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    Ukraine peace plan hangs by a thread
    Nov05

    Ukraine peace plan hangs by a thread

    DONETSK (UKRAINE) – The ceasefire in Ukraine hung by a thread Wednesday after President Petro Poroshenko accused pro-Russian rebels of sinking the peace process and ordered troop reinforcements to eastern cities. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Merkel aide wants EU travel ban on new Ukraine rebel leadership
    Nov05

    Merkel aide wants EU travel ban on new Ukraine rebel leadership

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s top foreign policy advisor said on Wednesday he wants Ukrainian separatist leaders who were elected in Sunday’s contested vote added to a list of rebels and Russian officials banned from travelling to the European Union. …read more Source: The...

    Malaysia to join MH17 crash investigation team
    Nov05

    Malaysia to join MH17 crash investigation team

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia will be made a member of the Dutch-led team which is investigating the MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine, the Prime Ministers of Malaysia and the Netherlands announced Wednesday.Najib Tun Razak and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte, who is here for a one-day o.. …read more Source: India...

    McCain could shake up US defence in powerful new Senate role
    Nov05

    McCain could shake up US defence in powerful new Senate role

    WASHINGTON – Senator John McCain’s voice just got a whole lot louder.One of President Barack Obama’s noisiest detractors, McCain is expected to take the helm of the powerful Armed Services Committee in the new Republican-controlled US Senate when the US Congress convenes in January.The Arizona senator, a critic of the $399...

    Ukraine PM says rebel-led regions will never receive funds from Kiev
    Nov05

    Ukraine PM says rebel-led regions will never receive funds from Kiev

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday Kiev would never provide any funding to rebel-controlled areas in the east because the government refused “to finance terrorists.” …read more Source: The...

    Malaysia to join MH17 crash investigation team
    Nov05

    Malaysia to join MH17 crash investigation team

    Malaysia will be made a member of the Dutch-led team which is investigating the MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine, the prime ministers of Malaysia and the Netherlands announced on Wednesday. …read more Source: The Times of...

    No Obama-Putin meetings on sidelines of APEC and G20: Kremlin
    Nov05

    No Obama-Putin meetings on sidelines of APEC and G20: Kremlin

    MOSCOW – No bilateral meetings between Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin are scheduled during the APEC and G20 summits next week, a Kremlin spokesman said Wednesday.”No bilateral meeting is planned for the moment,” spokesman Dmitri Peskov said, according to the RIA Novosti news agency. He added that informal contacts...

    Russia's Gazprom says gets first debt repayment from Ukraine
    Nov05

    Russia's Gazprom says gets first debt repayment from Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s top natural gas producer Gazprom said on Wednesday it had received $1.45 billion (908.69 million pounds) from Ukrainian energy firm Naftogaz [NAFTO.UL] in repayment for unpaid debt, the first step towards Russia resuming gas supplies to Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Russia plans nuclear summit boycott
    Nov05

    Russia plans nuclear summit boycott

    VIENNA (AP) Russia has informed the United States that it will boycott the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, diplomats told The Associated Press on Tuesday, potentially stripping the meeting of one of its key participants and hurting efforts initiated by President Barack Obama to reduce the threat of nuclear terrorism.Officials already had told the...

    Malaysia, Netherlands keep pressing for access to MH17 site
    Nov05

    Malaysia, Netherlands keep pressing for access to MH17 site

    PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia – The leaders of Malaysia and the Netherlands vowed on Wednesday to keep pressing for access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and to bring to justice those responsible for downing the plane in Ukraine.RELATED STORIESDowning of MH17: All the latest reportsPrime Minister Najib Razak met with his visiting...

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