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    Soviet Leader Gorbachev Urges US and European Union to ‘Defrost Relations’ With Russia
    Dec10

    Soviet Leader Gorbachev Urges US and European Union to ‘Defrost Relations’ With Russia

    The last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Tuesday urged the United States and the European Union to “defrost” relations with Moscow despite tensions over Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Spate of bombings hits Ukraine military hub
    Dec10

    Spate of bombings hits Ukraine military hub

    The city of Kharkiv in Ukraine’s industrial east has stayed out of rebel hands but a mysterious spate of bombings has triggered fears that Russia is trying to destabilize this key defense hub. Barely a week goes by without another bombing reported against Ukrainian military targets in the city of 1.4 million which once served […] The post...

    Record numbers trying and dying to reach Europe: UN
    Dec10

    Record numbers trying and dying to reach Europe: UN

    Geneva (AFP) – More than 3,400 people have died in the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday, urging governments to take more action to save lives.More than 207,000 people have made the risky sea crossing since January, almost three times the previous high of 70,000 during the Libyan civil war...

    Abbott’s ‘shirtfront’ is Australia’s word of the year
    Dec10

    Abbott’s ‘shirtfront’ is Australia’s word of the year

    SYDNEY: “Shirtfront”, an aggressive Australian sports term used by Prime Minister Tony Abbott to challenge Russia’s Vladimir Putin, was Wednesday picked as the National Dictionary Centre’s word of the year, beating “man-bun”. Abbott in October vowed to “shirtfront” the Russian president – an...

    Muslim Tatars suffer discrimination in  Crimean homeland since annexation
    Dec10

    Muslim Tatars suffer discrimination in Crimean homeland since annexation

    Since Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine, armed men have shown up frequently to search the cinder-block houses, mosque and school in Sary-Su, a settlement of Crimean Tatars, a Muslim ethnic minority that has long suffered from discrimination in the peninsula, which is its historic homeland. The worst shock came in September, when two men in […]...

    Abbott’s ‘shirtfront’ is Australia’s word of the year
    Dec10

    Abbott’s ‘shirtfront’ is Australia’s word of the year

    SYDNEY – “Shirtfront”, an aggressive Australian sports term used by Prime Minister Tony Abbott to challenge Russia’s Vladimir Putin, was Wednesday picked as the National Dictionary Centre’s word of the year, beating “man-bun”.Abbott in October vowed to “shirtfront” the Russian president...

    Abbott’s ‘shirtfront’ is Australia’s word of the year
    Dec10

    Abbott’s ‘shirtfront’ is Australia’s word of the year

    SYDNEY: “Shirtfront”, an aggressive Australian sports term used by Prime Minister Tony Abbott to challenge Russia’s Vladimir Putin, was Wednesday picked as the National Dictionary Centre’s word of the year, beating “man-bun”. Abbott in October vowed to “shirtfront” the Russian president — an Australian Rules football term in which a...

    MH17 wreckage arrives at Dutch base
    Dec10

    MH17 wreckage arrives at Dutch base

    GILZE-RIJEN AIRBASE, Netherlands – A convoy carrying wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived at a Dutch airbase on Tuesday where it will be pieced together as part of a probe into its shooting down over Ukraine.Around 50 relatives of some of the 298 people killed when the plane was blown out of the sky in July were allowed into...

    Dutch say no to UN taking over crash inquiry
    Dec10

    Dutch say no to UN taking over crash inquiry

    AMSTERDAM: The Dutch government yesterday rejected a proposal from relatives of victims of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to let the United Nations take charge of its criminal investigation into the disaster. A request to appoint a special UN envoy to take over the inquiry was sent on Friday by a law firm representing 20 relatives,...

    2014 harmful year for children: UN
    Dec10

    2014 harmful year for children: UN

    Globally, 230 million children now live in countries and areas engulfed in aroused conflict. PHOTO: AFP UNITED NATIONS: Year 2014 has been a harmful year for children with adult to 15 million swept adult in wars in a Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, a Palestinian territories, Syria and Ukraine, a UN children’s organisation...

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