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    Ukrainian pilot on trial pledges to keep up hunger strike
    Mar04

    Ukrainian pilot on trial pledges to keep up hunger strike

    A Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia says she will remain on hunger strike until she is extradited back home. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Ukrainian pilot on trial pledges to keep up hunger strike
    Mar04

    Ukrainian pilot on trial pledges to keep up hunger strike

    A Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia says she will remain on hunger strike until she is extradited back home. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukrainian pilot on trial pledges to keep up hunger strike
    Mar04

    Ukrainian pilot on trial pledges to keep up hunger strike

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia says she will remain on hunger strike until she is extradited back home. Nadezhda Savchenko was fighting with a Ukrainian volunteer battalion against Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine when she was captured in June 2014. Russia claims she was acting as a spotter who called in coordinates for...

    The ceasefire in Syria brings a rare glimpse of normality to the region
    Mar04

    The ceasefire in Syria brings a rare glimpse of normality to the region

    REUTERS/Abdalrhman IsmailAMMAN (Reuters) – In the devastated Syrian city of Aleppo, children are outside playing and many people are going to the shops safely for the first time in months thanks to a partial halt to the war that is providing relief even if most doubt that peace will take hold. “Look at the markets. Where were all...

    Juncker Says Ukraine Not Likely To Join EU, NATO For 20-25 Years
    Mar04

    Juncker Says Ukraine Not Likely To Join EU, NATO For 20-25 Years

    It will take Ukraine at least 20 to 25 years to join the European Union and NATO, European Commission President Jean-Claude said March 3. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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,...

    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,...

    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...