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    Echoes of the 1990s in Ukraine as financial crisis bites
    Feb06

    Echoes of the 1990s in Ukraine as financial crisis bites

    KIEV (Reuters) – A crippling financial crisis in Ukraine is turning the clock back to the 1990s, when people kept dollars in their socks rather than at banks and smuggled cars to sell them on the black market and avoid the tax man. …read more Source: The...

    ‘Dashcams’ catching everything from scammers to disasters
    Feb06

    ‘Dashcams’ catching everything from scammers to disasters

    PARIS: The terrifying footage of a plane clipping a bridge in Taiwan and crashing into a river this week highlighted the popularity of “dashcams” that are capturing everything from crime to natural disasters through the windscreen. The TransAsia accident, which left least 35 people dead and several others still missing, was filmed by at least two...

    Putin, Merkel and Hollande start Ukraine talks in Kremlin
    Feb06

    Putin, Merkel and Hollande start Ukraine talks in Kremlin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Germany and France began talks in the Kremlin on the Ukraine crisis on Friday, Russian news agencies quoted Putin’s spokesman as saying. …read more Source: The...

    Civilians flee Ukraine hotspot by bus after truce agreed
    Feb06

    Civilians flee Ukraine hotspot by bus after truce agreed

    DEBALTSEVE (AFP) – Terrified civilians piled onto a convoy of buses Friday as they took advantage of a brief truce to flee the east Ukraine battleground town of Debaltseve.Clutching the few possessions they could carry, residents gathered in small groups on the shrapnel-scarred main square to seize the window of a few hours to flee the...

    Merkel arrives in Kremlin for Ukraine talks
    Feb06

    Merkel arrives in Kremlin for Ukraine talks

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in the Kremlin on Friday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Francois Hollande on the Ukraine crisis, the Kremlin press office said. …read more Source: The...

    Fighting traps children underground in east Ukraine
    Feb06

    Fighting traps children underground in east Ukraine

    DONETSK (AFP) – As the shelling came closer to 10-year-old Artyoms neighbourhood, he was forced to swap his local playground for a bunker — just like children across rebel-held east Ukraine.Whenever the boom of artillery bombardments echoes over the separatist stronghold of Donetsk, Artyoms grandmother Lyudmila Tarasova quickly grabs...

    Arming Ukraine could backfire – German minister
    Feb06

    Arming Ukraine could backfire – German minister

    MUNICH (Reuters) – Germany’s defence minister warned on Friday that arming Ukrainian troops to help them fight pro-Russian separatists risked exacerbating the conflict and stood little chance of success against rebels who had “potentially unlimited” supplies of weapons from Moscow. …read more Source: The...

    Obama wants US to have ‘strategic patience’
    Feb06

    Obama wants US to have ‘strategic patience’

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama believes the United States must resist the temptation to over-reach in its foreign policy and have strategic patience when it comes to tough international problems.In a strategy document released Friday, Obama made the case for a more deliberative, cautious and restrained US foreign policy.The...

    Ukrainian authorities, rebels evacuate civilians from front line town
    Feb06

    Ukrainian authorities, rebels evacuate civilians from front line town

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (Reuters) – Convoys of buses carrying many local residents to safety left the besieged town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine on Friday as government forces kept up artillery fire to defend their positions against pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: The...

    Arms for Ukraine Could Stoke Conflict: Germany
    Feb06

    Arms for Ukraine Could Stoke Conflict: Germany

    Germany’s defence minister warned today that sending weapons to help Ukraine fight pro-Moscow rebels would “pour oil onto the flames” of the conflict and make a resolution less likely. …read more Source:...

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