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    Republicans reject Obama’s $4 trillion budget
    Feb02

    Republicans reject Obama’s $4 trillion budget

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Republicans in control of Congress summarily rejected US President Barack Obamas $4 trillion budget Monday, accusing him of shamelessly pandering to Democrats ahead of the 2016 election.The ink was barely dry on Obamas proposal — which would bypass mandatory spending caps and post a $474 billion deficit —...

    Exclusive – Russia, Ukraine in indirect talks over key Black Sea air corridor: sources
    Feb02

    Exclusive – Russia, Ukraine in indirect talks over key Black Sea air corridor: sources

    MONTREAL (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine are holding indirect talks to reopen a key international air corridor over the Black Sea to commercial flights in a plan that could give Ukraine much-needed overflight fees and ease congestion on other crowded air routes, according to five sources familiar with the matter. …read more Source: The...

    Pakistan among top five ‘least favourable’ countries for Britons: survey
    Feb02

    Pakistan among top five ‘least favourable’ countries for Britons: survey

    Pakistan ranked fourth ‘least favourable’ non-European country for Britons, above Nigeria North Korea takes the lead followed by Israel and Iran Pakistan has been ranked fourth in the top five of the least favourable non-European countries for British citizens, according to a survey conducted by think-tank Chatnam House on public attitudes...

    Ukraine run by ‘miserable’ Jews: rebel chief
    Feb02

    Ukraine run by ‘miserable’ Jews: rebel chief

    DONETSK (AFP) – Ukraines pro-Russian rebel chief on Monday branded the countrys leaders miserable Jews in an apparent anti-Semitic jibe.Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Peoples Republic, claimed that Kievs pro-Western leaders were miserable representatives of the great Jewish people.I cant remember a time when...

    U.S. has not made decision on lethal support for Ukraine – State Department
    Feb02

    U.S. has not made decision on lethal support for Ukraine – State Department

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has not made a decision on whether to provide lethal assistance to Kiev as it weighs options on how to support Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists, a State Department spokeswoman said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Merkel: Germany won’t give weapons to Ukraine, favors talks
    Feb02

    Merkel: Germany won’t give weapons to Ukraine, favors talks

    BUDAPEST, Hungary: (AP) – Germany will not give weapons to Ukraine and supports negotiations and a diplomatic solution to that governments conflict with Russian-backed rebels, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday.It is my firm belief that this conflict cannot be solved militarily, Merkel said after meeting with Hungarian Prime...

    Rebels pound Ukrainian troops after peace talks fail
    Feb02

    Rebels pound Ukrainian troops after peace talks fail

    YENAKIEVE, Ukraine (Reuters) – Separatist rockets streaked across hills in eastern Ukraine on Monday as rebels pounded the positions of Ukrainian government troops holding a strategic rail town while both sides pressed ahead with mobilising more forces for combat. …read more Source: The...

    Dutch team recovers remains from near MH17 crash site
    Feb02

    Dutch team recovers remains from near MH17 crash site

    Dutch police say the plane most likely was shot down by a surface-to-air missile. (Source: Reuters) The Dutch defense ministry says a team of experts has recovered a small amount of human remains from a village near the site where a Malaysia Airlines jet was downed last July in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. Monday’s...

    Dutch search team recovers remains, MH17 wreckage in Ukraine
    Feb02

    Dutch search team recovers remains, MH17 wreckage in Ukraine

    AMSTERDAM – A Dutch search team recovered human remains and wreckage from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine on Monday, the Dutch government said. The plane was shot down on July 17, killing 298 passengers and crew, two-thirds… …read more Source:...

    Bravado and disbelief greet Ukraine rebel call-up
    Feb02

    Bravado and disbelief greet Ukraine rebel call-up

    DONETSK (AFP) – A mass call-up Monday by separatist authorities aimed at boosting their forces in east Ukraine to 100,000 fighters sparked mixed reactions from inhabitants in rebel bastion Donetsk.While some met the call-to-arms — which the pro-Russian rebels said was voluntary — with jingoistic fervour, others who spoke to AFP...

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