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    Families of 12 passengers on Flight 370 file lawsuits
    Mar04

    Families of 12 passengers on Flight 370 file lawsuits

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Families of 12 passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have sued the carrier and the government, ahead of a filing deadline next week on the second anniversary of the plane’s disappearance. The Boeing 777 carrying 239 flew far off course for unknown reasons after leaving Kuala Lumpur for Beijing on March 8,...

    China will increase its military spending by the smallest amount in five years
    Mar04

    China will increase its military spending by the smallest amount in five years

    Thomson ReutersBEIJING (AP) — China says it will boost military spending by about 7 to 8 percent this year, the smallest increase in about five years, reflecting slowing economic growth and a drawdown of 300,000 troops as Beijing seeks to build a more streamlined, modern military. Fu Ying, spokeswoman for the National People’s Congress,...

    The Eleventh Republican Debate
    Mar04

    The Eleventh Republican Debate

    The eleventh Republican debate didn’t tell us much that we didn’t already know, and it reconfirmed most of the bad things we knew about the different candidates. Trump was confronted with a number of his position changes, and did his best to spin them as evidence of his “flexibility.” He and Rubio spent a significant amount of time...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    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...

    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:...

    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. …read more Source: FOX...