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    Search Area Expanded In Hunt For Missing AirAsia Flight
    Dec30

    Search Area Expanded In Hunt For Missing AirAsia Flight

    SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — More planes will be in the air and more ships on the sea Tuesday hunting for AirAsia Flight 8501 in a widening search off Indonesia that has dragged into a third day without any solid leads. At least 30 ships, 15 aircraft and seven helicopters were looking for the jet carrying 162 people, said Indonesia’s Search...

    US sends warship as Indonesia expands search for AirAsia plane
    Dec30

    US sends warship as Indonesia expands search for AirAsia plane

    Jakarta (AFP) – A US warship Tuesday joined an expanded search for an AirAsia passenger plane missing off Indonesia as the pilot’s last words to air traffic control were revealed.The recording shows the pilot wanted to avoid a menacing storm system before all communication was lost, an Indonesian air safety official said.More than 48...

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Leader to Attend Peace Talks
    Dec30

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Leader to Attend Peace Talks

    President Petro O. Poroshenko said Monday that he was planning to meet in Kazakhstan on Jan. 15 with the leaders of Russia, Germany and France to discuss a peace settlement for eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    U.S. Sends Warship To Assist With AirAsia Plane Search
    Dec30

    U.S. Sends Warship To Assist With AirAsia Plane Search

    By Gayatri Suroyo and Fergus Jensen SURABAYA, Indonesia/JAKARTA, Dec 30 (Reuters) – Countries around Asia on Tuesday stepped up the search for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people that is presumed to have crashed in shallow waters off the Indonesian coast, with Washington also sending a warship to help find the missing jet. Soelistyo, head...

    U.S. Navy Joins Hunt for AirAsia Plane as Search Area Expands
    Dec30

    U.S. Navy Joins Hunt for AirAsia Plane as Search Area Expands

    (SURABAYA, Indonesia) — More planes will be in the air and more ships on the sea Tuesday hunting for AirAsia Flight 8501 in a widening search off Indonesia that has dragged into a third day without any solid leads. At least 30 ships, 15 aircraft and seven helicopters were looking for the jet carrying 162 people, said Indonesia’s Search and...

    US Adds Four More Russians to Human Rights Sanctions List
    Dec30

    US Adds Four More Russians to Human Rights Sanctions List

    The United States imposed sanctions on Monday on four more Russians for alleged human rights abuses, including two officials said to be involved in the cover-up of the death of a lawyer who died in prison after exposing large-scale corruption. Visa bans and asset freezes also were imposed on two senior officials of the Chechen Republic implicated...

    In stormy weather and crowded skies, missing AirAsia flight could not get OK to change course
    Dec30

    In stormy weather and crowded skies, missing AirAsia flight could not get OK to change course

    By Trisnadi Marjan And Margie Mason SURABAYA, Indonesia — The plane sought permission to climb above threatening clouds. Air traffic control couldn’t say yes immediately — there was no room. Six other airliners were crowding the airspace, forcing AirAsia Flight 8501 to remain at a lower altitude. Minutes later, the jet carrying 162 people...

    Putin’s Dream of a Russian NHL Collapsing As His Economy Tanks
    Dec30

    Putin’s Dream of a Russian NHL Collapsing As His Economy Tanks

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s love of the bravado and machismo of hockey is well known. He personally took in games at the 2014 Winter Olympics, glowering when the star-studded Russian team was bounced, and was in the locker room celebrating when Russia won the Ice Hockey World Championships in May. Putin often talks of turning...

    WATCH: Politicians behaving badly in 2014
    Dec29

    WATCH: Politicians behaving badly in 2014

    Because they live their lives in the public eye, politicians and elected officials inevitably have more exposure to cameras than your average citizen. Usually, this leads to stump speeches, sound bites, and your standard partisan attacks. From time-to-time, though, cameras are rolling during a moment our elected leaders would really rather...

    Seven conflicts that merited more attention in 2014
    Dec29

    Seven conflicts that merited more attention in 2014

    While Syria, the Islamic State and Ukraine generated headlines, there was plenty of other mayhem that didn’t make the front pages as often. …read more Source: Toronto...