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    German jobless rate drops to lowest since fall of Berlin Wall
    Jan29

    German jobless rate drops to lowest since fall of Berlin Wall

    Berlin (AFP) – German unemployment fell in January to the lowest level since the country was reunited in 1990, official data showed Thursday.The number of people registered as unemployed in Germany fell by a seasonally-adjusted 9,000 to 2.8 million in January, the Federal Labour Office said, the fewest since the fall of the Berlin Wall....

    UN wants $3.1 billion to help 62 million at risk children
    Jan29

    UN wants $3.1 billion to help 62 million at risk children

    The United Nations is appealing for $3.1 billion to reach 62 million children at risk in humanitarian crises worldwide, including those living in Ukraine, Syria and other conflict zones and in areas affected by the Ebola epidemic. …read more Source: CTV...

    Russia suspends role in Europe’s human rights watchdog after being stripped of vote
    Jan29

    Russia suspends role in Europe’s human rights watchdog after being stripped of vote

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on Wednesday voted to renew sanctions against Russia, which includes stripping its voting rights, over the conflict in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Gorbachev warns of military conflict between Russia, West
    Jan29

    Gorbachev warns of military conflict between Russia, West

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says the confrontation between Russia and the West could spill into all-out war. More than 5,100 people have been killed in a bloody conflict in eastern Ukraine between government troops and pro-Russian separatists. Ukraine accuses Russia of aiding the separatists while Russia says the West is...

    UN seeking $3.1 billion to help children at risk
    Jan29

    UN seeking $3.1 billion to help children at risk

    BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations is appealing for $3.1 billion to reach 62 million children at risk in humanitarian crises worldwide, including those living in Ukraine, Syria and other conflict zones and in areas affected by the Ebola epidemic. The U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said Thursday the largest portion, $903 million, would be...

    Ukraine Hospitals ‘Under Attack’
    Jan29

    Ukraine Hospitals ‘Under Attack’

    The BBC’s Sarah Rainsford meets Andreas Koutepas, the local Medecins Sans Frontieres co-ordinator in Artemivsk, eastern Ukraine, who says that hospitals in the region have come under attack. …read more Source: The Boston...

    One Of The World’s Best Bond Managers Has Lost $3 Billion In A Huge Gamble On Ukraine’s Future
    Jan29

    One Of The World’s Best Bond Managers Has Lost $3 Billion In A Huge Gamble On Ukraine’s Future

    Michael Hasenstab at Franklin Templeton might not be the Bond King, but he’s got a decent claim to the throne. His fund regularly outperforms markets and his peers. But he’s probably not feeling so princely about his bet on Ukraine any more. Bloomberg have a great piece illustrating that Hasenstab has now lost $3 billion dollars on...

    HRW: ‘Big Mistake’ For Governments To Ignore Human Rights During Crises
    Jan29

    HRW: ‘Big Mistake’ For Governments To Ignore Human Rights During Crises

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) warns in its annual world report that many governments across the globe are making a “big mistake” by ignoring human rights to counter security challenges. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia suspends role in Europe’s human rights watchdog
    Jan29

    Russia suspends role in Europe’s human rights watchdog

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The head of Russia’s delegation to Europe’s human rights watchdog says the country will suspend its role after losing its right to vote. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on Wednesday voted to renew sanctions against Russia, which included stripping its voting rights over the conflict in...

    Russia suspends role in Europe’s human rights watchdog
    Jan29

    Russia suspends role in Europe’s human rights watchdog

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The head of Russia’s delegation to Europe’s human rights watchdog says the country will suspend its role after losing its right to vote. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on Wednesday voted to renew sanctions against Russia, which included stripping its voting rights over the conflict in...