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30 Jan 2015 Friday
23 killed in escalating fighting in Ukraine
Ukrainian troops and independence- seeking forces were locked in fierce fighting in eastern regions, killing at least 23 people in the past day, authorities said. The separarists had fired 120 times on the Ukrainian soldiers over the past 24 hours, with upsurge in fighting concentrating around the government-controlled Debaltsevo town. IHA is operational in Kiev and Donetsk.
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Greek PM names anti-austerity cabinet
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras named a cabinet of anti-austerity veterans on Tuesday, signalling he aims to stick to election pledges despite warning shots from the euro zone and financial markets. Tsipras named academic economist Yanis Varoufakis as his finance minister. The defence portfolio went to Panos Kammenos. IHA SNG trucks and studio facilities are fully operational in Athens and covering elections.
Kurds Expand Offensive After Driving IS From Kobani
Kurdish fighters widened their offensive against Islamic State strongholds near Kobani, a day after claiming recapture of the embattled town on the Syrian border with Turkey. U.S. officials tempered the Kurdish claim about Kobani, saying the Kurds controlled about 90 percent of it after four months of deadly conflict. IHA is operational at the Turkish-Syrian border.
Obama, Merkel discuss Ukraine concerns
US President Barack Obama spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel late on Tuesday about the continuing violence in Ukraine between the country's army and Russian-backed separatists, the White House said in a statement. The two leaders expressed concern about the significant increase in violence in eastern Ukraine. IHA is operational in Berlin and Washington.
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