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Ukraine ceasefire under pressure ahead of key four-way talks

Ukraine ceasefire under pressure ahead of key four-way talks

Surging fighting around hotspots in separatist-held east Ukraine put fresh pressure on a shaky ceasefire under review at talks on Monday between the French, German, Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers. The four meet in Berlin from 1745 GMT to assess progress in the Minsk truce deal agreed in February between …

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California gas pipeline explosion, fire injure up to 15 people

California gas pipeline explosion, fire injure up to 15 people

A construction crew accidentally ruptured a natural gas transmission line on Friday in Fresno, California, sparking an explosion and fire that injured up to 15 people, at least one of them critically, a fire department spokesman said. The 12-inch (30-cm) pipeline, belonging to Pacific Gas & Electric Corp, was struck …

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Australia says expanded search area for Flight MH370 may take a year

Australia says expanded search area for Flight MH370 may take a year

Government ministers from Australia, China and Malaysia on Thursday said that they would extend the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 by an additional 60,000 sq miles if the wreckage is not found in the current search area. The extended search for the jetliner, which disappeared last year but …

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Putin earns less than many in the Kremlin, documents show

Putin earns less than many in the Kremlin, documents show

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin earned about $151,000 in 2014, less than many others in the presidential administration, according to details of his income declaration published by the Kremlin on Wednesday. Putin’s wealth has long been the focus of speculation by opponents who portray him as one of the …

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Ukraine ceasefire under pressure ahead of key four-way talks

Ukraine ceasefire under pressure ahead of key four-way talks

Surging fighting around hotspots in separatist-held east Ukraine put fresh pressure on a shaky ceasefire under review at talks on Monday between the French, German, Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers. The four meet in Berlin from 1745 GMT to assess progress in the Minsk truce deal agreed in February between …

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Obama, Castro shake hands as US, Cuba seek better ties

Obama, Castro shake hands as US, Cuba seek better ties

U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shook hands on Friday at a summit in Panama, a symbolically charged gesture as the pair seek to restore ties between the two countries. A photograph showed Obama and Castro, both wearing dark suits, chatting in a small group of leaders …

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French broadcaster TV5Monde says victim of Islamist hacking

French broadcaster TV5Monde says victim of Islamist hacking

French broadcaster TV5Monde was working on Thursday to regain control over its 11 channels and websites after an “extremely powerful” cyber attack claimed by the supporters of the Islamic State, its director said. The attack began around 10 pm local time on Wednesday, said Yves Bigot in an interview on …

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Greek PM Tsipras meets Putin in talks that irk EU

Greek PM Tsipras meets Putin in talks that irk EU

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met Kremlin strongman Vladimir Putin in Moscow Wednesday with the EU nervous that cash-strapped Athens is trying to cosy up to Russia. “The aim of my visit is to try together to give a new start to our relations for the good of our people …

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