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    Russia to build railway line bypassing Ukraine
    Nov28

    Russia to build railway line bypassing Ukraine

    Russia will build new railway tracks that bypass Ukrainian territory, Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said Thursday. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Ukraine prime minister warns of war after winning confirmation vote
    Nov28

    Ukraine prime minister warns of war after winning confirmation vote

    Arseniy Yatsenyuk received lawmakers’ approval to remain Ukraine’s prime minister, clearing an obstacle for aid talks with the International Monetary Fund as the country grapples with a separatist insurgency in the east. Yatsenyuk, 40, was backed by 341 lawmakers in the 450-seat legislature Thursday, the result of an alliance between...

    China, Russia in talks to hold joint military exercises
    Nov27

    China, Russia in talks to hold joint military exercises

    BEIJING: (AFP) – Chinas defence ministry said Thursday that it was in talks with Russian counterparts about joint military exercises next year, after Moscow announced drills were planned for the Mediterranean Sea and Pacific Ocean.Chinese defence ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng told reporters at a monthly briefing that China and Russia...

    HIV infections doubled in 10 years in Russia, former Soviet states
    Nov27

    HIV infections doubled in 10 years in Russia, former Soviet states

    STOCKHOLM: (AFP) – HIV infections have doubled in ten years in Russia and former Soviet states, due mainly to unprotected sex and injecting drugs, a report said Thursday.More than 105,000 new infections were recorded in Russia and former Soviet countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia in 2013, up from just under 50,000 in 2004, said the...

    Two civilians killed in shelling in east Ukraine rebel city
    Nov27

    Two civilians killed in shelling in east Ukraine rebel city

    DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – A 12-year-old boy and a 55-year-old woman were killed by shelling in the eastern Ukrainian separatist stronghold of Donetsk on Thursday, the city administration reported, despite a Sept. 5 ceasefire deal. …read more Source: The...

    NATO wrestles with new fast-reaction force prompted by Ukraine crisis
    Nov27

    NATO wrestles with new fast-reaction force prompted by Ukraine crisis

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO’s planned new fast-reaction force, centrepiece of its response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, is proving harder to set up than expected because of shortages of vital equipment and arguments over funding, diplomats say. …read more Source: The...

    On Turkey trip, Pope to reach out to Islamic world
    Nov27

    On Turkey trip, Pope to reach out to Islamic world

    Pope Francis heads to Turkey on Friday with a brief to use his populist touch to rebuild bridges with the Islamic world that were damaged by his predecessor Benedict XVI. It will be the first papal visit to Turkey since the now-retired Benedict went there in 2006 against a backdrop of anger in much of the Muslim world over comments which appeared...

    Ukraine confirms pro-Western PM with mammoth tasks ahead
    Nov27

    Ukraine confirms pro-Western PM with mammoth tasks ahead

    Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday confirmed pro-Western Arseniy Yatsenyuk as premier to lead a new coalition government, while fresh attacks in the east provided a reminder of the steep challenges ahead. In a widely expected move, the Verkhovna Rada parliament backed Arseniy Yatsenyuk to remain as prime minister in its first sitting...

    Ukraine parliament votes for Yatsenyuk to stay as PM
    Nov27

    Ukraine parliament votes for Yatsenyuk to stay as PM

    Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday (Nov 27) took the first step in forging a new government by voting to keep pro-Western Arseniy Yatsenyuk in his role as prime minister. …read more Source: Channel...

    War veterans steal limelight in Ukraine's new parliament
    Nov27

    War veterans steal limelight in Ukraine's new parliament

    KIEV (Reuters) – War veterans and nationalist radicals brought a revolutionary air to the opening on Thursday of Ukraine’s new parliament convened to name a government to hold the country together and set out a programme of far-reaching reform. …read more Source: The...

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