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    Ukraine deal leaves Putin stronger, and he loses little if cease-fire fails
    Feb13

    Ukraine deal leaves Putin stronger, and he loses little if cease-fire fails

    The peace agreement in the Ukrainian conflict may be tailor-made to satisfy Russian President Vladimir Putin: It keeps the authorities in Kiev under his thumb while avoiding an escalation of the confrontation that would tip his country’s economy deeper into crisis. Putin and the leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine on Thursday unveiled an...

    JCI rises, rupiah falls on Friday morning
    Feb13

    JCI rises, rupiah falls on Friday morning

    The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) on Friday opened on a positive note, strengthening by 0.38 percent to 5,363.98.In addition, stocks of the blue-chip firms traded on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX), rose by 0.72 percent to 935.59 by 9 a.m on Friday.Valbury Asia Securities head of research Alfiansyah said that the ceasefire between Russia and...

    Greek PM edges towards bailout deal
    Feb13

    Greek PM edges towards bailout deal

    Brussels (AFP) – Greeces new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras edged closer to securing a massive overhaul of its huge bailout on Thursday after making his case to sceptical EU leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel.Tsipras, the leftist leader elected by austerity-weary Greeks last month, agreed that Athens would start technical...

    UPDATE1: Japan calls for implementation of cease-fire over Ukraine
    Feb13

    UPDATE1: Japan calls for implementation of cease-fire over Ukraine

    …read more Source: Kyodo...

    ‘A glimmer of hope’ after Ukraine peace talks
    Feb13

    ‘A glimmer of hope’ after Ukraine peace talks

    Left to right, Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko talk in Minsk, Belarus, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. (AP Photo) The peace deal reached Thursday for Ukraine, if it holds, would be a partial win for both Moscow and Kiev: Ukraine retains the...

    EU warns Russia against new wave of sanctions if new peace deal not implemented fully
    Feb13

    EU warns Russia against new wave of sanctions if new peace deal not implemented fully

    A day after the four-way talks between France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine to reach a new truce deal concluded, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned Moscow that it will face a new wave of … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    Russia’s tactics in Ukraine could inspire China, Iran: study
    Feb13

    Russia’s tactics in Ukraine could inspire China, Iran: study

    Russia’s alleged tactics in the Ukraine conflict including covert military action and social media campaigns could inspire other nations such as China and Iran, a top defense think tank has warned. Most armies around the world are ill-prepared for this new type of “hybrid warfare,” the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)...

    In rare move, U.S. played support role in Ukraine talks
    Feb13

    In rare move, U.S. played support role in Ukraine talks

    Washington rarely shies away from seeking to wield its heft in a world crisis, but in the tense negotiations for a Ukraine cease-fire it has played a curiously behind-the-scenes role. While U.S. officials insist that from the get-go the Obama administration has been in lock step with its European allies — and that is certainly […] The post In...

    Japan calls for implementation of cease-fire over Ukraine
    Feb13

    Japan calls for implementation of cease-fire over Ukraine

    …read more Source: Kyodo...

    Ukraine ceasefire deal offers peace chance, more efforts needed
    Feb13

    Ukraine ceasefire deal offers peace chance, more efforts needed

    Though the deal gives a chance for peace and survival for people in eastern Ukraine, a fact that can hardly be neglected is that it is a product of compromise. …read more Source: China...

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