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    Poroshenko tells Ukrainians ‘we will win this war’
    Jan01

    Poroshenko tells Ukrainians ‘we will win this war’

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised to defeat the “cruel-hearted foe” trying to break his former Soviet republic apart, in a traditional New Year’s message. The pro-Western leader delivered the midnight television address surrounded by soldiers and volunteers who handed out food during protests last winter that ousted...

    Bodies From AirAsia Crash Arrive in Surabaya
    Jan01

    Bodies From AirAsia Crash Arrive in Surabaya

    Jakarta/Surabaya. The first two bodies from the AirAsia plane that crashed off the coast of Borneo arrived on Wednesday in the Indonesian city of Surabaya, where relatives have gathered to await news of their loved ones. Rescuers believe they have found the plane on the sea floor off Borneo, after sonar detected a large, dark object beneath...

    Search for AirAsia jet’s black box recorders could “take a week”
    Jan01

    Search for AirAsia jet’s black box recorders could “take a week”

    Rescuers believe it may be the Airbus A320-200, which was carrying 162 people when it crashed on Sunday. Heavy seas held back divers waiting to inspect the possible wreck of an AirAsia Indonesia jet off Borneo on Thursday and an aviation official said it could be a week before the black box flight recorders are found. Five crews among 47 divers...

    Indonesia vows ‘all-out effort’ in search for AirAsia victims
    Jan01

    Indonesia vows ‘all-out effort’ in search for AirAsia victims

    Pangkalan Bun (Indonesia) (AFP) – Indonesian searchers promised an all-out effort Thursday to locate bodies from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 as international investigators joined the hunt for the ill-fated plane.Seven bodies have so far been retrieved in the search for the Airbus A320-200, which crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board...

    Search for missing black box could “take a week”
    Jan01

    Search for missing black box could “take a week”

    PANGKALAN BUN/SURABAYA: Divers waiting to inspect the possible wreck of an AirAsia Indonesia jet off Borneo were unable to resume operations because of heavy seas on Thursday and an aviation official said it could take a week to find the black box flight recorders. Crews were on standby to descend to a large object detected by sonar on the ocean...

    Indonesia vows ‘all-out effort’ in search for AirAsia victims
    Jan01

    Indonesia vows ‘all-out effort’ in search for AirAsia victims

    PANGKALAN BUN: Indonesian searchers promised an “all-out effort” Thursday to locate bodies from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 as international investigators joined the hunt for the ill-fated plane. Seven bodies have so far been retrieved in the search for the Airbus A320-200, which crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board during a storm Sunday...

    Welcome refugees and reject racism, Merkel says after rallies
    Jan01

    Welcome refugees and reject racism, Merkel says after rallies

    BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to turn their backs on a growing grass-roots movement of anti-Muslim protesters, calling them racists full of hatred, and said Europe’s biggest economy must welcome people fleeing conflict and war.In an unusually strongly worded New Year address that also condemned Russia for its actions...

    U.N. starts humanitarian campaign for displaced in Ukraine
    Jan01

    U.N. starts humanitarian campaign for displaced in Ukraine

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday announced that it is launching an initiative aimed at ferrying aid to Ukraine’s internally displaced persons (IDPs), as well as other v… …read more Source: The...

    Lithuania joins eurozone to seal ties with West
    Jan01

    Lithuania joins eurozone to seal ties with West

    Vilnius (AFP) – Lithuania switched over to the euro on Thursday, becoming the last Baltic nation to adopt Europes single currency in a bid to boost stability despite fears of inflation and eurozone debt woes.Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius withdrew his first 10-euro bill ($12) from a Vilnius cash machine after midnight, as the euro...

    Lithuania joins eurozone to seal ties with West
    Jan01

    Lithuania joins eurozone to seal ties with West

    VILNIUS, Lithuania — Lithuania switched over to the euro on Thursday, becoming the last Baltic nation to adopt Europe’s single currency, in a bid to boost stability despite fears of inflation and eurozone debt woes. Baltic leaders withdrew their first euros from a Vilnius bank machine just after midnight, as the eurozone gained its...

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