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    2014 devastating year for children: UN
    Dec09

    2014 devastating year for children: UN

    UNITED NATIONS, United States – 2014 has been a devastating year for children with up to 15 million swept up in wars in the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, the Palestinian territories, Syria and Ukraine, the UN children’s agency said Monday.”Never in recent memory have so many children been subjected to such...

    “Day of Silence” Aims to Rebuild Ukraine Truce But Talks in Doubt
    Dec09

    “Day of Silence” Aims to Rebuild Ukraine Truce But Talks in Doubt

    Ukraine plans a “Day of Silence” today to try to rebuild a ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists that has all but disintegrated, but accompanying peace talks — the first in three months — look like… …read more Source:...

    World’s children paying price for political rifts
    Dec09

    World’s children paying price for political rifts

    GENEVA: Divisions among the veto-wielding powers of the U.N. Security Council are harming the world’s children and sowing the seeds of future conflicts, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday. This year, riven by conflicts, has been the worst in two generations for children around the world, but 2015 looks set to...

    Russia displays air defence systems amid Ukraine tensions
    Dec09

    Russia displays air defence systems amid Ukraine tensions

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia displayed its mobile air defence missile systems in central Moscow on Monday, underlining its military might amid tensions with the West over Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    2014 devastating year for children
    Dec09

    2014 devastating year for children

    UNITED NATIONS, United States: 2014 has been a devastating year for children with up to 15 million swept up in wars in the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, the Palestinian territories, Syria and Ukraine, the UN children’s agency said. …read more Source: New Straits...

    War-torn Ukraine to test sweeping new cease-fire
    Dec08

    War-torn Ukraine to test sweeping new cease-fire

    Ukraine and pro-Russian insurgents prepared to put to the test a comprehensive truce on Tuesday aimed at calming an upsurge of violence that has further eroded trust between Moscow and the West. Local authorities on Monday reported the deaths of at least 12 civilians over a bloody weekend in which government forces and organized militias […] The...

    War-torn Ukraine to test sweeping new ceasefire
    Dec08

    War-torn Ukraine to test sweeping new ceasefire

    Ukraine and pro-Russian insurgents prepared to put to the test a comprehensive truce on Tuesday (Dec 9) aimed at calming an upsurge of violence that has further eroded trust between Moscow and the West. …read more Source: Channel...

    'Day of Silence' aims to rebuild Ukraine truce but talks in doubt
    Dec08

    'Day of Silence' aims to rebuild Ukraine truce but talks in doubt

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine plans a “Day of Silence” on Tuesday to try to rebuild a ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists that has all but disintegrated, but accompanying peace talks — the first in three months — look likely to be delayed. …read more Source: The...

    Europe toes harder line with Russia
    Dec08

    Europe toes harder line with Russia

    Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols reports on European and Russia relations on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” Russia accuses NATO of destabilizing northern Europe -InterfaxRussia isolated over Ukraine at G20Putin says Russia wants to have normal relations with U.S. and Europe …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    US, UK join major nuclear weapons conference
    Dec08

    US, UK join major nuclear weapons conference

    VIENNA – The United States and Britain on Monday for the first time attended a global conference discussing the risks posed by nuclear weapons, reversing their snubbing of previous rounds.The two countries are permanent UN Security Council members and among the nine states confirmed or believed to possess nuclear weapns, but shunned...

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