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    Shells hit school playground and nearby street in Ukraine city, four killed: eyewitnesses
    Oct01

    Shells hit school playground and nearby street in Ukraine city, four killed: eyewitnesses

    DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Shells hit a school playground and a nearby street in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, killing four people including a teacher and a parent, witnesses said. …read more Source:...

    ‘Frozen conflict’ looming in east Ukraine, EU diplomats say
    Oct01

    ‘Frozen conflict’ looming in east Ukraine, EU diplomats say

    EU countries have decided to uphold Russia sanctions for now, amid a growing feeling that a frozen conflict is better than heavy fighting. …read more Source:...

    Hahn makes assured entry into diplomacy
    Oct01

    Hahn makes assured entry into diplomacy

    Past the midway stage of his audition to become the next European commissioner for relations with the European Union’s neighbours and would-be members, Johannes Hahn was asked a question about Turkey and Cyprus. Hahn said he lacked “diplomatic” experience, adding: “I don’t want to be a bull in a china shop”. The exchange summed up...

    Ukrainian election campaign looking tough for new faces
    Oct01

    Ukrainian election campaign looking tough for new faces

    With less than a month to go before Ukrainians vote in what may prove to be the key election in the nation’s history, the political scene is awash… …read more Source:...

    EU monitors claim Ukraine truce is holding despite fresh shelling at Donetsk airport
    Oct01

    EU monitors claim Ukraine truce is holding despite fresh shelling at Donetsk airport

    Ukrainian forces are reported to have repelled two fresh assaults by pro-Russian rebels on the airport in the eastern city of Donetsk. The strategic… …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] EU gives more aid to farmers hit by Russia embargo
    Oct01

    [Ticker] EU gives more aid to farmers hit by Russia embargo

    The European Commission introduced a new aid package on Tuesday worth €165 million to help farmers hit by Russian sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, but tightened up on dubious compensation claims. The new scheme also includes oranges, mandarins and clementines, as sought by major producers Spain, Italy and Greece. …read more Source:...

    Young Ukrainians and Russians in the UK on the crisis in eastern Ukraine  interactive
    Oct01

    Young Ukrainians and Russians in the UK on the crisis in eastern Ukraine interactive

    The reverberations of the Ukraine conflict have been felt all over the world especially in the UK, home to an estimated 70,000 Ukrainians and Russians, where loyalties are divided between Kiev and Moscow … …read more Source: The...

    Speak now: a history of the ‘protest marriage’ from Hong Kong to Kiev
    Sep30

    Speak now: a history of the ‘protest marriage’ from Hong Kong to Kiev

    Vivian Lo and Ka Sing Fung posed for photos at pro-democracy protest following others who found love among the barricadesThe sting of pepper spray and the threat of riot police appears to have done little to quell the sweet taste of romance. Couples have declared their vows at demonstrations around the world, with the latest protest marriage...

    Eurocontrol seeks more info sharing for airspace safety
    Sep30

    Eurocontrol seeks more info sharing for airspace safety

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Europe’s air-traffic control organization on Tuesday fleshed out a plan for countries to share non-public intelligence in conflict zones to help airlines avert tragedies such as the one that claimed 298 lives over Ukraine in July. …read more Source:...

    Russian state television says Britain and US provoked Hong Kong protests
    Sep30

    Russian state television says Britain and US provoked Hong Kong protests

    Accusations from pro-Kremlin media reflect Russia’s growing ties with China after US and EU sanctions …read more Source: The...

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