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    Russia's Putin praises Crimea's "return home" in New Year address
    Dec31

    Russia's Putin praises Crimea's "return home" in New Year address

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a televised New Year’s address on Wednesday that the “return home” of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula to Moscow’s control would forever remain an important chapter in Russia’s history. …read more Source: The...

    Energy deals keep the lights on for Ukraine’s New Year festivities
    Dec31

    Energy deals keep the lights on for Ukraine’s New Year festivities

    Ukraine will have stable enough imports of coal and electricity to welcome the New Year with a well-lit festive tree in the home and illuminations on the street, national energy authorities said today. “All Ukrainians will be able to greet the New Year with light. There will be no outages in the near future,” Volodymyr Demchyshyn told...

    After 15 years in power, Putin risks running out of luck
    Dec31

    After 15 years in power, Putin risks running out of luck

    MOSCOW – When Vladimir Putin was handed power unexpectedly by an ailing Boris Yeltsin on the last day of the last century, his first move was to go on television to guarantee Russia the freedoms needed for a “civilised society”.Fifteen years later, his critics accuse the former KGB spy of sacrificing emerging political and...

    Bodies from crashed AirAsia plane arrive in Indonesian city
    Dec31

    Bodies from crashed AirAsia plane arrive in Indonesian city

    SURABAYA: The first two bodies from the AirAsia plane that crashed off the coast of Borneo arrived on Wednesday in the Indonesian city of Surabaya, where relatives have gathered to await news of their loved ones. Rescuers believe they have found the plane on the sea floor off Borneo, after sonar detected a large, dark object beneath waters near...

    Sydney spectacular leads global New Year celebrations
    Dec31

    Sydney spectacular leads global New Year celebrations

    SYDNEY – A dazzling display of fireworks lit up Sydney Harbour on Thursday as Australia’s biggest city welcomed the New Year in spectacular style, defying terrorist fears days after a deadly siege.From Hong Kong to London and New York to Rio, millions around the world will celebrate when the clock ticks past midnight, ringing in 2015...

    Russia’s Putin praises Crimea’s “return home”
    Dec31

    Russia’s Putin praises Crimea’s “return home”

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a televised New Year’s address on Wednesday that the “return home” of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula to Moscow’s control would remain a very important epoch in Russia’s history.”Love for one’s motherland is one of the most powerful and uplifting...

    Russia's Putin praises Crimea's 'return home'
    Dec31

    Russia's Putin praises Crimea's 'return home'

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a televised New Year’s address on Wednesday that the “return home” of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula to Moscow’s control would remain a very important epoch in Russia’s history. …read more Source: The...

    Merkel Vows United European Stance Over Ukraine
    Dec31

    Merkel Vows United European Stance Over Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged to maintain a strong and united European position against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine. Merkel said in a December 30 early release of her New Year’s … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    European stocks rise at end of tough year
    Dec31

    European stocks rise at end of tough year

    LONDON – Europe’s main stock markets rose on Wednesday, the last trading day of a tough year for the region’s equities against a backdrop of weak eurozone growth.London’s benchmark FTSE 100 gained 0.29 per cent to 6,565.90 points nearing the end of a shorter-than-normal trading day on New Year’s Eve, while the index...

    First AirAsia bodies arrive as bad weather hampers recovery
    Dec31

    First AirAsia bodies arrive as bad weather hampers recovery

    SURABAYA: Soldiers acting as pall bearers Wednesday carried coffins containing the first two bodies from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 into Surabaya airport, from where the ill-fated plane departed, as sombre relatives gave their DNA to help identify loved ones. The bodies were taken from an air force plane to a military ambulance to be transported to a...

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