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    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...

    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...

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