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    Ukraine Eyes IMF Credit Lifeline in Early 2015
    Dec30

    Ukraine Eyes IMF Credit Lifeline in Early 2015

    KYIV—Ukraine expects the International Monetary Fund to disburse new and overdue loans after a visit next month and still hopes a $17 billion bailout program can be expanded, its central bank chief said on Tuesday. Valeria Hontareva declined to give a value for the payment, even when pressed by journalists, but it is likely to total more than $4...

    Bodies found in Indonesian waters where plane disappeared
    Dec30

    Bodies found in Indonesian waters where plane disappeared

    AP PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia — Bloated bodies and debris seen floating in Indonesian waters Tuesday painfully ended the mystery of AirAsia Flight 8501, which crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people aboard and took more than two days to find, despite a massive international search. The low-cost carrier vanished Sunday halfway through a two-hour...

    Ukraine expects to receive three tranches of credit from IMF
    Dec30

    Ukraine expects to receive three tranches of credit from IMF

    Ukraine expects to receive three tranches of credit from the International Monetary Fund… …read more Source: World...

    Bodies, debris from missing AirAsia plane pulled from sea off Indonesia
    Dec30

    Bodies, debris from missing AirAsia plane pulled from sea off Indonesia

    Family members of passengers onboard missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 react to the news that bodies and debris were found off the coast of Borneo island, while they wait at the airport in Surabaya, Indonesia, on December 30, 2014. (Reuters/Beawiharta) Jakarta, Reuters—Indonesian rescuers searching for a missing AirAsia plane carrying 162 people...

    Debris spotted off Indonesia coast, possible link to AirAsia
    Dec30

    Debris spotted off Indonesia coast, possible link to AirAsia

    AP SURABAYA, Indonesia— Several pieces of debris seen floating in the sea off Borneo island might be linked to the missing AirAsia jetliner, an Indonesia National Search and Rescue spokesman said Tuesday. Yusuf Latif said an Indonesian military aircraft saw white, red and black objects, including what appears to be a life jacket, off the coast,...

    Indonesian TV shows footage of objects in Java Sea, may be AirAsia jet debris
    Dec30

    Indonesian TV shows footage of objects in Java Sea, may be AirAsia jet debris

    INDONESIAN TRANSPORTATION MINISTRY OFFICIAL SAYS AIRCRAFT SEARCHING FOR MISSING JET HAVE SIGHTED “RED AND WHITE COLOURED” DEBRIS OFF KALIMANTAN COAST By Fergus Jensen Countries around Asia on Tuesday stepped up the search for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people that is presumed to have crashed in shallow waters off Indonesia, as television...

    Ukraine Formally Scraps Non-aligned Status
    Dec29

    Ukraine Formally Scraps Non-aligned Status

    KYIV—Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has signed a law revoking Ukraine’s non-aligned status as part of efforts to move the country closer to NATO, the western military alliance. Russia views NATO expansion as a threat and President Vladimir Putin last week signed a military doctrine reiterating those concerns. Poroshenko signed...

    Foreign Policy Battles Loom Between Obama, Republican-led Congress
    Dec29

    Foreign Policy Battles Loom Between Obama, Republican-led Congress

    Published December 29, 2014 Some of President Barack Obama’s loudest critics on foreign policy will have new powers as chairmen of various Senate committees when Republicans assume control of both houses of Congress in January. VOA Senate correspondent Michael Bowman reports, from Ukraine to the …read more Source:...

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

    Analysts: 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-backed 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...

    Ukraine’s President to meet Russian, French, German leaders
    Dec29

    Ukraine’s President to meet Russian, French, German leaders

    By Pavel Polityuk and Natalia Zinets UKRAINE’S President said on Monday he would meet the leaders of Russia,France and Germany on Jan. 15 in an attempt to restore peace to Kiev’s eastern territories and acknowledged Kiev lacked the resources to regain control by military means. He said he had spoken with US President Barack Obama...

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