Wednesday, April 30, 2014

World News Briefs -- April 30, 2014

Ukraine’s acting President Aleksandr Turchinov (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

Ukrainian Army ‘On Full Alert’, President Admits East Is Beyond Control -- RT

The Ukrainian army is on full alert due to the “threat of a Russian invasion,” Ukraine’s acting President Aleksandr Turchinov said after admitting that the government in Kiev cannot control the situation in the east of the country.

“I am going back to the real threat that Russia would unleash a continental war against Ukraine. Our armed forces have been put on full alert,” Turchinov told Wednesday a council of heads of Ukrainian regions in Kiev, as news agencies report.

He called on the audience to speed up the creation of regional militias loyal to Kiev.

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Air strike on Aleppo school kills 18: Syrian activists.

Syria hiding chemical weapons, says Israeli intel.

Iraqis vote amid looming threat of violence.

Thousands of Iraqis displaced by violence.

Lebanese presidential vote delayed as deputies boycott vote.

Saudi Arabia displays ballistic missiles in likely signal to Iran.

West Bank Hamas rally tests new Palestinian unity pact.


Philippine military says fierce clash with Muslim militants leave 14 militants, 1 marine dead.

Afghan officials: Haqqani militant assault repulsed. Afghan and foreign forces kill 60 near Pakistan border: officials.

Afghanistan corruption fostered by U.S., Pentagon finds.

No 'Statute of Limitations' for next nuclear test, North Korea says.

Blast hits railway station in Xinjiang, China. Blast at train station in China's Urumqi, some injured.

Aerial search for MH370 ends.

Voting for seventh phase ends in India.

Brunei adopts Sharia law despite international criticism.

As Obama leaves Asia, one last swipe at China.


South Sudan sides 'recruit 9,000 children to fight'.

UN says South Sudan close to calamity. UN criticizes S. Sudan leaders over famine response.

Leader of Senegal's southern separatist rebels declares ceasefire.

Mali PM, northern armed groups prepare for peace talks.

Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls taken as brides by militants, relatives told.

Republic of Congo deports thousands lacking papers.

Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai 'expels' Tendai Biti from MDC.


Ukraine unable to control situation in East – acting President. Pro-Russians tighten grip on Ukraine town.

Ukraine says military on full alert for possible Russian attack. Ukraine forces in 'full military readiness' in case of Russia invasion.

Ukraine defense ministry says no military exercises planned in Kiev.

Ukraine Defense Ministry denies military drills planned in Kiev.

Ukraine’s Donetsk could forego Presidential election – activist.

Moscow calls US, NATO military buildup near Russian borders ‘unprecedented.

‘Russia in recession’ – IMF.


US economy slowed to 0.1 percent growth rate in Q1.

Post-ABC News poll shows Democrats at risk in November as Obama’s approval rating falls.

Colombia deploys military might to crush farmers' strike before election.

Venezuela to raise minimum wage by 30%, Maduro says.

Oklahoma to review procedures after botched execution.

Spotlight on Mexico state after violent eruption.

Nearly half of New Yorkers are struggling to get by, study finds.


Keeping Al Qaeda’s West African unit on the run.

Yemen army launches major al-Qaeda offensive in south.

The shadowy flow of US weapons into Syria.


ILS satellite launches remain on schedule despite sanctions.

Report: China could overtake US economy this year.

Google stung by Canada’s privacy commissioner for ads linked to personal health history.

1 comment:

James said...

What's with this guy and glasses? Wears a suit and has glasses, wears uniform, no glasses.