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    At least 9 dead as Taiwan plane cartwheels into river on take-off
    Feb04

    At least 9 dead as Taiwan plane cartwheels into river on take-off

    TAIPEI (Reuters) – At least 12 people were killed and more than a dozen were unaccounted for after a Taiwanese TransAsia Airways plane with 58 passengers and crew on board crashed into a Taipei river shortly after take-off on Wednesday, officials and domestic media said. Dramatic pictures taken by a motorist and posted on Twitter showed the...

    Ukraine boosts conscription drive to tackle renewed separatist offensive
    Feb04

    Ukraine boosts conscription drive to tackle renewed separatist offensive

    After a series of demoralizing military defeats, Kiev uses creative methods to bolster the ranks …read more Source: The Globe and...

    The West is losing Ukraine
    Feb04

    The West is losing Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama has joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel in saying that the West should take a patient, long-term approach to dealing with Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. The real message to Kyiv: You’re on your own in fighting pro-Russian rebels and Russian troops. Obama, in an interview on Sunday with CNN’s...

    Ukraine sees resistance to vital economic reforms
    Feb04

    Ukraine sees resistance to vital economic reforms

    Reforms to raise tax revenue and cut out corruption in Ukraine could deter investment when the country desperately needs it. …read more Source:...

    Social Media Becomes Lifeline for Civilians Under Fire in Ukraine
    Feb04

    Social Media Becomes Lifeline for Civilians Under Fire in Ukraine

    In the midst of the latest violence, online social-networking groups dedicated to specific towns in eastern Ukraine are offering some of the most vivid, real-time glimpses into the conflict’s crushing impact on civilians. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukraine Fights Second Enemy: Corruption
    Feb04

    Ukraine Fights Second Enemy: Corruption

    While Ukrainian troops are fighting off a renewed offensive by separatists in the east, Kiev is launching a new battle against corruption in the ranks of its own bureaucracy. Cracking down on tax fraud is one of the first priorities. On Monday, Feb. 2, Ukraine started a new electronic system for corporate tax filing to try to eliminate about $1...

    Putin says Ukraine needs to repay a $3 billion loan because Russia needs the money to fight its financial crisis (RSX)
    Feb04

    Putin says Ukraine needs to repay a $3 billion loan because Russia needs the money to fight its financial crisis (RSX)

    Russia could really make things miserable for Ukraine soon. On Tuesday Russian president Vladimir Putin said that Ukraine should repay the $3 billion loan because Russia needs that money to fight the economic crisis that’s currently ravaging the nation, reports Bloomberg’s Anton Doroshev. Last week, Russia rolled out a $34.7 billion...

    Officials agree on measures after aviation calamities
    Feb04

    Officials agree on measures after aviation calamities

    MONTREAL (AP) — A United Nations agency is hoping to quickly introduce new measures to keep closer tabs on planes following last year’s disappearance of a flight over Asia. The International Civil Aviation Organization laid out a proposal Tuesday to improve the tracking of long-haul passenger flights by fall 2015. It also presented...

    President Vladimir Putin has Renewed His All-Out Military Assault in Ukraine
    Feb04

    President Vladimir Putin has Renewed His All-Out Military Assault in Ukraine

    It has been clear since the initial conquest of Crimea and the Donbass that the next phase would be the establishment of a land corridor through southern Ukraine to Crimea. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Report: Eastern Ukraine Flooded With Russian-Made Weapons
    Feb04

    Report: Eastern Ukraine Flooded With Russian-Made Weapons

    Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have employed at least 21 weapons and vehicles that were not previously found in the country, according to an arms research company, bolstering claims that Russia has equipped the rebels. The weapons—all but one of which came from Russia—include man-portable air defense systems (MANPADs), rocket...