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    At least 23 feared dead as passenger flight crashes in Taiwan
    Feb04

    At least 23 feared dead as passenger flight crashes in Taiwan

    TAIPEI: At least 23 people were killed and up to 19 were missing after a Taiwanese TransAsia Airways plane with 58 passengers and crew on board crashed into a river shortly after taking off from a downtown Taipei airport on Wednesday, officials said. As many as 28 people however appeared to have escaped miraculously from the crash after the plane...

    Russian nuclear scientist charged with disclosing state secrets in article
    Feb04

    Russian nuclear scientist charged with disclosing state secrets in article

    MOSCOW (AFP) – A Russian nuclear scientist has been charged with disclosing state secrets and faces up to four years in prison over an article he published in a Czech journal, his lawyer said Wednesday.Vladimir Golubev, a former employee of the countrys top nuclear weapons research and development centre, is accused by the security services...

    A year of high-profile plane crashes
    Feb04

    A year of high-profile plane crashes

    PARIS – A TransAsia Airways plane crashed into a river outside the Taiwanese capital Taipei Wednesday, leaving at least 22 dead, the latest high-profile accident this year, especially in Asia.Despite several headline-grabbing crashes, 2014 continued a long-term trend of improving air safety, online accident database Aviation Safety Network...

    Six schools and five kindergartens were also damaged in the blast.
    Feb04

    Six schools and five kindergartens were also damaged in the blast.

    In Ukraine, five people were killed in heavy shelling on a hospital in the rebel-held Donetsk city on Wednesday. Six schools and five kindergartens were also damaged in the blast. EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini has called for an immediate truce in east Ukraine to allow civilians to escape an upsurge in fighting between government...

    Which weapons does Kiev need, and what can US provide?
    Feb04

    Which weapons does Kiev need, and what can US provide?

    KIEV (AFP) – The White House has signalled it may be ready to change tack and start supplying arms to Ukrainian troops battling pro-Russian separatists, but what does Kiev want — and what can Washington provide?Kiev has said it hopes for an announcement of military aid during a visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday,...

    EU urges Greece's Tsipras to back common line on Russia
    Feb04

    EU urges Greece's Tsipras to back common line on Russia

    [BRUSSELS] European Council President Donald Tusk urged Greece’s new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday to support common EU foreign policy approaches, a week after Athens questioned a call for new sanctions on Russia. …read more Source: The Business...

    EU urges Greece's Tsipras to back common line on Russia
    Feb04

    EU urges Greece's Tsipras to back common line on Russia

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Council President Donald Tusk urged Greece’s new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday to support common EU foreign policy approaches, a week after Athens questioned a call for new sanctions on Russia. …read more Source: The...

    France not planning to deliver lethal weapons to Ukraine – defence minister
    Feb04

    France not planning to deliver lethal weapons to Ukraine – defence minister

    PARIS (Reuters) – France will not deliver weapons to Ukraine for the moment to fight pro-Russian separatists, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    NATO ministers meet on Russia to upgrade response force
    Feb04

    NATO ministers meet on Russia to upgrade response force

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. (Source: AP) With NATO officials calling Russia more unpredictable now than during the Cold War, alliance defense ministers on Thursday are expected to approve further measures to enhance the organization’s ability to deter and, if necessary, respond to...

    A year of high-profile plane crashes
    Feb04

    A year of high-profile plane crashes

    A TransAsia Airways plane crashed into a river outside the Taiwanese capital Taipei Wednesday, leaving at least 23 dead, the latest high-profile accident this year, especially in Asia. Despite several headline-grabbing crashes, 2014 continued a long-term trend of improving air safety, online accident database Aviation Safety Network said in...

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