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    EU urges Greece's Tsipras to back common line on Russia
    Feb04

    EU urges Greece's Tsipras to back common line on Russia

    [BRUSSELS] European Council President Donald Tusk urged Greece’s new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday to support common EU foreign policy approaches, a week after Athens questioned a call for new sanctions on Russia. …read more Source: The Business...

    A year of high-profile plane crashes
    Feb04

    A year of high-profile plane crashes

    A TransAsia Airways plane crashed into a river outside the Taiwanese capital Taipei Wednesday, leaving at least 23 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 said in...

    NATO ministers meet on Russia to upgrade response force
    Feb04

    NATO ministers meet on Russia to upgrade response force

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. (Source: AP) With NATO officials calling Russia more unpredictable now than during the Cold War, alliance defense ministers on Thursday are expected to approve further measures to enhance the organization’s ability to deter and, if necessary, respond to...

    Merkel says negotiations in Ukraine must continue
    Feb04

    Merkel says negotiations in Ukraine must continue

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that despite a clear deterioration in the conflict between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, negotiations to implement a ceasefire had to continue. …read more Source: The...

    A year of high-profile plane crashes
    Feb04

    A year of high-profile plane crashes

    PARIS (AFP) – 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...

    U.S. dilemma over arms for rebels
    Feb04

    U.S. dilemma over arms for rebels

    By considering providing weapons to Kiev, the United States could be contemplating a risky venture advocates say would help end the conflict in Ukraine but opponents warn might fan the flames of war. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Shell lands near hospital in Ukraine's Donetsk, at least three dead
    Feb04

    Shell lands near hospital in Ukraine's Donetsk, at least three dead

    DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – At least two shells landed near a hospital in the separatist-controlled eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Wednesday, killing at least three people nearby, a Reuters eyewitness said. …read more Source: The...

    Shell hits hospital in Ukraine’s Donetsk, several killed
    Feb04

    Shell hits hospital in Ukraine’s Donetsk, several killed

    A shell hit a hospital in the east Ukrainian rebel-controlled city of Donetsk on Wednesday, killing or injuring several people, the city administration said. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    5 killed in fresh artillery shelling in eastern Ukraine
    Feb04

    5 killed in fresh artillery shelling in eastern Ukraine

    Heavy shelling in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday afternoon killed at least five people and damaged a hospital, six schools and five kindergartens, local officials said. The fighting between Russia-backed separatists and government troops in eastern Ukraine resumed in January after a month of relative calm, killing...

    Ukraine President confident of getting US weapons
    Feb04

    Ukraine President confident of getting US weapons

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (Source: AP) Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said late Tuesday that he is confident that the United States will send weapons to his country to help it fight pro-Russian rebels, a step the Americans reportedly are considering. Government forces have been fighting Russia-backed separatists in eastern...

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