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    Miners swell rebel ranks in east Ukraine as pits close
    Dec12

    Miners swell rebel ranks in east Ukraine as pits close

    DONETSK, Ukraine/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Even at the age of 52, retired coal miner Viktor felt compelled to come out of retirement and join the pro-Russian separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine defence chief wants budget doubled to fight separatists
    Dec12

    Ukraine defence chief wants budget doubled to fight separatists

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defence minister called on Friday for a doubling of the military budget next year to allow the army to buy weapons abroad and better equip itself to fight Russian-backed separatists in the east. …read more Source: The...

    India to build 10 more nuclear reactors with Russia
    Dec12

    India to build 10 more nuclear reactors with Russia

    NEW DELHI – Energy-starved India is to build at least 10 more nuclear reactors with Russia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday after talks with President Vladimir Putin in New Delhi.”We have outlined an ambitious vision for nuclear energy of at least 10 more reactors,” Modi said at a press briefing.”It will have...

    Ukrainian President  Poroshenko says real ceasefire in place
    Dec12

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko says real ceasefire in place

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko yesterday said a “real” ceasefire was in place in Ukraine after the first 24 hours in seven months without a military casualty, although he admitted the standoff was fragile. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Russia's Lavrov says peace talks in Ukraine needed swiftly – TASS
    Dec12

    Russia's Lavrov says peace talks in Ukraine needed swiftly – TASS

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterated on Friday Moscow’s calls to convene as soon as possible another round of peace talks on the conflict in east Ukraine’s Donbass region, TASS news agency reported. …read more Source: The...

    2014 has been devastating year for the world’s children, says UNICEF
    Dec12

    2014 has been devastating year for the world’s children, says UNICEF

    ACCRA: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the year 2014 has been a devastating one for children because as many as 15 million children have been caught up in violent conflicts in the Central African Republic (CAR), Iraq South Sudan, the State of Palestine, Syria and Ukraine, including those internally displaced or living as...

    Bring MH17 debris back to Malaysia: Dr Mahathir
    Dec12

    Bring MH17 debris back to Malaysia: Dr Mahathir

    KUALA LUMPUR: The debris of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17 should be brought back to Malaysia as it rightfully belongs to the national carrier, said former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said, by right, Malaysia should be the one leading the investigation team on the tragedy, adding that the responsibility must be held by...

    Australia’s ‘macho’ PM points finger at sexism
    Dec12

    Australia’s ‘macho’ PM points finger at sexism

    SYDNEY: Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who was famously accused of misogyny by former leader Julia Gillard, on Friday suggested sexism was behind criticism of his female chief-of-staff. Abbott’s office has battled falling polls in recent weeks and some within the conservative government’s ranks have complained that his...

    US ‘troubled’ by reports of Crimean leader visiting India during Putin visit
    Dec12

    US ‘troubled’ by reports of Crimean leader visiting India during Putin visit

    Washington: The United States is “troubled” by the reports of the ‘head of the Republic of Crimea’ accompanying Russian President Vladimir Putin to India.”We are troubled by reports that the delegation accompanying Putin may have included Sergiy Aksyonov,.. …read more Source: India...

    Petro Poroshenko Says Ceasefire in Ukraine is Now ‘Real’
    Dec12

    Petro Poroshenko Says Ceasefire in Ukraine is Now ‘Real’

    President Petro Poroshenko on Friday said a “real” ceasefire was in place in Ukraine after the first 24 hours in seven months without a military casualty. …read more Source:...

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