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    World › Death toll mounts in east Ukraine as U.S. mulls arming Kiev
    Feb04

    World › Death toll mounts in east Ukraine as U.S. mulls arming Kiev

    Fears grew Tuesday of an escalation in the mounting bloodshed in east Ukraine as the United States mulled arming Kiev and pro-Russian rebels ordered a mass mobilisation. At least 16 civilians and five government troops were killed over the past 24 hours in fierce clashes across the conflict zone, government… …read more Source: Japan...

    Seppi, Youzhny, Troicki in 2nd round of Zagreb Indoors
    Feb03

    Seppi, Youzhny, Troicki in 2nd round of Zagreb Indoors

    ZAGREB (AP) – Fifth-seeded Andreas Seppi defeated Robin Haase 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 to reach the second round of the Zagreb Indoors on Tuesday.Seppi, who beat Roger Federer in the third round of the Australian Open last month, converted three out of six break points and won all 12 points on his first serve in the deciding set.The Italian played...

    Sending arms to Kiev would be big gamble for U.S.
    Feb03

    Sending arms to Kiev would be big gamble for U.S.

    MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – By considering giving weapons to Kiev, the United States could be contemplating a risky venture which advocates say would help end the conflict in Ukraine but opponents warn might fan the flames of war. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine says to hold talks with creditors after IMF discussions
    Feb03

    Ukraine says to hold talks with creditors after IMF discussions

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ukraine will hold talks with its sovereign bondholders only after it concludes discussions with the International Monetary Fund about a new financing package, Kiev’s finance minister said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    Canada Foreign Minister John Baird steps down
    Feb03

    Canada Foreign Minister John Baird steps down

    OTTAWA (AFP) – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, who carved out a more assertive role for Canada on major international issues, announced Tuesday he is stepping down and will not stand in upcoming elections.The surprise departure of one of Prime Minister Stephen Harpers most trusted lieutenants is a major loss as the conservative leader...

    Russia to free woman accused of treason over Ukraine – lawyer
    Feb03

    Russia to free woman accused of treason over Ukraine – lawyer

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian authorities have agreed to the conditional release of a local activist accused of high treason in phoning the Ukrainian embassy in Moscow to warn that Russian soldiers might be heading to eastern Ukraine, her lawyer said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    Death toll mounts in east Ukraine as US mulls arming Kiev
    Feb03

    Death toll mounts in east Ukraine as US mulls arming Kiev

    KIEV – Fears grew Tuesday of an escalation in the mounting bloodshed in east Ukraine as the United States mulled arming Kiev and pro-Russian rebels ordered a mass mobilisation. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Bravado, resentment and fear as Ukraine calls men to war
    Feb03

    Bravado, resentment and fear as Ukraine calls men to war

    KIEV (Reuters) – Marina’s brother and a close family friend have both been killed on the frontline in Ukraine’s east. Now she has had to say goodbye to her husband, Ruslan, called up to fight pro-Russian separatists in Kiev’s latest conscription drive. …read more Source: The...

    Russia to let woman accused of treason over Ukraine out of detention – lawyer
    Feb03

    Russia to let woman accused of treason over Ukraine out of detention – lawyer

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian investigators have agreed to free from detention a woman accused of high treason after calling Kiev’s embassy in Moscow to say Russian troops might be heading to east Ukraine, one of her lawyers said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    Thousands petition Russia’s Vladmir Putin to free mother of seven accused of treason
    Feb03

    Thousands petition Russia’s Vladmir Putin to free mother of seven accused of treason

    February 03, 2015 11:12 PMMOSCOW (AFP) – Tens of thousands of people petitioned President Vladimir Putin today to release a mother of seven accused of treason for having called the Ukrainian embassy about Russian troop movements. …read more Source: The Straits...

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