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    China’s Li to Headline Davos in ‘Year of Destiny’
    Jan15

    China’s Li to Headline Davos in ‘Year of Destiny’

    At least 40 heads of state and government are expected at next week’s meeting of the rich and powerful at the Swiss ski resort of Davos, where Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang will give a keynote speech, organizers said Wednesday. The World Economic Forum, the Geneva-based think tank that organizes the annual get-together, said 2,500...

    Ukraine FM: Peace Talks May Take Place in ‘Next Few Days’
    Jan14

    Ukraine FM: Peace Talks May Take Place in ‘Next Few Days’

    Ukraine’s foreign minister said Thursday that a new round of peace talks on the conflict in eastern Ukraine could take place soon, as the country’s prime minister and parliament urged the international community to designate the Russia-backed separatists’ self-proclaimed republics as “terrorist organizations.”...

    Russian Finance Minister Warns on Spending as Crisis Deepens
    Jan14

    Russian Finance Minister Warns on Spending as Crisis Deepens

    Russia’s finance minister called on Wednesday for a cut in planned spending to weather an economic crisis, warning of a more than $45 billion drop in revenues this year if the average oil price is $50 a barrel. In comments underlining the government’s growing concern at the downturn, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said all budget...

    Ukraine Passenger Bus Hit in Shelling, 10 Killed
    Jan13

    Ukraine Passenger Bus Hit in Shelling, 10 Killed

    Ten civilians were killed Tuesday when a shell or missile hit a bus south of the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk, Ukrainian authorities reported. The press center for the Ukrainian government’s military operation against Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine reported that 10 people were killed and 13 injured when Russia-backed...

    Ukraine Summit Called Off Over Lack of Progress
    Jan13

    Ukraine Summit Called Off Over Lack of Progress

    Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France have scrapped plans for a summit this week on the conflict in Ukraine because of a lack of progress in implementing a four-month-old ceasefire agreement. With bloodshed continuing between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists, there was no sign of when a new attempt at a big-power meeting...

    Ukraine Ex-president Yanukovych Put on Interpol ‘Wanted’ List
    Jan12

    Ukraine Ex-president Yanukovych Put on Interpol ‘Wanted’ List

    Interpol has put Ukraine’s former president Viktor Yanukovych on its international wanted persons list on charges of embezzlement. The international police organization’s website posted a so-called “red notice,” stating that Yanukovych is wanted by Ukraine’s judicial authorities on charges of “misappropriation,...

    Hollande Leads Unity March Through Paris
    Jan11

    Hollande Leads Unity March Through Paris

    French President Francois Hollande briefly led hundreds of thousands of people through the streets of Paris on Sunday, in a massive demonstration to show solidarity with the victims of a terror spree last week that killed 17 people. Heads of state from Europe, the Middle East and Africa linked arms to form a human chain with Hollande, as crowds...

    Eastern Ukraine Shelling Kills Government Troops
    Jan09

    Eastern Ukraine Shelling Kills Government Troops

    Ukraine’s military says four its soldiers have been killed and eight wounded as a result of shelling by Russia-backed separatists over the past 24 hours. Military spokesman Andrei Lysenko said Friday that the rebels had fired rockets and mortars at government forces more than 30 times during that period. He linked the upsurge in shelling to...

    Merkel: Sanctions on Russia Stay Until Fighting Stops in Ukraine
    Jan08

    Merkel: Sanctions on Russia Stay Until Fighting Stops in Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that sanctions imposed by the European Union on Russia for supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine could be lifted only if a cease-fire agreement between Kyiv and the rebels was fully implemented. Speaking in Berlin at a joint news conference with visiting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk,...

    Facing Shrinking Budgets, Pentagon Moves to Cut European Bases
    Jan08

    Facing Shrinking Budgets, Pentagon Moves to Cut European Bases

    Facing tight budgets and a shrinking military, the Pentagon said on Thursday it was ending operations at an air base in Britain and handing it and 14 other sites in Europe back to their home governments in a move projected to save $500 million annually. The Pentagon said it would divest RAF Mildenhall northeast of London, home to tanker,...

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