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    Combat raging inside Ukraine flashpoint town of Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Combat raging inside Ukraine flashpoint town of Debaltseve

    February 17, 2015 6:12 PMKIEV (AFP) – Ukraine troops and pro-Russian rebels are engaged in combat inside the flashpoint town of Debaltseve, both sides said on Tuesday, in a significant blow to a fragile, three-day-old ceasefire in Ukraine’s east. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Concerns rise over shaky Ukraine truce
    Feb17

    Concerns rise over shaky Ukraine truce

    SOLEDAR (AFP) – World powers voiced concern over a shaky truce in Ukraine that went into a third day Tuesday with no sign of a let-up in fighting for a key eastern town and no pull-back of heavy weapons from the frontline.The United States and Germany called for a stop to the hostilities and urged free access for OSCE monitors blocked from...

    Access agreed for OSCE monitors in Ukraine: Berlin
    Feb17

    Access agreed for OSCE monitors in Ukraine: Berlin

    BERLIN – The leaders of Russia, Germany and Ukraine have agreed on “concrete measures” to allow OSCE observers to monitor the shaky ceasefire in Ukraine, Berlin announced on Tuesday. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Tennis: Seeds Dolgopolov, Karlovic win at Delray Beach
    Feb17

    Tennis: Seeds Dolgopolov, Karlovic win at Delray Beach

    DELRAY BEACH (AFP) – Ukraines third-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov and Croatian fourth seed Ivo Karlovic advanced to the second round of the ATP Delray Beach Open with victories on Monday.Dolgopolov fired nine aces and dropped his serve only once in defeating Russias Teymuraz Gabashvili 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 while Karlovic blasted 23 aces to oust...

    Putin, Merkel, Poroshenko agree on OSCE steps to monitor eastern Ukraine
    Feb17

    Putin, Merkel, Poroshenko agree on OSCE steps to monitor eastern Ukraine

    …read more Source: AKIpress News Agency

    Ukraine army, rebels miss deadline to start weapons pullback
    Feb17

    Ukraine army, rebels miss deadline to start weapons pullback

    Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed rebels failed Tuesday to start pulling back heavy weaponry from the front line in eastern Ukraine as a deadline passed to do so. Under a cease-fire agreement negotiated by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France last week, the warring sides were to begin withdrawing heavy weapons from the...

    Ukraine army, rebels miss deadline to start weapons pullback
    Feb17

    Ukraine army, rebels miss deadline to start weapons pullback

    Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed rebels failed Tuesday to start pulling back heavy weaponry from the front line in eastern Ukraine as a deadline passed to do so.Under a cease-fire agreement negotiated by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France last week, the warring sides were to begin withdrawing heavy weapons from the...

    Separatists to battle on for east Ukraine town – senior rebel
    Feb17

    Separatists to battle on for east Ukraine town – senior rebel

    Pro-Russian separatists cannot “morally” stop fighting for control of a town in east Ukraine where they have encircled government troops despite a peace deal, a senior rebel representative said on Tuesday. …read more Source: Channel...

    Separatists to battle on for east Ukrain town
    Feb17

    Separatists to battle on for east Ukrain town

    Pro-Russian separatists cannot “morally” stop fighting for control of a town in east Ukraine where they have encircled government troops despite a peace deal, a senior rebel representative said on Tuesday. Denis Pushilin also told Reuters before a scheduled conference call on implementation of the agreement that the rebels could not...

    Canada’s Fairfax to buy insurer Brit Plc for $1.88 billion
    Feb17

    Canada’s Fairfax to buy insurer Brit Plc for $1.88 billion

    CANADA (Reuters) – Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, a Canadian property and casualty insurer, said it would buy Brit Plc, a specialty insurer and reinsurer, for about $1.88 billion to gain a significant presence in the Lloyds of London market.Brit shareholders will receive 305 pence in cash per share, including any final dividend for the...

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