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    12 Killed in East Ukraine, Hospital Hit
    Feb04

    12 Killed in East Ukraine, Hospital Hit

    At least 12 people were killed in fighting between soldiers and pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine, including four civilians who died when a hospital was hit in rebel stronghold Donetsk today. …read more Source:...

    10 people dead in minibus crash in Russia
    Feb04

    10 people dead in minibus crash in Russia

    Around ten people were killed in a head-on collision in Russia not far from the Ukraine border Wednesday when a minibus drove into a truck, police said. The crash in the Belgorod region—about 40 kilometres (25 miles) from the border of eastern Ukraine’s Kharkiv region—saw the minibus swerve into oncoming traffic and hit a large semi-trailer...

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

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

    Ukrainian army soldiers resupply their battalion at the gate of Debaltseve, in the Donetsk region, on February 3, 2015 -© AFP / by Charles Onians 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...

    Advancing Ukraine rebels appear to capture frontline town
    Feb04

    Advancing Ukraine rebels appear to capture frontline town

    VUHLEHIRSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Pro-Russian rebels appeared to be in full control on Wednesday of one of the towns that has been a principal target of their advance, as they attempt to surround a nearby garrison of Ukrainian forces. …read more Source: The...

    U.S. Vice President Biden to discuss aid to Ukraine in Brussels, Munich – senior U.S. official
    Feb04

    U.S. Vice President Biden to discuss aid to Ukraine in Brussels, Munich – senior U.S. official

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will meet top European leaders this week in Brussels and Munich this week to discuss options for boosting security and financial aid to Ukraine and steeper economic sanctions on Russia, senior U.S. administration officials told reporters on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Obama Pentagon nominee Carter leans towards arming Ukraine
    Feb04

    Obama Pentagon nominee Carter leans towards arming Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s pick to become U.S. defense secretary told Congress on Wednesday he was leaning in favour of providing arms to Ukraine, in what would be a departure from U.S. policy that opponents say could fan the flames of war. …read more Source: The...

    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...

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