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    Sending arms to Kiev would be big gamble for US
    Feb04

    Sending arms to Kiev would be big gamble for US

    By considering giving weapons to Kiev, the United States could be contemplating a risky venture which advocates say would help end the conflict in Ukraine but opponents warn might fan the flames of war. A senior US administration official said on Monday no decision had been made on whether to send arms to help Ukrainian forces fight Russia-backed...

    UN condemns arrest of Crimean Tatar Mejlis official
    Feb04

    UN condemns arrest of Crimean Tatar Mejlis official

    UN Human Rights spokesperson Shamdasani says official faces up to 10 years in prison, calling it ‘excessive’ …read more Source: World...

    Ukraine tightens travel regime with Russia
    Feb04

    Ukraine tightens travel regime with Russia

    Russian citizens will no longer be able to travel to Ukraine using their internal passports, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk has announced. The change, announced on Tuesday and to take effect on March 1, discontinues a preferential travel regime between Russia and Ukraine that allowed citizens of the countries to cross each...

    Ukraine tightens travel regime with Russia
    Feb04

    Ukraine tightens travel regime with Russia

    Russian citizens will no longer be able to travel to Ukraine using their internal passports, prime minister declares. …read more Source: AL...

    US: Supplying Ukraine to rival Russia’s weapons ‘unrealistic’
    Feb04

    US: Supplying Ukraine to rival Russia’s weapons ‘unrealistic’

    ‘We believe a negotiated solution to the crisis is the right approach, and no decision has been made to provide lethal assistance,” said Jen Psaki. …read more Source: World...

    US: Supplying Ukraine to rival Russia’s weapons ‘unrealistic’
    Feb04

    US: Supplying Ukraine to rival Russia’s weapons ‘unrealistic’

    ‘We believe a negotiated solution to the crisis is the right approach, and no decision has been made to provide lethal assistance,” said Jen Psaki …read more Source: Anadolu...

    At least 9 killed when TransAsia plane crashes into Taiwan river
    Feb04

    At least 9 killed when TransAsia plane crashes into Taiwan river

    By Faith Hung and Michael Gold At least nine people were killed and dozens were unaccounted for after a Taiwanese TransAsia Airways plane with 58 passengers and crew on board crash-landed in a Taipei river on Wednesday, officials and domestic media said. Dramatic pictures taken by a motorist and posted on Twitter showed the planed cartwheeling...

    UN Agency Pushes Tight Deadline for Plane Tracking Standard
    Feb03

    UN Agency Pushes Tight Deadline for Plane Tracking Standard

    MONTREAL—Global aviation leaders on Tuesday debated setting a tight deadline to improve the tracking of passenger planes in a push to prevent a recurrence of the still unsolved disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Officials at the United Nations safety conference also sought to tackle risks from conflict zones after another Malaysia...

    Mother of seven accused of treason released from jail
    Feb03

    Mother of seven accused of treason released from jail

    MOSCOW: A mother of seven accused of treason for telling the Ukrainian embassy about Russian troop movements was to be released from jail on Tuesday, her husband said, though the charges against her remain. Svetlana Davydova, who faces between 12 and 20 years in prison, is being held in the high-security Lefortovo jail in Moscow. Her case has led...

    Ukraine hopes for US arms as death toll mounts in east
    Feb03

    Ukraine hopes for US arms as death toll mounts in east

    KIEV: Ukraine will step up efforts to persuade the United States to send weapons, a government source said on Tuesday, after Washington signalled it might be ready to arm troops battling a rebel offensive. At least 19 civilians and five government troops were killed over the previous 24 hours as fierce clashes raged between pro-Russian...

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