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    Hong Kong and China are locked in a furious debate over the alphabet
    Mar04

    Hong Kong and China are locked in a furious debate over the alphabet

    REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonHongkongers’ sensitivity about their language has been pricked again by a mooted plan to teach simplified Chinese in schools. At the start of last month, it emerged that the Education Bureau’s latest consultation document said local pupils should learn to read simplified characters. Traditional characters are the...

    Top Diplomats Aim For Elections In Eastern Ukraine By Midyear
    Mar04

    Top Diplomats Aim For Elections In Eastern Ukraine By Midyear

    The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France agreed that elections should be held in eastern Ukraine by the end of June, French minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian foreign minister Klimkin says no breakthrough in Ukraine talks
    Mar04

    Ukrainian foreign minister Klimkin says no breakthrough in Ukraine talks

    With the Minsk peace accord more than a year old, France and Germany say little has been done to implement it. Although violence has wound down, social and economic reforms remain neglected, said Berlin. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine FM: Russia Not Ready to Talk in Detail
    Mar04

    Ukraine FM: Russia Not Ready to Talk in Detail

    Ukraine’s foreign minister, Pavlo Klimkin, reported no breakthrough after Thursday’s talks in Paris on the conflict in eastern Ukraine, saying he believes the Russians are not ready to discuss anything in detail. Klimkin told reporters the talks with the Russian, French and German foreign ministers were lively but very difficult,...

    Ukrainian foreign minister Klimkin says no breakthrough in Ukraine talks
    Mar04

    Ukrainian foreign minister Klimkin says no breakthrough in Ukraine talks

    With the Minsk peace accord more than a year old, France and Germany say little has been done to implement it. Although violence has wound down, social and economic reforms remain neglected, said Berlin. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    The Pentagon is trying to court hackers from Silicon Valley
    Mar04

    The Pentagon is trying to court hackers from Silicon Valley

    AP Photo/Mel EvansThe U.S. Defense Department is stepping up its efforts to collaborate with Silicon Valley, hoping to attract the best and brightest into government service and boost its ability to equip American troops with cutting-edge technology. The multi-pronged approach announced in earnest on Wednesday introduced a somewhat commonly used...

    Kiev, Moscow agree to hold vote in east Ukraine by end July – French FM
    Mar04

    Kiev, Moscow agree to hold vote in east Ukraine by end July – French FM

    PARIS, France – The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France agreed Thursday, March 3 that elections should be held in eastern Ukraine by the end of July, France’s Jean-Marc Ayrault said. “We underlined the importance of adopting an electoral law to hold local elections by the end of the first half of …...

    North Korea leader tells military to be ready to use nuclear weapons at any time
    Mar04

    North Korea leader tells military to be ready to use nuclear weapons at any time

    REUTERS/KCNASEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his country’s nuclear weapons made ready for use at a moment’s notice, the country’s official state news agency reported Friday. Kim also said his country will ready its military so it is prepared to carry out pre-emptive attacks, calling the...

    Ukrainian foreign minister says no breakthrough in Paris talks
    Mar04

    Ukrainian foreign minister says no breakthrough in Paris talks

    (Reuters) – Ukraine’s foreign minister said on Thursday there had been no breakthrough in Paris talks aimed at getting a fragile peace deal back on track, repeating that until security was restored there could be no election in the rebel-held Donbass region. …read more Source:...

    France Calls for Prisoner Exchange in Ukraine Conflict
    Mar04

    France Calls for Prisoner Exchange in Ukraine Conflict

    France’s foreign minister is calling for an April 30 deadline for a prisoner exchange in the Ukraine conflict and local elections by mid-year in the Donbas region.After a meeting with his Russian, Ukrainian and German counterparts to examine how the cease-fire in Ukraine is… …read more Source:...