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Rescue teams are still searching for some 300 people one day after a boat carrying 475 passengers capsized off the S. Korean coast
Rescue teams are still searching for some 300 people one day after a boat carrying 475 passengers capsized off the S. Korean coast
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UKRAINE TALKS BEGIN AFTER DEADLY CLASHES
The four-way talks between Ukraine, Russia, the U.S. and the EU began this morning in Geneva, after deadly clashes in the southeastern city of Mariupol as pro-Russian protesters tried to seize a military base. Three people were killed and another 13 injured, while 63 were detained, Russia’s Ria Novosti news agency reports, quoting a statement from Kiev’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov. According to The Washington Post, U.S. expectations from today’s meeting are low, and officials are already planning new sanctions against Moscow.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin is holding his annual Q&A session with the public, with many questions being asked about the situation in Ukraine. Putin again dismissed as “nonsense” Western claims that Russian forces were in Eastern Ukraine and slammed Kiev’s decision to send troops against armed protesters in these regions. “They are deploying tanks, armored vehicles and weaponry! Against whom?! Are they nuts?!" RT quotes Putin as saying.

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