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    Aussies pick ‘shirtfront’ over ‘man-bun’
    Dec11

    Aussies pick ‘shirtfront’ over ‘man-bun’

    SYDNEY – “Shirtfront”, an aggressive Australian sports term used by Prime Minister Tony Abbott to challenge Russia’s Vladimir Putin, was yesterday picked as the National Dictionary Centre’s word of the year, beating “man-bun”.Two months ago, Mr Abbott vowed to “shirtfront” – an...

    Australia may sell uranium and coal to Ukraine for energy use
    Dec11

    Australia may sell uranium and coal to Ukraine for energy use

    …read more Source: Kyodo News

    Ukrainian president in Australia to discuss MH17 tragedy
    Dec11

    Ukrainian president in Australia to discuss MH17 tragedy

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arrived in Australia on Thursday morning ahead of a two- day visit, in which he will address the MH17 tragedy with Australian leaders. …read more Source: China...

    Ukraine president pleads with Russia to withdraw
    Dec11

    Ukraine president pleads with Russia to withdraw

    A day after a ceasefire came into effect, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko urged Russia to fully withdraw its troops from eastern Ukraine, adding that such a move would bring immediate peace. …read more Source: Channel...

    Record Numbers Trying and Dying to Reach Europe: UN
    Dec11

    Record Numbers Trying and Dying to Reach Europe: UN

    Geneva. More than 3,400 people have died in the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday, urging governments to take more action to save lives. More than 207,000 people have made the risky sea crossing since January, almost three times the previous high of 70,000 during the Libyan civil war in 2011, the...

    Russian military mission sent to eastern Ukraine at Kiev’s request
    Dec11

    Russian military mission sent to eastern Ukraine at Kiev’s request

    Russia has sent a group of military officers to Ukraine’s Donetsk region at Kiev’s request to facilitate peaceful settlement of the crisis, Chief of the General Staff of Russian Armed Forces said Wednesday. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Russian PM warns against ‘hysterics’ over ruble collapse
    Dec10

    Russian PM warns against ‘hysterics’ over ruble collapse

    MOSCOW – Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev urged Russians to be patient Wednesday as the ruble plunged further due to falling oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine, and said the currency was now undervalued. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Lithuanian ex-finance minister to be Ukraine anti-corruption tsar
    Dec10

    Lithuanian ex-finance minister to be Ukraine anti-corruption tsar

    LONDON (Reuters) – Former Lithuanian finance minister Algirdas Šemeta is to become Ukraine’s new anti-corruption tsar after winning the backing of the Kiev government and its Western lenders, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine envoy rules out new round of peace talks soon
    Dec10

    Ukraine envoy rules out new round of peace talks soon

    KIEV (Reuters) – Fresh clashes between Ukrainian troops and separatists clouded prospects of a lasting ceasefire emerging from a “Day of Silence” in Ukraine on Wednesday as Kiev ruled out any new peace talks until the rebels had stopped firing completely. …read more Source: The...

    UN predicts increased global economic growth
    Dec10

    UN predicts increased global economic growth

    The global economy will grow by more than 3 percent in 2015 and 2016, the United Nations predicted Wednesday, but that growth will be uneven in some regions.The U.N.’s annual economic report says growth edged up in 2014 at an estimated 2.6 percent.The U.N. is forecasting 3.1 percent economic growth in 2015 and 3.3 percent growth in 2016.The...

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