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    China on best behaviour for APEC, but guests may not be
    Nov06

    China on best behaviour for APEC, but guests may not be

    From territorial disputes with neighbours to rivalry with the United States, China is setting aside some of its biggest foreign policy challenges to prevent discord at a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders that it hosts next week. What’s not clear is whether the guests will behave as well. One potential hotspot is the conflict in Ukraine, as...

    Russian central bank limits interventions, lets ruble float
    Nov05

    Russian central bank limits interventions, lets ruble float

    MOSCOW – The Russian central bank announced Wednesday it would limit its support for the ruble, letting the currency which has already taken a hit from the Ukraine crisis sink to a new record low. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Shell kills young footballers in crumbling Ukraine ceasefire
    Nov05

    Shell kills young footballers in crumbling Ukraine ceasefire

    DONETSK (UKRAINE) – Ukraine’s tattered ceasefire came under new strain Wednesday as shelling killed two teenagers playing football in rebel-held Donetsk and President Petro Poroshenko said he was deploying reinforcements to face a threatened separatist offensive. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Shell kills two young footballers amid crumbling Ukraine ceasefire
    Nov05

    Shell kills two young footballers amid crumbling Ukraine ceasefire

    November 06, 2014 2:24 AMDONETSK, Ukraine (AFP) – Ukraine’s tattered ceasefire came under new strain on Wednesday as shelling killed two teenagers playing football in rebel-held Donetsk and President Petro Poroshenko said he was deploying reinforcements to face a threatened separatist offensive. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Orbital blames rocket engine failure for launchpad blast
    Nov05

    Orbital blames rocket engine failure for launchpad blast

    WASHINGTON: Orbital Sciences Corporation said Wednesday a preliminary probe into last month’s unmanned rocket blast shows an engine failure was to blame for the explosion shortly after liftoff from Wallops Island, Virginia.This still image from NASA video shows an Orbital Sciences Corporation unmanned spacecraft exploding on October 28,...

    Ukraine peace plan in tatters, 'frozen conflict' takes shape
    Nov05

    Ukraine peace plan in tatters, 'frozen conflict' takes shape

    KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Kiev said on Wednesday it would halt payment of state funds in areas controlled by pro-Moscow rebels, as both sides hardened positions in what is rapidly becoming a “frozen conflict”: a long-term stalemate that the West believes is Russia’s aim. …read more Source: The...

    Two teenagers killed by shelling in Ukraine's Donetsk
    Nov05

    Two teenagers killed by shelling in Ukraine's Donetsk

    KIEV (Reuters) – Two teenagers were killed by shelling while out playing on a school sports field in the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, Donetsk city administration said in an online statement. …read more Source: The...

    Putin regrets Ukraine ceasefire is not working
    Nov05

    Putin regrets Ukraine ceasefire is not working

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed concern on Wednesday that a two-month old ceasefire had failed to end what he called civil war in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Putin beats Obama again in Forbes power ranking
    Nov05

    Putin beats Obama again in Forbes power ranking

    NEW YORK – For a second year in a row, Russian President Vladimir Putin has beaten Barack Obama to the title of world’s most powerful leader as ranked by Forbes.In a year in which Russia annexed Crimea, stoked a conflict in Ukraine and clinched a multi-billion-dollar gas pipeline deal with China that Forbes called the world’s...

    Ukraine-Russia gas row – the sequel – pencilled in already
    Nov05

    Ukraine-Russia gas row – the sequel – pencilled in already

    LONDON (Reuters) – The sticking plaster Russia-Ukraine gas payment deal will unpeel in March with the intensity of the likely next row dependent on a judgement from a legal panel in Sweden. …read more Source: The...

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