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      Lithuania: Stay calm in case of foreign invasion
      Jan17

      Lithuania: Stay calm in case of foreign invasion

      VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania’s defense ministry is advising its citizens how to react in case of war, reflecting jitters over neighboring Russia’s intervention in Ukraine and a recent increase of reported airspace violations in the Baltic region. The booklet, written by military experts and already available on the...

      News of the Day From Across the Globe, Jan. 17
      Jan17

      News of the Day From Across the Globe, Jan. 17

      Saudi authorities on Friday postponed the second round of public flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam after a doctor concluded that his wounds from the first 50 lashes had not yet healed, a leading human rights group said. Badawi was sentenced in May to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for criticizing Saudi Arabia’s...

      World Economic Forum warns over international conflicts
      Jan15

      World Economic Forum warns over international conflicts

      LONDON (AP) — Following a year that’s seen the conflict in Ukraine and the rise of the Islamic State, geopolitical issues are considered to be the biggest threat to global stability over the coming decade, according to experts polled by the World Economic Forum. …read more Source: San Francisco...

      Ukraine mourns 13 victims of bus blast in restive east
      Jan15

      Ukraine mourns 13 victims of bus blast in restive east

      KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine held a day of mourning Thursday after 13 people were killed two days ago when their bus was hit by what the government says was a shell fired by Russian-backed separatists. Surveillance camera footage of Tuesday’s deadly attack shows shells falling near the government checkpoint where the bus was hit, although...

      Lack of aid deepens suffering in conflict-hit east Ukraine
      Jan14

      Lack of aid deepens suffering in conflict-hit east Ukraine

      Cold, poor and hungry, Dudareva is among the masses of people trapped by fighting between the government and Russian-backed militias, reliant on outside help that often fails to arrive. Anger she once reserved for the Ukrainian armed forces shelling the city is now directed at the separatist government. The U.N.’s Office for the...

      Russian minister promises to limit government spending
      Jan14

      Russian minister promises to limit government spending

      The Russian ruble lost about half of its value last year under the combined blow of slumping global prices for oil and Western sanctions over Ukraine. …read more Source: San Francisco...

      News of the day from across the globe, Jan. 14
      Jan14

      News of the day from across the globe, Jan. 14

      An attack on a passenger bus in eastern Ukraine killed 11 people Tuesday, likely dealing the final blow to hopes that a short-lived and shaky cease-fire could take hold. The holiday period was spent in relative tranquillity after a new truce was called in December between government troops and Russian-backed militia. The Cuban spy traded to the...

      US, EU promise more aid for Ukraine if reforms continue
      Jan13

      US, EU promise more aid for Ukraine if reforms continue

      The commitment to help stave off a financial crisis comes a week after the European Union pledged 1.8 billion euros ($2.1 billion) to strengthen the struggling nation’s resilience as it faces war in the east. …read more Source: San Francisco...

      Ukraine: 10 civilians die in rebel shelling of checkpoint
      Jan13

      Ukraine: 10 civilians die in rebel shelling of checkpoint

      DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials say 10 civilians have been killed and a further 13 wounded in rebel shelling of a military checkpoint in eastern Ukraine. The Donetsk regional administration answering to the central government in Kiev said in a statement that the rebels shelled the checkpoint near the town of Volnovakha in the Donetsk...

      Russian ruble keeps falling as oil prices tumble
      Jan13

      Russian ruble keeps falling as oil prices tumble

      The ruble has been battered by slumping global prices for oil, Russia’s main revenue earner, and Western sanctions over Ukraine. Russia’s central bank has tried to shore up the ruble by sharply raising its key interest rate and selling its reserves. …read more Source: San Francisco...