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    IMF approves US$17.5b lifeline for Ukraine
    Mar12

    IMF approves US$17.5b lifeline for Ukraine

    [WASHINGTON] The International Monetary Fund approved Wednesday a US$17.5 billion aid plan for crisis-wracked Ukraine, whose economy is reeling from a pro-Russia insurgency in its industrial heartland. …read more Source: The Business...

    EU leaders to tackle Russian disinformation on Ukraine war
    Mar12

    EU leaders to tackle Russian disinformation on Ukraine war

    European leaders will ask their foreign policy chief next week to draw up a plan to counter Russian “disinformation campaigns” over the conflict in Ukraine, draft conclusions of an EU summit showed. EU leaders, meeting on March 19-20, will give the High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini three months – until their...

    Football: Bayern rout Shakhtar to advance to quarter-finals
    Mar12

    Football: Bayern rout Shakhtar to advance to quarter-finals

    MUNICH (AFP) – Bayern Munich qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals with a 7-0 rout of 10-man Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.After playing out a drab goalless draw in the first leg in Ukraine, Bayern made no such mistake against a Shakhtar side reduced to 10 men in just the third minute.Shaktars horrendous start to the match saw...

    Former Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama meets Crimean leader Aksyonov
    Mar11

    Former Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama meets Crimean leader Aksyonov

    …read more Source: Kyodo News

    IMF chief sees ‘better news’ at last for advanced economies
    Mar11

    IMF chief sees ‘better news’ at last for advanced economies

    BERLIN (AFP) – IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Wednesday that major advanced economies were seeing better news thanks to cheap oil, currency shifts and low interest rates that encourage investment.For once in a long time there are clearly some relatively better news on the horizon of the advanced economies. And this has not happened in...

    IMF says Ukraine to get about $10 billion in first year of loan facility
    Mar11

    IMF says Ukraine to get about $10 billion in first year of loan facility

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Ukraine’s newly-approved loan facility from the International Monetary Fund will be “heavily front-loaded” with about $10 billion (6.70 billion pounds) to be disbursed in the first year, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    West boosts Ukraine aid as Russia bridles at sanctions
    Mar11

    West boosts Ukraine aid as Russia bridles at sanctions

    WASHINGTON – The IMF handed Ukraine a $17.5 billion lifeline Wednesday as the United States agreed to send military aid to bolster its forces against pro-Russian rebels — but stopped short of promising weapons. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Germany’s Merkel to snub World War II parade in Russia over Ukraine
    Mar11

    Germany’s Merkel to snub World War II parade in Russia over Ukraine

    March 12, 2015 2:56 AMBERLIN (AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel declined an invitation to a May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow but will visit the Russian capital a day later, her office said Wednesday amid tensions over the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Russia launches ‘year of friendship’ with North Korea
    Mar11

    Russia launches ‘year of friendship’ with North Korea

    March 12, 2015 2:20 AMMOSCOW (AFP) – Russia on Wednesday said it was kicking off a “year of friendship” with totalitarian North Korea as ties with the West languish over Ukraine. …read more Source: The Straits...

    EU leaders want to tackle Russian 'disinformation' on Ukraine war
    Mar11

    EU leaders want to tackle Russian 'disinformation' on Ukraine war

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European leaders will ask their foreign policy chief next week to draw up a plan to counter Russian “disinformation campaigns” over the conflict in Ukraine, draft conclusions of an EU summit showed. …read more Source: The...

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