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Russia opens fire on Ukrainian ships and captures three vessels

Russia opens fire on Ukrainian ships and captures three vessels

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Russia has opened fire on Ukrainian ships and captured three vessels in a major escalation of tensions off the coast of Crimea. Three sailors have been wounded after the Ukrainian navy said two artillery boats were hit in the strikes.Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has called an emergency session of his war cabinet in response to the incident in the Black Sea.Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said it used weapons after the Ukrainian ships ignored demands to stop and impounded three vessels which had illegally crossed the border.The three injured sailors are receiving medical treatment and their lives are not in danger, the FSB said.But Ukraine's ambassador to the UK said Russian special forces had captured two armoured artillery boats and a tugboat in an "act of ...
France fuel protests: Police in Paris fire tear gas

France fuel protests: Police in Paris fire tear gas

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Police in Paris have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters, in a second weekend of demonstrations sparked by rising fuel prices.Violence erupted on the Champs-Elysées as protesters tried to get through a security cordon around sensitive sites.About 5,000 protesters had converged on the avenue. Dozens of people were arrested after clashing with police.Organisers of the "yellow vest" movement billed the latest protests as "act two" in their rolling campaign.Named after their distinctive high-visibility attire, the protesters oppose an increase in fuel duty on diesel. More than 100,000 took part in Saturday's protests across the country. They passed off largely peacefully - excep...
USS Abraham Lincoln CSG surface combatants conduct live fire SM-2 missile exercise

USS Abraham Lincoln CSG surface combatants conduct live fire SM-2 missile exercise

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Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Surface combatants from the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, including a cruiser and three destroyers, participated in a Live Fire With a Purpose exercise Sunday with SM-2 Block III surface-to-air missiles. The Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Leyte Gulf and Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Bainbridge, USS Mason and USS Nitze all engaged in the LFWAP, which is more intensive and involves more coordination between ships than a standard missile exercise. "Having previously been on the exercise-development side of LFWAP, as the operational commander I'm extremely pleased to see how our CRUDES ships flexed their capabilities and strengthened how we operate as a team -- as opposed to individual units -- throughout this event," commander of CSG 12 Rear Adm. John Wade sa...
Nissan to fire chairman Ghosn for 'serious misconduct'

Nissan to fire chairman Ghosn for 'serious misconduct'

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Nissan is to seek the removal of its chairman Carlos Ghosn for "serious misconduct", the company has said. The announcement was made shortly after reports emerged that Mr Ghosn, who is also chief executive and chairman of Renault, faced arrest in Japan following an internal investigation into his financial affairs at Nissan.Renault shares hit their lowest level in almost four years on the news. Image: Carlos Ghosn, seen here on a post-Brexit vote visit to Downing Street, has been credited with turning round the fortunes of both Nissan and Renault Trading in Nissan shares had already ceased for the day.Nissan said it had been examining Mr Ghosn's reporting of his compensation for several months and the actions of anothe...
19 dead after gunman opens fire at Crimea college

19 dead after gunman opens fire at Crimea college

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At least 19 people have been killed after a mass shooting and explosion at a college in Crimea. Russian authorities say Vladislav Roslyakov, an 18-year-old student at the vocational school, carried out the attack and then shot himself dead.Though it was initially thought to be a possible terror attack, Russia is currently treating the incident as mass murder.Investigators say the victims of the attack in the Black Sea city of Kerch all died from gunshot wounds, in contrast with earlier reports that the explosion had killed some students. Image: The school was surrounded by military Around 40 people, the majority of them teenagers, are believed to have been injured.Initial reports said the blast had been caused by a gas...