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Section: AsiaOne (Singapore)

      China, Germany to sign vital pact
      Oct10

      China, Germany to sign vital pact

      Premier Li Keqiang, starting his second visit to Germany on Thursday since taking office, aims to maximise Sino-German ties through a unique “innovation programme” to help China’s economic transformation.Besides a large number of business agreements to be signed during his trip, innovation will be a leading theme for a landmark...

      Russia’s Putin may have talks with Ukraine leader next week – Kremlin
      Oct09

      Russia’s Putin may have talks with Ukraine leader next week – Kremlin

      MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin could hold talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko next week on the sidelines of a summit of Asian and European leaders in Milan, the Kremlin said on Thursday.Kremlin foreign policy adviser Yuri Ushakov confirmed Putin would attend the ASEM (Europe-Asia Meeting) summit in the northern...

      Five civilians killed in Ukraine’s Donetsk: city officials
      Oct09

      Five civilians killed in Ukraine’s Donetsk: city officials

      KIEV – Five civilians were killed during intensified shelling in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, local authorities said Thursday.The fresh casualties came Wednesday amid fighting close to the army-held Donetsk airport, they said.Artillery strikes continued to be heard Thursday morning in the city, where deadly clashes between...

      Russia moves closer to adopting compensation for sanctions law
      Oct09

      Russia moves closer to adopting compensation for sanctions law

      MOSCOW – The Russian parliament moved a step closer on Wednesday to adopting a law that would allow for foreign assets inside the country to be seized and for the state to pay compensation for the loss of property due to Western sanctions.The pro-Kremlin deputy who submitted the draft law says the bill would protect the interests of...

      Staff numb the horror as bodies pile up in Ukraine morgue
      Oct09

      Staff numb the horror as bodies pile up in Ukraine morgue

      DONETSK, Ukraine – Like most staff at this east Ukrainian morgue, Olga Georgiyevna takes sedatives to numb the horror of seeing the bodies pile up. The ceasefire deal has done nothing to make her job easier.”I know I’m crazy to still work here,” the nurse says, her eyes welling with tears in the central hospital of...

      Women take up arms on both sides of conflict in east Ukraine
      Oct09

      Women take up arms on both sides of conflict in east Ukraine

      DONETSK/DNIPROPETROVSK Ukraine – Before fighting broke out in eastern Ukraine, Irina was a croupier in a casino who never dreamt of taking up arms. Now she is gambling with her life.Using the nom de guerre “Gaika”, a cartoon character that translates as Gadget, she has joined an artillery unit in a pro-Russian separatist group...