a statement issued on … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    AirAsia QZ8501: Missing flight is 3rd Malaysia-linked air incident
    Dec28

    AirAsia QZ8501: Missing flight is 3rd Malaysia-linked air incident

    The disappearance on Sunday of AirAsia Flight 8501 was the third air incident this year involving Malaysia, where budget carrier AirAsia in based. Here’s a look at the two other disasters, as well as the latest missing flight, which went missing with 162 people aboard less than an hour after taking off from Surabaya, Indonesia, for...

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