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    New Malaysia Airlines CEO a “battle hardened” veteran
    Mar04

    New Malaysia Airlines CEO a “battle hardened” veteran

    HONG KONG (AP) — When the owners of embattled Malaysia Airlines went looking for a new CEO to lead its restructuring, they chose a German turnaround specialist known as “The Terminator” to take on what’s been dubbed the toughest job in aviation. Christoph Mueller, 52, comes to the post fresh from a stint reviving Ireland’s Aer Lingus....

    New Malaysia Airlines CEO a “battle hardened” veteran
    Mar04

    New Malaysia Airlines CEO a “battle hardened” veteran

    HONG KONG (AP) — When the owners of embattled Malaysia Airlines went looking for a new CEO to lead its restructuring, they chose a German turnaround specialist known as “The Terminator” to take on what’s been dubbed the toughest job in aviation. The company was pushed to the brink of bankruptcy by the disappearance of Flight 370...

    More than 30 killed in mine blast in rebel east Ukraine, official says
    Mar04

    More than 30 killed in mine blast in rebel east Ukraine, official says

    More than 30 people were killed after an explosion at a coal mine in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, a local official said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Greeks bearing grudges rip up Brussels diplomatic rulebook
    Mar04

    Greeks bearing grudges rip up Brussels diplomatic rulebook

    Athens (AFP) – Strapped for cash and under pressure to deliver on reforms, Greece’s new radical government has ruffled feathers in Brussels by not respecting the diplomatic niceties of the negotiating table.From 40-year-old Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras downwards, Greek officials have gone into EU meetings in fighting mood, their hard...

    Top U.S. General Says Washington Should Consider Arming Ukraine
    Mar04

    Top U.S. General Says Washington Should Consider Arming Ukraine

    The U.S. military’s leading general says Washington should now consider providing Ukrainian forces with lethal aid to help combat the nation’s pro-Kremlin insurgency. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey argued during a Senate hearing on Tuesday that the allegedly Russian-backed rebellion threatens to undo more...

    Dempsey Backs Arming Ukraine With ‘Lethal Aid’ Against Pro-Russian Separatists
    Mar04

    Dempsey Backs Arming Ukraine With ‘Lethal Aid’ Against Pro-Russian Separatists

    U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey for the first time said the United States should consider giving “lethal aid” to Ukraine in its fight against pro-Russian separatists. The top-ranking military officer urged lawmakers in Washington Tuesday to back the possibility of arming Ukrainian government troops along with NATO allies, according to Defense One....

    West vow ‘strong’ response if major Ukraine truce violation
    Mar04

    West vow ‘strong’ response if major Ukraine truce violation

    Kiev (AFP) – Western leaders have called for a “strong reaction” from the international community to any major violation of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as they seek to further pressure Russia over the conflict.The leaders of the United States, Germany, France, Britain and Italy plus EU head Donald Tusk on Tuesday also argued...

    Out for Blood in Russia
    Mar04

    Out for Blood in Russia

    The Murder of Boris Nemtsov March 3, 2015 …read more Source: Foreign...

    A murder in Moscow — and a climate of fear
    Mar04

    A murder in Moscow — and a climate of fear

    Russian President Vladimir Putin wants the public to believe he doesn’t benefit from the death of Boris Nemtsov, and some of the slain politician’s anti-Kremlin allies seem inclined to agree. Putin has used this propaganda line before, however, and there’s no reason to believe it now. Nemtsov’s murder — regardless of who...

    Ukraine Rebels Patrol Destroyed Airport
    Mar04

    Ukraine Rebels Patrol Destroyed Airport

    You’d never think that shell of a building was once an airport terminal. But last year, the international airport near the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk was alive with activity. Today, the bombed out buildings and burned out vehicles are mute reminders of the pitched battles that went on here between government forces and armed rebels....