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    Hunt for MH370 may be called off
    Mar02

    Hunt for MH370 may be called off

    Australia says the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 cannot go on forever. ||| Canberra – The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 cannot go on forever, Australia’s deputy prime minister said, and discussions are already under way between Australia, China and Malaysia as to whether to call off the hunt...

    Obama blasts Nemtsov murder
    Feb28

    Obama blasts Nemtsov murder

    President Barack Obama condemned what he called the “brutal” and “vicious” murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. ||| Washington – US President Barack Obama condemned what he called the “brutal” and “vicious” murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin who was shot dead in...

    Outspoken Putin critic shot dead
    Feb28

    Outspoken Putin critic shot dead

    Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader, was gunned down ahead of a planned protest against the government. ||| Moscow – Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down on Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the...

    Deaths shake Ukraine truce
    Feb27

    Deaths shake Ukraine truce

    Kiev reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine, denting hopes a ceasefire will hold. ||| Kiev – Ukraine on Friday reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine, denting hopes a ceasefire will hold, and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a “military threat” even if the truce is solid. Government troops...

    European shares take a breath
    Feb27

    European shares take a breath

    European shares dipped on Friday – pausing after their best start to the year since regional benchmarks began in 1986. ||| Paris – European shares dipped on Friday morning, pausing after their best start to the year since regional benchmarks began in late 1986, while Airbus rallied after posting a sharp rise in operating earnings....

    Khodorkovsky slams ‘naked king’ Putin
    Feb27

    Khodorkovsky slams ‘naked king’ Putin

    Former YUKOS tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky says Russia’s economy will weaken further. ||| London – Former Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky said on Thursday Vladimir Putin was a “naked king” presiding over an economy that will weaken further, eventually provoking a battle between rival clans in Moscow. “Putin with bare chest...

    Outrage over kindergarteners with rifles
    Feb27

    Outrage over kindergarteners with rifles

    Pictures of Russian children posing with mock AK-47 rifles and other weapons at a kindergarten have provoked a storm of controversy. ||| Moscow – Pictures of young Russian children posing with mock AK-47 rifles and other weapons at a kindergarten have provoked a storm of controversy, but some defended them as patriotic education. Pictures...

    Outrage of kindergarteners with rifles
    Feb27

    Outrage of kindergarteners with rifles

    Pictures of Russian children posing with mock AK-47 rifles and other weapons at a kindergarten have provoked a storm of controversy. ||| Moscow – Pictures of young Russian children posing with mock AK-47 rifles and other weapons at a kindergarten have provoked a storm of controversy, but some defended them as patriotic education.Pictures...

    Amnesty: world response to IS shameful
    Feb25

    Amnesty: world response to IS shameful

    Amnesty International has accused world leaders of “pretending the protection of civilians is beyond their power.” ||| World leaders have proved “shameful and ineffective” in failing to protect civilians from groups like Islamic State (IS), Amnesty International said on Wednesday, calling 2014 a “catastrophic” year.In its 415-page annual report...

    Bullion back in favour with central banks
    Feb25

    Bullion back in favour with central banks

    Kazakhstan increased gold reserves for the 28th consecutive month, while Ukraine added to holdings for the first time since August, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said. ||| Phoebe Sedgman MelbourneKAZAKHSTAN increased gold reserves for the 28th consecutive month, while Ukraine added to holdings for the first time since August, the...

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