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    Ukraine gets 5th defence minister in a year
    Oct14

    Ukraine gets 5th defence minister in a year

    The Ukrainian parliament has confirmed the commander of the national guard as the country’s new defence minister. …read more Source:...

    Emerging stocks edge down
    Oct14

    Emerging stocks edge down

    Emerging stocks edged down but held above 6-1/2-month lows on the prospect of delayed US rate hikes. ||| London – Emerging stocks edged down on Tuesday but held above 6-1/2-month lows on the prospect of delayed US rate hikes, while shares and currencies in oil exporters fell as oil prices sank to their lowest in nearly four years. With the...

    WTO tobacco call a long way out
    Oct14

    WTO tobacco call a long way out

    The World Trade Organization will not rule on a legal challenge to Australia’s landmark tobacco packaging laws until at least the first half of 2016, the panel of judges said. ||| Geneva – The World Trade Organization will not rule on a legal challenge to Australia’s landmark tobacco packaging laws until at least the first half...

    China won’t cede to HK protesters
    Oct14

    China won’t cede to HK protesters

    China’s ruling party believes it has offered enough concessions to Hong Kong in the past, and will give no ground to protesters. ||| Beijing – China’s ruling Communist Party believes it has offered enough concessions to Hong Kong in the past, and will give no ground to pro-democracy protests because it wants to avoid setting a...

    ‘We’ll stand up to Russia’
    Oct14

    ‘We’ll stand up to Russia’

    Ukraine’s new defence minister has vowed to build an army capable of withstanding Russia. …read more Source:...

    Dutch officials return to MH17 crash site
    Oct14

    Dutch officials return to MH17 crash site

    Dutch officials have returned to the crash site of flight MH17 in Ukraine, where the search for remains and belongings resumed with the recovery of items from cuddly toys to photos. …read more Source:...

    MH17 victims’ belongings recovered
    Oct14

    MH17 victims’ belongings recovered

    Dutch experts have collected jewellery, watches, credit cards and other personal items from the MH17 crash site in Ukraine. ||| Hrabove, Ukraine – Four Dutch experts and local emergency services made a start on Monday recovering personal belongings from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in east Ukraine, carting away boxes of...

    Russia’s ruble plunges to new low
    Oct13

    Russia’s ruble plunges to new low

    Russia’s ruble has slumped to a new all-time low against the euro as the spillover from the Ukraine crisis and falling oil prices pummelled the economy. ||| Moscow – Russia’s ruble on Monday slumped to a new all-time low against the euro as the spillover from the Ukraine crisis and falling oil prices pummelled the economy.The...

    Russia signs deals with China
    Oct13

    Russia signs deals with China

    Russia and China signed energy, finance and trade deals that Moscow hailed as evidence a policy turn towards Asia will help it weather Western sanctions imposed over the Ukraine crisis. ||| Moscow – Russia and China signed energy, finance and trade deals on Monday hailed by Moscow as evidence a policy turn towards Asia will help it weather...

    MH17: Abbott wants answers from Putin
    Oct13

    MH17: Abbott wants answers from Putin

    Australia’s Tony Abbott has promised to confront Russian leader Vladimir Putin over the downing of Flight MH17. ||| Sydney – Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Monday that he would use an upcoming G20 summit to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 and the “murder” of...

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