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    Shelling Rocks Ukraine’s Donetsk
    Nov09

    Shelling Rocks Ukraine’s Donetsk

    Ukraine’s separatist bastion of Donetsk came under intense artillery fire Sunday, increasing strains on a two-month-old cease-fire deal between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists. European monitors in Ukraine say they are very concerned after seeing convoys of heavy weapons and tanks in separatist-controlled areas of...

    Berlin Wall Commemoration Events Under Way
    Nov09

    Berlin Wall Commemoration Events Under Way

    Ceremonial events are under way in Germany marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. German Chancellor Angela Merkel led several events Sunday, including the placing of a rose in one of the few remaining sections of the Wall to commemorate those who died trying to escape to the West. The day’s ceremonies in the German...

    Ukraine Fighting: Ceasefire In Doubt As Heavy Shelling Hits East Of Country
    Nov09

    Ukraine Fighting: Ceasefire In Doubt As Heavy Shelling Hits East Of Country

    (Reuters) – Heavy shelling around the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk increased strains on a two-month-old ceasefire between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists on Sunday. Reuters reporters in rebel-held Donetsk said shelling by heavy artillery continued throughout the night and into the early hours, and then picked up...

    Vadym Prystaiko says West losing interest in Ukraine
    Nov09

    Vadym Prystaiko says West losing interest in Ukraine

    The outgoing Ukrainian ambassador to Canada says the world is ignoring Ukraine in favour of fighting ISIS, and blames “low-ranking bureaucrats” for a delay in processing Canada’s $200-million loan to Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Obama leaves for China, Myanmar, Australia tour
    Nov09

    Obama leaves for China, Myanmar, Australia tour

    Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama headed for China Sunday on a trip that will focus on Washington’s often tense relations with the country, and will also see the president visit Myanmar and Australia.The China stop will be dominated by Obama’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, where the White House...

    Germany cheers 25 years since Berlin Wall’s fall
    Nov09

    Germany cheers 25 years since Berlin Wall’s fall

    Berlin (AFP) – Germany marks 25 years since the euphoric fall of the Berlin Wall Sunday with more than a million people expected to join tributes, festivities and an open-air party with freedom icons and rock stars.Chancellor Angela Merkel leads commemorations for those killed trying to flee communist East Germany, ahead of a giant festival...

    25 Years After Berlin, Do We Still Need Walls?
    Nov09

    25 Years After Berlin, Do We Still Need Walls?

    The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago this week. People on both sides filled the streets in celebration, cheered on by virtually everyone around the world. For all of us who were alive then, it remains one of the most hopeful historical moments we’ve ever experienced. For the previous two generations, people everywhere had lived in fear. In the...

    World is on brink of new Cold War: Gorbachev
    Nov09

    World is on brink of new Cold War: Gorbachev

    Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned in a speech in Berlin on Saturday that East-West tensions over the Ukraine crisis were threatening to push the world into a new Cold War, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Intense fighting in Ukraine rebel bastion Donetsk
    Nov09

    Intense fighting in Ukraine rebel bastion Donetsk

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Intense artillery fire broke out early Sunday in the separatist bastion of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, according to AFP journalists in the area.Firing close to the town centre began at 02:00 am (2300 GMT Saturday), and could still be heard at the same intensity two hours later.It is the first fighting on this scale...

    Remains of Five MH17 Crash Victims Are Flown to Netherlands
    Nov09

    Remains of Five MH17 Crash Victims Are Flown to Netherlands

    Remains of five victims on board Malaysian Airlines MH17 will finally be flown home to the Netherlands, nearly four months after the plane crashed in Ukraine. An honor guard carries the coffins during a somber ceremony – one of several -to repatriate the bodies of victims after the plane was downed in eastern Ukraine. All 298 passengers and...