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    Ukraine: 1 dead, over 30 trapped after mine blast
    Mar04

    Ukraine: 1 dead, over 30 trapped after mine blast

    The explosion happened at the Zasyadko mine in the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk. …read more Source: USA...

    Wounded Miner Describes Disaster In Donetsk
    Mar04

    Wounded Miner Describes Disaster In Donetsk

    Dozens of people were feared dead following a coal mine blast in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on March 4. One miner, Ivan Lazarenko, described the scene at the mine from a hospital ward where he was being treated for serious burns. (Reuters) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Coal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills 1, traps dozens
    Mar04

    Coal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills 1, traps dozens

    An explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least one miner and trapping more than 30 others underground, rebel and government officials…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    More than 30 coal miners trapped underground after deadly explosion in Ukraine
    Mar04

    More than 30 coal miners trapped underground after deadly explosion in Ukraine

    The blast ripped through the mine more than 1,000 metres underground as 230 miners were working, separatist authorities in Donetsk said …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Top French court approves extradition of Kazakh banker
    Mar04

    Top French court approves extradition of Kazakh banker

    PARIS (AP) — France’s top appeals court has approved the extradition of a Kazakh oligarch-turned-dissident to Russia or Ukraine.Mukhtar Ablyazov’s… …read more Source:...

    Savchenko In Court On 82nd Day Of Hunger Strike
    Mar04

    Savchenko In Court On 82nd Day Of Hunger Strike

    Jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko appeared in a Moscow court on March 4, the 82nd day of a hunger strike to protest her incarceration in Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    12K Russian soldiers in Ukraine: Ben Hodges, U.S. Army Europe commander says
    Mar04

    12K Russian soldiers in Ukraine: Ben Hodges, U.S. Army Europe commander says

    U.S. Army Europe Commander Ben Hodges said Tuesday there are roughly 12,000 Russian soldiers in eastern Ukraine in support of pro-Moscow separatists. While speaking to an audience in Berlin, the officer added that 29,000 Russian soldiers were stationed in the Crimea peninsula annexed in 2014 and another 50,000 were deployed … …read...

    US says  aim is March ‘understanding’ with Iran on nukes
    Mar04

    US says aim is March ‘understanding’ with Iran on nukes

    By MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHN read more …read more Source: CNS...

    More than 30 coal miners trapped underground after deadly explosion in Ukraine
    Mar04

    More than 30 coal miners trapped underground after deadly explosion in Ukraine

    John MacDougall / AFP / Getty ImagesA miner wounded in a blast at the Zasyadko mine lies in a bed at the Republican Centre for Traumatology hospital in Donetsk on Wednesday. DONETSK, Ukraine — An explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least one miner and trapping more than 30 others...

    Russia Orders Surprise Test of Central Nuclear Base
    Mar04

    Russia Orders Surprise Test of Central Nuclear Base

    The Russian armed forces’ strategic missile command (RVSN) have ordered a snap inspection of the state of the nuclear arsenal in one of the country’s central military bases near the city of Yoshkar-Ola. The surprise test, announced today by RVSN, will assess the condition of the intercontinental ballistic and nuclear missile units, as...