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    Ukraine drops non-aligned status
    Dec29

    Ukraine drops non-aligned status

    Ukraine’s president signs bill renouncing non-aligned status, angering Russia which calls the move a security threat. …read more Source: AL...

    Analysts Say Ukraine’s Challenges Are Also Russia’s
    Dec29

    Analysts Say Ukraine’s Challenges Are Also Russia’s

    Daniel Schearf Published December 29, 2014 Ukraine’s pro-European revolution succeeded this year in replacing its Russia-leaning president with leaders favoring European integration. But the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea, and support for pro-Russia rebels in east Ukraine has many worried the country will remain unstable or conditions...

    Moscow ‘not interested in confrontation’ with the West
    Dec29

    Moscow ‘not interested in confrontation’ with the West

    Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says it is possible to escape “spiral of confrontation” over Ukraine …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko to Meet With Putin, Merkel, Hollande
    Dec29

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko to Meet With Putin, Merkel, Hollande

    Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, said on Monday he intends to meet January 15 with Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande.The meeting, part of efforts to seek a negotiated end to the conflict in Ukraine’s east, would take place in Kazakhstan’s capital,...

    Indonesia says missing AirAsia plane could be at ‘bottom of sea’
    Dec29

    Indonesia says missing AirAsia plane could be at ‘bottom of sea’

    One of the relatives of a passenger on the AirAsia flight QZ8501 wipes tears as she awaits the latest news on the search of the missing jetliner at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Trisnadi Marjan) Jakarta, Reuters—A missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people could be at the bottom of...

    Ukraine approves austerity laws needed for draft budget
    Dec29

    Ukraine approves austerity laws needed for draft budget

    The government says the more than $1 billion that the higher import duties will generate is essential for next year’s draft budget …read more Source: World...

    Indonesia says missing AirAsia plane could be at ‘bottom of sea’
    Dec29

    Indonesia says missing AirAsia plane could be at ‘bottom of sea’

    A missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people could be at the bottom of the sea after it was presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said on Monday, as countries around Asia sent ships and planes to help in the search effort.The Indonesia AirAsia plane, an Airbus A320-200, disappeared after its pilot failed to get permission to...

    Indonesia says presumes missing AirAsia plane crashed in Java Sea
    Dec29

    Indonesia says presumes missing AirAsia plane crashed in Java Sea

    By Fergus Jensen and Siva Govindasamy A missing AirAsia plane carrying 162 people is presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said on Monday, as countries in the region offered to help Jakarta in the search and recovery effort. The Indonesia AirAsia plane, an Airbus A320-200, disappeared after its pilot failed to get...

    Indonesia halts search for missing AirAsia plane as night falls
    Dec28

    Indonesia halts search for missing AirAsia plane as night falls

    Indonesia called off until first light a search for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people from Indonesia’s Surabaya to Singapore, which went missing on Sunday just after pilots requested a change in course to avoid bad weather.There was no distress call issued by Flight QZ8501, operated by Indonesian AirAsia, 49 percent owned by...

    Nearly 900 Dead, Missing in 2014 Air Disasters
    Dec28

    Nearly 900 Dead, Missing in 2014 Air Disasters

    Nearly 900 people are dead or missing following air disasters around the world this year, with Southeast Asia taking a particularly heavy hit. Three major events involved weather, two planes were shot down in eastern Ukraine, and one crash was attributed to mechanical problems. Hundreds of passengers and crew remain unaccounted for in the…...

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