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Ferry transcript reveals crew panic

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The last communications between the South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday and traffic services reveal panic and indecision by the crew.
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Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine shakes fragile Geneva accord

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Pro-Russian militant walks near a checkpoint which was the scene of a gunfight overnight near the city of SlavianskBy Aleksandar Vasovic SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – At least three people were killed in a gunfight in the early hours of Sunday near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, shaking an already fragile international accord that was designed to avert a wider conflict. The incident triggered a war of words between Moscow and Ukraine's western-backed government with each questioning the other's compliance with the agreement, brokered last week in Geneva, to end a crisis that has made Russia's ties with the West more fraught than at any time since the Cold War. The separatists said armed men from Ukraine's Right Sector nationalist group had attacked them. Failure of the Geneva agreement could bring more bloodshed in eastern Ukraine, but may also prompt the United States to impose tougher sanctions on the Kremlin – with far-reaching consequences for many economies and importers of Russian energy.



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Russia stares at recession as Ukraine crisis scars economy – gulfnews.com

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Russia stares at recession as Ukraine crisis scars economy
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Moscow: Russia looks increasingly likely to sink into recession in 2014 as the knock-on effects of its standoff with the West over Ukraine hurt an economy already beset by structural problems. Data released over the last week showed that Russian is beginning …
Shootout in eastern Ukraine leaves 6 deadThe Hindu
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Lawmakers Call for Tighter Sanctions on Russia – ABC News

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Lawmakers Call for Tighter Sanctions on Russia
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Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United States and European efforts to …
Ukraine and Russia trade blame for a shootout in eastern Ukraine that leaves National Post
Moscow, Kyiv Trade Accusations Over Sunday KillingVoice of America
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Tiny Lichtenstein Loses A Precious Quarter Acre

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The principality of Lichtenstein, in eastern Switzerland, is a grand total of 62 square miles. Now, it’s getting smaller.

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Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine shakes fragile Easter truce

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Pro-Russian militant walks near a checkpoint which was the scene of a gunfight overnight near the city of SlavianskBy Gleb Garanich SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – At least two people were killed in a gunfight early on Sunday near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, testing an already fragile international accord that is supposed to defuse Ukraine's armed stand-off. Hours earlier, Ukraine's Western-backed government in Kiev had declared a truce to coincide with the Easter religious holiday, giving international mediators an opportunity to try to persuade armed pro-Russian groups to disarm. The crisis over Ukraine has dragged relations between Moscow and the West to their lowest ebb since the Cold War, and risks escalating this week with a U.S. threat of further sanctions against Moscow if the pro-Russian separatists do not pull back. A deal signed in Geneva last week by the European Union, Russia, Ukraine and the United States agreed that illegal armed groups would go home, but so far they have shown no signs of budging, leaving the accord looking threadbare.



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Anger erupts over Korea ferry rescue

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Families of passengers on a sunken South Korean ferry protest angrily over the rescue operation, scuffling with police on Jindo island.
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