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    Ukraine hands popular general tricky defence job
    Oct13

    Ukraine hands popular general tricky defence job

    KIEV – President Petro Poroshenko on Monday turned to the popular head of Ukraine’s frontline forces in his search for a defence minister ahead of a crunch general election and high-stakes talks with Russia. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Despite fighting, Dutch experts help recover MH17 crash items
    Oct13

    Despite fighting, Dutch experts help recover MH17 crash items

    October 13, 2014 8:39 PMHRABOVE (REUTERS) – Four Dutch police experts visited the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Monday to help recover belongings and human remains despite fighting nearby in east Ukraine. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Russia signs deals with China to help weather sanctions
    Oct13

    Russia signs deals with China to help weather sanctions

    [Moscow] Russia and China signed energy, finance and trade deals on Monday hailed by Moscow as evidence a policy turn towards Asia will help it weather Western sanctions imposed over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The Business...

    Despite fighting, Dutch experts help recover MH17 crash items
    Oct13

    Despite fighting, Dutch experts help recover MH17 crash items

    HRABOVE Ukraine (Reuters) – Four Dutch police experts visited the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Monday to help recover belongings and human remains despite fighting nearby in east Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Australia PM Says He Will Confront Putin at G-20 Over Downed Flight MH17 ‘Murders’
    Oct13

    Australia PM Says He Will Confront Putin at G-20 Over Downed Flight MH17 ‘Murders’

    A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows wreckage from the Malaysian airliner from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. (AFP Photo/Dominique Faget) Sydney. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Monday that he would use an upcoming Group of 20 leaders summit to confront Russian...

    Five Countries, Including Malaysia, Set to Join World’s ‘Top Table’ at UN Security Council
    Oct13

    Five Countries, Including Malaysia, Set to Join World’s ‘Top Table’ at UN Security Council

    United Nations. Years of campaigning for a seat at the world’s “top table” come to a head this week when elections are held to the UN Security Council, which decides on such weighty matters as sanctions, war and peace. Five seats are up for grabs in the 15-member Council, where the elected countries will join the five permanent powers —...

    Ukraine's Poroshenko proposes National Guard commander for defence minister
    Oct13

    Ukraine's Poroshenko proposes National Guard commander for defence minister

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday proposed National Guard commander Stepan Poltorak for defence minister, the presidential website said. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine turns to new defence chief ahead of Russia talks
    Oct13

    Ukraine turns to new defence chief ahead of Russia talks

    KIEV – President Petro Poroshenko was set on Monday to name Ukraine’s fourth defence minister of the year as he positions himself for a crunch general election and high-level talks with Russia. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Kerry meets Egypt’s Sisi to press democracy
    Oct13

    Kerry meets Egypt’s Sisi to press democracy

    CAIRO – US Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday to press the former military leader to adopt greater democratic reforms.Fresh from a day-long donors conference in Cairo which raised some US$5.4 billion (S$6.9 billion) in pledges to help the Palestinians and the Gaza Strip, Kerry was to...

    Australia PM vows to ‘shirtfront’ Putin at G20 over MH17
    Oct13

    Australia PM vows to ‘shirtfront’ Putin at G20 over MH17

    SYDNEY – Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday vowed to “shirtfront”, or confront, Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit next month over the loss of Australian lives in the MH17 crash over Ukraine. …read more Source: Bangkok...

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