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Fresh shelling in Ukraine's Donetsk puts ceasefire under more strain

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KIEV - Fighting broke out again in Ukraine's rebel-held city of Donetsk on Monday as President Petro Poroshenko prepared to unveil a risky plan to give the separatist-minded east "special status" in a bid to end a conflict that has killed over 3,000 people. | Video

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Air France strike hits European travel 15 Sep 2014

- European travellers face continued disruption as Air France pilots began a week-long strike in a dispute over cost cuts, but a pilots union at the last minute called off a strike planned for Tuesday at Germany's Lufthansa . | Video

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Lufthansa pilots to strike in Frankfurt on Tuesday 15 Sep 2014

FRANKFURT - Lufthansa pilots will hold an eight-hour strike on Tuesday, wiping out long-haul flights from its Frankfurt hub, union Vereinigung Cockpit said on Monday, announcing the fourth strike by the pilots to hit the German airline within three weeks.

Former Russian paratroopers say lead combat in rebel-held east Ukraine 15 Sep 2014

LUHANSK Ukraine - Surveying a ruined airport in the rebel stronghold of Luhansk, the ex-Russian paratrooper in trademark blue beret boasts that only "professionals" such as him can turn the tide in the conflict with Kiev in eastern Ukraine.

International monitors shelled in eastern Ukraine 15 Sep 2014

KIEV - A six-person international monitoring team came under shelling attack twice in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Sunday despite a ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian separatists, a spokesman for the group said on Monday.

Micro Focus to buy The Attachmate Group in all-share deal 15 Sep 2014

LONDON - British mainframe computer specialist Micro Focus International is to buy privately-owned U.S. rival The Attachmate Group Inc in an all-share deal valuing the firms' combined capital and debt at $2.35 billion (1.45 billion pounds).

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Air France to run 40 percent of flights on Monday as pilots strike 14 Sep 2014

PARIS - Air France will operate only 40 percent of its flights from Monday as pilots begin a one-week strike over company plans to cut costs to recapture market share from budget airlines, the airline said in a statement on Saturday.

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Ukraine PM slams Putin, ceasefire again under strain in east Ukraine 14 Sep 2014

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine - Fighting flared near an airport in eastern Ukraine on Saturday in breach of a fragile eight-day ceasefire as the prime minister accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of planning to destroy his country. | Video

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Air France to run 40 percent of flights on Monday as pilots strike 13 Sep 2014

PARIS - Air France will operate only 40 percent of its flights from Monday as pilots begin a one-week strike over company plans to cut costs to recapture market share from budget airlines, the airline said in a statement on Saturday.

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Ukraine PM slams Putin, ceasefire again under strain in east Ukraine 13 Sep 2014

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine - Fighting flared near an airport in eastern Ukraine on Saturday in breach of a fragile eight-day ceasefire as the prime minister accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of planning to destroy his country. | Video