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    Non-military pressure on Russia main 'centre of gravity' – Carter
    Feb04

    Non-military pressure on Russia main 'centre of gravity' – Carter

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s pick to lead the Pentagon appeared to qualify his support for the idea of providing arms to Ukraine, saying on Wednesday economic and political pressure on Russia “has to remain the main centre of our effort in pushing back.” …read more Source: The...

    Joe Biden to Meet Angela Merkel, Petro Poroshenko on Ukraine
    Feb04

    Joe Biden to Meet Angela Merkel, Petro Poroshenko on Ukraine

    US Vice-President Joe Biden will huddle with leaders from Germany and Ukraine on an upcoming visit to Europe, as allies plot a response to increased violence in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Ties with India not at cost of Pakistan or China, says US
    Feb04

    Ties with India not at cost of Pakistan or China, says US

    US official says Obama and Modi discussed Pak-India dialogue re-engagement US Defence Intelligence Agency chief expresses confidence in Pak’s nuclear security efforts, acknowledges effectiveness of Zarb-e-Azb Obama’s Pentagon nominee willing to expand counter-terrorism cooperation with Pakistan Playing down suggestions that the...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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