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    Ukraine's parliament approves austerity laws needed for draft budget
    Dec28

    Ukraine's parliament approves austerity laws needed for draft budget

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s parliament backed on Sunday the final reading of laws that will simplify tax legislation and impose additional duties on imports, improving the chances a 2015 budget will be approved soon as required by the country’s Western backers. …read more Source: The...

    Merkel Urges Russia To Use Influence To Push Separatists On Ukraine Peace Talks
    Dec28

    Merkel Urges Russia To Use Influence To Push Separatists On Ukraine Peace Talks

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Russia to use its influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to implement a cease-fire plan aimed at ending the conflict. In a statement issued on … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    AirAsia QZ8501: Missing flight is 3rd Malaysia-linked air incident
    Dec28

    AirAsia QZ8501: Missing flight is 3rd Malaysia-linked air incident

    The disappearance on Sunday of AirAsia Flight 8501 was the third air incident this year involving Malaysia, where budget carrier AirAsia in based. Here’s a look at the two other disasters, as well as the latest missing flight, which went missing with 162 people aboard less than an hour after taking off from Surabaya, Indonesia, for...

    Jet carrying 162 lost over stormy Indonesian waters
    Dec28

    Jet carrying 162 lost over stormy Indonesian waters

    Several hours of searching Indonesian waters turned up no sign of an AirAsia plane that disappeared Sunday with 162 people on board in airspace possibly thick with dense storm clouds, strong winds and lightning, officials said.Aircraft searching for AirAsia Flight 8501 called off the effort for the night and will resume at Monday morning, said...

    AirAsia missing plane: LIVE REPORT
    Dec28

    AirAsia missing plane: LIVE REPORT

    Surabaya (Indonesia) (AFP) – 12:32 GMT – Maximum Effort – Indonesia confirms it has received offers of support from Australia, Singapore, Britain, South Korea and Malaysia, but air transportation chief Djoko Murjatmodjo tells reporters the Transport Safety Committee is capable of carrying out search operation with maximum...

    Visa, MasterCard halt Crimea service on tougher sanctions
    Dec28

    Visa, MasterCard halt Crimea service on tougher sanctions

    Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc., the world’s biggest payments networks, halted services to Crimea after the U.S. escalated …read more Source: The Korea...

    Flamboyant AirAsia boss confronts first major crisis
    Dec28

    Flamboyant AirAsia boss confronts first major crisis

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian mogul Tony Fernandes, who transformed a floundering carrier into Asia’s biggest budget airline, faces his first major crisis after an AirAsia plane went missing Sunday with 162 people on board. AirAsia is credited with starting a revolution in the skies of Southeast Asia and has seen spectacular growth under...

    Russia must influence separatists to end Ukraine crisis, says Merkel
    Dec28

    Russia must influence separatists to end Ukraine crisis, says Merkel

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed to the Russian government on Sunday to use its influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to implement a ceasefire plan agreed in Minsk in September aimed at ending the conflict. …read more Source: The...

    Deep under rebel-held east Ukraine, miners work on
    Dec28

    Deep under rebel-held east Ukraine, miners work on

    MAKIIVKA, Ukraine (AFP) ― After an hour-long trek down mine shafts twisting some 700 meters below ground level, Yevgeny …read more Source: The Korea...

    Ukraine shuts down faulty nuclear power plant reactor
    Dec28

    Ukraine shuts down faulty nuclear power plant reactor

    KIEV (AFP) — Ukraine on Sunday shut down one of the six reactors in its most powerful nuclear power plant for the secon …read more Source: The Korea...

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