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    IMF sees global economy steady; Japan, Europe improve
    Apr14

    IMF sees global economy steady; Japan, Europe improve

    Washington (AFP) – The International Monetary Fund said Tuesday that the Japanese and European economies were picking up pace as it stuck to its forecast for moderate global growth this year and next.The IMF trimmed its outlook for the United States but said the country would remain the driver of world output in 2015 and 2016 while many...

    Canada to send military troops to Ukraine as trainers: Harper
    Apr14

    Canada to send military troops to Ukraine as trainers: Harper

    Canada will send 200 troops to Ukraine for the next two years to help train military forces in that country, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Tuesday. Harper made the announcement at National Defence Headquarters and was joined by Defence Minister Jason Kenney and Gen. Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff. The development was the latest...

    New clashes in eastern Ukraine threaten cease-fire
    Apr14

    New clashes in eastern Ukraine threaten cease-fire

    At least seven soldiers were killed amid shelling overnight near rebel-held Donetsk. The flare-up comes as foreign ministers from Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany meet in Berlin to address the violence. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Russian Court Starts Hearings Against Dzhemilev’s Son
    Apr14

    Russian Court Starts Hearings Against Dzhemilev’s Son

    A court in the Russian city of Krasnodar has started hearings into the case against a son of veteran Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Rages on Overnight Despite Talks
    Apr14

    Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Rages on Overnight Despite Talks

    SHYROKYNE, Ukraine—Fighting raged overnight and in the early hours on Tuesday on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine despite an agreement reached by the Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers a day earlier. The yearlong military conflict between Russian-backed rebels and government forces has claimed more than...

    Highest Death Toll In Eastern Ukraine Since February
    Apr14

    Highest Death Toll In Eastern Ukraine Since February

    SHYROKYNE, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting raged overnight and in the early hours on Tuesday on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine despite an agreement reached by the Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers a day earlier. The yearlong military conflict between Russian-backed rebels and government forces has claimed more...

    Gazprom Warns Against Proposed European Energy Union
    Apr14

    Gazprom Warns Against Proposed European Energy Union

    As the European Union moves ahead with an anti-trust case against Gazprom, the Russian firm is pushing back by warning that a unified pricing model will mean higher costs for the continent. The FT reports: [Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller] defended the company’s pricing model and explained that prices differed because Europe was a “fragmented...

    Russian Navy Ships in English Channel On Way to Drills
    Apr14

    Russian Navy Ships in English Channel On Way to Drills

    Russian navy vessels entered the English Channel on Tuesday on their way to the northern Atlantic for anti-aircraft and anti-submarine defense drills, the Northern Fleet said. The squadron, led by the Severomorsk anti-submarine ship, had carried out drills in the Bay of Biscay and will later head for the northeastern Atlantic, a spokesman for the...

    Situation Report: Baghdad looking for guns and cash; al Shabab hits Mogadishu; diplomacy saves embarrassment at Americas summit; and more
    Apr14

    Situation Report: Baghdad looking for guns and cash; al Shabab hits Mogadishu; diplomacy saves embarrassment at Americas summit; and more

    By Paul McLeary and Sabine Muscat Wheels down. Iraqi ambassador to the U.S. Lukman Faily tweeted a picture last night of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and his team landing in Washington for three days of intensive meetings with U.S. government officials and international financial leaders. One of the big questions revolves around the coming...

    Six Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In Attacks
    Apr14

    Six Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In Attacks

    Six soldiers have been killed and 12 injured as fighting has flared in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, despite a cease-fire. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...