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    Indonesia says missing AirAsia plane could be at ‘bottom of sea’
    Dec29

    Indonesia says missing AirAsia plane could be at ‘bottom of sea’

    JAKARTA: A missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people could be at the bottom of the sea after it was presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said on Monday, as countries around Asia sent ships and planes to help in the search effort. The Indonesia AirAsia plane, an Airbus A320-200, disappeared after its pilot failed to get...

    Ukraine adopts ‘draconian’ budget backed by IMF
    Dec29

    Ukraine adopts ‘draconian’ budget backed by IMF

    KIEV (AFP) – Ukraines parliament on Monday adopted an austerity budget that hikes import prices and shrinks social spending in order to balance the books under a plan backed by the International Monetary Fund.The highly-disputed 2015 plan was rammed through by the government-led coalition after a marathon debate concluded with a 4:15 am...

    Another Malaysia-linked plane disappearance spooks air travelers
    Dec29

    Another Malaysia-linked plane disappearance spooks air travelers

    KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE: What appears to be a third air disaster involving a Malaysian carrier in less than a year has further dented confidence in the country’s aviation industry and spooked air travelers across the region. A plane belonging to Indonesia AirAsia, 49 percent owned by Malaysia-based budget carrier AirAsia, vanished on Sunday...

    Russia's Lavrov sees chance to solve Ukraine crisis in 2015 – Interfax
    Dec29

    Russia's Lavrov sees chance to solve Ukraine crisis in 2015 – Interfax

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov sees a real opportunity to solve the Ukraine crisis in 2015, Interfax news agency quoted him as saying on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Tennis: WTA Tour singles standings
    Dec29

    Tennis: WTA Tour singles standings

    REUTERS – Standings from the WTA Tour singlesPoints:1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 84852 (2) Maria Sharapova(Russia) 70503 (3) Simona Halep(Romania) 62924 (4) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 59665 (5) Ana Ivanovic(Serbia) 48206 (6) Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) 48107 (7) Eugenie Bouchard(Canada) 47158 (8) Caroline Wozniacki(Denmark) 46259 (9)...

    Australia PM: Missing AirAsia plane no MH370 mystery
    Dec29

    Australia PM: Missing AirAsia plane no MH370 mystery

    SYDNEY: The plight of a missing AirAsia jet lost over the Java Sea cannot be equated with Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 which vanished without a trace in March, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (pix) said Monday. Australia is leading the search for MH370 which was on a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it disappeared off...

    Tennis – WTA Tour singles standings
    Dec29

    Tennis – WTA Tour singles standings

    REUTERS – Standings from the WTA Tour singlesPoints:1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 84852 (2) Maria Sharapova(Russia) 70503 (3) Simona Halep(Romania) 62924 (4) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 59665 (5) Ana Ivanovic(Serbia) 48206 (6) Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) 48107 (7) Eugenie Bouchard(Canada) 47158 (8) Caroline Wozniacki(Denmark) 46259 (9)...

    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...

    Sanctions may be benefiting Putin’s circle
    Dec29

    Sanctions may be benefiting Putin’s circle

    ABINSK, Russia – When Russia recently banned imports of some foreign fruit and other foods, it was seen as retaliation against Western sanctions. The move will also benefit a venture by one of the president’s long-standing supportersAs US and European sanctions piled pressure on Russia earlier this year, the Kremlin hit back with an...

    Russia must influence separatists to end Ukraine crisis, says Merkel
    Dec29

    Russia must influence separatists to end Ukraine crisis, says Merkel

    BERLIN – 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.Planned talks involving Russia, Ukraine and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe to further...

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