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    1,357 of the fatalities have been recorded since ceasefire began in early September.
    Dec15

    1,357 of the fatalities have been recorded since ceasefire began in early September.

    In Eastern Ukraine, fighting has killed at least 4,707 people since the conflict began in mid-April this year. A new report from the United Nations team in Ukraine says at least 1,357 of the fatalities have been recorded since the ceasefire began in early September. The report further states that some 10,322 people have been wounded in the...

    Kerry, Lavrov meet on Ukraine tensions
    Dec15

    Kerry, Lavrov meet on Ukraine tensions

    ROME (AFP) ― Top U.S. diplomat John Kerry met his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Sunday, amid anger in Moscow over …read more Source: The Korea...

    Syrian crisis tops agenda of EU Foreign Ministers meeting to be held later on Monday.
    Dec15

    Syrian crisis tops agenda of EU Foreign Ministers meeting to be held later on Monday.

    The European Union (EU) has declared support to UN efforts to arrange a ceasefire in Syria’s second city of Aleppo. The EU Foreign Affairs Chief Federica Mogherini said special UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura briefed foreign ministers on plans for a ceasefire between government and rebel forces in Aleppo. The Syrian crisis tops the agenda...

    Around 1,300 Killed in Ukraine Since Ceasefire: United Nations Report
    Dec15

    Around 1,300 Killed in Ukraine Since Ceasefire: United Nations Report

    Around 1,300 people have been killed in Ukraine’s separatist conflict since a September ceasefire, according to a UN report that said many living in the country’s rebel-held east were struggling to su… …read more Source:...

    UN Says Death Toll in Eastern Ukraine Up To 4,707
    Dec15

    UN Says Death Toll in Eastern Ukraine Up To 4,707

    The UN human rights office says at least 4,707 people have been killed and 10,322 wounded in the conflict-affected areas of eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Human Rights Watch slams Russia for spiralling homophobic attacks
    Dec15

    Human Rights Watch slams Russia for spiralling homophobic attacks

    MOSCOW – Human Rights Watch sounded the alarm Monday over the rising number of homophobic attacks in Russia, slamming Vladimir Putin’s government for “inaction” and urging a crackdown on hate crimes.The US-based rights group said homophobic attacks increased in Russia after Putin signed a hugely controversial law banning...

    Sweden called Russian ambassador over near miss by Russian plane
    Dec15

    Sweden called Russian ambassador over near miss by Russian plane

    STOCKHOLM (AFP) – Sweden and Denmark summoned Russias ambassadors Monday in protest over a near miss between a Russian surveillance plane and a commercial aircraft, a further sign of rising military tensions in the Baltic.The incident took place Friday south of the Swedish city of Malmoe, shortly after the passenger plane — operated...

    Around 1,300 killed in Ukraine since ceasefire – U.N.
    Dec15

    Around 1,300 killed in Ukraine since ceasefire – U.N.

    KIEV (Reuters) – Around 1,300 people have been killed in Ukraine’s separatist conflict since a September ceasefire, according to a U.N. report that said many living in the country’s rebel-held east were struggling to survive. …read more Source: The...

    Malaysia Airlines shares suspended as part of rescue plan
    Dec15

    Malaysia Airlines shares suspended as part of rescue plan

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Malaysia Airlines suspended its shares from the countrys stock exchange Monday under a government rescue plan for the flag carrier which is fighting for survival after losing two planes this year.The airline, whose already loss-making operations took a further beating after the two tragedies, said in a notice to the...

    Moscow shifts to tougher economic relationship with Ukraine – PM
    Dec15

    Moscow shifts to tougher economic relationship with Ukraine – PM

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moving closer to the European Union offers no panacea for Ukraine’s financial problems and will mean big losses in economic ties with Moscow, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an article published on Monday. …read more Source: The...

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