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    Hong Kong fireworks dazzle as Asia leads global New Year party
    Dec31

    Hong Kong fireworks dazzle as Asia leads global New Year party

    HONG KONG (AFP) – A huge display of fireworks lit up Hong Kong on Thursday, with brilliant bursts of colour over Victoria Harbour as the Chinese city rang in 2015 in spectacular style, launching the party for millions across Asia.From New Delhi to Dubai, Johannesburg, New York and Rio, millions around the world will celebrate when the clock...

    Sydney fireworks set off New Year do
    Dec31

    Sydney fireworks set off New Year do

    Fireworks light up the Sydney Opera House during an early light show before the new year. — Reuters photo SYDNEY: Australia’s biggest city yesterday led the world in welcoming the New Year with spectacular fireworks over Sydney Harbour, defying terrorist fears days after a deadly siege. From Hong Kong to London, New York to Rio, millions...

    In New Year’s Speech, Putin Calls Annexation of Crimea a Historic Landmark
    Dec31

    In New Year’s Speech, Putin Calls Annexation of Crimea a Historic Landmark

    President Vladimir Putin is using his New Year’s speech to hail Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula. He said Crimea’s “return home” will “forever remain a landmark in the national histor… …read more Source:...

    Russia's Putin praises Crimea's "return home" in New Year address
    Dec31

    Russia's Putin praises Crimea's "return home" in New Year address

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a televised New Year’s address on Wednesday that the “return home” of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula to Moscow’s control would forever remain an important chapter in Russia’s history. …read more Source: The...

    Energy deals keep the lights on for Ukraine’s New Year festivities
    Dec31

    Energy deals keep the lights on for Ukraine’s New Year festivities

    Ukraine will have stable enough imports of coal and electricity to welcome the New Year with a well-lit festive tree in the home and illuminations on the street, national energy authorities said today. “All Ukrainians will be able to greet the New Year with light. There will be no outages in the near future,” Volodymyr Demchyshyn told...

    Bodies from crashed AirAsia plane arrive in Indonesian city
    Dec31

    Bodies from crashed AirAsia plane arrive in Indonesian city

    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 waters near...

    After 15 years in power, Putin risks running out of luck
    Dec31

    After 15 years in power, Putin risks running out of luck

    MOSCOW – When Vladimir Putin was handed power unexpectedly by an ailing Boris Yeltsin on the last day of the last century, his first move was to go on television to guarantee Russia the freedoms needed for a “civilised society”.Fifteen years later, his critics accuse the former KGB spy of sacrificing emerging political and...

    Sydney spectacular leads global New Year celebrations
    Dec31

    Sydney spectacular leads global New Year celebrations

    SYDNEY – A dazzling display of fireworks lit up Sydney Harbour on Thursday as Australia’s biggest city welcomed the New Year in spectacular style, defying terrorist fears days after a deadly siege.From Hong Kong to London and New York to Rio, millions around the world will celebrate when the clock ticks past midnight, ringing in 2015...

    Russia’s Putin praises Crimea’s “return home”
    Dec31

    Russia’s Putin praises Crimea’s “return home”

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a televised New Year’s address on Wednesday that the “return home” of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula to Moscow’s control would remain a very important epoch in Russia’s history.”Love for one’s motherland is one of the most powerful and uplifting...

    Russia's Putin praises Crimea's 'return home'
    Dec31

    Russia's Putin praises Crimea's 'return home'

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a televised New Year’s address on Wednesday that the “return home” of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula to Moscow’s control would remain a very important epoch in Russia’s history. …read more Source: The...

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