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    Pakistan ranks 159 out of 180 countries in press freedom index
    Feb12

    Pakistan ranks 159 out of 180 countries in press freedom index

    Pakistan ranked at 159 out of 180 countries in an annual evaluation released Thursday by the watchdog group Reporters Without Borders which says media freedom suffered a “drastic decline” worldwide last year in part because of extremist groups such as Islamic State and Boko Haram. “There has been an overall deterioration linked to very different...

    Rebels won't sign Ukraine deal unless government troops retreat – sources
    Feb12

    Rebels won't sign Ukraine deal unless government troops retreat – sources

    MINSK (Reuters) – Participants at international peace talks trying to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine said on Thursday that pro-Russian separatists were refusing to sign an agreement unless Kiev agreed to withdraw its troops from the town of Debeltseve. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine not satisfied with Russia on rebel status – RIA cites source
    Feb12

    Ukraine not satisfied with Russia on rebel status – RIA cites source

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Ukraine is not satisfied with a Russian proposal on the demarcation line which separates rebels and Ukrainian forces, and its position on the future status of rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    IMF has agreed $17.5 billion funding facility with Ukraine – Lagarde
    Feb12

    IMF has agreed $17.5 billion funding facility with Ukraine – Lagarde

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund has provisionally agreed a $17.5 billion (£11.48 billion) extended fund facility with Ukraine, part of an overall $40 billion funding package for the country, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France back at negotiating table
    Feb12

    Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France back at negotiating table

    MINSK (Reuters) – Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France returned to the negotiating room in Minsk on Thursday, resuming talks on the Ukraine conflict, a Reuters correspondent said. …read more Source: The...

    Rebel leaders refuse to sign agreement in Minsk – TASS cites source
    Feb12

    Rebel leaders refuse to sign agreement in Minsk – TASS cites source

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Leaders of pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine have refused to sign an agreement in Minsk, TASS news agency quoted a source as saying on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    France's foreign minister cancels London visit due to Ukraine talks
    Feb12

    France's foreign minister cancels London visit due to Ukraine talks

    PARIS (Reuters) – French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has cancelled a meeting with his British counterpart in London scheduled for Thursday, the ministry said in a statement. …read more Source: The...

    Document suggests ceasefire from Feb 14 may be in Ukraine deal
    Feb12

    Document suggests ceasefire from Feb 14 may be in Ukraine deal

    A document seen by Reuters at talks on the Ukraine crisis suggested the sides may agree to end fighting in eastern Ukraine with a ceasefire starting on Feb. 14, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the creation of a security zone. …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    Hopes of agreement after Ukraine peace talks, source says
    Feb12

    Hopes of agreement after Ukraine peace talks, source says

    The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France may be close to agreement following all-night talks on resolving the Ukraine conflict, diplomatic sources said on Thursday.Leaders hold Ukraine peace talks as fighting surgesLeaders scramble to avert ‘dramatic spiral’ in UkraineSupplying weapons to Ukraine would escalate conflict:...

    Possible February 14 ceasefire for Ukraine
    Feb12

    Possible February 14 ceasefire for Ukraine

    A document seen by Reuters at talks on the Ukraine crisis suggested the sides may agree to end fighting in eastern Ukraine with a ceasefire starting on February 14, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the creation of a security zone. It was unclear whether the English-language document, found in the palace where talks between the leaders...

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