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    Lithuania adopts euro to cement ties with the West
    Dec29

    Lithuania adopts euro to cement ties with the West

    VILNIUS – Lithuania hopes joining the eurozone on Jan 1 will boost its security at a time of heightened anxiety over Russia, but many in the Baltic state fear the currency switch will also bring price hikes.The stroke of midnight will signal the end of a year marked by Russian intervention in Ukraine – the biggest threat to the Baltic...

    LIVE: Search expands for missing AirAsia QZ8501flight
    Dec29

    LIVE: Search expands for missing AirAsia QZ8501flight

    The search for a missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people that disappeared more than 24 hours ago on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore expanded Monday with planes and ships from several countries taking part. First Admiral Sigit Setiayana, the Naval Aviation Center commander at the Surabaya air force base, said that 12 navy ships, five planes,...

    Aviation’s deadly 2014, yet safety record improving
    Dec29

    Aviation’s deadly 2014, yet safety record improving

    LONDON: The loss of Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 would cap one of the deadliest years in civil aviation for almost a decade – yet experts say the industry’s underlying safety record is improving. The statistics underscore a year of tragic contrasts dominated by two Malaysian catastrophes and a handful of weather-related incidents, yet a...

    Ukrainian army sends supplies to besieged Donetsk airport
    Dec29

    Ukrainian army sends supplies to besieged Donetsk airport

    Food supplies reach besieged Donetsk airport and a wounded Ukrainian soldier is taken away as uneasy ceasefire in eastern Ukraine holds. Ukraine ceasefire deal talks may be held on Dec. 9 – PoroshenkoRebels claims they’ve seized Donetsk airportTruce bypasses Donetsk airport, symbol of conflict in eastern UkraineCeasefire under strain...

    Ukraine’s parliament approves austerity laws needed for draft budget
    Dec29

    Ukraine’s parliament approves austerity laws needed for draft budget

    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.Kiev, rebels exchange POWs; trains, buses to Crimea suspendedOutraging Russia, Ukraine takes...

    Indonesia set to resume search for missing plane
    Dec29

    Indonesia set to resume search for missing plane

    JAKARTA: Indonesia was set to resume at first light the search for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, which went missing on Sunday just after the pilot requested a change in course to avoid bad weather. Singapore said it had sent two naval vessels to help the Indonesian military look for the...

    Search halted for missing AirAsia plane as night falls
    Dec29

    Search halted for missing AirAsia plane as night falls

    JAKARTA (AFP) – Indonesia suspended until first light the search for an AirAsia plane that went missing Sunday in the Java Sea with 162 people on board after the crew requested a change of flight plan due to stormy weather.The Airbus A320-200 disappeared en route from Surabaya in Indonesias east Java to Singapore, in the third crisis for a...

    Belarus strongman sacks PM amid economic woes
    Dec29

    Belarus strongman sacks PM amid economic woes

    MINSK: Belarussian strongman Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday sacked his prime minister and several other top officials as the ex-Soviet state reels from the effects of Russia’s economic crisis next door. Lukashenko, who has ruled the country of 10 million with an iron fist for the past 20 years, linked the reshuffle to a presidential vote...

    AirAsia aircraft with  162 on board missing
    Dec28

    AirAsia aircraft with 162 on board missing

    Family members of passengers on board AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ 8501 talk on their phones while waiting for information in a crisis centre at Juanda Airport in Surabaya, East Java yesterday in this photo taken by Antara Foto. – Reuters JAKARTA: Rescuers scoured the Java Sea yesterday for an AirAsia Indonesia plane carrying 162 people which went...

    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...

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