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    Belarus says next round of Ukraine talks on Jan 30 in Minsk – TASS
    Jan29

    Belarus says next round of Ukraine talks on Jan 30 in Minsk – TASS

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Belarus said on Thursday the next round of talks between Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on the crisis in eastern Ukraine would take place in Minsk on Jan. 30, TASS reported on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Greek foreign minister repeats criticism of EU over Ukraine
    Jan29

    Greek foreign minister repeats criticism of EU over Ukraine

    ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias stoked a brewing row with European partners over sanctions against Russia on Thursday, saying Athens would not be pushed into agreement because of its impending debt negotiations. …read more Source: The...

    Fresh rebel offensive would warrant more Russia sanctions – Germany
    Jan29

    Fresh rebel offensive would warrant more Russia sanctions – Germany

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday that a fresh offensive by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine would warrant more sanctions on Russia, while acknowledging that the new Greek government had not made discussions with EU peers easier. …read more Source: The...

    Unicef seeks US$3.1 billion aid for ‘new generation’ of crises
    Jan29

    Unicef seeks US$3.1 billion aid for ‘new generation’ of crises

    The UN children’s agency launched a record US$3.1 billion (RM11.3 billion) aid appeal today to help 62 million children at risk from a “new generation” of humanitarian crises. The threats ranged from the brutal war in Syria that shows no sign of ending after nearly four years to the Ebola outbreak in west Africa and the Ukraine...

    Rights abuses fuelled rise of Islamic militants: HRW
    Jan29

    Rights abuses fuelled rise of Islamic militants: HRW

    Governments increasingly view human rights as “a luxury” they can ill afford, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, warning that abuses fuel crises in world trouble spots like Syria and Ukraine. Western powers, including the United States, are far from blameless and in some cases their wrongdoing has fed the very climate in which serial...

    Malaysia Declares MH370 an ‘Accident’, Airline to Proceed With Compensation
    Jan29

    Malaysia Declares MH370 an ‘Accident’, Airline to Proceed With Compensation

    Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia declared on Thursday the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to victims’ relatives while the search for the plane goes on. The Boeing 777 aircraft disappeared on March 8 last year, carrying 239 passengers and crew shortly after taking off...

    Putin says Russia to remain part of global economy
    Jan29

    Putin says Russia to remain part of global economy

    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia will remain a part of the global economy but needs to strengthen its financial and economic sovereignty.Addressing Russian regional leaders, Putin said regional chiefs must track food inflation to prevent any price “speculation”. Russia’s economy has been hit by...

    Tighter sanctions on Russia cannot replace Ukraine peace plan – Austria's Faymann
    Jan29

    Tighter sanctions on Russia cannot replace Ukraine peace plan – Austria's Faymann

    SLAVKOV, Czech Republic (Reuters) – Stricter sanctions on Russia cannot replace a peace plan for the Ukraine crisis and are an emergency solution at best, Austria’s Chancellor Werner Faymann said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Rights abuses fuelled rise of Islamic militants: HRW
    Jan29

    Rights abuses fuelled rise of Islamic militants: HRW

    BEIRUT: Governments increasingly view human rights as “a luxury” they can ill afford, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, warning that abuses fuel crises in world trouble spots like Syria and Ukraine. Western powers, including the United States, are far from blameless and in some cases their wrongdoing has fed the very climate in which serial...

    Gorbachev warns of ‘hot’ war as Europe sets new Russia sanctions
    Jan29

    Gorbachev warns of ‘hot’ war as Europe sets new Russia sanctions

    MOSCOW – Europe prepared Thursday to draft even tougher sanctions against Russia over Ukraine as ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned against the danger of an increasingly isolated Kremlin fighting back.The last Soviet leader’s words of caution came with the daily death toll in Ukraine’s separatist east spiking again with...

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