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    U.S., Europe seen unlikely to widen Russia sanctions if truce holds
    Feb28

    U.S., Europe seen unlikely to widen Russia sanctions if truce holds

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and the European Union are unlikely to widen economic sanctions on Russia if a tentative cease-fire emerging in eastern Ukraine takes hold, Western diplomats said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead
    Feb28

    Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead

    Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic former deputy prime minister turned Russian opposition leader, was shot and killed in Moscow Saturday, officials said.Nemtsov’s death comes just a day before a planned protest against President Vladimir Putin’s rule. The Kremlin said that Putin will personally oversee the investigation.Nemtsov, who was 55,...

    Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead: official
    Feb28

    Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead: official

    MOSCOW: Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of President Vladmir Putin, was shot dead in central Moscow late Friday ahead of a major opposition rally this weekend, investigators and police said. “In central Moscow, a man with documents in the name of Boris Yefimovich Nemtsov was killed,” an interior ministry spokesman told...

    Russia issues prepayment ultimatum to Kiev for gas supply guarantee
    Feb28

    Russia issues prepayment ultimatum to Kiev for gas supply guarantee

    Russia asked Ukraine to complete payment for Russian gas on Friday to guarantee gas supplies in March, according to Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    World › Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons
    Feb28

    World › Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons

    The piecemeal pullback of heavy weapons Friday from the line separating government and rebel forces in Ukraine has boosted the prospects for peace, although both sides are warning of their readiness to resume fighting if necessary. The withdrawals are in compliance with a cease-fire agreement that also envisions the mass… …read more Source:...

    Chinese diplomat tells West to consider Russia’s security concerns over Ukraine
    Feb27

    Chinese diplomat tells West to consider Russia’s security concerns over Ukraine

    Western powers should take into consideration Russia’s legitimate security concerns over Ukraine, a top Chinese diplomat has said in an unusually frank and open display of support for Moscow’s position in the crisis. …read more Source: The Times of...

    The rubble crisis and future of the world
    Feb27

    The rubble crisis and future of the world

    Have we been here before? Economics is going to set the rules of interstate relations in the world and the current economic crises would drive the world into the emergence of a new competition of alliance structure, dividing the world into two parts ie pro-west and anti-west blocs. Today once again, the rise of antagonism over control of economic...

    Ukraine's Poroshenko raises issue of peacekeepers with Germany's Merkel: statement
    Feb27

    Ukraine's Poroshenko raises issue of peacekeepers with Germany's Merkel: statement

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, in a telephone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, raised the issue of deploying a peacekeeping mission to Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Russia complains to Lithuania about its arms supply to Ukraine
    Feb27

    Russia complains to Lithuania about its arms supply to Ukraine

    VILNIUS (Reuters) – Russia said on Friday it had formally complained to Lithuania that the Baltic country’s supply of weapons to Ukraine violated its international arms trade commitments. …read more Source: The...

    European stocks mostly higher at end of record-breaking week
    Feb27

    European stocks mostly higher at end of record-breaking week

    LONDON(AFP) – Europes main markets closed mostly higher Friday, with Frankfurt and London hitting new records, rounding off a successful week for European indices thanks to a deal on Greeces bailout and positive company results.The benchmark FTSE 100 index Friday reached 6,967.24 points, its highest intra-day level on record, before closing...

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