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    2014, the year when borders were thrown into question
    Dec11

    2014, the year when borders were thrown into question

    PARIS: Borders are supposed to be sacrosanct the world over but 2014 saw boundaries in Ukraine, Iraq and Syria thrown into question, raising fears of a new world order. Yet experts say such concerns are overblown. Russia’s quick-fire annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in March drew a chorus of outrage and a diplomatic...

    UN predicts increased global economic growth
    Dec11

    UN predicts increased global economic growth

    Pic: AP. UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations predicts that the global economy will grow by more than 3 percent in 2015 and 2016, 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...

    Ukraine leader pleads with Russia to withdraw as truce holds
    Dec11

    Ukraine leader pleads with Russia to withdraw as truce holds

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday pleaded with Russia to withdraw its troops from his country and close the border, saying doing so would create peace in the war-torn region within weeks. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukrainian president arrives in Australia to discuss MH17 tragedy
    Dec11

    Ukrainian president arrives 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 Internet Information...

    Ukraine president urges Russia to withdraw troops
    Dec11

    Ukraine president urges Russia to withdraw troops

    Australia pledged its support for Ukraine during a visit by the nation’s president on Thursday, with Australia’s prime minister calling for an end to the bloody conflict in Eastern Europe and Ukraine’s leader urging Russia to withdraw.Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, a sharp critic of Russia since Malaysia Airlines Flight...

    Ukraine president pleads with Russia to withdraw
    Dec11

    Ukraine president pleads with Russia to withdraw

    SYDNEY – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday pleaded with Russia to withdraw its troops from his country and close the border, saying it would lead to almost immediate peace. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    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

    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...

    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...

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