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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Interfax-Ukraina news agency is citing a Ukrainian Interior Ministry official as saying at least 30 servicemen were killed after pro-Russian rebels fired missiles at them early Friday.
By David Milliken and Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) - British construction output suffered a steep fall in May, raising the prospect that overall economic growth may fall short of expectations in the second quarter. The surprise contraction adds to some signs that the pace of Britain's rapid recovery over the past year may be easing, a trend which analysts said could see the Bank of England waiting until next year to raise interest rates. Construction output dropped by 1.1 percent in May after rising by a similar amount in April, hurt by slow-downs in private-sector home-building and commercial work. Now some economists believe that the weak numbers - twinned with data this week that showed the sharpest one-month drop in factory output in over a year - may mean second-quarter economic growth fails to match the first quarter's 0.8 percent rate.