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    Battles leave Lugansk airport, busy tourist hub, in ruins
    Sep13

    Battles leave Lugansk airport, busy tourist hub, in ruins

    LUGANSK, Ukraine: Lugansk International Airport used to offer flights to Turkey, Egypt and other sunny tourist spots as well cities in Ukraine and Russia, handling as many as 10,000 passengers a day. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Ukraine PM says Putin's goal is to destroy Ukraine, recreate USSR
    Sep13

    Ukraine PM says Putin's goal is to destroy Ukraine, recreate USSR

    KIEV: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s goal is to destroy Ukraine as an independent country and to restore the Soviet Union, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said today. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Russian aid convoy crosses border into Ukraine
    Sep13

    Russian aid convoy crosses border into Ukraine

    The first 35 vehicles in a second Russian aid convoy heading for rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine have crossed the border, Russian news agencies reported late on Friday. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    U.S., EU hit Russia with fresh round of sanctions
    Sep13

    U.S., EU hit Russia with fresh round of sanctions

    The United States and the European Union hit Russia with tough new sanctions Friday in a coordinated riposte to Moscow’s “unacceptable behavior” in Ukraine despite a fragile truce. Moscow responded by accusing its foes of seeking to derail the peace push aimed at halting a conflict that has killed more than 2,700 people across...

    Pope’s WWI tribute infused with personal ties
    Sep13

    Pope’s WWI tribute infused with personal ties

    Pope Francis confronts a piece of his own family history on Saturday when he visits a World War I memorial built amid battlefields where his grandfather fought in a fierce Italian offensive against the Austro-Hungarian empire — surviving to impress upon the future pope the horrors of war. Francis’ aim in recalling those who died in the...

    U.S., EU hit Russia with more sanctions despite Ukraine ceasefire
    Sep13

    U.S., EU hit Russia with more sanctions despite Ukraine ceasefire

    The United States and European Union imposed new sanctions against Russia on Friday, tightening financial measures against Moscow over its intervention in Ukraine despite a week-old ceasefire which has brought calm to the embattled east.Putin orders combat readiness checks for troops in Russia’s east’Shaky’ Ukraine ceasefire...

    Netherlands deploys more experts to probe MH17 crash
    Sep13

    Netherlands deploys more experts to probe MH17 crash

    The Hague: The Dutch government has decided to send more experts to Ukraine to investigate the cause of Malaysia Airline flight MH17’s crash.Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday said that the experts will arrive in the government-held Kharkiv city, close to the crash s.. …read more Source: India...

    Dark clouds and silver linings in Asia
    Sep13

    Dark clouds and silver linings in Asia

    Asia faces growing tensions, economic slowdown and high poverty but also has reasons to be optimisticAsia generally is seeing rather dark clouds on the geopolitical, social, and economic horizons. This is the most critical moment in Asia for at least 30 years, but there are also a few reasons to be optimistic. Elusive peace Though the spectrum...

    Netherlands sends more experts to Ukraine over MH17 crash
    Sep13

    Netherlands sends more experts to Ukraine over MH17 crash

    The Dutch government has decided to send more experts to Ukraine to strengthen the recovery and repatriation mission tasked to handle the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crash, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday (Sep 12). …read more Source: Channel...

    U.S. expands sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
    Sep13

    U.S. expands sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    The United States on Friday slapped tougher sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, targeting Russia’s largest bank and leading energy and defense technology firms. …read more Source:...

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