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Ukrainian president visits eastern frontline as tensions rise with Russia

Ukrainian president visits eastern frontline as tensions rise with Russia

World
Ukraine's president has visited the country's eastern frontline amid an escalation of tensions with neighbouring Russia that has raised fears of a resumption of large-scale hostilities.In Moscow, a senior Kremlin official sternly warned Ukraine against using force to reclaim control of the rebel east, saying that this might force Russia to step in to protect civilians there. The conflict with Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine erupted shortly after Moscow's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula. More than 14,000 people have died in the fighting. Image: Ukraine's President Zelenskyy told soldiers they were 'a true example of heroism'. Pic: Associated Press Analysis: Russia using old Putin tactic to justify military pr...
Alexei Navalny: Dozens detained in protests in eastern Russia

Alexei Navalny: Dozens detained in protests in eastern Russia

World
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AU Small Finance Bank starts operations in eastern India

AU Small Finance Bank starts operations in eastern India

Finance
Kolkata: AU Small Finance Bank, a scheduled commercial bank, started its operations in Eastern India with the setting up of a branch in the metropolis on Thursday. Since the start of banking operations three and half years ago, AU has presently 710 touchpoints in 13 states and two UTs, a bank spokesman said. Executive director of AU Bank Uttam Tibrewal said that the banking entity has started its journey in eastern India beginning with Kolkata. The city has been the hub of trade and commerce ever since the days of Independence, he added. Tibrewal said AU has built a net worth of Rs 4,900 crore with a deposit base of Rs 27,000 crore and loan of Rs 30,500 crore. Let's block ads! (Why?) Banking/Finance-Industry-Economic Times
At least 14 dead, hundreds hurt as quake hits eastern Turkey

At least 14 dead, hundreds hurt as quake hits eastern Turkey

World
Turkish officials say at least 14 people have been killed in an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 that shook the country's east, injuring more than 300 and leaving several trapped in toppled buildingsBy SUZAN FRAZER Associated PressJanuary 24, 2020, 9:57 PM3 min readANKARA, Turkey -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 rocked eastern Turkey on Friday killing at least 14 people, injuring more than 300 and leaving several trapped in the wreckage of toppled buildings, Turkish officials said. Rescue teams from neighboring provinces were dispatched to the affected areas, and Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said troops were on standby to help. TV footage showed rescuers pull out one injured person from the rubble of a collapsed building in the eastern Elazig province. Tu...
UN says armed attacks in eastern Congo kill Ebola responders

UN says armed attacks in eastern Congo kill Ebola responders

Health
Rebels killed four Ebola response workers in an overnight ambush in eastern Congo, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that the attack will give the waning outbreak new momentum in what has been called a war zone. “We are heartbroken that our worst fears have been realized,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. It was by far the deadliest such attack in the second-worst Ebola outbreak in history, the United Nations health agency said. The dead included a member of a vaccination team, two drivers and a police officer. Many of the six others wounded were with Congo’s health ministry. Mai-Mai fighters attacked a camp housing scores of aid workers overnight in Biakato, local official Salambongo Selemani told The Associated Press. Warnings had been posted demanding that ...