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    Profile: Simon Panek – From Student Protests To War Zones
    Nov12

    Profile: Simon Panek – From Student Protests To War Zones

    It’s 25 years since Czechs overthrew their communist regime, but the country is still in transition, says former student leader Simon Panek. He was just 21 when he joined Vaclav Havel’s team negotiating the transfer of power from the Communists. Shortly after the revolution, Panek set up People In Need, a charity providing...

    East-West Divisions Highlight Germany’s Patchwork Economy
    Nov12

    East-West Divisions Highlight Germany’s Patchwork Economy

    The bells of Dresden’s Kreuzkirche were gutted by fire in World War II and were slowly rebuilt over the following decades, like much of the rest of the city. Dresden is now seen as the perfect example of successful German reunification. Since 1990, state support and investment have helped it blossom into a booming city of industry and...

    Heavy artillery fire around Ukraine rebel city Donetsk 
    Nov12

    Heavy artillery fire around Ukraine rebel city Donetsk 

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Heavy artillery fire on Wednesday rocked east Ukraine’s main rebel bastion of Donetsk in the fiercest fighting around the city in days, an AFP journalist said.The explosion of outgoing mortars being fired from near the centre towards government positions around the ruined airport could be heard from early in...

    Moscow Sends More Convoys Into Ukraine as Ceasfire Collapses
    Nov12

    Moscow Sends More Convoys Into Ukraine as Ceasfire Collapses

    Russian officials announced on Wednesday plans to send a seventh convoy across the border into Ukraine’s war-torn Donbas region, amid widespread accusations that the Kremlin is sending arms to separatist forces instead of aid to civilians. The announcement follows reports from the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) that 43...

    Economic headwinds threaten G20 growth pledge
    Nov12

    Economic headwinds threaten G20 growth pledge

    Brisbane (Australia) (AFP) – G20 leaders will this weekend pledge to rev up combined growth by two trillion dollars but analysts are sceptical of success with key pistons of the global economic engine such as Germany and China starting to misfire, and Japan again at risk of going into reverse.With Barack Obama, China’s Xi Jinping and...

    Ukraine violence flares as ceasefire collapses
    Nov12

    Ukraine violence flares as ceasefire collapses

    Gunfire crackles and flames scar battlefields in eastern Ukraine — signs, officials warn, of a crumbling ceasefire in the volatile region. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Rebels: A Disunited Front Run by Warlords
    Nov12

    Ukraine Rebels: A Disunited Front Run by Warlords

    PEREVALSK, Ukraine—They don’t call Nikolai Kozitsyn “Daddy” for nothing. In this rebel-held eastern Ukrainian town, the mustachioed Cossack lords it over the locals and pays little heed to the bosses of the breakaway movement. Patches of Ukraine’s depressed industrial basin in the east — in the throes of a pro-Russian separatist...

    Dutch Investigators Collect Remains at MH17 Crash Site
    Nov12

    Dutch Investigators Collect Remains at MH17 Crash Site

    Dutch investigators are back in eastern Ukraine, where nine victims of the MH17 disaster remain missing. The Malaysia Airlines plane was brought down in July, killing all 298 passengers and crew — two-thirds of whom were Dutch nationals. Signs on the crash site grounds read “Entry prohibited. Remains of victims of MH17 crash might be...

    OSCE and NATO Warn Over Ukraine
    Nov12

    OSCE and NATO Warn Over Ukraine

    The OSCE and NATO have issued more stark warnings about the risk of a return to all-out conflict in eastern Ukraine, as David Stern reports. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Ukrainian Army Pilot Nadezhda Savchenko Appears in Moscow Court
    Nov12

    Ukrainian Army Pilot Nadezhda Savchenko Appears in Moscow Court

    A Ukrainian army pilot was paraded in front of the media Tuesday before appearing in a Moscow court, where she could face charges of illegally crossing the border into Russia. Nadezhda Savchenko was seized by pro-Russian separatists in June. She was fighting on the ground for a pro-Kiev militia near Luhansk on the border with Russia. During her...