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    US says Russia still deploying heavy arms in Ukraine
    Feb13

    US says Russia still deploying heavy arms in Ukraine

    February 14, 2015 2:51 AMWASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States charged Friday that Russia was continuing to deploy heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine, before a ceasefire agreed this week goes into effect. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Brent oil tops $61 as outlook brightens
    Feb13

    Brent oil tops $61 as outlook brightens

    LONDON (AFP) – Brent oil prices soared above $61 this week for the first time this year, aided by upbeat news on Ukraine and Greece and by rebounding economic growth in eurozone powerhouse Germany.Elsewhere in commodity markets, India overtook China as the worlds top consumer of gold, according to newly published industry data.OIL: Crude...

    At least 18 killed in Ukraine despite peace deal
    Feb13

    At least 18 killed in Ukraine despite peace deal

    At least 18 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine in new artillery shelling just a day after a peace deal was signed to end the 10-month conflict. Pro-Moscow rebels and government officials said Friday that seven civilians were killed across the conflict zone during the past 24 hours while Ukraine’s military said 11 soldiers lost their...

    Death toll grows after peace deal signed
    Feb13

    Death toll grows after peace deal signed

    At least 15 killed in new shelling in East Ukraine and Europe warns Russia of facing fresh sanctions DONETSK: At least 15 people have been killed in east Ukraine in new shelling despite the signing of a peace deal to end the 10-month conflict. Pro-Moscow rebels and government officials said Friday that seven civilians were killed across the...

    Ukraine says expects up to $15 billion from debt talks with creditors
    Feb13

    Ukraine says expects up to $15 billion from debt talks with creditors

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine expects to receive up to $15 billion (9.75 billion pounds) from debt talks with private sector creditors, a finance ministry spokeswoman said on Friday, after the International Monetary Fund announced a bigger, longer-term bailout plan. …read more Source: The...

    Battle of the airwaves – Baltics compete with Russia for hearts and minds
    Feb13

    Battle of the airwaves – Baltics compete with Russia for hearts and minds

    Responding to what they see as a wave of Kremlin propaganda over Ukraine, the governments of the three Baltic states are keeping a wary eye on pro-Moscow TV channels and stepping up their own broadcasts in Russian. …read more Source: Channel...

    Battle of the airwaves – Baltics compete with Russia for hearts and minds
    Feb13

    Battle of the airwaves – Baltics compete with Russia for hearts and minds

    RIGA/VILNIUS (Reuters) – Responding to what they see as a wave of Kremlin propaganda over Ukraine, the governments of the three Baltic states are keeping a wary eye on pro-Moscow TV channels and stepping up their own broadcasts in Russian. …read more Source: The...

    European stocks extend gains awaiting outcome on Greece
    Feb13

    European stocks extend gains awaiting outcome on Greece

    LONDON (AFP) – European stock markets rose Friday, with Germanys main index breaching 11,000 points for the first time, as Greece appeared closer to a possible overhaul of its bailout.The DAX index hit an intraday high of 11,013.85 points as the Frankfurt stock exchange was also driven by positive economic data — and later stood up...

    France hails ‘historic’ jet sale to Egypt despite rights concerns
    Feb13

    France hails ‘historic’ jet sale to Egypt despite rights concerns

    PARIS (AFP) – France basked Friday in the historic first foreign sale of its Rafale fighter jet to Egypt in a contract clinched in a breakneck three months, despite criticism over rights abuses by Cairo.For Paris the 5.2 billion euro ($5.9 billion) sale is a rare triumph after six failed attempts to export its flagship multi-role combat...

    “Merkel mania” as hyperactive chancellor tackles Ukraine, Greece
    Feb13

    “Merkel mania” as hyperactive chancellor tackles Ukraine, Greece

    BERLIN – Kiev, Moscow, Munich, Washington, Ottawa, Minsk and Brussels – all in a week’s work for Angela Merkel, whose tireless efforts to broker peace in Ukraine and keep Greece in the euro zone won praise even from the chancellor’s fiercest critics in Germany.”I don’t feel bad. And the week isn’t even...

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