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    2 passengers killed in bus crash in eastern Slovakia
    Jan31

    2 passengers killed in bus crash in eastern Slovakia

    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) ” Slovak officials say two passengers have been killed in a crash of a Czech bus heading for the city of Uzhorod in Ukraine.Andrej Hirjak of Slovakia’s rescue service says the accident occurred shortly… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    3 civilians dead in intense fighting in eastern Ukraine
    Jan31

    3 civilians dead in intense fighting in eastern Ukraine

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) ” A top Ukrainian official says at least three civilians were killed overnight in intense fighting between pro-Russian separatists and government troops in eastern Ukraine.Donetsk regional police chief Vyacheslav… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Hungary under pressure to pick sides in Russia-EU standoff (AFP)
    Jan31

    Hungary under pressure to pick sides in Russia-EU standoff (AFP)

    Budapest (AFP) – Hungary’s maverick Prime Minister Viktor Orban has spent the past year straddling the divide between Russia and his European Union counterparts on the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: The West...

    As shelling batters Ukraines cities countrys children increasingly in danger  UN
    Jan31

    As shelling batters Ukraines cities countrys children increasingly in danger UN

    27 January 2015 – The continued shelling of Ukraine’s urban centres serves as a shocking reminder of the price being paid by the country’s children and families, a UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) … …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine talks, clashes follow EU sanctions
    Jan31

    Ukraine talks, clashes follow EU sanctions

    The EU has expanded its raft of sanctions against Russia as fighting continues in the east and fresh moves are made hold peace talks. …read more Source:...

    Russia Awards Crimean Bridge Contract to Putin Allys Company
    Jan31

    Russia Awards Crimean Bridge Contract to Putin Allys Company

    A company whose main owner is a longtime ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin has been awarded a contract to build a bridge linking mainland Russia with the Crimean Peninsula. A government order … …read more Source: Big News...

    In Ukraine’s rebel capital daily life is fraught with deadly danger (AFP)
    Jan31

    In Ukraine’s rebel capital daily life is fraught with deadly danger (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Civilians queuing for aid handouts in Ukraine’s rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday became the five latest casualties of a conflict which makes daily life a gamble, for those who haven’t already fled. …read more Source: The West...

    On Ukraine battlefield, one act of mercy becomes an internet sensation
    Jan31

    On Ukraine battlefield, one act of mercy becomes an internet sensation

    The phone connection from my living room in Berlin to the battlefield in eastern Ukraine couldn’t have been better. First Lieutenant Alexei Chaban of the Ukrainian 17th Tank Brigade came in loud and clear, the sound of gunfire in the distance. “There’s some shelling going on,” he said. “If the line cuts out,...

    Watchdog warns over ignoring rights
    Jan31

    Watchdog warns over ignoring rights

    Governments increasingly view human rights as “a luxury” they can ill afford, Human Rights Watch said yesterday, warning that abuses fuel crises in world trouble spots such as Syria and Ukraine.Western powers, including the United… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    ‘We didn’t kill them’: On Ukraine battlefield, one act of mercy becomes an internet sensation
    Jan30

    ‘We didn’t kill them’: On Ukraine battlefield, one act of mercy becomes an internet sensation

    Ukrainian First Lieutenant Alexei Chaban, 50, has become an internet hit since the weekend, when he posted an open letter to the mother of a Russian tank commander whose life he had spared during a skirmish last week. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

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